A Witch's Tale
From the makers of Disgaea...
I'd like to say that I like most of NIS's games, and when I saw that A Witch's Tale was coming out, I was going to pre-order it, but for some reason, none of the local Gamestops had heard of it. Finally, I was able to get a copy, and was taken aback at the art and music in this game. It's similar to Disgaea, but has a more gothic and Halloween theme to it. The music matched the art and the whole game perfectly. Each kingdom's design amazed me; they had so much detail. The story was interesting and the controls were simple; though I would've preferred to use buttons. It also surprised me that there was so much strategy and puzzles going on; I had expected it to be all about battling monsters. But before we even get to the boss, we have to go through that kingdom's castle, with many puzzles. Other than the puzzles, I would say that this game was fairly easy, and would recommend it to anyone who liked Disgaea, and would enjoy a puzzle/RPG.
Get Lost in A Witch's Tale
Currently playing A Witch's Tale, I would have to say that it is one of the best games I have played, up there with Final Fantasy X and X-2. It plays like Final Fantasy X in the sense that you have many elements at your disposal and that you have many dolls to choose from. Each doll has a base element, but most learn other elements. There are, however, a couple things that I didn't like about the game, like the fact that there is no journal of enemies and their elements. You will have to remember the element that you used with the most power on a certain enemy, which is bad for a fact that many enemies are the same with different color schemes and elements. The game is also very easy once you are past the first world, which for some can be offputting, but for others great. I personally loved it, as most games that I get I die a lot and throttle the controller or DS in anger. Although I am only at level 23, I would assume that since my spells levelled up when I hit level 20 and spells have 5 levels that every 20 levels your spells go up a level. At somewhat random points in your dolls leveling up, they get new spells or upgraded versions of a spell. You control everything with the stylus. You drag and drop spells to the enemies slot to use it against them, and each time you complete a level you get a version of a spell that is called Ancient Magic and costs 99 MP and is very powerful. You start off with Expa Abyss before you even start fighting. There is one problem about this, though. There is no tutorial when you start out. In Shadow Town, a sort of hub where you can repair your dolls, exchange items (very much like synthesis in Kingdom Hearts games) and regain HP and MP, there is a shadow person on the bottom part of the town who gives you a tutorial of sorts. If you don't talk to him you are essentially thrown into the action. To get ancient magic, you have to gain a Sigil from the elements respective Princess, which you do by completing the (somewhat, although not really) repetitive world. To use it, you drag the element you want to use into the middle of the scroller. When it is your turn you draw the rune. Overall, A Witch's Tale is a great game with great music and gameplay.
A Witch's Tale is an awesome game for people who like to solve confusing puzzles and battle tons of monsters. Its a pretty hard game but its also a pretty cute game to play as well. It has multiple endings and secrets that aren't part of the main story that you can figure out. Overall I'd say this was a pretty awesome game!
Hallween all over again
When i bought it i didnt have any regrets.not 1.I thought about how much fun this is going to be.I love it and i only played for a hour.Its amzing.The sound is great and goes with the game.It reminded me of the night before chrismas.This game is the best for people that love anime,hallween,gothic style,witches,vampires,and a good kick butt fight.Best 14.99 dollars i have ever spent.Go buy it.If you dont you a nerd and a freak!
Played it beginning-to-end twice and loved it both times. The graphics were gorgeous, the music appealing, and the plot-line interesting, with plenty of puzzles and riddles. I wouldn't say that this game is not for the hard-core gamer, but it's an enjoyable play-through for the casual gamer.