Costume Quest 2
Top Critic Average
Adorable, amusing, colorful and well-animated, but the combat is too simplistic and repetitive to remain interesting throughout the game.
Costume Quest 2 improves on the first's combat and funny campaign, but the health and navigation systems need a revamp.
Costume Quest 2 isn't a long game - it took me around six hours to complete, including almost all the side quests - but even a short game can outstay its welcome, and while there is still a great concept at the core of Double Fine's Halloween series, if anything this sequel is even further away from nailing it than its predecessor. Shallow and repetitive, Costume Quest 2's winsome appearance and occasional wit never quite obscure the busywork at its core.
Costume Quest 2 is more treat than trick. Some unfortunate repetition means it's best enjoyed in moderation, but it's still colourful, sweet and slightly addictive.
A disappointing sequel that only compounds the failures of the original, while also featuring Double Fine's least amusing script so far.
Slight improvements to the original game are welcome, though it's still not quite as fun as it is funny
Costume Quest 2 has charm, but not much imagination
Costume Quest 2 is a charming sequel that fixes most of its predecessor's flaws, though it remains a very short, overly simple experience.
Lightweight but inventive, Costume Quest 2 feels like a Pixar adventure masquerading as an RPG. It goes out of its way to keep things simple... perhaps too simple at times. But its simplicity is redeemed by its terrific art and wry sense of humor, and most importantly, the sheer fun of its premise.
Costume Quest 2 still has that Double Fine charm and any game that includes a Blazing Saddles joke in 2014 is okay in my book.