Review: Hide and Seek in Vibrant Witch It

Review: Hide and Seek in Vibrant Witch It

Screen capture: Witch It

Hide and seek is something we all know – it is probably one of the games that everyone plays at least once in their childhood. Witch It doesn’t need a lot of explanation this way: it’s hide and seek in the form of a video game. But as a video game, Witch She has her own opinion on the game.

Witch! It is a multiplayer hide-and-seek video game where you take on the role of a sneaky witch or witch hunters. It is a relatively simple game with an impressive amount of skill. You will not be able to count on the skill based on pickpocketing, but rather on intelligence. in a Witch Magicians do not hide inside or behind things, but rather they become beings. As a hunter, you have to check every detail in busy arenas to try to separate mundane things from players.

Screen capture: Witch It

Each match will start with either a witch or a hunter. As a witch, you will have a specific time before each match to find a suitable place to hide. Each level is packed with props that you can switch to. But you will not be able to stand still for long: the hunters will close you. You can hope for the best, or try to sneak away while he turns his back. Of course, something that moves on its own is a dead gift for a hidden witch. But witches don’t just hide. They can fly, drop decoys for themselves, throw poisonous mushrooms to stun hunters and more. The more you play, the higher your skills. If you are found and defeated, your game isn’t over – instead, you turn into a hunter to end the hunt for the remaining wizards.

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Playing as a hunter isn’t as fun as hiding like a witch, but it’s low pressure. They don’t have magic, but they do have physical prowess. Pumpkin Attack as your default attack – you’ll do it often, as you attack every item in search of annoying witches. You can also throw chicken that will alert you to nearby magicians. The more you play, the more tools you have at your disposal, like magic blockers that stop magic in a specific area, or a vacuum trap that sucks up objects inside – and reveals them as witches if you dive into them. Hunters can also finally spin around the arenas as balls, smashing out props.

Witch It is a competitive multiplayer game, but it looks fun – for the most part. Unfortunately, it appears to have a cheater problem. I don’t like to say cheaters spoiled the game, but I feel like it Witch It was hacked somehow. Either that, or some Hunters are supernaturally good. I cleverly hid (or so I thought) among the chaos, only for one Hunter walking through the area and starting to specifically shoot me – without even checking the other nearby items. It’s frustrating that every other game seems to end with hunter focused on me instantly. This may just be word of mouth, as I have no evidence – but I am not the only one making the accusation. Some reviews on the Steam store page mention this same phenomenon. Hunters might get that good, and memorize prop locations – but there are a lot of maps out there, I don’t find that reasonable.

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There are over fifteen official maps to play on – which is a good amount. Each map is packed with props to hide in, and it has different features. You’re not stuck hiding and searching in spooky cities, but all kinds of colorful locations – like a desert island or a village with a winter theme. One of my most successful rounds was on an island – someone threw a large amount of props into the water and – I play as a witch – I turned into a flotsam and I finished the tour.

Screen capture: Witch It

Witch It is an interesting game, with an active community. There aren’t many servers currently active in the US, but the EU servers are down, and they have people playing on them every time I don’t. It’s not the most populous game, but there are at least three or four full servers every time you look at it. These types of games live and die by an active community, and it’s nice to see that this game has remained so.

I enjoyed my time with you Witch. It doesn’t have the staying power like some of the other multiplayer games I have played recently, but it is definitely a fun game. Finding the perfect hiding place, and dynamically adjusting yourself to be away from hunters is exciting. Playing as a hunter is less exciting, but it’s never boring – especially since the rounds end quickly, and you can only jump to the next hide and seek game if you don’t like the current game.

Witch Now available on Steam.

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