Throwback Thursday Review – Doodle God (PS Vita)

Because I seriously hate just browsing the PSN store without actually buying anything, I bought Doodle God one day for the PS Vita. It looked interesting enough at the time and it looked like a good way to spend some time with my Vita, which to tell you the truth doesn’t get as much love and attention as my PS3 or PS4. After playing the game briefly and then moving on to something else before coming back to finish up the trophy list, here’s what I thought about the game.

As you can already imagine, in Doodle God, you play as God. I always like playing as God, which is probably why I’ve been playing The Sims since it first came out. The whole idea of being that omniscient God in a video game always thrills me. Anyway, back to Doodle God. It’s up to you to create things in the world so you’ll have to mix and match different elements to do so. Some things you create will be good and others will be evil, but that’s the whole point of the game.

While this game is fun at first letting you make match after match of different elements combining to make different objects or new elements, it soon gets boring. If you don’t keep track of which elements you’ve already mixed and matched you’ll be making the same things over and over again until you want to toss your Vita out the window because you can’t see what you’re possibly missing.

The playability is pretty simple with it’s drag and drop feature using the touch screen. I always like games that utilize the touch screen of the Vita since not all games do that, which gives this game some much needed bonus points, but that shouldn’t be all a game is. I can understand that this game was originally made for the iPhone/iPad and was successful, but that doesn’t mean that all iPhone/iPad games should come to a more gamer orientated device like the Vita.

Graphics wise, this game isn’t bad. It’s a small game so it’s not going to have the quality that bigger games will have, but it’s fitting for the game. Some things are just a little small even for the Vita, but it could have been a whole lot worse so I’m really not going to complain.

There are a total of 11 trophies from this game that range from creating new elements, to completing all four episodes in the game, and to creating everything that is evil. All the trophies are really easy to get and it just requires you to actually play the game. If you’re stuck you I would suggest not using the hints since you get two trophies for not using hints and just find a simple walkthrough online.

No multiplayer for this game. Did you really expect there to be multiplayer for this game?

Overall I give this game a 2.5 out of 5

What’s Great:
+ When you think about it this game has a pretty cool concept.
+ Decent graphics that are fitting for the game.

What’s Not So Great
Fun for about 10 minutes before it gets extremely boring.
A little too simple for the PS Vita.

Unless you get this game for free or unless you’ve already played this on a different device and want to experience it on the PS Vita, I would suggest skipping this one. It’s seriously not worth the money or some of the frustration you’ll get when playing this game.

Another week, another review. So what’s in store for next week’s Throwback Thursday Review? Why it’s a PS+ free game of the month. While I was interested in playing Poker Night at the Inventory 2, I really had no desire to pay for it but was happy when I got it for free and gave it a try. You’ll have to come back next week to see if it lived up to my expectations.

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