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  • Summary: Become a candy obsessed crusader in the sweet sequel to Double Fine's original smash hit!

    Trick, treat and pick a fight with villainous dental soldiers in Costume Quest 2, the sweet sequel to Double Fines hit original, Costume Quest, that turned fans of all ages into candy obsessed
    Become a candy obsessed crusader in the sweet sequel to Double Fine's original smash hit!

    Trick, treat and pick a fight with villainous dental soldiers in Costume Quest 2, the sweet sequel to Double Fines hit original, Costume Quest, that turned fans of all ages into candy obsessed crusaders. This inspired RPG adventure includes a range of new features and gameplay improvements to double the amount of mischievous fun. Explore spooky time-traversing landscapes, don adorable new costumes that transform into powerful Hallo-warriors, and collect even Creepier Treat Cards to wield in combat against a legion of hygiene obsessed baddies. Only heroic siblings Wren and Reynold can save Halloween forever!
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 7, 2015
    80
    Hot dog costumes, door-to-door trick-or-treating, a dystopian future, and plenty of bad candy corn jokes are all just a small piece of what makes Costume Quest 2 another worthy game that should grab your attention during the month of October.
  2. 80
    Even with all of its Halloween charm, Costume Quest 2’s greatest strength is that it knows its limits. It's a short experience, and it's to it benefit as it never feels bloated. It’s the quintessential bite-sized RPG, wrapped in all the Halloween charm you could ever hope for.
  3. Oct 30, 2014
    78
    Navigation is iffy, and the healing system is a bit broken even after a major revision, but its humor and personality shine through to make this a good Halloween bounty.
  4. Games Master UK
    Dec 21, 2014
    74
    A satisfying confection overall. [Christmas 2014, p.78]
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 13, 2015
    70
    A little extra ambition and depth wouldn't have gone amiss, but this is definitely more treat than trick. [Jan 2015, p.86]
  6. Nov 1, 2014
    70
    Costume Quest 2 is a pretty bog standard RPG, but it’s outfitted with charm by the bucket load, and that’s its real appeal.
  7. Oct 31, 2014
    65
    Costume Quest 2 may look appealing on the outside, but dull combat and repetitive quests mar a good storyline and some interesting ideas.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    8
    Really enjoyed this game. I'm not sure if this is what all RPG games are like, but I always avoided them thinking they would be tooReally enjoyed this game. I'm not sure if this is what all RPG games are like, but I always avoided them thinking they would be too complicated and/or boring. But this game was simple to learn and addictive to level up and progress. It gets a little repetitive after a couple of hours, but I was still determined to continue and complete the quests and obtain trophies, etc. Disappointed there's not really any replay value though. Hoping there might be some DLC in the works. Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2016
    7
    Just one thing you have to know, this game are for children audience, so the game have a simple plot, a simple system (not so much for theJust one thing you have to know, this game are for children audience, so the game have a simple plot, a simple system (not so much for the counter system) , simple graphics, but are a good choice to have fun in Halloween you even should end it in the 1st Nov if you play it at full time, i just saying the game is made to be simple so sit in your couch and have fun. In future the series need to review their audience because most people already have grown up, and even the children are most smart in this time. Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2015
    7
    Costume Quest 2 is a good game but I was slightly disappointed it did not perform better than Costume Quest 1. The Charming and Witty DialogueCostume Quest 2 is a good game but I was slightly disappointed it did not perform better than Costume Quest 1. The Charming and Witty Dialogue is awesome (major props to Candy Corn). More costumes to play around in although i wasn't sure what the Robot Costume added but I loved Superhero, Wolfman, and Hotdog and hope the Banana costume gets added 1 day in the future. The battle system is more simplified now with all three characters having the same method of attack, block, counter, special, and the new option of running away. The creepy treat cards take over the battle stamps and work well for the most part though i could have done without the extra 100 candy card. Quests are pretty easy to solve and Costume Pieces/Secrets are pretty easy to spot as well. Overall, I feel the difficulty has dropped to appeal to a younger crowd. I died one time in the entire game and It was against a common enemy. Boss Battles are super straightforward with the last boss of the game being a complete joke. The Dentist just doesn't feel challenging or menacing in the slightest compared to the main villain of Costume Quest 1. Overall, i still say buy it but wait for a price drop/sale. $10 is the max i would buy the game Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2014
    6
    The Good: The battles system is much improved with a cool timed attack feature, time your attacks just right for added damage. Likewise,The Good: The battles system is much improved with a cool timed attack feature, time your attacks just right for added damage. Likewise, time your defense for a counter. Also improved are the cinematic fight sequences, which have even more charm than they did in the first game.

    The Bad: Way too short, and way too easy. Compared to the first game the challenge has taken a dramatic step downwards, using your creepy cards is not even necessary to beat the final battles of the game. I remember in the original game losing all my characters in battle at least a few times, but I didn't lose a single battle in Costume Quest 2, and I felt a bit cheated because of it.

    If you're a fan of the first game I still definitely recommend playing this one, for the story and tweaked fight system, otherwise, you should save your money.
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  5. Feb 14, 2015
    5
    This is a good game, but nothing more, and there are drastic changes from the original game that really detract from the experience. FirstThis is a good game, but nothing more, and there are drastic changes from the original game that really detract from the experience. First off, the battle mechanics are much too easy now, like as in baby-skill-level-easy. The first game had multiple types of timing/repeating/reflex attacks that were both fun and slightly challenging, but CQ2 devolves this into a "hit the big target" type of fight that my dog could probably master in a few minutes.

    There is also an irritating, artificially-extending portion to the sequel where you have to go drink at a fountain to regain your health, as opposed to the auto-heal after each battle in CQ. This change does absolutely nothing other than artificially extending gameplay as you have to trudge to the fountain when you get low on health - wow, great addition guys!

    The overall game is still fun and there are hiding kids to be found, costumes to be built, cards to be purchased and other goodies, but the lame battle design absolutely kills any potential challenge the game might have had, and this is a terrible design decision. I can remember having to do the boss fight a few times in the original, but I just zipped through this game (with the corn to get the trophy) and it was almost like watching a movie, the thing was so easy - glad I bought in on sale recently for $3.
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  6. Oct 28, 2014
    2
    The first game was one of my favorites, even WITH the terrible tank controls. This game keeps the same controls much to my disappointment.The first game was one of my favorites, even WITH the terrible tank controls. This game keeps the same controls much to my disappointment. When I turn around, I don't want to watch my character pivot in a 180, I want to go the other way right away.

    Now for the worst part of it. The frame rate is astonishingly low. I don't need 60 fps but I need at least 30 while walking. Unfortunately it struggles to keep steady while walking and while you use your roller skates, the game is incredibly choppy. Such a shame. I was waiting for this one for four years.
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