Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure Image
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  • Summary: Challenge your imagination as you battle the mightiest villains in an exciting and action-filled adventure through GOTHAM CITY, METROPOLIS, ATLANTIS and other iconic locales from the DC Comics universe. Enjoy endless replayability with new, dynamic puzzles that feature a different missionChallenge your imagination as you battle the mightiest villains in an exciting and action-filled adventure through GOTHAM CITY, METROPOLIS, ATLANTIS and other iconic locales from the DC Comics universe. Enjoy endless replayability with new, dynamic puzzles that feature a different mission every time you play.
    Bring out your inner super hero (or villain!) with the all-new Super Hero Creator by crafting completely original objects out of parts of existing DC Comics characters. Then assign unique properties to your creations and use them to solve puzzles, or share them online with friends - which they can use in game or further modify as they like.
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Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure - Hero Creator
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 12, 2014
    75
    Scribblenauts Unmasked is a fun title. It takes the best elements of the series and combines them with the DC Universe in a way that feels natural and fun. Developer 5th Cell has painstakingly mined the DC Universe and delivered a game that really takes advantage of the license.
  2. Sep 26, 2013
    70
    Considering the sheer wealth of content and attention paid to the DC lore, Scribblenauts Unmasked manages to rise above its shortcomings, making this game a smart pickup for comic book fans and players interested in using words, not just weapons, to save the world.
  3. Oct 15, 2013
    69
    Fans of the DC universe will have fun with all of the possibilities, and anyone else willing to overlook some game play snags can have fun here. Ultimately though, the mechanical and presentation issues keep the game from shining as brightly as it could.
  4. Oct 2, 2013
    68
    With Scribblenauts Unmasked, the addition of DC characters brings an equally impressive cast of references from the legendary comic book universe. Unfortunately, though, die-hard fans of the DC universe are likely the only group of people who will appreciate this game to its fullest. For everyone else, if you haven't played a Scribblenauts, you may want to purchase Scribblenauts: Unlimited instead (equally polished game for less than half the price).
  5. Oct 10, 2013
    67
    While Scribblenauts Unmasked has all the elements of a Scribblenauts title, it doesn't have the same room for creativity — and that's probably what makes the whole thing feel a little off. Without room for imagination, all that's left is a game that tells you what to do. Admittedly, it's frequently superheroes doing the telling (and that may be more than enough for some people), but that doesn't make it any more fun.
  6. Oct 7, 2013
    65
    The core gameplay is still enjoyable and the addition of DC characters makes this game the most expansive yet. But if you’ve already played around as God with Maxwell’s notebook then there is little reason to return.
  7. Oct 28, 2013
    65
    Awesome use of DC license, poor use of Scribblenauts gameplay.
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  1. Jan 26, 2014
    6
    It's fun, it's a Scribblenauts game after all, but they put a few tweeks in that just suck the life out of it. The screen is usually tooIt's fun, it's a Scribblenauts game after all, but they put a few tweeks in that just suck the life out of it. The screen is usually too zoomed out, there's far too much reliance on the "punch" action, and it is very difficult to figure out what exactly you need to do for each mission or even where to find them.

    It's cool to be able to call out so many DC characters, but ultimately they all do the same thing: run at each other punching until one is dead, then the other just stands there angry. The origin quests were the most fun, but they were very limited and very short. I'd highly recommend trying Super Scribblenauts or Scribblenauts Unlimited over this.
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  2. Feb 11, 2014
    6
    I seriously agree with everyone else, the part with the DC license was sweet. But the gameplay was kind of...it's hard to describe...poor. ItI seriously agree with everyone else, the part with the DC license was sweet. But the gameplay was kind of...it's hard to describe...poor. It felt like you had no freedom of creation, and it just did not feel like a normal scribblenauts game to me. It still is fun, don't get me wrong, but if you were to buy this, I reccomend this game to people who don't mind a few shorthands there and there. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2018
    6
    Overall, I think the concept of the game is great. To finally have a licensed property in a Scribblenauts game was a great idea, which, inOverall, I think the concept of the game is great. To finally have a licensed property in a Scribblenauts game was a great idea, which, in this case, is DC Comics. With hundreds of characters included, form the most well-known to the most obscure, any hero you can think of is most likely featured in here. Any costume, any gadget, everything is here. There are hundreds of possibilities, and even the ability to add adjectives to other objects. This can be somewhat broken, but it’s still a cool thing to have. Unfortunately, the gameplay is what kills the experience. There are barely any Starites to collect. Most of the gameplay consists of helping civilians to build up currency for unlocking new areas. This is not even mentioning the smaller issues, like how a few of the costumes require you to use Streetpass functionality to find other people who own the game. Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone else with this game, so I am unable to unlock these. The majority are unlockable through buying with in-game currency. Some of them are way too expensive, and can cost up to 3,000 currency. Some of the control feels limited, like picking which power to use can be difficult. Enemies can gang up on you and make it nearly impossible. However, one cool feature they did add is to play through the origin stories of six different superheroes. This is really cool (my personal favorite to play was Batman). The game tries to simultaneously please Scribblenauts and DC fans, but won’t completely be able to do either one. The gameplay is questionable, the unlock system is flawed, and while it’s great to play with so many powers, it’s just too bad it wasn’t utilized to it’s full potential. Expand