- Title: Bullet Witch
- Platform:Xbox 360
- Publisher: Atari
- Developer: Cavia Inc.
- ESRB Rating: “M” for Mature
- Genre: Third-person action/shooter
- Pros: Some set pieces are pretty impressive; reversible cover art
- Cons: Impressive moments are short lived and too far apart; slow, boring gameplay; bland graphics
Bullet Witch takes place in the year 2013 after several years of war, disease, and disasters have killed billions of people. Even worse, a interdimensional portal has opened and demons have started taking over Earth. Your character in Bullet Witch is a witch named Alicia, who uses her powers to try and save the world.
The only gameplay mode in Bullet Witch is the story mode, which will only take you around six hours to beat. There are multiple difficulty levels and you earn achievements for beating the levels on various difficulties, but the gameplay is so bland you likely won’t want to play through it again. There are online leaderboards, but no multiplayer component whatsoever. The price of the game is only $50 rather than the standard $60, which makes the lack of modes a little easier to swallow, but it is still unacceptable for a game to offer so little.
The one aspect of the gameplay that is halfway decent are the magical spells you have at your disposal. Lightning spells. Healing spells. Telekinesis. You have nine different spells at your disposal by the time you finish the game, and some of them are pretty impressive. Using the “Will Power” telekinesis spell to slam objects into enemies is pretty darn satisfying. You will also earn tornado and meteor spells that cause massive destruction to not only your enemies, but to the surrounding landscape. When you have the opportunity to really make good use of your magic, the game can be pretty impressive. It is just too bad you can only really use it in a few key points and the rest of the game is just mindless shooting.
Graphics and Sound
The sound is a bit of a mixed bag. The soundtrack is actually pretty good, but the sound effects and voice work can only be described as generic.