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"Creativity-infused cartoon combat blends perfectly with trick-or-treating nostalgia to give this humorous little download some tremendous pull." - IGN.com
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Costume Quest is a Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions. In this charming role-playing game, choose your hero and trick-or-treat through three beautiful environments full of Double Fine humor and story. Complete quests, build your party, and collect costumes along the way that allow you to transform into powerful champions and take down the evil Repugians. This heroic holiday tale will capture the imaginations of kids and kids-at-heart.
Continue the Costume Quest adventure with the Grubbins on Ice DLC pack, included free in the PC version! Face new enemies while collecting additional quests, costumes, battle stamps and creepy treat cards. Help the monsters overthrow Araxia to bring peace back to Repugia!
An Excellent Treatbwrussell | Dec. 4, 2013 | See all bwrussell's reviews »
Costume Quest is a charming, fun take on the turn based RPG genre. Sort of condensed. Instead of individually swapping weapons, spells, attacks, and actions you choose costumes that change your appearance, battle abilities and attacks, and help solve free roam puzzles with various actions. On top of that you can choose one additional action or buff for each character and swap them as you choose. Instead of finding and swapping party members you can instead choose their costumes. It really is sort of a "My First RPG", which may sound dull to an adult but it works well enough to engage. My one issue with this system is that there wasn't enough difference between the costumes to incentivise change. You are forced to change to solve some puzzles but I would always switch back before a battle. The battle system is turned based and pretty simple with only a few options each turn. This style lends itself to a little repetition but I tended to enjoy them since they typically don't drag on. One twist (Maybe, I don't play a lot of turn based RPGs) is that to land more powerful attacks you have to complete a QTE. There are several variations but each attack only has one. Things like press at a certain time, wiggle a stick, or repeatedly tap a button. Personally I didn't find that it detracted from the experience and actually makes sure you're paying attention to the battle and lets you contribute in some way. In true Double Fine fashion the writing (literally because there is no voice acting. Not a problem, just a statement) is top notch. Funny, witty, and endearing with jokes for both adults and children. Don't write off Costume Quest because of its apparently juvenile theme, you'd be missing out. It's fun, funny, and really is a nice departure from what you've probably played last. It doesn't over stay it's welcome and is well worth your time.
When Halloween Becomes Realitylunarei919 | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all lunarei919's reviews »
Costume quest is a cute game with a unique gameplay. You play as either the brother or sister of a pair of twins and, when the other inevitably gets kidnapped, you are forced to use the power of your costume to save the day. The battle system utilizes the costumes in order to perform special moves, which can actually be a bit difficult at times to execute, depending on the costume. The storyline is simple and a bit predictable here and there, but good enough to keep you playing for quite a while. Overall, I say it's a decent little RPG that is worth purchasing.
A Deliciously Charming 5 Hour Ride!Brumbek | Nov. 2, 2013 | See all Brumbek's reviews »
Costume Quest is a charming, heart-warming, hilarious, and well-crafted game. It is a nice little semi-RPG romp that can be completed in about 5 hours. The graphical style is extremely pretty and atmospheric. The sounds and music conjure up whimsical spookiness. The writing and story is superb, always giving a laugh yet pushing you forward.
The gameplay consists of fun exploration around locales, attempting to trick-or-treat and also find all the secrets. There is also a fun but simple JRPG turn-based battle system implemented with wonderful "epic" battles on gorgeous set pieces.
The only downside to speak of is that much of the dialogue automatically forwards itself, resulting in many missed lines unless you are a speed reader. Also, none of the dialogue is voiced, but that is only an issue because of how easy it is to miss certain lines.
Overall, the game so perfectly captures the spirit of youthful exuberance and the pursuit of much candy! I highly recommend this game to anyone who wants a fun, charming, and memorable experience!
Final Fantasy for Kidsel_pelado95 | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all el_pelado95's reviews »
This is a fantastic RPG of the brillants Double fine boys.
The plot maybe is not so good. but the gameplay is brillant. You fight agains monsters to get candy and to save your sister. You can get some cool costumes (with special features and abilities) to fight the bad guys. Also, the jokes are pretty fun.
Perfect to all ages. Cool to play it on halloween.
This is a treat!CyberspyXD | Oct. 21, 2013 | See all CyberspyXD's reviews »
This is a vibrant and colorful little RPG adventure game that I'm sure people of all ages can enjoy. The game builds on previous RPG systems and adventuring games and refines it into this game. The 3D graphics are sure to delight and the controls are perfect. This is a example of how Double Fine can branch out and do whatever they want and still return with a great game that's enjoyable for all. Highly recommended!