- Mar 26, 2013
---DREW TURNS THE PAGE---
(art by yours truly)
Hey, So it's been a while, I know. Recently, I had actually been reminiscing on a duology of DS games from my childhood known as Drawn to Life. They were platform adventure games with the main gimmick of drawing your own creations and custom hero, along with a rather surprisingly deep story with dark undertones. The developers of these two games were 5th Cell, Better known for a similar series made afterward known as Scribblenauts. You could technically call this a spiritual predecessor in a way. Knowing how Maxwell has had a decent following hoping he would become a fighter in Smash, I always felt the opposite way. While the series is dormant and finished now, and largely forgotten. Back during the DS's hayday, Drawn to Life was actually a fairly large selling game. Only as of recently would I find out the hero from the promotional material actually even had a name. So, Without further a due: Meet Drew.
Now, Drawn to Life, Aside from the main gimmick of having you draw everything from your own hand was known for being a platformer where you had a bunch of different gadgets/weapons and buyable abilties. Things ranging from a shooting weapons (snowball, starfish and acorn launchers in the first game), A slashing weapon and a slinger in the second game. (Something akin to Simon's whip) Along with that he is given the ability to shape-shift into blob and spider forms in the sequel. The blob allowing him to squeeze through tight passageways and the spider allowing him to swing freely and cling to ceilings and walls.
POTENTIAL ISSUES HOLDING OUR FRIEND BACK:
Now, On paper Drew has quite a bit that would help make him stand out. From aesthetic to his swiss-army-knife of a potential moveset. However, as I stated before: The series concluded with The Next Chapter. (On a surprisingly depressing ending, too) With 5th Cell pronouncing they didn't want to continue making sequels. To add insult to injury, THQ held the publishing rights and eventually sold these off to a company known as 505 Games. They haven't exactly done anything with the IP since the buyout aside from making a shoddy IOS port of the first game. And even if 5th Cell does still hold the main rights to the series, Most people have already forgotten all about these games. I'm doubting this thread is going to get much attention but I am curious how many DtL fans would happen to still be here. And hey, Maybe if we can garner enough support - We could very well see the ol' creation hero get a chance? This game was something I remember that pretty much defined the DS in terms of third party games back in the day.