Excerpt: I love classic RPGs in theory. But in practice, the dated graphics, random battles and endless grinding often overpower my nostalgia. Maybe Double Fine had someone like me in mind when they created Costume Quest, a downloadable only title on Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network.
Excerpt: “For the true believers, Halloween is the ultimate holiday.” This maxim—from the immortal Adventures Of Pete & Pete episode “Halloweenie”—is close to the heart of Double Fine Productions. It also fuels the molten caramel heart of the company’s latest game, Costume Quest . Like Double Fine’s much-loved debut, Psychonauts , Costume Quest succeeds first and foremost as a work of pristine Americana, capturing the essence of its audience’s shared history—in this case,...
Excerpt: Double Fine's first DLC project is brisk, fun, and undeniably adorable, taking the theme of Halloween and perfectly mixing it with the powerful magic of a child's imagination. With an original, inventive, and extraordinarily witty setting, Costume Quest is a stellar game that will leave you wanting more of what it promises -- costumes and quests.
Pros: Excellent art design, witty dialogue, and a wide variety of entertaining collectibles. Musical score is both atmospheric and catchy. Combat is balanced enough to consistently remain challenging, despite some very simplistic RPG elements.
Excerpt: Abends wird es wieder schneller dunkel, die ersten Blätter fallen von den Bäumen und das Wettergeschehen beschränkt sich auf kräftige Regenschauer. Klarer Fall, es ist Herbst.