WitchCrafty Review (PlayStation Vita)

Our Witchcrafty Review introduces you to this Metroidvania platformer that immerses you in a world of magic. Something strange is happening in the Kingdom – the forests are filled with predatory plants, their peace-loving peoples have taken up arms against each other, and goblins were noticed in the deep mines. The little witch has to start her journey in search of truth and answers. Who is behind all these events? Should you trust strangers along the way? Who stole the Witch’s mail? Or maybe all this is not at all what it seems.

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WitchCrafty Review Pros:

  • Cartoon graphics.
  • 270MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Action-platformer gameplay.
  • Tutorial signs show the controls.
  • Save points to find and use.
  • You can jump, double jump, attack, roll, air dash, and use magic along with a special attack.
  • Crystal’s are the game’s currency.
  • Animated character portraits in conversations.
  • Cutesy animations.
  • The map fills in as you play.
  • Hack and slash combat.
  • Plays on a 2D perspective.

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WitchCrafty Review Cons:

  • Really small text.
  • Tedious to play.
  • Small initial hit points pool.
  • Checkpoints are too far apart.
  • Controls are not as tight as you would like.
  • Get new powers by collecting them at altars.
  • Metroidvania atmosphere with a huge map you can explore as you wish.
  • Lose a lot of progress as the game has only a few actual save points.
  • Frustrating to play.
  • No real guidance.
  • Tired combat.
  • Replay large parts of the game.
  • Lose map progress if you die.
  • The map is small and hard to read, doesn’t show where you are for example.

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WitchCrafty:

Official website.

Developer: PigeonDev

Publisher: PigeonDev

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PlayStation Vita

Steam

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.2/10

Summary

WitchCrafty looks like a fun game, it’s one of the last games to be released on the PlayStation Vita and it should be in its golden years. WitchCrafty is not, its not good from loose controls, bad jumping mechanics to some of the worst checkpointing I have ever experienced, I would lose large chunks of progress due to either the shoddy controls or the fact I have two hit points! Several times I would try again and again and in the end frustration won and I walked away. I didn’t see the point in trying to punch past it as the game didn’t show any signs of being unique, new, or original. WitchCrafty is not worth anyone’s time but then it’s one of the last few games to get a release so do you buy it for that reason? Maybe but just don’t play it, it doesn’t run well and is tired and kinda plain, especially for this day and age. My issues couldn’t be helped and I did honestly try but how can you compete when it’s all stacked against you. Overall WitchCrafty is all looks and has no core to it.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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