Beast Quest is an action RPG set in the fictional land of Avantia. You play as Tom, a constantly excited kid that sounds like Harry Potters overly enthusiastic cousin who has waited for his chance to finally become the hero instead of the lime light hogging Harry. I can honestly say its the most annoying voice acting I’ve ever heard in a game before and that’s saying something! Before anyone starts talking about the game Tenchu back on the PS1 at least they were funny. This is seriously just annoying.
Tom sounds like he would do anything the wizard would tell him to do! The dude pops up out of no where and tells Tom he has to go rescue 4 mythical beasts from an evil wizard. Tom doesn’t go “wait… who are you?… why me?… is it dangerous? I should probably tell my parents where I am going… Do I need to bring a jumper? I shouldn’t talk to strangers…” Instead Tom is like “OK WHILE THERE IS BLOOD IN MY VEINS I WILL SAVE AVANTIA!” oh shut up Tom… I know I am coming down hard on a characters voice but it really made the game annoying for me. VOICES aside lets talk about the game its self.
Beast Quest is a beautiful game. The landscapes are great and the character models (mostly) are great. Movement can feel very clunky at times and unresponsive which doesn’t help on the parts where you have to jump from platform to platform in order to get across a river. On some occasions you can jump at a cliff wall and would just start floating up like superman. The cut scenes are short thank God because Tom is in all of them… All the other actors are great apart from some of the children. I’m going back to talk about the actors ain’t I?…
Combat starts off exciting and quick pace with different combos you can perform. Every creature or bandit you kill you will earn AP, Points you can use to buy new abilities like flaming sword or ice sword etc. you can also use them to up your combat stats. I found however after a certain amount of Ap that is put into Tom you become quite OP and fights become easy including Boss fights. The boss fights are great. Each boss has different patterns that you must learn to defeat. The BOSS fights thank god are different from normal fights which can become quite stale over your time playing the game.
There are loads of side quests you can grab from townsfolk ranging from fetch quests to fighting beasts which is a nice change from the linear path you have been taking up to that point. This can take up a lot of time and you will need to do these if you 100%ers want that golden 100% complete.