In Draw a Stickman: EPIC you play as your own stick person on a quest to save your stick buddy. You will face many daunting puzzles as you draw your way to save them.
The game has an interesting concept, unfortunately the concept is very hard to execute with a mouse. You can really tell that the game was meant for touch screens. I found myself struggling at times to click the pencil I needed, draw, and then execute whatever with that puzzle, especially if I was being chased by an enemy. This adds into the fact some of the mouse hit detection in the game is pretty bad.
For the most part I was able to get through the puzzles okay, though the last couple ones I don’t think I would’ve solved without the help of a walkthrough. This is something that really irritates me in puzzle games. I’ve mentioned this in previous walkthroughs, but seeing as I was already getting annoyed by the controls this just added onto it.
Some of the sound effects could’ve been better, mainly the “Hey, you’re getting hit” one. The ones for the different pencil effects are fine, however.
While the game tries to make you believe you need to actually “draw out” the shape of the object, you definitely don’t need to. My drawings were definitely just a line because it was faster to draw. This was slightly disappointing honestly, as I would’ve thought they’d at least expect you to draw the object at least close to what it needs to be.
I’m not really sure how I’d feel about recommending Draw a Stickman: EPIC. In some places it’s okay, other’s not so much. I felt like I was just brute forcing some puzzles until something worked. This was a good and bad idea – sometimes it came out differently, but if I tried to do this in the latter part of a level and died… you had to restart the entire level. If the level was a long one well, have fun!
Draw a Stickman: EPIC Review Score