Boo! Wanna know something really scary? Mother Nature has “egged” our region of the U.S. with a “Snowtober” storm that left 2.5 million people with power! How’s that for a “trick or treat”?
Well, while I was slaving away in my underground bunker waiting for the end of the world, our own Sam Beck was playing Costume Quest (with the lights on of course). Here’s a snip:
Every time the player hits up a house in game, there is a moment of anticipation as the person opening up the door will either be a person, in costume, rewarding the player with candy, the game’s monetary system, or an enemy that will trigger a JRPG style turn-based battle. It perfectly captures that tantalizing moment of anticipation I felt every time I rang a doorbell to mooch candy off of strangers as a kid. This mechanic serves as an outstanding example of how a game can use a cut scene and a cleverly placed load time to actually evoke emotions that aren’t “KILL-KILL-KILL,” derived from some boring and typically poorly written and or voice acted cut scene or the same old heavy handed “artsy” indie game crap.
Hope everyone out there has a safe and fun Halloween! Costume Quest is on sale for only $4.99 during the Steam Halloween Special. Be sure to save some time to read Sam’s Costume Quest review and get your virtual Halloween on while you munch on that candy.