Questy Quest is an intriguing one. It takes the shape of a tapper, but at the last minute swerves past the idle genre to offer up something a little more action packed. It’s still about killing as many monsters as possible, only this time you’re essentially playing out a bunch of quick time events (QTEs).
That might sound a bit terrible, but as casual action games go, this one actually clicks in most of the right ways. It’s fresh-ish, it’s fun, and there’s a gnarly compulsion loop that’s likely to embed itself deep in your skin.
It’s not going to be everyone’s taste, and if you’re looking for an action game that actually has action in it, you’re going to be disappointed. But if you fancy a new distraction, then it’s well worth checking out.
The game sees you making your way through a series of monsters. You attack them by tapping when a sliding bar is in the correct place. Hit it and another marker appears, rinse and repeat. Miss your mark and you’ll get hit, which will kill you instantly most of the time.
You also get bonuses when you hit some of your targets. There are coins, and you can use these in a gacha machine to get new equipment. The better the equipment, the bigger the space you’ve got to try and hit when you’re playing. Duplicate items can be fused together to improve them.
There are two different styles of fight here. One you can play for free, and it’s essentially endless. There are campfires after every fifth battle, and you can chuck out some coins or watch a video to camp there. That’ll let you jump back in to the fight at that point in the future.
The other mode sees you laying out some coins in order to go on a shorter quest. There are bigger rewards here though, so it’s worth jumping in from time to time in order to smash some tougher baddies and earn yourself some delightful chests. There are free unlocks from time to time as well, which will fill up your coffers.
You’ll also get potions. These give you a different buff or boost if you use them at the start of a fight. You might be able to smack 10 hp off your opponent, or give yourself an extra chance to fight on if you get walloped in the face yourself.
Sure, this isn’t the deepest game in the world, but there’s a good amount of enjoyment from its simple tapping rhythms. It’s basically the action genre cut down into its smallest possible pieces.
And for the most part, it works. It’s one of those strange games where you’re not doing that much, but you’ll find yourself losing hours into it. There’s more going on here than a tapper, but not enough to put anyone who prefers their gaming a little more relaxed off.
Questy Quest is a bright, engaging little game, that knows the path it wants to walk and wanders down it with aplomb. Sure, you might get bored of it after a while, but for a game designed to soak up some of your time, that’s not really too much of a problem. It’s not the greatest game ever made, but it’s a solid and enjoyable romp that wears its simplicity on a cartoon sleeve. And really, I can’t say any fairer than that.