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.Read full 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!
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I started this game with some apprehension, as I am not really familiar with turn-based style RPGs and felt that it would put me off. As it is, my lack of experience with turn-based combat is probably what saved this game for me. Costume Quest is a delightful and funny game that, although easy for the most part, is still enjoyable. Gameplay consists of moving around one of 3 areas, collecting candy and collectable stickers through quests and platforming, and trick-or-treating, which results in candy or combat with candy-hoarding monsters. Combat is turn based and involves the characters transforming into their costumed identities, and is a very simple affair, consisting of 1 normal and 1 special move per costume, with battle stamps providing stats or additional moves. Those who are more into turn-based combat might find this game to be too easy and dull, so I would recommend this game to beginners in that genre. You might find yourself interested in a whole new world of turn-based games!
I really like this game! This is one of those games that does exactly what it sets out to do, without getting bogged down in useless or unnecessary features . The premise of this game is very simple - beat bad guys on Halloween. Your brother is kidnapped by magical creatures while out trick-or-treating, and it is up to you and your friends to get him back. Unfortunately you are no match for these magic wielding baddies, however you do have a few special tricks up your sleeve - namely, you can don your Halloween costume to gain super power to use against the enemies. The ability to change costumes is one of the greatest aspects of this game. You can try different costumes that you find to gain the special abilities that suit you the best. The combat system is based on timing, so you have to get used to hitting the right buttons at the right time in order to succeed. This game is "cute" but not in a childish kind of way. It can be challenging at times, but with some practice you will find yourself sending even the hardest enemies back to the dark world that they came from. This game is especially fun to play during Halloween. I highly recommend getting this game, it's a real treat!
There are games that makes you feel like playing during only time at year. There are games that fills on Christmas aura, there are games that are great to play during summer... and yes, Costume Quest is this kind of game. Do you really need to play something scary on Halloween? NO! Why not play something that can be enjoyed by everyone? Something with good music, fun combat, with world filled with interesting characters? Something that have really enjoyable story! Costume Quest is great game. Not sure if I would enjoy it same if it wasn't Halloween but still, it a must play. If you will have some time free when Halloween comes, try it. I'm sure you won't regret it.
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!
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.
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