Costume Quest 'Grubbins on Ice' DLC Hitting This December

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#51 Posted by Yodasdarkside (293 posts) -

Day one!

#52 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6999 posts) -

DUDE YES....but I still need to buy costume quest.

#53 Posted by C0V3RT (1377 posts) -

Depending on the price, I'd be interested in revising the world of Costume Quest.

#54 Posted by ProfessorEss (7469 posts) -

Excited and confused at the same time.
 
Trick-or-Treating at Christmas just seems weird.

#55 Posted by Nytrik (153 posts) -

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

#56 Posted by NobleJon (21 posts) -
@zityz said: 

" Trick or Treating during the winter with costumes on? Right on. Makes ZERO sense but...right on! "

I expect the hilarious dialog will point this out rather than skirting the issue. And thankfully, it should be readable this time! 
 
The original game was an unexpected treat for me. I only learned it existed days before release from TimOfLegend's Twitter feed. Despite his and DoubleFine's excellent track record, I didn't see this coming. I bought it as soon as the demo ended and completed it in a night. (Hello, 4:00 AM!) This expansion will be an instant purchase.
#57 Edited by ProfessorEss (7469 posts) -
@NobleJon said:

I expect the hilarious dialog will point this out rather than skirting the issue.

Actually, yeah, now that you mention that I'm 110% on board :)
 
@NobleJon said:
I bought it as soon as the demo ended and completed it in a night.
DeathSpank is the only game I ever bought as soon as the demo asked me to.
Costume Quest was the only game I ever bought without even bothering to download the demo.
#58 Posted by radioactivez0r (866 posts) -

Fuck yeah I want more.  Played the whole thing in one sitting - not because it was short, but because I loved it to death.

#59 Posted by issun187 (61 posts) -

Haven't finished the main quest yet. Hopefully, I'll be done with it before the DLC gets released. Big fan of the game, though.

#60 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

Dude, Halloween is over.  Plus I already spent too much money on that game.  We'll have to see what the price-point is.

#61 Posted by MetalBaofu (1432 posts) -

For some reason I was totally not expecting any DLC for Costume Quest, so this is pretty awesome.

#62 Posted by Peacemaker (1106 posts) -

I can't imagine it being more than 400 ms points. I still want a full on christmas game though.  
 
Good on them for fixing the save point thing too.

#63 Edited by BlazeHedgehog (1102 posts) -

I spot a Bobbing For Apples area
 
Which likely means there isn't any new gameplay in this. It's just the same stuff as the regular game, which already rehashed its gameplay concepts a little too frequently. 
 
Pass.

#64 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2713 posts) -
@nintendoeats: 
 
took you long enough =P
#65 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -
@HomemadeZiggurat: no... citing sources is necessary to prevent getting sued.
#66 Posted by sociald1077 (263 posts) -

More Costume Quest is great! Can't wait to try it out.
 
@nintendoeats said:

" Why does this game need DLC? It was awesome as a standalone product. Its official. I hate DLC. "
If the game is great, why would you not want more?
#67 Posted by dudeglove (8157 posts) -
@CookieMonster said:
" Promoting gamespot on giantbomb? wait, what? "
#68 Posted by yyZiggurat (1024 posts) -
@S0ndor said:
" @HomemadeZiggurat: no... citing sources is necessary to prevent getting sued. "
I thought it was weird seeing "Gamespot" on the article's picture.  This isn't the first time its happened, a GS video was embedded for the new Ace Combat game, and it was weird then.
#69 Posted by newslowsad (74 posts) -
@louiedog said:
" If it's 400 points I'll pick it up for sure. "
 
Definitely. Loved the game. One of my favorite XBLA releases for sure.
#70 Posted by Kowalski (262 posts) -

Played through the game, liked it so-so, felt very kiddie and bland. But I paid for it cuz I love Schafer.

#71 Posted by hanktherapper (383 posts) -

To be honest, I'll purchase this just to keep my S-rank.

#72 Posted by unsomnambulist (1 posts) -

The difficulty in being able to save my game really turned me off on Costume Quest. 

#73 Posted by jakob187 (21732 posts) -

Does it add achievements?

#74 Posted by jlanzer (49 posts) -

sshhhhhh you had me at quest.

#75 Posted by Slug (13 posts) -

I need to download this ASAP!

#76 Posted by wrathofconn (1464 posts) -
@HomemadeZiggurat: When a story is exclusive to one publication, it's illegal for anyone else to publish certain parts of it. This is the reason for citing GameSpot and pointing people there for more information. This happens everywhere all the time. Can we please stop talking about it now?
#77 Posted by envane (1164 posts) -

wish these games were more earthboundy than they appear on the surface

#78 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@Bloodgraiv3:  Its been along time coming. It started with all that Mass Effect 2 DLC. 

@S0ndor said:
" @HomemadeZiggurat: no... citing sources is necessary to prevent getting sued. "

Actually no. Citing sources is for our benefit, so that we can make an informed decision about how to perceive it. News outlets are not legally bound to report accurate or factual news, and therefore are not legally bound to cite sources. Obviously if they actually ripped off the article that would be copyright, but Gamespot cannot OWN information about a game.
#79 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@sociald1077 said:
" More Costume Quest is great! Can't wait to try it out.
 
@nintendoeats said:
" Why does this game need DLC? It was awesome as a standalone product. Its official. I hate DLC. "
If the game is great, why would you not want more? "
Because I've played it now, and knowing that there is more being produced reduces my feeling of satisfaction at having "completed" Costume Quest. I felt that it lasted exactly as long as it should have. If it was a third longer I wouldn't have liked that. Now I'm being expected to dish out more money and dedicate more time to being "up"on my costume quest.
 
This isn't as bad a Shadowbroker, which actually contained something which I had been expecting as part of ME3, but its still annoying as all hell.
#80 Posted by MetalBaofu (1432 posts) -
@nintendoeats said:
" @sociald1077 said:
" More Costume Quest is great! Can't wait to try it out.
 
@nintendoeats said:
" Why does this game need DLC? It was awesome as a standalone product. Its official. I hate DLC. "
If the game is great, why would you not want more? "
Because I've played it now, and knowing that there is more being produced reduces my feeling of satisfaction at having "completed" Costume Quest. I felt that it lasted exactly as long as it should have. If it was a third longer I wouldn't have liked that. Now I'm being expected to dish out more money and dedicate more time to being "up"on my costume quest.  This isn't as bad a Shadowbroker, which actually contained something which I had been expecting as part of ME3, but its still annoying as all hell. "
People get annoyed over really odd stuff to me.  Either you want to play more of it and buy the DLC or you don't.   Feeling like you HAVE to buy it for some reason is odd to me.
#81 Edited by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@metalhead87 said:

" @nintendoeats said:

" @sociald1077 said:
" More Costume Quest is great! Can't wait to try it out.
 
@nintendoeats said:
" Why does this game need DLC? It was awesome as a standalone product. Its official. I hate DLC. "
If the game is great, why would you not want more? "
Because I've played it now, and knowing that there is more being produced reduces my feeling of satisfaction at having "completed" Costume Quest. I felt that it lasted exactly as long as it should have. If it was a third longer I wouldn't have liked that. Now I'm being expected to dish out more money and dedicate more time to being "up"on my costume quest.  This isn't as bad a Shadowbroker, which actually contained something which I had been expecting as part of ME3, but its still annoying as all hell. "
People get annoyed over really odd stuff to me.  Either you want to play more of it and buy the DLC or you don't.   Feeling like you HAVE to buy it for some reason is odd to me. "
Let me put this another way. When you buy a game, you don't just expect to spend 6 hours or however much time playing the game. You also expect to spend the rest of your life being impacted by that experience in some way (which may be significant or subtle). Having a sequel come out impacts that residual experience, because your memories of the first game are going to be coloured by the second. That goes even more for DLC, which doesn't even pretend to be a seperate entity.
 
Now imagine that you don't play the sequel or DLC, but know that it exists. In both cases, but especially the latter, there is going to be a sense of incompleteness atatched to your memories of the game, because you know that there has been more added to the experience that you haven't seen.
 
Costume Quest was a complete experience (a light-hearted one to be sure, but an experience). Adding more to it is not likely to improve somebodies memories of the game, so DLC is not a good idea for it.
 
To put this in more broad terms, I don't think that anybody would be very happy if the director of Downfall started working on Downfall 2: Richard Nixon. It might be great and deep and intense, but it would still be unnecessary and make the whole thing smell badly of capitalism.
 
EDIT: To put it yet another way: Star Wars prequels.
#82 Posted by MetalBaofu (1432 posts) -
@nintendoeats:     I don't feel that way at all about stuff.  There is an extremely small number of games that I remember long after finishing, so I definitely don't expect my life to be impacted in some way(no matter how small) by every game I play.  I've also never been one of those people that feel a poor sequel to something tarnishes the original.  I pretty much hated the first Assassin's Creed.  The fact that I really enjoy AC2 and Brotherhood doesn't change my feelings on AC1.  I thought the first Saw movie was really good...all the ones since then have been pretty horrible, but that doesn't make me think any less of the original.    
 
As far as the whole completeness thing goes, I get that some people are real completionists  and feel that have to do everything/get everything/etc, I'm just not one of those people.  So, I just don't feel that I haven't completed a game or series just because DLC comes out.  I play what games and DLC I want and don't play the ones I don't want.  Basically, I guess it's that if DLC comes out for something I care enough about that I would feel incomplete by not playing it(like with Mass Effect 2), then I buy and play the DLC.  If the DLC is for a game that I don't care enough about to actually buy the DLC, then I couldn't care less.  I don't buy DLC to feel like I had a complete experience of some game, I buy DLC when I really enjoy the game and want to play more of it.   I don't really look at it any differently than buying a sequel to a game or an expansion for a PC game.
#83 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

I liked Costume Quest enough that, for a modest price, I'd happily take more of it.

#84 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@metalhead87: Ok, if thats how you feel about it all the power to you. But gathering from your post, I think you do at least see where I'm coming from.
 
Though I would say that you may somewhat underestimate the power of things to stay with you. I might be a little hyper-aware of this, especially considering that my life pretty much consists of school, food, sleep and games, but in my experience it is a generally true thing.
#85 Posted by MetalBaofu (1432 posts) -
@nintendoeats:   Yeah, all I was trying to say with my initial post was that it's odd to me when people get annoyed/mad just because DLC exists, not whether it's good or bad.  As for me "underestimating the power of things to stay with you,"  I'm sure that's just a different experience for different people.  I've been playing games since the NES....I pretty much can't remember a time when I didn't play video games, but there is very, very few that I have memories of.  Not saying that I haven't been impacted in some way by various games, just that I certainly don't expect that from every game I play.
#86 Posted by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -
@nintendoeats:  I think I love you.
#87 Posted by yyZiggurat (1024 posts) -
@wrathofconn:  Dude, I was over it after I typed my first reply.
 
@nintendoeats:  I don't think I'd be happy with GB if they hadn't linked the source.  Even Kotaku links their source and they're shit.  And I never said linking something from GS was wrong, just odd.
#88 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@Haru48 said:
" @nintendoeats:  I think I love you. "
I think that's going to need some qualification...
 
But thankyou :)
#89 Posted by Hichael (170 posts) -

sweet, but im kinda done with this game since i finished it.

#90 Posted by anbumakura (152 posts) -

Sounds awesome. I would love some more Costume Quest!

#91 Posted by EightBitShik (1342 posts) -

I am shocked and excited about this. I didn't think they would add any content for costume quest but like @louiedog:  said If it's 400 points I'll pick it up no more then that.

#92 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -
@nintendoeats said:
@S0ndor said:
" @HomemadeZiggurat: no... citing sources is necessary to prevent getting sued. "
Actually no. Citing sources is for our benefit, so that we can make an informed decision about how to perceive it. News outlets are not legally bound to report accurate or factual news, and therefore are not legally bound to cite sources. Obviously if they actually ripped off the article that would be copyright, but Gamespot cannot OWN information about a game. "
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought Gamespot had exclusive publishing rights. Hence the word "exclusive". Though I guess that word is used very liberally these days, so I dunno.
#93 Posted by Piranesi (452 posts) -

Hope this runs for the whole year, I want to run around looking for easter eggs in a pink bunny / fluffy chicken costume.   
 
#94 Posted by CookieMonster (2443 posts) -
@CrazyChris said: 
 Promoting? He's just naming his source, that's been common for news since the 18th century. "
@S0ndor said: 
Citing sources is not the same as promotion. "
I just noticed that this time, rather than citing the source at the end of the article (eg, just saying via gamespot), he actually says 'I suggest you go look at Gamespot's article for the full scoop'. Its a slight difference like that which would suggest promotion, but hey, Brad probably didn't mean anything by it.
#95 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2495 posts) -

Oh baby! I'd love an excuse to play more Costume Quest especially since this makes me think they'll release DLC for each commercial season!
 
On the valentines day update the kids can war over those chalky gross candy hearts!

#96 Posted by The_Philosopher (570 posts) -

Weird, I loved this game but I'm done with it. It was only so great because it came out around Halloween, trick or treating on Christmas? Meh. Also I'm totally sick of the combat, so no thanks for me.

#97 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@S0ndor said:
" @nintendoeats said:
@S0ndor said:
" @HomemadeZiggurat: no... citing sources is necessary to prevent getting sued. "
Actually no. Citing sources is for our benefit, so that we can make an informed decision about how to perceive it. News outlets are not legally bound to report accurate or factual news, and therefore are not legally bound to cite sources. Obviously if they actually ripped off the article that would be copyright, but Gamespot cannot OWN information about a game. "
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought Gamespot had exclusive publishing rights. Hence the word "exclusive". Though I guess that word is used very liberally these days, so I dunno. "
Again, Gamespot can't own information. If they could, than everybody posting in this topic would be a dirty filthy pirate, because we are spreading the story as well. All Gamespot can do is get an exclusive interview or statement from Double Fine, giving them first (and the most complete) access to the story.
#98 Posted by Genjai (300 posts) -

YAY!! I LOVED COSTUME QUEST!!
 
Can't wait for the DLC!

#99 Posted by MikeFightNight (1117 posts) -

I wish they would of come up with a new concept for the battles.  Trick or treating at Christmas time is in no way appealing to me.  Maybe they could of done some kind of door to door Christmas caroling    thing, now that would be season appropriate!
#100 Posted by JamsJV (5 posts) -

God damn them! They've done this because they know how much I loved the game, and they thought I had too much expendable income.  
 
Guess I've got to hold out on Limbo a bit longer, this has jumped to the front of the queue.

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