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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 13 January 2014
I love Adventure Time but this has to be the worst game I have played on the Xbox 360. It's boring and repetitive. My 7 year old son got bored and frustrated pretty quickly too.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 19 December 2013
This is a great game in theory, a top-down dungeon quest with retro/HD hybrid graphics based on a popular cartoon franchise. However, some truly lousy design decisions kill the whole thing. Firstly, even though dungeons can be quite long you can only save every five levels, meaning that if you can't invest the time to plough through five at a time or need to quit unexpectedly you lose any progress you've made. Secondly, you can acquire treasures as you go along to buy upgrades, but the amount is a real drip-feed. You're lucky to get 40-50 per five levels, so to get bigger figures you need to do even more in one sitting. Why is this a problem? Because if you go to the hub to save and buy upgrades you lose any treasure you don't spend (candy tax apparently) - and most items are in the three figure bracket, meaning that unless you play really long sessions (and don't die, because then you lose everything you've collected too, plus your unsaved progress) you simply can't upgrade. Even if you're one treasure short of an item they simply don't let you accumulate your treasure - you just lose it all and are back to zero when you go into the next level. Frustrating, especially if you're ten.

Quite why something so mean-spirited would be put into a kids' game is beyond me, as it stifles any sense of progression and achievement. Unless your kids are ungodly patient and you don't mind them doing many hours of video-gaming at a time this is one to avoid, even if they're fans of the cartoon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 26 December 2013
How ironic that a show that trades on the multiplicity of characters, environments and just stuff they have in it should lead to a game where gameplay is just generic and samey!!

Wish I'd paid more attention to the reviews, ha ha!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2013
When I saw the reviews on amazon i thought this game would be rubbish but then i brought it from my local shop and it was retro and i love that if you like classic games you will love this also it has great voice over work
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2013
We had high expectations for this game, the TV show is great and we figured that the producers wouldn't release anything that didn't live up to its good name. Unfortunately this doesn't seem to be the case, the game itself is more aligned with an indie title from a graphics perspective and doesn't warrant the high price. My son was bored after a very short period and the game has set in its case since probably never to see the light of day again.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 25 March 2014
I love adventure time. I don't love this game, except i love it at the same time...
Confusing right?
This game has some beautiful retro graphics with some nice music and if you've watched as much adventure time as I have you will easily be able to pick up on all the references that keep popping up and keep the gameplay fresh. You get a nice selection of characters (more so if you buy the DLC) except I found myself only using Marceline because of her overpowered in game abilities, floating over pits and negating damage from red enemy projectiles, etc... Which I didn't mind but whenever I played as a different character I felt like the game was punishing me, especially on the later floors.

Problems are...

- It's basically just a dungeon crawler which would be ok if it was done properly but you're required to play 5 floors at a time before you can exit the dungeon/save and there is a boss every 10 floors... This sounds ok except once you've left the dungeon and you try to re-enter you're not allowed to keep any unspent cash, making it very difficult to accumulate money, which sucks if you've spent hours saving up and you're just 5 gold off the next upgrade meaning you'll have to start from scratch.

-The only way characters get more powerful is money and weapons. Money as I already mentioned can be tricky to get (not to mention you lose half your money upon death) and weapons are only storable in a chest upon exiting the dungeon (each character has a vanilla weapon and can equip 1 additional weapon that can be found as a drop in the dungeon) this is a really bad game mechanic on later floors because if you don't have a powerful weapon you will quickly die so it's a bit luck-of-the-draw.

-Which leads me on to tokens. These are a monster drop and give your character bonuses such as extra life/increased damage. These are a really good except it's very random what you get and if you don't play loads of floors in one go you can waste them really quickly. On later floors as well you will die really quickly without them. You're limited to a certain number you can equip (1-5) it depends on the character and you can only use them at the start of the dungeon (they need to be re-applied upon every re-entry and upon death)... oh and movement speed is stupidly slow unless you have special token.

Whew... Anyway, the game mechanics in terms of fighting are pretty good and i really loved fighting most of the boss battles, except monsters and floor themes stay pretty much the same throughout so it get's boring quickly.

In conclusion I think the only thing that made me enjoy this game was the adventure time theme, the game itself in terms of gameplay and how interesting it was where frankly terrible... So if you only 'quite like' adventure time this game isn't for you: to get any enjoyment from it you need to be (in my opinion) 'adventure time crazed'.

Definately don't pay over £15-20 for this game. (I paid around £30 i think)...

Oh as a side note it's a lot more fun in co-op mode but you use up twice the amount of tokens and bosses get much, much harder...
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fast delivery, genuine and brand new, although bit of a let down game wise for my 6 year old as the starting missions are abit confusing for him. Your in a dungeon with afew enemies you need to fend off, but in true 90's game style you can go left,right,up, and down, but beware you dont fall down a black whole! might take some getting used to for younger kids.
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on 14 January 2015
As a massive adventure time fan, this game really was a let down. Even my 4,6,10 and 12 year olds couldnt be bothered playing it past the first level, they just got bored.
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on 22 March 2015
Game came in good time my son was a little disappointed about the graphics as this is his favourite show on tv but still loves to play it
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2013
£25 pounds felt like too much money to part with for under generic dungeon crawler that is samey and unoriginal.
The potential just died after 3 floors, the voice acting was great shame the game was awful.
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