Doodle Devil Review (PS4)

Doodle Devil

This game was a total impulse buy because it was on sale for $1.79 during the PlayStation Halloween sale. Playing Doodle God on my PS Vita, you can read my review of that game here, I knew what I was getting into. I didn’t really have high expectations for this game. How can you have high expectations for a game that cheap, but I was able to get all the trophies for this game in a little over an hour so that means it’s time for a review.

In Doodle Devil, you basically play the devil. Just like in Doodle God, you have to use the elements given to you to make new elements. It’s kind of like this big science experiment game. The only twist this time around is that you’re basically making stuff that is considered “evil” There are a bunch of elements to create and so many combinations to do so in, but it’s really not that hard of a game. The main point is to create all of the elements and finish the game.

I thought this game was OK, I mostly like it for the science aspect of it. You use two elements to create one or more different elements and the pattern continues. You just have to keep doing this until the game is basically over. It’s not that hard of a game, you can basically just use a guide in order to complete the whole game, but if you choose to not use a guide then it gets a little complicated as you’re trying to figure out what element goes with what to create something new. This could basically take hours. While that’s not bad, I could also see this becoming tiring since the combinations are just about endless and while you might hit the first couple easily after that the new elements might not be so easy to get.

The playability of this game is simple as it’s basically just a point and click game. Choose the category that your element is in, choose the other category that your other element is in and combine them. BOOM, new element! Not really a whole lot to do with this game, but at least it functions properly and there were no bugs and glitches that made this game a pain to play. I would think that it would be really hard to mess up a point and click type of game, but you never know. I will say what made this game just a little difficult was not knowing where all the elements are. What took up most of my time was trying to find where the element I needed was located. I think the layout of the screen could have been a little different to make finding the elements less difficult.

The graphics for this game are OK at best. They aren’t the worst graphics, but they aren’t the best either. The artwork is simple because it’s not a PS4 game really. It was ported over as a mobile game that went to the PS Vita, which I’m sure the graphics look better on there, and then ported over again on the PS4. The graphics were made for a much smaller screen and you can tell because everything is super small and a little hard to read. In some ways the graphics get in the way when you’re looking for an element but the writing is small and you really can’t find it.

There are a total of 13 trophies for this game. They’re all super easy to get especially if you follow a guide. If you don’t follow a guide, you’ll probably have to play this game twice since one of the trophies is to make 50 elements in a row. To avoid doing this, just use a guide. You still get the same game experience and you can get all of the trophies in one shot.

There is no multiplayer for this game and I really don’t see how multiplayer could be incorporated with this game so we’re just going to skip this section completely and just say yay for there not being multiplayer.

Overall I give this game a 2.5 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ Unlike Doodle God, you get to play as the Devil and make the bad things that are in the world. Most of them are funny like censorship and then of course the seven deadly sins, and some of them are not so funny.
+ It’s a simple little point and click game that works well and doesn’t have any bugs or glitches that hinder you from playing the game.

What’s Not So Great:
The graphics for this game were made for the small screen. Sorry, but it’s true. I’m sure this game looked great on a mobile platform and even the Vita, but the PS4 just didn’t’ work as everything was super small as it tried to take up a bigger screen.
This game could become a little tedious at times if you’re trying really hard to make elements by using different combinations and you just can’t do it. To get all the trophies you will definitely need a guide.

Overall this is just an OK game. It’s not a great game and it’s not a horrible game. It falls right in the middle of that and for $1.79 that’s OK. If you paid more for this game though, I would assume that you’re probably annoyed that it only took a little over an hour and there’s no replay value. It’s not like if you play again you can make different elements. Anyway, I would say if you want to waste an hour of your time and pick up 13 easy trophies that will give you 315 points to go for it, but make sure you get it on sale so you don’t regret it. If you like point and click type games, you might also like this game, but if not I would stay away from this game and move onto something different.

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4 Comments

  1. I love these alchemy games for the first hour or so, but then get bored as the game becomes increasingly trial-and-error based. Based on your review, I’ll probably pass on this one, as it’ll fall into the same trappings of similar games.

    • I agree with you, they are fun for the first hour or so but when it becomes luck based and trial and error based it gets boring really quickly. If you’ve played Doodle God it’s basically the exact same thing so it’s not like you’re really missing much.

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