Platforms: PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Serise X
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 29/07/2021
£13.49 £12.14/ $14.99 $13.49
*On sale until 18/08/2021
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
I have had Trigger Witch in my radar for a few years now and as soon as I saw the initial trailer I was excited. A witch with a gun in a bright forest. Who wouldn’t be? Did Trigger Witch live up to what I hoped?
You take the role of Colette, an up-and-coming graduate from the Stock, an academy for Witchcraft and Triggery. Colette is a natural in the study of Ballisticism. A school of Witchcraft that has replaced magic for firearms.On her graduation day and her final exam called “The Gauntlet” Colette becomes a member of “The Clip.”
On this day a mysterious robed man enters the realm and this sets in motion events that will see Colette travel the world in order to stop the robed figure.
To be honest, I was not expecting Trigger Witch to have a decent story. I was glad to be surprised. So not get me wrong, the story is daft but engaging enough to make it enjoyable and fun.
Trigger Witch is a top-down twin stick shooter that in no way takes itself seriously. After The Gauntlet Colette will be let loose in the open world. The world is super cute and bright, with colourful enemies with cute wee smiles on their faces that Colette will kill with a hale bullets. After an enemy has taken enough damage, they will explode in a visceral puddle on the floor. This is in total contrast to the core look of the game (and I loved it).
As well as being a twin stick shooter Trigger Witch has a sort of Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past, feel to it. With going to different themed dungeons and having to fight your way to the boss all the while solving puzzles. These dungeons were the weakest part of the game, not because they are bad, it is more so these dungeons had been done before and did not hold any major surprises. The boss fights were fun and never too hard, bar one that gave me a little trouble.
Colette has a range of weapons at her disposal, from her hand gun to flame thrower. One aspect of the weapons I liked was reloading. The hand gun can be manually reloaded, whereas any other gun needs to be unequipped and after a brief delay the gun will reload itself. Colette has a dodge that will grant her temporary inevitability allowing to reposition if you are overrun. Each weapon can be upgraded by finding upgrade kits and a small free to the gunsmith, making all weapons more powerful.
Overall Trigger Witch was a very enjoyable game, with simple but enjoyable mechanics. Let’s not forget the lovely art direction the devs took as well.
If you are a fan of the twin stick shooter, then Trigger Witch could be for you. I highly recommend it for some over the top fun.