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Witchtastic Co-Op Review

Let me tell you about a game called Witchtastic. It’s a game I’ve been playing for a few days now, and boy, has it been a blast!

Witchtastic is all about being a witch. But not just any witch. You’re a potion-making, broom-riding, fast-moving witch who’s got to make magic drinks fast. It’s like working in a really wild kitchen. You and your friends (up to four players) need to work together to get the job done before time runs out. It feels a lot like that crazy cooking game, Overcooked, but with witches and potions instead of chefs and food.

The Witchy World

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When you start the game, it drops you into a world filled with colors that remind you of a forest right before nightfall. It’s not super bright or in-your-face, but it has its charm. You feel like you’re really in a magical world, even if it’s not the most colorful place you’ve ever been.

The game’s got a simple map, and as you beat one place, you get to go to the next. Things start off easy – collect a few plants here, chop some mushrooms there, maybe grind some garlic if you’re feeling fancy. Throw it all in a big pot, add some wood for the fire, and boom – you’ve got a potion.

A Witches’ Brew of Challenges

Let me tell you, though, it starts easy, but it doesn’t stay that way. Witchtastic is like a fun puzzle that gets tougher and more exciting. You have to cut wood sometimes when the fire is getting low, and you must hurry because the clock never stops ticking.

Then, the game starts throwing curveballs at you. Your paths will get blocked, and there are wild animals that will jump out and make you freeze right where you are. It can be nuts! It’s as if the game wants you to pour sweat as you rush around trying to remember how you’re supposed to make each potion.

A Co-op Mode

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I have to point this out – Witchtastic is best when you are playing with others. I played most of the game with my little one. We’d divide the work: she’d rush to throw wood in the fire and fly the potion off to the delivery owl, while I’d focus on gathering and prepping the ingredients. When new things started happening, like needing to capture ghosts for a potion – no kidding – we had to switch up who did what to keep things going.

Playing with someone else is key. It’s like a fun dance where you each have your steps to follow, but you also have to keep in step with your partner. It’s magic when it works, and when it doesn’t, well, let’s just say there was a bunch of yelling and laughing – all in good fun, of course.

The “Oops, Let’s Try That Again”

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Can I be real with you for a second? Witchtastic can get pretty tough. When the game throws new stuff at you, you might need to stop and think, “Okay, how do we deal with this?” Ghosts that smash if you bump them, paths that change – it keeps you on your toes. You might have to play a level again and again until you get it right, and that’s okay! That’s part of the fun.

The Witchy Details

You can make your witch your own, too. Change outfits, pick a cool hat – it’s not like there are a million options, but it’s fun to play dress-up. It’s a small thing, but it’s fun to put your personal touch on your character, you know?

Witchtastic is also one of those games where it gets better when you all agree on who does what. “You chop the wood; I’ll prep the mushrooms” – that sort of thing. It cuts down on the chaos and makes every level a little smoother.

Verdict

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Here’s the bottom line – Witchtastic is a whole lot of fun. It’s not the flashiest game out there, and after a while, the music might feel a bit same-old-same-old. But man, the fun we had playing it! I kept saying, “One more level,” but just one more kept turning into five more without us even noticing. Time just flies when you’re having this much fun.

It’s a really cool game for playing together. You can just dive in and have a wild time or really get serious and try to do everything perfect. And while it’s a good time playing solo, I think the real magic happens when you team up with friends.

If you like co-op games where you’re running around like headless chickens – in a good way – Witchtastic is totally worth a look. It’s a game that takes the best bits from its inspirations and adds a sprinkle of its own witchy goodness. So grab your broom, pull up your witchy socks, and get ready to brew up some fun!

My score: 8/10

About the author

Tom Henry

I worked as a PM in video games, now I'm trying some new things.