DLC Quest is a fairly short game, at approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour of gameplay included. That’s alright though, as the game itself is only $2 and is absolutely hilarious (of course it is, it’s a satire) so don’t discount it just because it’s short. After all, how long are Call of Duty campaigns in reality? Three to six hours? Exactly, not much better and look how much more it costs.
Although you may not think so at first look, DLC Quest does indeed have a very basic story to it, which basically goes as follows. You are standing in front of the princess, a “bad guy” comes and kidnaps the princess, you are then enticed to go and rescue the unnamed princess.
The art style in the game is alright. The funny thing about it is that if you were basing the graphics on first impressions, then the game would suffer significantly from that as to start, your character just slides along the ground, and can only move right, not left. You actually have to buy the animations for moving, which also incidentally allow you to move back to the left and to jump.
As for the soundtrack, well it’s definitely not bad, it has around six different songs throughout the entire game which is pretty decent. Again, there’s no sound or music until you purchase it as an in game DLC for 5 coins, which is also quite amusing.
The gameplay in this game is quite simple, but is also very amusing, for the most part anyway. The basic concept is that you are adventuring around the world in order to try and save the princess and collecting coins along the way, but you are constantly running into issues that require you to purchase an additional DLC that will solve the issue, such as when you run into an area where you require the double jump, you must collect enough coins to be able to purchase this DLC before you may progress any further.
Some of the various DLCs that you can purchase throughout the game are the “Horse Armour Pack” which is a purely cosmetic upgrade to your horse (It’s quite expensive by the way, at 250 coins or so. *Cough*Blizzard*Cough*), the gun upgrade to the sword (It claims it’s just a cosmetic upgrade), and the pet pack, which gives you a goldfish in a mini fish tank. To avoid spoiling them all I’m not going to list any more, but you get the point.
And that’s not all, there’s plenty of other hilarious aspects to DLC Quest as well, such as when you find those small blue boxes hanging around and you touch them to unlock what’s inside; you always need to buy the DLC that it unlocks. Or that when you talk to certain characters, they blatantly tell you that they’re useless and just a filler NPC, with no idea how they actually got there, which is quite funny.
It’s also rather hilarious that there’s multiple endings for the game. What I mean by this is that when you’re just entering the “bad guy hideout”, the credits start rolling and you unlock the end of the game DLC, which you need to buy if you actually want to save the princess. Otherwise, you’re just stuck with the terrible and completely random ending that it gives you. Oh yeah, and you get an achievement the first time, which is named something funny like “You did it! Kinda…”.
Needless to say, DLC Quest is a title that’s worth picking up, even if it only has half an hour to an hour of gameplay, as overall it is a decent game, only costs $2 on Desura and is absolutely hilarious; it does a fantastic job at being a DLC satire.
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