For those that think all the best ideas have already been executed the iPhone App Store is a great example. Not only do most iPhone application developers spend the majority of their time copying each other, but often times they simply take what is a mediocre idea to begin with and then alter it in "creative" ways. The number of iPhone applications that simply destroy a basic concept is growing daily, and Creople is part of this growing fraternity of failure.
Creople, which is an annoying synthesis of Creatures and People, is a drawing application at its heart. The only difference is that you are forced to draw each section of your "Creople" on its own. That means the head, torso, legs, and feet separately. For those of you who are imagining this in detail there is no way that this does not sound awkward at the very least. The assumption may be that when you draw every element separately you end up with something that is a funny sum of the parts. This Mad Lib of touch screen drawing instead ends up lacking any sort of matching so it often has no semblance of a person at all.
Drawing games on the iPhone are difficult to begin with. You often cannot see what you are drawing clearly since your finger is over the contact source. This is especially true in Creople and makes it almost impossible to get a clear image at all. Once you do that for each element you are going to find that you end up with a cluttered mess that is more gymnastic on your fingers than it could ever be worth with its lack of adequate imaging.
Once you are done putting together the different pieces you go to the Viewer and look at your masterpiece. This is as bare bones as it comes and really just provides a blank white screen with your red inked drawing on top of it. There is not much ore that you could put into the Viewer to make it better, but at this point almost anything could add to the dismal Creople experience. You are also given a Gallery so you can go back and look at your other works of visual art. This is important since you are probably going to want to revisit the choppy broken bodies of the contorted stick figures you will create in Creople. Beyond these basic functions there really is nothing else in Creople, which is a shame because it would be nice to find a way to draw out this experience further. The only thing that you could do with Creople is to try to draw your own iPhone wallpapers, but since you are limited in the basic ability to draw an object this does not seem likely.
There are people that will enjoy Creople, for some reason. For us there is no reason to even occupy a section of our iPhone with Creople, let alone pay $1.99 for it.
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One out of five stars, iTunes