Art Academy: SketchPad Wii U

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 80
    Art Academy: SketchPad is a fun little app, which is essential for Miiverse artists and something to toy around with for others. You must understand, however, that you won't be guided through the experience, so you won't get any help understanding what you need to do. If you can get past that, you will find a fantastic tool to make pictures on the Wii U GamePad.
  2. Aug 26, 2013
    70
    For less money than an average pencil set you’re getting a realistic drawing simulation. Drawing on the GamePad feels as close to real life drawing as you can get. All the different tools feel exactly like you expect they would. Unfortunately it’s not possible to quickly erase mistakes and there aren’t any layers to play around with. This might improve the realism, but it harms the usability of the simulation.
  3. Aug 12, 2013
    70
    Beginners may find the current lack of in-game lessons disappointing, but if you're already a budding artist — or just love to create colourful pictures — then there's little reason not to give Art Academy: SketchPad a try.
  4. Sep 16, 2013
    50
    This feels like an incomplete app, somewhat limited in terms of materials.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 6, 2015
    5
    5/10

    Art Academy Sketch Pad is a great design app but that's right an app not a game + Material variety + User interface + Smooth
    5/10

    Art Academy Sketch Pad is a great design app but that's right an app not a game

    + Material variety
    + User interface
    + Smooth controls

    - No lessons
    - No easy to save the drawings
    - Feels like it is incomplete
    - Not worth the price
    - Lacks game elements
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  2. Mar 23, 2014
    6
    I was a little disappointed with this. It's still a good drawing tool, but the version on the Nintendo DS is much better. The load times areI was a little disappointed with this. It's still a good drawing tool, but the version on the Nintendo DS is much better. The load times are slow, and as of today there still aren't any art tutorials. It is nice to let my kids draw on the TV, and it's only $4. I'm not sure why it takes several minutes to load. Full Review »
  3. Mar 16, 2014
    7
    Its essentially an art academy for already experienced artists. Anyone new to art academy or drawing in general will have nothing to gain fromIts essentially an art academy for already experienced artists. Anyone new to art academy or drawing in general will have nothing to gain from this, as there are no tutorials or lessons at all. Its strictly for the enthusiast, and for what it does there, it does well. Full Review »