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Costume Quest (Xbox 360)

Costume Quest (Xbox 360)
alaScore 85

38 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the story and gameplay, but opinions are divided on the usability.

gameplay, story

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Costume Quest (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 38 reviews)

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Costume Quest

 

Defeating Halloween with the power of your imagination. When you were a kid, everything was left up to your imagination. You could turn a couple of chairs and bed sheets...

Clever dialog ; Simple but fun gameplay ; Charming presentation ; Fantastic music

No voice acting ; Short play time ; Simple combat may be boring to hardcore RPG players

When you were a kid, everything was left up to your imagination. You could turn a couple of chairs and bed sheets into a fort. That old blanket of yours could become a cape with magical powers, and that lamp in your room was just a lamp until you...

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Costume Quest

 

For a lot of young children, Halloween is the greatest night of the year. And can you blame them? It's the one night where they stay up late, play dress-up and beg total strangers for candy. Even if everybody knows that the scares aren't real, a night...

It's all of the fun and excitement of Halloween told as a traditional turn-based role-playing game. Sound weird? Well, then you aren't familiar with Double Fine, the makers of Brutal Legend and Psychonauts. If you're looking for a great holiday-themed...

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Costume Quest

 

From the studio of Tim Schafer, the man responsible for such cult classics as Psychonauts, Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango comes Costume Quest. Double Fine's latest project is a cell-shaded and Halloween-inspired RPG adventure for PSN and XBLA....

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Costume Quest

 

Many people wondered what Double Fine Productions would do next after Brutal Legend came out last year. As it turned out the studio was working on several different titles at once, the first of which was revealed to be the downloadable Halloween...

Costume Quest is a fairly repetitive game, as you do the same tasks in different areas. And yet, due to how fun the combat was and how well designed the environments were I found myself enjoying this game and playing it for hours on end. Once you...

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Costume Quest

 

Joy of Halloween

Great humor, art style, story

A bit pricey, not a lot of depth

For a 15 dollar price point, the game is a bit on the expensive side. You can easily collect every collectible and costume in your first run through, which lasts around five to six hours. Once the story is completed you can go back to complete various...

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Costume Quest Review

 

Pure, simple and sweet.

The atmosphere, goofy sense of humor and amazing attention to detail really sell the Halloween theme; gameplay is simple, breezy and fun

No manual save feature

Danielle Riendeau is a regular contributor to GameShark and is the cohost of Jumping the Shark , GameShark.com's official podcast.

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Costume Quest Review

 

I'm about to say it. Wait for it…oozing with charm. There, I said it, and it's a phrase that seems to be commonly used in regards to most of the recent Xbox Live Arcade releases. Double Fine's foray into the world of XBLA, Costume Quest is no exception...

You can equip each character with the collectable Battle Stamps, which will impart a boost in some aspect during battle. Back to the oozing part, while Costume Quest isn’t the deepest RPG you’ll ever play, it contains a great deal of charm, especially...

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Costume Quest

 

Brought to us by the makers of Psychonauts and Brutal Legend, Costume Quest is Double Fine's first RPG. They've managed to take the genre and give us a game based around Halloween: a pair of twins go trick-or-treating and end up getting tangled in a...

Engaging and active gameplay, great humor and writing, visually beautiful, has the right amount of length and content for what it tries to do

Audio volume seemed a little unbalanced, not a whole lot of replay value

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Costume Quest Review

 

A few fundamental problems sour a game that exudes delightful personality.

Great visual design brings Halloween world to life ; Clever and humorous writing ; Costumes eventually make battles more strategic

Slow start makes battles tedious ; Art is sometimes overshadowed by cluttered display information

Without question, the art and overall premise serve as Costume Quest's biggest hook, and these things are ultimately what drive the game and turn it into something much more than a superficial RPG. Still, whether or not you can overlook and overcome...

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Costume Quest

 

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