Witch and Hero (2013) Review

Posted: June 28, 2015 in Handhelds, Reviews
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EU Release Date: Apr 4, 2013 (for 3DS)

Witch and HeroIs it just me, or is this game dumb? Witch and Hero is an 8-bit style action game with a rubbish witch and a worse hero. The aim of the game is to stop waves upon waves of enemies from attacking the witch, who has been turned to stone. The trouble is, the hero is useless. To defeat the enemies, you just bump into them. There’s no animation of the hero using his sword or shield and every time he attacks, he also takes damage, meaning it’s impossible to pass a level without the hero ‘fainting’. While you wait for the hero to revive, the enemies are busy breaking the stone witch. If you manage to get past stage four (it took me twelve tries and I was level fifteen by that time), the witch “will resurrection” (that’s actually what the game says) and you can use her powers for a brief time to try to defeat the masses of enemies.

I was actually put off this game by the very first line in the intro – “A long long ago”. Not only is the game play bad (there is absolutely no strategy involved, you’ve just got to hope that the enemies attack in a formation you can handle), but the grammar and spelling are awful too.

If I’m honest, the only thing this game has in its favour is that it is probably going to be long. Really, really long. So, if you’re looking for something to do for the next sixty-three years and you don’t mind brain-melting monotony, by all means give this game a try. If you’re looking for fun, try anything else.

  1. The Otaku Judge says:

    I agree that the localization is sloppy, but other than that I enjoyed this game. The gameplay, although simple, reminds me of Ys. The trick to not fainting often is to attack enemies from behind. Stick with it and you can actually beat the game in a day.

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