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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!
Nice RPG, with some big flaws, pacing/guiding-wise.Maxmetpt | July 10, 2015 | See all Maxmetpt's reviews »
I've first played Brutal Legend, and now Costume Quest. Once again, Double Fine leaves me with mixed feelings. Costume Quest seems to be the kind of game I would enjoy a lot when I was a kid! Essencially, you're Reynolds, and it's Halloween. In the midst of trick-or-treating, there are monsters, stealing all the candy, who ended up kidnapping your sister. So, you put on your most badass costume and go look for her, fighting the monsters with the aid of your costume's powers, along with some friends you meet along the way. That sounds like something I would enjoy immensively when I was younger! And I still enjoyed it today, but it's not quite my kind of game. The game is a mixture of an adventure/platformer game, with a JRPG(ish) type combat. In combat, each character has a normal attack and a special attack, which takes turns to recharge. Instead of simply choosing which attack you want, there's also a QTE event that you have to do in order to boost your normal attacks. Each costume the character wears influences their attacks, and have a very unique style to them. There are also stickers you can collect while exploring the world, which will then give you a passive or active ability in battle. You have from 1 to 3 characters, and the same with the enemies. Each team has their attack turn, until the battle is finished. I didn't find the combat system very deep, with the exception of the Boss fights, which sometimes required a certain ability to be beaten, making the player experiment with the different costumes until he beat it. That was cool, but other than that, it felt a bit too shallow. To its favor thought, animation was top-notch, and every attack made you feel like a badass doing it. Outside of combat, you go around collecting candy, sometimes from door to door, other times just in the environment. You also interact with NPCs, with a very DoubleFine-esque dialogue which is always welcome. You have 4 zones (3 in the main game, 1 in the DLC), each with its theme, and a group of side quests. These side quests help the player explore the world, and also provide rewards. I didn't find them particularly interesting, but they were on the way, so it did not detract from the experience. I just think they could have done something more with those sidequests. There are quite a few "secrets" and Easter Eggs hidden around, making exploration quite rewarding to do as well! Besides, you'll need to explore to find different costume parts, which is the best part of the game, since each costume has its twist wether inside or outside of combat. The various costumes reminded me of some 90s cartoons, and others were just Halloween themed. They didn't every feel out of place. A good concept well implemented! The graphics aren't fantastic in terms of fidelity, but it's DoubleFine, so you know what to expect! They're highly stylized and unique, giving the game exactly the vibe they were looking for. Music was up there as well, really enjoyed it! Most of the achievements were mainly there to get the player to actually go out for the sidequests and different costumes so they're pretty standard... But, there was one about a Stacking Easter Egg as well. Nothing noteworthy, but it had a few achievements that could lead the player into a better direction when playing it, so that's good! So... due to the combat's lack of depth, it often felt a bit too repetitive, and so did some of the sidequests, since they're the same style for each zone. I get why it is like that, but since I didn't find them very interesting, having them in each zone felt a bit repetitive as well. But that's my biggest complain with this game. Other than that, I've had a blast with it, specially with the Boss fights! The game isn't very challenging (if it seems so, you're doing something in the wrong intended order, which happened to me), but it doesn't leave too much space for failure. Still, with its combat system, one couldn't expect anything too strategical. It looks and sound great, it's definitely an unique game, which takes you about 6-9 hours to finish, without and with DLC, respectively. It's not something I'm likely to go back to, since I've finished it, but it was a good experience nonetheless. It's a streamlined JRPG, with a twist! I'd definitely recommend it if it catches your attention at all. Great game, DoubleFine strikes again!
Old men tell sad talesObsessor | May 9, 2015 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
Well, I might not be very old, yet, hopefully... But this isn't really a game for adults, right? Wrong. It has lot's of humour even adult will appreciate. Turn based combat might not have much depth(2 skills to use + stamp passive perks), but it's still enjoyable. And it is very appropriate for younger audience. You can give Costume Quest for your/your neighbour kid to play, and it won't make him/her bloodthirsty murderer. He/she might develop a taste for sweets and revenge though.
Cute, adorable turn based RPGrincewind_it | Jan. 9, 2015 | See all rincewind_it's reviews »
Set in Halloween, Costume Quest is a cute RPG with turn based combat. After you select your character, you are thrown into the story: your sister (or your brother) has been kidnapped by goblins because they need candy and your sibling was wearing a giant candy corn costume...In battle a costume gives you power: if you are wearing a cardboard, you'll become a giant robot! Each costume has different abilities and attacks. The combat system is simple and weel animated, the cartoon style graphics is coloured and effective, there are many scenarios and a lot of items to collect.
A good introduction to turn based RPGsMadDemon64 | Dec. 29, 2014 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Costume Quest is an excellent way to introduce your child or younger sibling/cousin to the world of turn based RPGs. That is not to say that only little children will get enjoyment out of it, but that it is a very simple game and not in a bad way. Costume Quest has you take on the role of one of two siblings going for a night of trick-or-treating. Early on the sibling you didn’t chose gets kidnapped by goblins and it is your job to rescue them using the power of your imagination to fight off various enemies. Either that or you really do transform into a giant robot or unicorn and every time you battle enemies you step on more houses than Godzilla. Either way it is a silly premise to a silly story that is enjoyable, if not a bit simple. Speaking of simple, the combat system is bare bones, but not lacking. You get the standard “allies attack first by either attacking or guarding, followed by the enemies” system of turn based RPG, with your allies gaining access to special moves every so often in combat. These skills are dependent on the costume you wear, as are the actions you need to perform in order to do bonus damage while using a standard attack. Combat strategies are minimal but there. You will need to figure out which enemies you need to attack fist, either due to them dealing devastating spells or healing their allies, and certain costumes have better synergy than others. Costume Quest is a fairly fun, but easy romp through the neighborhood if you are not a child, and a good way to determine whether or not you are a fan of turn based RPGs if you are.
A child's fantasy turned to realitybibboorton | Sept. 9, 2014 | See all bibboorton's reviews »
This title showed a lot of heart. It's a child's fantasy turned to reality. These are the kinds of games that make Double Fine great. Its personality just shines through and we can connect with the game on a deeper level than just playing it. The combat system is great. Sure, it gets kind of repetitive a few hours in, but you can just change costumes to see other great attacks. Overall, it's a very enjoyable game that would make you remember how awesome your childhood was.