Some of you may remember me talking about this RPG from ININ Games and STUDIOARTDINK a couple weeks ago, and once again thank you to them for hooking me up with a copy of this one to review. It was very much one of those games that caught my attention because it just seemed oddly fun, and truthfully it was hit and miss in a lot of areas, but fun was not one of them.
The story was very basic, you played as the name of the game implies, a witch. You are living alone in the forest not far from your grandmother and you are using a magical stone she gave you to attempt to being dolls to life. It isn’t really explained why all that well but it’s basically because as a witch living in the woods you have no friends.
In the true RPG trope, this doesn’t last long as our good witch Eirudy will as you expect meet a human boy that she becomes friends with and their life quickly gets tipped upside because his old man, a rich guy, wants to burn the witch. Ok well they never say burn but he definitely wants them all dead. You get where this is going.
The story is as you would expect and offers nothing new but does it all fairly well. The combat however,also is about what you would expect if I am completely honest with you. You enter battles and as the game progresses you can summon stronger dolls to fight at your side. These dolls can heal you, cast different buffs to up your defense and such or simply smash the enemy. Deciding what to summon and when is a key sort of the strategy and it’s a bit of a grind to level them up.
The fun part for me tho was the training of the witch. See as you complete different side missions and story missions you can go back to your home and train, maybe you want to get stronger and do push ups or cast more spells and study how to make new items all these things increase your stats and by doing this you get to customize the witch how you want her. You can realistically have a witch that is just busting skulls while your friend just flings endless fireballs.
The game is not without it’s issues. For example the characters felt a bit flat and the game itself seemed short, almost like a port of a mobile game and that’s because honestly, it almost is. The game was originally a mobile game but they have substantially upgraded the sound and graphics, and it is the 3rd game in the series but to my knowledge it’s the only one on a console. And true to that mobile beginning you can beat the game in around 15 hours.
Nothing about the game is overtly bad, I honestly found the game fun in its own way but there also isn’t anything I would say hey this is great. It’s worth picking up for some RPG fans,plenty of my friends already have and enjoyed it. They all however also enjoy older RPGs than most newer ones. This game is definitely a solid 7/10 tho, and I enjoyed my time with it. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.