I am sure most of you out there think of yourself as a modern day, Picasso when it comes to drawing on a screen. Well, Draw Story! puts your skills to the test, by asking you to draw a wide variety of objects to get out of difficult situations. 

What is Draw Story!? 

Draw Story is all about drawing certain objects to get out of difficult situations. You start the game in high school, but if that wasn’t bad enough, you are in detention. It’s up to your finger skills to get your stickman out of detention and out of the school.

So far, you may wonder what the challenge to Draw Story is. Well, you may be surprised to hear that it is not as easy as it seems to draw the objects they require. Early in the game, the objects require few details to be recognised. The more you play the more complex and detailed your drawings need to be.

Is it fun?

Yes, I don’t know why I enjoy struggling to draw basic shapes, but it is entertaining. I think I get a sense of joy when I draw an object in horrifically low detail and the game still recognises it. Plus, they allow you to keep adding to your masterpiece even after the game recognises it, which allows you to personalise your art.

Your art isn’t used in the game, which would be cool, but they save it for you to look at later. In the level select menu, you can browse all of your monstrosities or creations and get a good laugh looking back at the drawings you created. 

Is the story any good?

I am sure most of you out there think of yourself as a modern day, Picasso when it comes to drawing on a screen. Well, Draw Story! puts your skills to the test, by asking you to draw a wide variety of objects to get out of difficult situations. 

Once you escape detention, you hope to go around the school making trouble and kicking up a storm. Instead, the first thing it asks you to draw is a broom because the hallway is dirty. How did this individual end up in detention, if his first intention is to clean the school? 

This not only takes me out of the story, but it also made me question life itself. You may think I am overreacting, but the next few things we draw are because a random girl is asking us to. Ok, maybe we are trying to get lucky, but we seem to waste our powers for no reason. 

In any superhero movie, there is a part where our hero is up to no good and is only helping himself. We seem to skip this part as we go straight to helping other people.

Conclusion

There are several positives to take from Draw Story! Including the challenge of drawing bizarre objects and the sense of joy from the game to accepting what you drew. But there are several problems that stop me recommending this game to anyone.

Once again, I feel like I am over analysing this game. But, if you have the word ‘story’ in the name of your game, you’d think the story provided would entertain at the least. Instead, it’s far too realistic and boring to keep you entertained for long.