Costume Quest 2 should be an excellent option even to players with no previous RPG experience, and it’s the kind of game that likely will lend itself to additional playthroughs whenever you’re feeling in the mood for a Halloween treat. This weeks games include the charming RPG Costume Quest 2. The game was a sequel to Double Fine’s rather wholesome title and sees a group of kids fighting evil candy stealing monsters and time traveling doctors on Halloween night in a variety of powerful costumes. After fighting the good fight on life support for 19 days, Joshua has gone off to be with the Lord,’ the family wrote. They’ll fight evil Grubbins in Halloween costumes that grant them superhuman powers. A megalomaniacal dentist with an anti-candy agenda is leapfrogging through the space-time continuum, leading to a grim future where Halloween has been outlawed. Playing as twins Wren and Reynold, you’ll find yourself on a quest to stop time-travelling dentist Orel White, who managed to outlaw Halloween and prohibit human children from eating candy and wearing costumes. Rice said that if you beat up those pinatas rhythmically, they’ll unleash more candy.
Rice described them as a combination of the Battle Stamps – modifiers that each character could equip – and the collectible Creepy Treat Cards from the first game. The vibe of the original Costume Quest, Rice believes, that nostalgic throwback to trick-or-treating as kids, is what resonated with players. Costume Quest 2 appears to be giving fans of the first everything they wanted: more Costume Quest, more warm-hearted nostalgia, better role-playing game mechanics and more sweet treats. It’s also an important step in Double Fine’s development history, where the developer feels comfortable and confident in treating fans to a sequel. For the sequel, Double Fine is looking to give fans of the original more of what they loved, while addressing some of Costume Quest’s shortcomings. In practice, that means much better lighting – crucial for a game set during Halloween, where luminarias and jack-o’-lanterns provide atmospheric lighting – and surprisingly nice looking water in the game’s bayous. “We are honored to announce our partnership with TheGeekGrid Studios on a project dedicated to the T60 Armor set in the popular video game Fallout 76. This project will highlight the Mantis 3D Printer and its ease of use, which allows creators and makers to create projects faster and easier than ever before,” explained Sinclair.
It’s also a much prettier game, taking advantage of improvements to Double Fine’s in-house engine that will draw upon the extra horsepower of new-generation consoles and modern PCs. If you want the full Update 18 experience, however, then you’ll need to take advantage of the Shadowfell Conspiracy pre-purchasing program that goes live today. The recently announced demo of Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge now has a release date: today. UPDATE: Don’t bother. We’ve received multiple reports now that Blizzard’s axed your ability to sell the clothing back to vendors for a refund. For the sequel, Double Fine is refining the battle system to keep players more engaged by adding attack combos and slightly changing the timing button presses in battles – players must now press the action button as their character strikes with their attack, not beforehand. If players nail the timing on their attacks, they’ll get an opportunity for a follow-up attack.
How they get there, we’re not sure yet, as Double Fine is keeping story details under wraps for now, only explaining that the story takes place immediately after the downloadable add-on, Grubbins on Ice. The only action is a message explaining the character’s inaction, something along the lines of “Candy Corn has nothing to prove” or “Candy Corn decides to sit this one out.” Double Fine hopes to have somewhere around a thousand variations on that line that explains why Candy Corn just stands there idle. There would be a rat race at cosplay convention and what you can do is to perfect your detailed look as possible as you can. Costume Quest 2 and Layers of Fear 2 are available to redeem for free on Epic Games Store now, which you can find through here. It’s a time when all industries try to put out their spookiest efforts in whatever way, and that includes the Epic Games Store in this week’s free game slate. Just to give you an idea of how long these free giveaways have been going on, both of theses title’s predecessors were given away on the store roughly one year ago. The one-to-30 game is basically an extended tutorial for endgame, and you’d be wise to master your various abilities and combos in preparation for the much more difficult PvE challenges in store at the cap.