|Source: Country Games № August 2007|
|Source: Country Games № August 2007|
Bright FutureOur planet in 2013 - a very uncomfortable place. The city in ruins, the soldiers of Hell clock harass civilians, government troops are powerless. So Alicia's services very useful, although the girl to turn special nowhere. Six main levels (in the future the developers promise to regularly produce a set of additional missions, of which in Japan there are already several pieces), small in size and frankly dull. True, densely populated by no means unsympathetic creatures, so that the total sweep area will require much effort.
By the way, please note: Bullet Witch can hardly be attributed to the number of light gaming on any of the presented levels of difficulty, except Easy. Enemies are stupid, but worth the number of feeble mind and enviable accuracy, while Alice herself can not boast of good health. In addition, the Bullet Witch death often occurs because of problems with the camera, or from ordinary (and therefore even more offensive) accidents. For example, the heroine falls discarded car bomb or fragment of a building ... Ridiculous? Undoubtedly. But if you please start with the nearest checkpoint.
Handy toolsArsenal witch can be divided into three parts. Part One - guns, which you probably will, and basically enjoy. Actually only one weapon - the so-called ganrod ("bullet wand"), looks like a hybrid of a broom and a sniper rifle.However, after simple manipulations, it can be used as a shotgun, and a machine gun.
The second part of the arsenal - all sorts of spells - from support (like a stone wall, behind which to hide) to the attackers. Spells are not many (9 pieces), but their effectiveness increases with time. Indispensable fly in the ointment: use magic is not very convenient, mainly because of the rather strange controls. The fact that you can not assign "hot" buttons for a spell, instead you need each time to press Shift and delve into the list of available enchantments.
Alicia's last hope in battle with the enemies - the weapon of the cold. Such is the handle (butt?) Ganrod. One-two blows enough to be finished with the rank and file opposed at first, and stronger monsters to beat a little longer. Sorry, other means for melee fights are not provided. But to destroy enemies, holding them at arm's length, it turns out not always.
Mutual aidOpening Cinematic Bullet Witch informs us that humanity is on the verge of extinction. Hard to believe it is weak, as civilians get underfoot all the time - and only that and are waiting to be rescued. Particular attention must be given the wounded: without rapid medical intervention, they have not stretched. Remains a mystery how such a worthless and weak general could survive until the arrival of Alicia.
Another thing - the soldiers, some time after appearing on the scene. Trouble with them is much smaller than the civil, military personnel are sometimes even able to divert the attention of the attackers themselves. And that aides did not break too soon, they too should be treated by your Sacrifice.
ArcheologyCavia employees have never been able to keep track of the development of graphics technology. Ever since the Drakengard they weave in lagging and it looks like not going to pull through. A quick glance at the Bullet Witch, to understand once and for all - this game is not for those who appreciate the beautiful scenery, riot of special effects, crisp textures and staggering detail. Nothing like this is not here, but it immediately struck by the lack of polygons and mediocre animation. Even the giant bosses - the traditional magic wand similar projects - look like something nevpechatlyayusche, frightening is not so much in size, angularity, and how strange design.
Can not execute pardonBullet Witch - a typical, simply is an exemplary project studio Cavia.Good ideas are a curious world, places an interesting story and a colorful character with a neighbor, to put it mildly, modest graphics, serious flaws in the gameplay and the numerous blunders "over trifles." Someone will probably be able to turn a blind eye to the flaws, while others just see them - hurrying to get rid of the disc with the game. Right, oddly enough, there will be both.