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Lock's Quest (DS)

Lock's Quest (DS)
alaScore 91

34 reviews

Oct, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Lock's Quest (DS). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. People are impressed by the gameplay. Some have doubts about the story.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Lock's Quest (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Brittany Vincent (

Lock's Quest


The DS is arguably the best haven for RPGs. It's impossible to name on one hand the amount of fantastic RPGexperiences that have come in such a small package. Recently I had the pleasure of playing Lock's Quest, THQ'S latest entry into the DS library....

Intricate RTS-styled gameplay ; Detailed sprites and character portraits ; Engaging storyline drives away any boredom ; Orchestral soundtrack rivals that of RPG greats

20 hours is a tad short for a DS RPG ; Enemy sprites are a bit too similar ; Sliding to move Lock is a bit awkward

Lock’s Quest is an admirable entry into the DS's RPG/RTS repertoire. It can take roughly 20 hours to fully complete, though it is a bit difficult at times, so it can actually take a lot longer than that. It's a fantastic RPG effort from 5th Cell, and...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Etelmik (

Lock's Quest


Lock's Quest is one of those games that crosses the boundaries of genre; in the strictest sense it is only strategy, but it also has elements of action, resulting in it being a "strategy-action" or "action-strategy" game. Whatever you call it, Lock's...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Mike "Two Tone" McConnell (

Lock’s Quest


The resurgence of Tower Defense titles has been pretty monolithic. Complexity is not exactly these games' strong points, yet these games can really extend into at least a story, or something other than their simple arcade roots. It may not be Final...

Good use of touch screen control ; Easy game play with emphasis on strategy ; Manages to appeal to both kids and adults

The more epic nature of this game is not what most Tower Defense fans are used to and hardcore Rampart fans might be disappointed that this isn't an arcade title

This takes a simple genre and reworks it. It gets an A for creativity, I am not sure that it will have lasting appeal for every player, but there are two or three who will think this is the greatest game ever made.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Eduardo Vasconcellos (

Lock's Quest


5th Cell shows that a little gameplay can go a long way.

Fast, kinetic battles; simple to grasp; refined gameplay

Cliched storyline; simple art; can get fairly repetitive

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jon Wilcox (

Lock's Quest Review


TVG unlocks the latest title from playTHQ, but can a strategy game aimed at twelve year olds really work...

Lock's Quest may be repetitive in extended play sessions, but, it's fun and engaging, and successfully aims at the upper-end of PlayTHQ's 6-12 year old age range. In fact, it's easy to see general casual gamers get into Lock's Quest, with its...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jim Sterling (

Lock's Quest- DS


Lock's Quest is a game that has been scarcely covered, and I have no idea why. Despite being published by the rather notable THQ, it seems that a lot of gamers have never even heard of this DS st...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : AlmightyMax (

Lock's Quest


Just Like Clockwork

While battles in Lock's Quest vary in objectives, they always come down to protecting a source well from enemy forces. There may be side objectives such as protecting ally troops or wiping out certain enemies, but generally, your effort will go into...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Greg Schardein (

Lock's Quest


Though it's a dream of any DS fan, we still have yet to see a truly traditional RTS on Nintendo's dual screen handheld. Current RTSs on the system are already few and far between and the ones that exist are either terrible or somehow make it work by...

Lock's Quest was one of the best games shown at E3 2008, surprising many gamers with one of the best looking original games on the DS since its release. And, despite a few control issues here or there, it most certainly succeeds in living up to the...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : andPOP Staff (

Review: Lock's Quest


For those that say original ideas are dead in the world of video games, guess again as a new spin on an old aspect can revive an entire genre. Lock's Quest, developed by 5th Cell and published by Play THQ (THQ's new casual gaming label) is the next...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Brendon Lindsey (

Lock's Quest


When the tower defense genre sprung up last year, we saw countless titles trying to capitalize upon the simple (but addictive) formula. Dozens of games across handheld and downloadable platforms added their names to the growing list of tower defense...

Lock's Quest proves that it doesn't take a big name or big studio to make a must-buy title which will be a benchmark for years to come.

Sep, 2008