Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

PACKSHOT
uDraw

GAME DETAILS
Released
15 November 2011
Format
Xbox 360, Wii, PS3
Developer
THQ

LATEST GAME REVIEWS
World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor
5 Star Empire Rating
WWE 2K15
2 Star Empire Rating
Super Smash Bros. Wii U
5 Star Empire Rating
Grand Theft Auto V Reissue
5 Star Empire Rating
LittleBigPlanet 3
4 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor
5 Star Empire Rating
Super Smash Bros. Wii U
5 Star Empire Rating
Grand Theft Auto V Reissue
5 Star Empire Rating
Dragon Age: Inquisition
5 Star Empire Rating
Sunset Overdrive
5 Star Empire Rating

uDraw


submit to reddit

uDraw  (2011)
Review
While nowhere near as powerful a gaming tool as, say, Microsoft’s ingenious Kinect device, THQ’s uDraw tablet is still an attractive alternative to the reams of shooters scrambling for the attention of parents on shelves across the country this Christmas season.

Originally released on Wii to a warm(-ish) response, the hardware has since had a swish overhaul complete with a stylish new look, HD resolution and a brand new set of touch screen features. It’s simple enough to set up and despite its plasticity, THQ’s hardware is a fairly solid piece of kit – with the exception of the stylus, which feels a little too flimsy.

Whether or not an ankle biter has the ability to damage it easily remains to be seen - sadly, we didn’t have one around to put that theory to the test and our attempts to lure one off the street with a bag of skittles and the promise of fame on Empireonline.com were met with the stares from a handful of concerned.

Despite one or two design shortcomings, Empire had plenty of fun tinkering with the bundled software, Instant Artist, a nifty little time filler that’s divided into two – art lessons and freestyle drawing. Lessons range from sketching something as basic as an apple before moving on to more sophisticated objects that require additional legwork such as shading and perspective, before ushering you into the main event – Art Play – where you’re able to run wild with the tablet’s full feature set and more.

Throw in a handful of mini-game and goofy challenges that rely on the device’s functionality and you’ve got yourself an intriguing little package. Whether or not uDraw succeeds out there in the wild, however, is ultimately up to the software that follows in its footsteps.


Reviewed by Sebastian Williamson

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Review Of The Year: 10 Best Soundtracks Of 2014
The scores and OSTs to add to your playlist

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Review Of 2014: The 15 Best Cameos Of The Year
Our favourite one-scene movie-stealers

8 Things You Can Learn From The BFI's Star Wars Exhibition
The original crawl, a 'grotesque' villain and a very different princess

Review Of The Year: 40 Worst Posters Of 2014
One-sheets that you'd rather not have on your wall

Hobbit Q&As: Ian McKellen On Finally Saying Goodbye And Farewell To Gandalf The Grey
Read our exclusive Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies interviews

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)