Costume Quest 2

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Costume Quest 2
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Developer(s) Double Fine Productions
Publisher(s) Midnight City[1]
Majesco Entertainment
Director(s) Gabe Miller
Producer(s) Daniel Pangelina
Programmer(s) Ben Burbank
Artist(s) Freddie Lee
Writer(s) Gabe Miller
Composer(s) Peter McConnell
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U
Release Windows, OS X, Linux
  • WW: October 7, 2014
PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U
  • WW: October 31, 2014
Genre(s) Action role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player

Costume Quest 2 is an action role-playing video game developed by Double Fine Productions and published by Midnight City. The sequel to Costume Quest (2010), Costume Quest 2 allows players to assume the identity of one of the two twin siblings, Wren or Reynold. Together with their friends, the group travels through the various in-game environments collecting candy and various costumes, in an attempt to thwart the plans of Dr. Orel White, who wishes to see Halloween banished forever. The game has an improved battle system and a time travel-based plotline. The downloadable-only title has been released on Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux,[2] PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Costume Quest 2 is a role-playing video game, in which the player assumes the role of one of two twin siblings: Wren and Reynold. They explore their neighborhood on Halloween and can fight monsters. Much like the first Costume Quest, the protagonists of the game will become bigger and more realistic versions of their costumed selves. With this, comes new abilities that the children have while fighting the antagonist. For example, a child wearing an Egyptian costume will become Anubis, while another girl could be dressed as a werewolf, and become a wolf that foams at the mouth. Unlike the first game, there is a new feature that allows the children to go through time to complete each quest.

Plot[edit]

The game takes place on Halloween night. Fraternal twin siblings Wren and Reynold, and their cast of friends are out to save Halloween from the evil Dr. Orel White. The nefarious dentist teams up with a powerful time wizard, and together, they release the Grubbins, Orc-like creatures, into the human world, in hopes of ridding Halloween forever. At the beginning of the game, a portal opens up, and Wren and Reynold's friends (who are now adults with kids of their own) step out, explaining that they are from the future where Halloween has been outlawed and Dr. Orel White has basically taken over the world. Wren and Reynold go back to the future with their friends, and it's a race against the clock on Halloween night to try and stop Dr. White for good.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 74/100 (PS4)[4]
68/100 (PC)[5]
68/100 (WU)[6]
65/100 (XONE)[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
Destructoid 8/10[8]
Eurogamer 5/10[9]
Game Informer 6.75/10[10]
GameSpot 7/10[12]
GamesRadar 3.5/5 stars[11]
IGN 7.6/10[13]
Joystiq 3.5/5 stars[14]
Nintendo Life 6/10[15]
PC Gamer (US) 7/10[16]
Polygon 6/10[17]

Costume Quest 2 received positive scores from reviewers, who stated that the game's new methods and abilities added more charm to the game than the original. In their review, IGN stated, "Costume Quest 2's combat and story are both surprisingly good for an RPG that concludes in roughly a half-dozen hours. 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."[1]

In 2014, Nintendo contacted Double Fine Productions, and were able to get the game released on the Nintendo Wii U. They are now working together once again to try to get the game released through the Nintendo eShop, so consumers who own a Wii U will have a chance to play the game as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MIDNIGHT CITY". midnight-city.com. 
  2. ^ "Costume Quest 2". costumequest2.com. 
  3. ^ IGN (30 October 2014). "Costume Quest 2". IGN. 
  4. ^ "Costume Quest 2 PlayStation 4". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Costume Quest 2 PC". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Costume Quest 2 Wii U". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Costume Quest 2 Xbox One". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ Duncan, Alasdair (October 7, 2014). "Review: Costume Quest 2". Destructoid. Modern Method. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  9. ^ Bramwell, Tom (October 16, 2014). "Costume Quest 2 Review". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  10. ^ Cork, Jeff (October 7, 2014). "Costume Quest 2". Game Informer. GameStop. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  11. ^ Elliot, Matthew (October 7, 2014). "Costume Quest 2 Review". GamesRadar. Future plc. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  12. ^ Haywald, Justin (October 13, 2014). "Costume Quest 2 Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  13. ^ Rudden, Dave (October 7, 2014). "Costume Quest 2 Review". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  14. ^ Prell, Sam (October 14, 2014). "Costume Quest 2 Review: Sweet Tarts". Joystiq. AOL. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  15. ^ Olney, Alex (November 10, 2014). "Review: Costume Quest 2". Nintendo Life. Gamer Network. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  16. ^ Livingston, Christopher (October 10, 2014). "Costume Quest 2 Review". PC Gamer. Future plc. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  17. ^ McElroy, Justin (October 7, 2014). "Costume Quest 2 Review: Soft Candy". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 

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