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7.4 out of 10

A Witch's Tale

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Impression: A Witch's Tale

RPGamer
15 April 2010
  • Excerpt: When I had a chance to play A Witch's Tale during RPGamer's Run to the Sun event in July, starting at the beginning of the game didn't afford me much opportunity to see how the game actually played out. I've now completed the first three areas (of what appears to be seven), and I've a better idea of how this game works.
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A Witch's Tale

Game Revolution
5 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Sorry, A Witch's Tale, you get no headline. A Witch’s Tale is one if the most highly anticip... hold on, that’s not right... A Witch’s Tale is the hottest DS relea... nope, that’s still not right... A Witch’s Tale is pretty oka... close, but still not quite there... A Witch’s Tale is a game… there, that’ll do… So.... A Witch’s Tale is a game that came out a while ago for the DS and nobody really seemed to care.
  • Pros: Good use of stylus, Insipid story, character, and settings, Boooorrrriiiinnng, Uninspirted combat, Makes you slap yourself in the face
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Overall 3
2.5

Expert Review

GamingNexus
11 December 2009
  • Conclusion: Attempting to bring in new RPG gamers by having lower difficulty isn't enough to save A Witch's Tale from a plodding story, and slow game play.
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Review: A Witch's Tale (Nintendo DS)

Diehard GameFAN
2 December 2009
  • Summary: A Witch’s Tale is a stylistic but simplistic RPG. While the presentation and music are charming, the gameplay feels diluted compared to other games in its genre, and the stylus controls can feel imprecise at times. If you’re looking for a challenging and epic RPG, you might want to look elsewhere. But if you’re looking for something to pass the time and like anything laden in fairytale references, this would do nicely.
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Overall 4
4.0

A Witch's Tale Review

GameSpot
2 December 2009
  • Summary: This Japanese role-playing game is made of equal parts dull combat and insipid story, A Witch's Tale isn't worth the time it takes to play.
  • Pros: Pleasing art style
  • Cons: Dull combat, Equally dull story, Loathsome main character, Physically uncomfortable control scheme
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Overall 6
6.2
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
7.5
Storyline 8
7.8
Control 7
6.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
1 December 2009
  • Excerpt: When I think about A Witch's Tale, I feel like a parent who wants to scream at their child, "But you had so much potential!" Nothing is more disappointing than knowing a game had all the makings to be something fun and failed because of one large aspect of the gameplay. So, let me preface this review by saying A Witch's Tale is not a total abomination, but the areas that are flawed are very flawed.
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Overall 7
7.0

A Witch's Tale

Game Vortex
21 November 2009
  • Excerpt: A Witch's Tale began its lifecycle as a stylus-controlled Action RPG, but somewhere along the way, Hitmaker decided things weren't working out. In the process, the game went from action to point-and-click adventure. The switch isn't a failure, though it is clear the issues that may have caused the switch in direction haven't been completely cleared up. Visuals are one of A Witch's Tale 's few standout features.
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 7
7.0

A Witch’s Tale – Staff Review

RandomNPC
28 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Ok. I’ll level with you. I’ve just scrapped my fifth attempt at an opening to this review. I’ve tried food analogies, tomato discussion, references to Halloween (the holiday and the movie), Tim Burton films, Okami Phantasy Star … So, nuts to that. Settle in, kiddies. It’s story time. Once upon a time, there was a little DS RPG called A Witch’s Tale .
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Overall 6
6.0
Graphics 9
8.8
Sound 7
7.4
Control 5
5.0
Addiction 4
4.2

A Witch's Tale Review

Cheat Code Central
4 July 2009