YMMV: Drawn to Life

  • Anticlimax Boss: Wilfre's imposing in the first game, but in the third he's the easiest boss to reach and hurt.
  • Australians Love Drawn to Life: The game was more popular in Australia than in any other place. In fact, it even has its own DS case there!
  • Awesome Music: So much it has its own page.
  • Best Level Ever: Many players like world 4 the most, mostly because of the Infinity+1 Sword.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Jowee wanting to build a giant sun shield to block out the sun. It's never mentioned again.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    "Design a terrible sign for Chef Cookie's restaurant!"
    Cookie: "No, I beg of you! Make it a masterpiece!"
    You can actually do either if you want to, but Chef Cookie will react the same happy way even if it's literally nothing.
  • Demonic Spiders
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Naming the villain after free will, then making his original form a White Hair, Black Heart is a sure way to cause this. The sequel doesn't help.
  • Ear Worm: The Lavastream theme comes to mind.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Let's face it. The majority of the players love Crazy Barks. It's probably one of the main reasons he was such an important character in the sequel.
    • He even gets an expy in the second town of the game. Crazy Diggs. He looks exactly like Barks, but is gray and wears a suit instead.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Regarding the Dream Apocalypse. Because the Raposa are rooted in Mike's imagination, it's impossible to destroy them outright. The most he could do is put them aside for a while to wake and live in Real Life. But dreams are by nature recurrent (that's just science!). The next time he sleeps and dreams, the Raposa are free to return as Mike imagines them. Sure, this makes Mike God and the Devil to them, but that's not a foreign concept to the game.
    • In addition, leaving Mike in a coma to die would not have done the Raposa any favors. As products of his mind, they are a part of him. With Mike dead, they're dead too.
    • Heather's last words before being kidnapped at the start of the second DS game, "Kemi-kewa, kemi-kewa". Astute players may realize there is a meaning. "Wake Mike! Wake Mike!"
    • The battle against Wilfre at the end of the second game requires the player to get hurt and die before the actual fight begins... meaning the players who were using invincibility cheats to beat the game were forced to play it fairly.
  • Game Breaker: The in-game invincibility cheat in the first game makes what was at first Nintendo Hard become as easy as the sequel. There are absolutely zero restrictions in using the code, but the sequel removes the invincibility code entirely.
  • Goddamned Bats: Vine bugs in the sequel. They knock you off the vine you're on if you touch them.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The ending of the DS version of The Next Chapter. Once you make the connection to the beginning, you find out that the Raposa are ending their own world, and watched the end credits, nevermind that it was All Just a Dream.
  • Moral Event Horizon: When Wilfre killed the Mayor, for some people.
    • In the sequel, he tricks the mayor of Watersong into giving up her voice. Without it, she, and the town, will slowly die.
  • Precision F-Strike: "God, please bring back my little brother to me". Up until then, the game always surrogated 'Creator' for 'God'.
  • Older Than They Think: The concept of being to create your own character was also used by another game.
  • Polished Port: When The Next Chapter came to the DS, it was much easier than its Wii counterpart's unintentional Fake Difficulty.
  • That One Boss: That tree thing.
    • God dammit.
    • Now we have a boss with SIX LEVELS to go through in order to beat, all filled with lava!
    • If it weren't contrary to the trope definition, practically every boss would be That One Boss. Darn bosses.
    • In the third game, the third boss(es). The second phase has a laser that is very hard to dodge and kills you the instant you touch it.
  • That One Level: Steely Thicket in the sequel. It's a swing across a bunch of vines, and some vines have those damned bugs that can knock you off into the abyss. Thankfully, however, the doubloon in this level isn't too hard to find.
    • Actually, practically the entire Galactic Jungle is That One World!
    • Also, there's Conch Ruins in the first. Many underwater enemies are scattered throughout the level, and what's even worse is that you can't Goomba Stomp underwater enemies.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Seeing how you draw your own character, you can choose to make them male or female (or otherwise). However, there's no way to actually set the gender, and your character will be referred to as "he" and "him" various places in the game even if they're a girl.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: In the first game, the Mayor is killed by Wilfre (but it's not bloody and his body just disappears afterwards). In the third game, EVERYONE dies and in the credits of said game, Mike's parents were revealed to have DIED in a car crash, which resulted in said series. (The credits were later retooled and they became Lighter and Softer.)
    • Also, in The Next Chapter, there are references to democracy, slavery, government decay, and even the use of the word God. And it still got away with an E rating.