Costume Quest is an Action Role-Playing Game set on Halloween night. Created by Tim Schafer, this game is based on monsters invading your town, kidnapping your twin and stealing candy. Horrors! You have a number of quests to fulfill to bring back Halloween and your twin.
Visit the houses in your town to collect the candy before the monsters get it. It’s not as easy as it sounds though, as hidden with the town residents are evil goblins, who’ll you’ll have to battle. And the awful Grubbin will kidnap your twin, which begins the main battle and the need to save your sibling. After that, each piece of candy, which is considered currency, is yours for the taking, or is the start of another battle, which you must gear up for.
The costumes you “imagine” wearing and create by using items found around you, allows you to take on the abilities of that character. For example, a robot becomes a mega robot, who can fly and has attack missiles. Winning the battle, gives you points and the very important candy. There are other ways of finding and creating costumes and that comes as you go through the levels and three parts of the game, your neighborhood, the mall and another town.
Don’t forget to collect battle stamps which will come in handy during a battle and creepy treat cards to make some very imaginative candy. No spoilers, but it will have you laughing.
Look for talk bubbles and listen for silence, but expect lots of humor. Although there isn’t any sound, there’s lots of jokes for both adults and children.
Although there is repetition throughout the game, there’s also a lot to discover. You may find yourself in the same scene with the same characters getting the same candy, but move to the right and you may find the missing piece to your Statue of Liberty costume. For experienced gamers, Costume Quest will last about 5-7 hours. It still provides a good time and the need for strategy.
Costume Quest is available on the PC from Double Fine Productions. It is rated E and can be purchased for $14.99.
I received this game to review as a member of the Game Review Network, no compensation was received.