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  • Summary: Costume Quest is a rollicking Adventure/Role-Playing game that unfolds on Halloween night across seemingly peaceful suburban neighborhoods, a mysterious village carnival, and a monster-infested shopping mall. Created by Double Fine's lead animator, Tasha Harris, the game follows theCostume Quest is a rollicking Adventure/Role-Playing game that unfolds on Halloween night across seemingly peaceful suburban neighborhoods, a mysterious village carnival, and a monster-infested shopping mall. Created by Double Fine's lead animator, Tasha Harris, the game follows the adventure of a group of young friends who must rid their neighborhood of monsters using only their wits, their bravery, and their home-made costumes. Players go door-to-door collecting candy, points, cards, battle stamps and quest assignments as they prepare themselves for Combat Mode-where they transform into larger-than-life versions of their costumes. Each costume that comes-to-life provides its own unique set of superpowers that players will need to battle Halloweenâ�s worst monsters. Expand

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  1. Nov 1, 2011
    80
    Creativity-infused cartoon combat blends perfectly with trick-or-treating nostalgia to give this humorous little download some tremendous pull.
  2. Oct 26, 2011
    77
    The decision to make a season-specific game deserves recognition, even if the gameplay and script might lack the imagination required by my favorite holiday.
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  1. Nov 27, 2013
    10
    Double Fine Dose it again! With a funny creative innovate new game! The combat is really fun and the costumes are amazing also with the graphsDouble Fine Dose it again! With a funny creative innovate new game! The combat is really fun and the costumes are amazing also with the graphs and jokes! I recommend getting this for halloween (And Christmas) With the Christmas update its amazing Expand
  2. Dec 27, 2012
    9
    Costume Quest is easy on the eyes, witty and very full of life. The music and graphics both pop, the game fits together very well and overallCostume Quest is easy on the eyes, witty and very full of life. The music and graphics both pop, the game fits together very well and overall just feels "right". There's enough variety in the game play to keep it fresh, but there are sections where you seem to be going from battle to battle, which really brings out the repetitive nature of the combat.. There were two specific moments in the game where I couldn't progress any further simply because I couldn't figure out where I was supposed to go., however, that may have just been me. All in all a fun game that's worth your time. Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2012
    9
    Very nice; a sort of Halloween Zelda mishmash-ed with Final Fantasy but still unique. Very entertaining! You just get caught playing and hoursVery nice; a sort of Halloween Zelda mishmash-ed with Final Fantasy but still unique. Very entertaining! You just get caught playing and hours are disappearing with you realizing. Expand
  4. Aug 6, 2012
    8
    Very enjoyable, lovely idea with adorable graphics and gameplay. The concept of collecting pieces for new costumes is awesome. The game has aVery enjoyable, lovely idea with adorable graphics and gameplay. The concept of collecting pieces for new costumes is awesome. The game has a few minor issues though. The controls are sometimes annoying, the battles don't offer too much in terms of strategy and can get slightly boring. The game also seems pretty short. However it is a very enjoyable experience. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2012
    8
    If you would have asked me if it was possible to turn trick-or-treating into a fun video game, I would have laughed. But after playing CostumeIf you would have asked me if it was possible to turn trick-or-treating into a fun video game, I would have laughed. But after playing Costume Quest, I'm simply left in awe. It is so clever, witty, and charming--a perfect game for kids or just the kid in you. The look, feel and gameplay is somewhat similar to On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness. There's a lot of thought that went into the costumes, quests, battle stamps, and the special attacks. I challenge all doubters to say they can't find an enjoyable game in here. Two thumbs up. Expand
  6. Jan 16, 2017
    7
    A cute and entertaining if simple turn based RPG from the wacky minds at Double Fine that perfectly captures the spirit of Halloween.

    Pros:
    A cute and entertaining if simple turn based RPG from the wacky minds at Double Fine that perfectly captures the spirit of Halloween.

    Pros:
    - The cell shaded graphics lend perfectly to the comic book art style
    - Excellent animations gives unique identities to the different costumes in combat
    - Quick and easy customization through costumes and battle stamps, enabled a variety of play styles that can be changed from battle to battle
    - Humorous writing gives a few chuckles
    - Level design and the trick or treat gameplay loop help to really nail down the Halloween aesthetic
    - The light and fun music is the perfect accompaniment and is on key tonally with the game
    - The simple collect-'em-all structure is satisfying without being overly repetitive or challenging

    Cons:
    - The game lacks any real challenge
    - The battles lack depth, meaning by the end of the six hour playthrough they become tiresome and repetitive
    - The enemies, while varying widely in design, are woefully devoid of tactical differences. Each of the three enemy races fight exactly the same, further adding to the repetitive nature of the battles

    Mixed:
    - The bosses are hit and miss, with the first two having interesting unique moves, but the last two are simply damage sponges

    Costume quest is the perfect adventure to put you in the holiday spirit, aesthetically perfect in its art and level design, and a entertaining gameplay loop. But don't expect to be putting deep hours into it, as it's bare bones depth shows through pretty quickly, and thankfully the game bows out at about 5, ending just before it overstays it's welcome.
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  7. AWG
    Aug 1, 2013
    5
    Costume Quest is certain a BBB game: Boring (you keep doing the same things over and over again), Basic and Buggy. From a promising prototypeCostume Quest is certain a BBB game: Boring (you keep doing the same things over and over again), Basic and Buggy. From a promising prototype to a disappointing game. Expand

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