So the other day while I was on facebook, I saw that someone had mentioned a game called “The Witch’s Garden”. I had never heard of the game, and normally I don’t really pay much attention to this sorta thing. However before I knew it, I found myself googling it, and even downloading it. Now I tend to forget about these ‘spur of the moment’ downloads, and they eventually end up in my recycling. This time was different, and oddly enough I opened this game up straight away to give it a try….
To my surprise, it was INTERESTING…in a creepy way
The Witch’s House is an indie game created by “Fummy” using RPG maker in late 2012. To be perfectly honest, I hadn’t even HEARD the term “indie game” until I stumbled upon “The Witch’s House” >___>.
Anyway, I quite liked the game’s retro style graphics because it reminded of the Zelda games I used to play back in the day…when I didn’t know about eroge =D. So yeah, I suppose that was probably one of the reasons why I decided to give the game a go.
You play as “Viola”, a 13 year old girl who’s enters the a suspicious looking house because the only pathway out of the forest is blocked. With a talking cat as your guide, you wander around the house in hopes to find a way out of the forest.
The Witch’s House is a survival horror game where you solve puzzles in order to continuing advancing in the witch’s creepy house. The puzzles are entertaining, but aren’t all that hard. So it’s easy to keep moving forward in the game, and you never really get stuck thinking, “WTF do I do now?”
The game also contains a story element, and you learn more of the witch that owns this place as you find diaries that are scattered around the house. However, the game focuses on gameplay, and there isn’t all that much reading that you need to do.
So you’re playing as a fragile young girl, and you’re in a super creepy house. Unlike resident evil, Viola doesn’t have like a machine gun on her or anything; she’s just a regular weak like girl. Oh, did I mention that the house is trying to kill you? FuN =D
Even though the game uses these types of graphics, I still found the game to be surprisingly scary. Well scary might not be the right word, but the definitely did a good job keeping a creepy eerie atmosphere.
The game is about 2 hours long, but I have to say, it was 2 hours well spent. The game has two endings, and they just blew me away. Seriously, I never expected such a strong impact from this game when I first started it.
So if you’re interested in seeing what mysteries await in “The Witch’s House”, you can find the game here: http://www.vgperson.com/games/witchhouse.htm
I don’t know how popular this game is, but I hope to spread the love. So please play the game, and tell me what you think ^^