Indie Game Showcase: DLC Quest

What’s going on everybody, welcome to another installment of the Indie Game Showcase. If  you did not read the first article in the series, please go back and do that to find out what this is all about. Today’s game is called DLC Quest, an action adventure platformer made by Going Loud Studios. As the name implies, this particular title take a staple of this industry that we are all familiar with nowadays, and makes fun of it in just about every way possible.

Ever wondered what a game would be like if it relied entirely on downloadable content?, well, the developers have decided to create a world where everything is based solely on this concept, and the result is one of the most humorous experiences I have had on any console in a long time. Here is the setup in a nutshell, a hero is enjoying a normal, yet peaceful day, and all of the sudden, an evil king has captured his one and only love, the princess, and now it is up to him to save her. Sounds simple enough right?, well, before you can go on your adventure, just about every single aspect of the game, from movement to the left, to the pause menu, to being able to fully animate the hero’s body must be purchased from the store in order to continue playing.

What I liked the most about this title was it’s sense of humor. It’s nice to see that there are still people out there who are willing to make fun of themselves, and that’s a good thing. Nothing in this industry is safe from ridicule from these guys, and here a couple of examples of just how ridiculous things can get. Every time you encounter a random character that really isn’t supposed to have anything to do with your quest, he or she will literally ask the player why they are there. Another memorable moment was when I killed off the storekeeper to earn an in-game achievement, and after taking away his life, he still finds a way to run his store from beyond the grave.

The only real problem I had with DLC Quest was that it was too short. Then again, complaining about not enough content being available for one dollar (80 MS points to be exact) is kind of like ordering something off of the dollar menu at a fast food restaurant expecting a full meal, it just isn’t going to happen. Thankfully there are multiple endings to see, and a number of different in-game achievements to earn, so there is a reason play through this game more than once.

Anybody looking for an excuse to sit back, relax, and have a good time should download DLC Quest as soon as possible. For more suggestions on games that we could include in this feature, please leave a comment below this post.