One of the Wii U’s features is being able to use the Gampead touchscreen. This has opened the door for artists to draw their creations in many ways with apps like Miiverse and games like Art Academy. My Style Studio: Notebook is one such game that invites players to use their drawing skills, but the game isn?t limited to just drawing: it can also be used to take notes and make flipbook animations.
After creating a profile at the start of My Style Studio: Notebook, you will see your very own notebook and all the classic tools one would expect: pen, pencil, crayon, spray, a smudge tool and the eraser. While this offers fewer features than other drawing titles on the console, the drawing process is really simple and works better than I expected considering its low price. It is easy to use, which makes it accessible and also a great option for younger audiences.
They are a couple more tools that can be used, like a ruler that adds lines to the page, 30 different stamps, and the option to add pictures using the Gamepad?s camera. There is also a professional painting pallet with a wide variety of colors and shades, leading to many possibilities.
It is no surprise that the whole game is controlled by the stylus, but some actions can be also made with the buttons like moving pages, zooming the camera, and undo actions.
The game isn’t perfect, as it includes some bad design choices: one of the game’s features is to make flipbook animations, but it is completely useless due its low playing speed and the small number of pages per each side. Another flaw is that the photo eraser tool doesn?t work properly, since it deletes the whole page instead. It also lacks exporting options; the only way to share your work is via Miiverse, and only then if you don’t add a photo. Not being able to share your work if you added a picture may actually be a good idea though, since one doesn’t know what all will be shared online.
I can recommend My Style Studio:...