Costume Quest

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Description

"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!

Customer reviews

85

Hard but fun

AkiMatti | April 9, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »

Costume Quest reminds me a lot of Psychonauts with the world design. Kids with big heads and a cartoonish world filled with humor. That is what CQ is about.

You go around in your rollerblades and your halloween costumes, gathering sweets and completing quests. Eventually you will save the town from the attack of some ogre monsters by using you costumes that will turn into awesome mechasuits,on combat. Combat is semi turn-based with some timing. Easy enough.

Cons: The map could be better, I got lost many times and didn't know where I was supposed to go.

Pros: Great world, great dialogue, sounds, and character design. Controls work great especially with a pad. Humour.

80

Short but sweet....HA

damienjameswebb | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »

So this is pretty much just FF with kids and candy. the game is short, but soooo entertaining at the same time. it does have a good base in the art style. it works perfectly, and that you go into the kids imagination for the fight sequences is hilarious. There are cards to collect that give you power boots or defensive advantages, and the bosses can actually be really hard to try and battle at times. the downside is that this game is terribly short. it does have an expansion of sorts, but i wish it could have been more of an RPG in the way of FF.

84

Adorable

TCass29 | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all TCass29's reviews »

This is a fantastic Double Fine game with great writing, hilarious references to pop culture, and jrpg elements. The turn-based battle sequences are pretty cool but get repetitive after a while. There are upgrades for your characters that you can buy and use throughout the game that affect battles which are clever and useful.

It's a halloween-themed game in which goblins have taken your sibling and you go out on a quest to rescue them. It's a cute game that doesn't take terribly long (about 5 hours). There are Steam achievements, and you'll want to perfect this game.

87

An Excellent Treat

bwrussell | 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.

85

When Halloween Becomes Reality

lunarei919 | 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.