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Fourth Double Fine post on Mojo in a row, must be either Costume Quest Reviews or an Activision lawsuit/slander

21 Oct, 2010, 05:58 | Posted by: Tingler | Source: IGN
And it's reviews! We'll be cataloging them here as long as the other Mojoers can be bothered.

IGN (Score: 7.5)

"Costume Quest does a lot of things right – it’s humorous, has a great art style that fits the childish theme, a decent battle system, and costumes that double as super powers... But despite these great qualities, the game does have its shortcomings..."

Eurogamer (Score: 8/10)

"Costume Quest isn't the kind of sugary indulgence that's likely to make you feel sick. Rather, it's a light and delicious treat that's perfect for enjoying between this winter's gaming meals without the risk of ruining your appetite."

Gamespot (Score: 7.0)

"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 its initial shortcomings is tied directly to how much you buy into its premise on a nostalgic and comedic level."

1up (Score: A-)

"Well, Double Fine's done it: They've made a game focused on the concept of trick-or-treating and managed to land on the right side of "gimmick." Costume Quest is, plain and simple, a fantastic embodiment of childhood imagination mixed with a healthy heap of cockiness."

What does everyone else think about this?

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    Comment by: The Tingler | Posted 21 Oct, 2010, 14:09 | Quote
    Feel free to add those reviews to the post guys. :P
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    Comment by: Kroms | Posted 21 Oct, 2010, 11:17 | Quote


    I'm not a huge fan of IGN either, but let's be fans, not fanboys.

    Did I come across as being a fanboy? I just think that, traditionally, IGN have been unfair in reviewing downloadable games. Their relatively average score doesn't surprise me.
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    Comment by: SurplusGamer | Posted 21 Oct, 2010, 11:00 | Quote
    I'm not a huge fan of IGN either, but let's be fans, not fanboys. Judging by the reviews so far (I've seen an A-, 4.5/5, a 4/5, this 7.5 and a 6/10, the building concensus sems to me that it's a very charming game that just has a few issues holding it back from being a very charming GREAT game.

    Having played some of it, the issues are nothing spectacularly worrying, but depending on how much an individual reviewer cares about them or is willing to look past them, I can see why peoples' mileage would vary. Still, apart from the 6/10 review which frankly read more like a 4 in the review text, these are all respectable scores.
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    Comment by: Kroms | Posted 21 Oct, 2010, 10:15 | Quote
    Gamepro gave it 4.5/5 stars. I'm not surprised IGN didn't think it was exceptional.

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