As you know, Poptropica Worlds came out a few months ago. Here’re my thoughts on it!
First off, here’s my Poptropica World character inside her room:
I know, I know, she doesn’t look anything like the regular Poptropican me! But I just put a bunch of stuff together to make this crazy outfit–and I love it! What do you guys think? My favorite parts are the rainbow sneakers and purple hair.
Anyway, the review. So far I’ve completed Crisis Caverns, so why don’t we start with that?
Islands (Crisis Caverns)
So far the island(s) seem… minimal. Of course there’s only one, so I can’t really make a final decision on this, but the one that we have gotten is… eh.
It’s quite easy, actually. I got through the whole thing like many other people without any help from reference sites. I liked the music and stuff, but I miss how you could choose what your Poptropican could say. But I guess this way you can read at your own pace.
Anyway, the island. The graphics were pretty good, and the underground cave was beautiful and realistic–well, realistic in Poptropica standards. 😀
However, the plot line itself was pretty bad. I hated the idea of mole people, and it was just too easy. But I have to give Poptropica Worlds the benefit of the doubt! This island probably isn’t going to be like future ones. It’s the first, so guaranteed it can’t be Astro-Nights level hard. Compare it to, well, let’s say Early Poptropica. It’s one of the easiest, but the other islands will be better.
One thing that I DO wish was different is the fact that the quest log tells you what happens on the island–sorta spoiling the story. And it makes island more straightforward, telling you exactly what to do, instead of brainstorming for yourself. It takes the plot twists away pretty fast. So yeah… not a big fan of the quest log even when it is working. (See more about that in the next section!)
So islands? You get 3 out of 5 stars!
Like I said before, the scenes for Crisis Caverns are absolutely beautiful. But the graphics for the entire game, website, home island, that’s what I’m talking about! And so far it’s been pretty good. I REALLY miss the old Poptropica figure, though. This new one just isn’t cutting it for me, and every time I look at my new figure I feel sad. Sad that there will never be any more islands on Poptropica Original again. 😦
But I’m expanding and I’m trying to be open! My reaction to this new figure has gotten better, and I’m glad about that. 🙂
Anyway, besides graphics, the glitches are also pretty common–namely, the Quest Log. It’s CONSTANTLY glitching randomly and the only way to fix it is to restart the island.
Yes, THIS. THIS is what I hate. You’re halfway through the island already, and you check your Quest Log only to see THIS happen.
And more times than not even if you have already completed a task, it still shows as uncompleted in your Quest Log. And the only way to fix this glitch? Restart the island.
But I’m sure the Creators are working on it! I’m confident that it will be fixed soon enough. 🙂 Anyway, onto the next thing!
The home island for Poptropica Worlds isn’t anything like the home island on Poptropica Original, but I love both of them equally! Both Home Islands are absolutely beautiful–of course, Poptropica Worlds gets bonus points for the house that you can customize, (YAY!) but still. 😀
So yeah. Home Island? You’re totally getting 5/5 stars!
As you might have seen in the earlier pictures, the blue-and-green arrows have gone Sayonara–replaced by the one and only… white mouse! -_-
I’m not gonna lie, I really miss the blue and green arrows, but I also kinda feel that I’m going to start being too picky if I start complaining about that. Not everything can be perfect in your own way, and I respect that. So, for me, the controls are pretty much the exact same thing. The only difference is the blue/green mouse thing, so controls are pretty much same and good! Yay! :p
Store and Credits
For the most part, clothing is limited. You can’t really copy the outfit from your Poptropica Original to Poptropica Worlds because of the limited amount of costumes from the Store, but that makes sense. It would take forever to design each of the costumes into different figures. So far the choices are pretty different from what’s in the Poptropica Original store, but some have been brought over from the old game to the new. (I’m looking at you, Gamer Girl!)
And even better is that you can CHOOSE what you want from each costume and buy exactly what you want, instead of buying the whole thing! Yay! And to add to that happiness, the costumes are gender-neutral! So girls can wear the hoodies and boys can wear the fairy wings!
AWESOME! 😀 :p
However, you can’t costumize off other players in Poptropica Worlds, which is a bummer. For the most part costume pieces are cheap, but house furniture is a WHOLE ‘nother story…
This is what happens: You complete Crisis Caverns, get 500 coins, and buy a bunch of stuff. After using up all your money, you’re broke and you have to either start over the island spin the wheel of loot for the rest of your life–
Wait! Did someone say the wheel of loot? Huh? Because I HATE THAT THING!
Okay, people, smooth transition right over to the rant on how much I hate the Wheel of Loot.
Wheel of Loot
This isn’t technically a huge part of Poptropica Worlds–wait, yes it is! Because this is your ONLY chance for money once you’ve completed Crisis Caverns! So you head over to that thing and have the SAME conversation with the SAME pirate-wierdo-guy.
Only when you try to spin the wheel, he says “you already spun the wheel today!” Because maybe yesterday you spun it at 4:24 p.m., and right now you’re trying to spin it at 8:30 in the morning. Which makes sense, in theory. But it makes it a heck of a lot less convenient when you’re trying to spin a wheel honestly in different days, but the computer has to count in 24 hours.
And when you DO get the chance to spin, of course with your fabulous luck you get 25 coins or something. Poptropica Original’s wheel of loot was so. much. better.
Did you see how many coins I currently have in the pictures above? No? Well, go take a look at them. 340. Sounds like a lot, right? In Poptropica Worlds terms, I mean.
NAH! That stuff took me a WEEK to gather from the wheel of loot! A WEEK for 340 coins!
THIS IS NOT RIGHT!
So yeah, what I hate above ALL the things in Poptropica worlds is the weirdest: The loots spinny thing.
That pirate will now forever be on my list. And trust me, you don’t want to be on my list!
Well, on that note, um… SEE YA IN THE NEXT POST!
Peace out, fellow Poptropicans, and may you never be cured of Poptropicafever! 😀