Trigger Witch Review
The Legend of Zelda is a new game from Eastasiasoft and Rainbite
The Legend of Zelda is a new game from Eastasiasoft and Rainbite. This three-person team also made Reverie. Although the game is called Trigger Witch, it was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw it. You might be intrigued by the idea of playing classic Zelda games with guns. Continue reading to find out more.
Trigger Witch is accessible on almost every modern platform. It clearly draws inspiration from classic 16-bit games such as The Legend of Zelda. This 2D twin-stick action video game is set in an open world, where you will rely on firearms more than magic. The overworld map will be explored, but you'll also venture into dungeons. This brings back Zelda. What about the story and characters? They are there, but they are not very important or interesting. Colette is a witch who graduated from the Stock Academy, which focuses on witchcraft and trigger. Colette must track down her mom, who is the leader of this religious group. Although the writing is humorous and the characters are somewhat interesting at times, they don't provide compelling reasons to play this.
Trigger Witch is a twin-stick shooter that will appeal to fans of twin-stick shooting games. Movement is controlled by the left stick, and aiming to the right stick. Although the game begins with a pistol, there are many other weapons you can acquire and upgrade. There are many weapons to choose from, including a shotgun and a sniper rifle. You can switch weapons easily by setting different weapons to the directional Arrows or bringing up a Radial Menu to swap. You can also switch your sidearm to your equipped gun if you run low on ammo. This allows you to fight while not panicking. Ammo will also refill on its own, provided you don't use the gun for too long.
Evertonia's world is fun to explore. There are many environments to view and lots of secrets to discover. Gems are the currency you will need to buy your upgrades, and they are easy to find. You can earn them for almost any activity, including killing enemies or breaking things. These can be used to purchase upgrades for your guns, such as increased clip sizes, greater damage or faster reload speeds. You can upgrade your guns however you like. You can make the game more difficult by changing the difficulty setting, but I found it easy to play on Normal. It's very simple to shoot enemies and then watch them explode into blood. You can also turn off the blood if you wish. Boss battles are not difficult. Although it was disappointing, I found the gameplay to be enjoyable overall. It also has local co-op support, so if you want to have two gun-toting witches in your game you can.
The game's 16-bit visuals look very appealing, with some great sprite work. It is a lot of red, but it was still a fun game to look at. The visual variety was a bit lacking when it came down to bosses and enemies. It is also beautiful and reminds you a lot about a Zelda video game. The sound effects when you fire your guns are very solid and most enjoyable. A Platinum will give you 58 trophies. This is not a fast process, but it's easy compared to most EastAsiaSoft titles. To earn the Trigger Witch Platinum, you will need to work for 8-10 hours.
Trigger Witch is a delightful and entertaining marriage of twin-stick shooter genres and adventure genres. Although the game draws heavily from Zelda and other classic games, it is not a bad thing. It can be quite fun to arm your witch with various guns and blast away at enemies with a friend or solo for a few hours, even though it isn't challenging. There are many options for a sequel, and it would be wonderful to see the team continue building on the solid foundation they have established.