Parents' Guide to

Costume Quest

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Trick-or-treat tale is tasty, mildly violent Halloween fun.

Game Linux , Mac , PlayStation 3 , Windows , Xbox 360 2010
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Costume Quest is a clever, cartoon-like title that's part platformer, part role-playing game and complete adventure wrapped in a sweet package. The game looks terrific and is easy to get into and play. There are some elements, mostly in combat, that require timing to deliver the maximum damage. Where the game stumbles is in movement, especially through keyboard keys. It feels predicated on movement in eight directions and less than fluid in this regard. A controller makes this far easier. Plus, the camera is static and can't be moved, which can sometimes be problematic when scenery obscures the view of the controlled characters.

But Costume Quest sports a fair amount of humor, and challenges and quests aren't hard to grasp or follow. This is very much a niche game that elicits a smile from the beginning and lasts through each element. The controls could be friendlier, but this is a fun, Halloween-themed game that both kids and adults will enjoy.

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