張貼於：11 月 26 日
Tell me, you ever play a game called Paper Mario? Well, this game is kinda like that, only instead of playing as a plumber in a world made out of paper, you play a child during Halloween with an overactive imagination.. Or, is it in his/her mind? I suppose that is a mystery for yourself to solve.
Costume Quest is a charming, yet sadly short, turn-based RPG with an amusing story about two siblings who used to bicker with each other on a daily basis.. Until one of them gets kidnapped, leading the other on a quest to get their sibling back, and in the process making new friends as well as learning to get along with the sibling they once disliked.
As I said, the game is kinda like Paper Mario, where there are no random battles, and combat is based on timing button presses to get the highest damage as well as reduce incoming damage. What makes it different is the game's main gimmic: Costumes.
There is a decent selection of outfits one can aquire throughout the game, some earned during the story, others by completing optional quests. Depending on the costume you and your friends wear, it'll affect how fights play out. The costume YOU wear is also important, because some outfits have abilities that'll allow you to progress or make your game easier (Such as lighting up dark paths or sneaking around in plain sight).
Of course, this game isn't just about costumes, but also trick or treating. In each chapter, you will be required to do some trick or treating in order to unlock gates. This is a rather amusing system, because behind each door lies a, of course, a trick or treat. If it is a treat, you get some free candy, which can be used to buy upgrades and abilites that can allow you to customise your style of play beyond just what costume you prefer to main. However, if you stumble across a trick, you get tossed into a simple battle. Anyone who played Paper Mario probably has a good idea how these battles work for the most part. They are quite fun, but after awhile it does get repetitive due to the simple combat system. Doesn't mean it is boring, though, because some battles really are quite engaging (and in a few cases, really hard unless you make use of a certain outfit or stamp).
At first, combat is challenging and thrilling, but as you progress in the game, it does start to get a bit anti-climatic (At least, until near the end), where you are able to effortlessly mow down anyone who crosses your path. Doesn't help that the highest you can level is up to 10, which brings up another sad thing about this game: It is short....
At first, the game will seem quite epic, your expectations probably being that it'll be a decently sized venture.. But then you reach level 10, and discover that you cannot level any further.. it is at that point that you discover that the end is near, and when I discovered this, I was a bit disappointed... I had gotten so invested that I was sad my adventure was almost over. At least the game ended with a bang, and I liked that, but it left me wanting more. Thankfully, there is a bonus adventure for those willing to brave it that are not totally satisfied.
Is this game worth checking out? I'd say so. Despite its flaws, it is a charming title that I am glad I had the pleasure to experience, even if it was a short one.