While it manages to so a solid job of bringing the classic arcade play of Qix with a family-friendly look, it does little else
One of the more obscure classic arcade games that I am familiar with, but was never really much of a fan of, is called Qix. Pretty simple visually, the goal is to carefully box in open areas by creating lines or squared off shapes without getting hit by your enemies. Over the years there have been a number of relatively small variations on this, taking a variety of forms (including some that aren’t all-ages appropriate, to say the least). DoodleCut, instead, has opted to go in the completely opposite direction to those more risque versions by giving everything a hand-drawn-in-crayon look. It works well enough for a budget game, but beyond it being a reskinned variation of the likes of Qix from back in the day it lacks any ambition to improve on the formula. If you like this style of play, and you’d prefer not to have some more eyebrow-raising titles show up in your friend feed or history, it delivers a clean and generally accessible experience. Just don’t expect there to be much in the way of added substance.
Justin Nation, Score: