Quickie Reviews’ is a super quick run down of a game I don’t have time to dedicate a full review to. That doesn’t mean I won’t come back to it later and drop a full ramble. Basically, if you want a review but don’t want to read 20 paragraphs, then these are for you!
Colouring Book by Qubic games is weird. Of course, it’s quite literally a colouring book on your Nintendo Switch. The issue is, throughout my hour or so experience I was unable to properly conjure up an adequate string of thoughts to express the reaction I had playing it. So clearly, this is the best mindset to write a review.
You open the game and you are met with a dozen or so themed pictures in which to colour. Your gallery shows them totally lifeless, colourless, void of all humanity. Your goal is to select one of these soulless images and inject it with colour. In doing so, your gallery will be invigorated with new life as your diligence and hard work breathes wonder, and phantasm into the once barren wasteland that was your life. It is an electronic metaphor which depicts that even adults can be instilled with childlike wonder if provided with the right medium in which to channel their younger selves. Or perhaps it’s just a funky gallery, and I happen to be looking too much into it.
The art of colouring is a simple affair. Your default tool automatically fills in colours in an area you’re selecting, and will not stray outside of the lines. Perfect if you just want a quick splash of colour here. The game presents you with a handful of recommended colours, however your options are much larger should you delve into the menu a tad. Similarly, you can experiment with a wide range of brushes and tools if you want a bit more freedom. Personally, I liked the base brush mostly for ease of use, and the fact the touchscreen is not massively accurate. Speaking of which, this game is Handheld only, so be prepared to grub up your screen.
The image selection on offer is a varied, if a bit boring. You have a variety of jungle pictures, followed by a slightly less varied, but argulably more interesting, ones in space. The art work is adequate, although clearly aimed at young children, which is fine. This game is obviously tailored to that audience, and does a fine job in that regard. If you want more variety then you will have to fork out a few quid to buy extra drawings. Considering the base game is free, this is not an egregious ask should your bairn want a few more hours of fun.
Colouring book is a harmless childrens game that can be enjoyed by adults if you want to embrace an hour of relaxation and mindless rubbing. It does what it sets out to do, minor input delay not withstanding. Worth a download at the very least.
Colouring Book is fun, but nothing outstanding. Let me know in the comments below if you were compelled to play this game to completion!
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