Doodle Hex (Nintendo DS)

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Doodle Hex (Nintendo DS)

The ultimate prize awaits you at the mystical College of Runes... Speed accuracy and tactics are all important in battle as you draw magical runes on ...

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Review of "Doodle Hex (Nintendo DS)"

published 03/08/2008 | callmegreer
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Pro +it makes an attempt to introduce a new mechanic for DS
Cons -Boring - Bad audio - Boring gameplay
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"A big disappointment from a new concept"

The general premise of Doodle hex seems quite good, The player draws "runes" on the touch screen which casts a spell which travels around the play board, and towards the oponent. Its a relatively original idea, a new method of using the touch screen for a battle game, sort of similar to the battle concept from the world ends with you.

I read some reviews on gaming web sites about Doodle hex, which raved about the battle system, but i found that its just not enough to hold my attention.

The main attraction of this game is the new battle concept but i found that scrawling these runes as fast as possible, i played without any strategy and just drew as fast as i could. This is really really boring after a short time, maybe its just me but Doodle Hex couldnt hold my attention one bit.

Graphically the top screen shows some nice 2D art, characters look great in a sort of modern comic book style, crossed with more americanised anime. It looks good but they could have been great if only they had animated the spell casting process better. Watching them i was just reminded of poor flash animations.

The voice acting is just amazingly annoying. Thats really all i have to say about audio, nothing striking at all.

All together i wouldn't recommend this game at all.
YES its good that developers branched out to do something a bit new, its just unfortunate that it wasn't that great an idea, it just produced and overly simple and ultimately boring game.

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  • tallulahbang published 15/06/2009
    I'll not be investing in this, then. xx
  • retireduser published 15/06/2009
    One to avoid then. Not sure about the name anyway... XD
  • reddragonflame87 published 04/08/2008
    Erm... what's the game about? -FT
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Product Information : Doodle Hex (Nintendo DS)

Manufacturer's product description

The ultimate prize awaits you at the mystical College of Runes... Speed accuracy and tactics are all important in battle as you draw magical runes on your DS. Collect trade and customise your way to over one million possible spellbook combinations. The College of Runes is the most magical school in the universe! Students travel from all over the universe to study but only the most talented are invited to attend classes and learn the Runes' awesome power. Sadly lessons are super dull so Kalamazoo the school ghost makes things more fun by organising secret tournaments! Rumour has it that the tournament winner could one day receive the most coveted of gifts the mystical One Wish Rune... could it be you?

Product Details

Publisher: Pinnacle Software

Developer: Tragnarion Studios

Release Date: 11th July 2008

Age: 7+

Genre: Puzzle

Max Number of Players: 2 Player

Platform: Nintendo DS

EAN: 5060148907260

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