By Andrew Liszewski
What the crap is this?! Another attempt to modernize the Etch A Sketch? Please listen to me Ohio Art, the Etch A Sketch is a classic toy with a simple concept that has made it popular for almost 40 years! We actually like the limitations imposed by drawing with two dials.
Sure the new single controller knob on the Freestyle allows you draw loops and curves that aren’t horribly aliased, but that’s the charm of the original Etch A Sketch! It was remarkably satisfying when you managed to draw a circle that actually looked like a circle! As far as I’m concerned this is just cheating. It’s like buying a pre-written essay on the internet for college, but this only costs $14.99, and won’t get you kicked out of school.