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  • Summary: Set off on an adventure as a mild-mannered witch who transforms into a flying eyeball of vengeance after a smarmy knight and wizard steal her spell ingredients. You’ll guide her through 50+ levels, each containing something completely unique: tricky new enemies, mysterious new environments,Set off on an adventure as a mild-mannered witch who transforms into a flying eyeball of vengeance after a smarmy knight and wizard steal her spell ingredients. You’ll guide her through 50+ levels, each containing something completely unique: tricky new enemies, mysterious new environments, and puzzling new secrets. These elements are brought to life with colorful, clean pixel art and a lively, head-bobbing original soundtrack. Witcheye is a new approach to platforming with a free movement dash through the air. Players are able to stop on a spot, reverse direction, or alter their course at will. Bounce into devilish little beasts, snag collectables and make it to the goal of each level however possible. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 22, 2020
    90
    With Witcheye's original gameplay and striking monsters, you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for new ways to overcome each challenge. With a fairly short runtime, this game is great for flying through on a lazy afternoon, or coming back to if you want to 100% the game.
  2. Oct 5, 2020
    80
    Witcheye is a game that feels incredibly familiar yet fresh at the same time. The reinvention of movement, the attention to detail, and the clever role reversal make this 2D retro platformer so good; it’s witchcraft.
  3. Apr 12, 2021
    75
    Witcheye is one of those games that lives and dies on how much you love its quirk. The controls take some getting used to, and it is frustrating to see yourself miss on some easy gems while you're learning things. Once you get everything down, you'll find the game to be pretty short but very enjoyable. Considering how cheap the title is, fans of non-traditional platformers shouldn't be afraid to try Witcheye.
  4. Aug 31, 2020
    70
    A fun little take on an old concept, Witcheye’s tentative leap to bigger platforms is one to keep an eye out for.
  5. 70
    Moon Kid’s Witcheye is a very fun, unique twist on the platformer genre, but it could also be described as a one-trick pony. Based around a single gimmick, the gameplay gradually wears thin over the course of its brief length. And truth be told, the unique controls won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. However, Witcheye is still a very solid recommendation if you’re seeking a kid-friendly, Halloween-themed game to play this October.
  6. 65
    Witcheye attempts to bring something new to a tried and true genre. It doesn't take full advantage of the concept, leading to things getting a little stale towards the end of its brief runtime. There's a lot of unlockable content here though, and for the price, it's still worth a go.
  7. Sep 3, 2020
    50
    Not every game needs to bowl players over with game-changing, bleeding edge design to be fun. Sometimes a comforting and competent romp gets the job done, and Witcheye succeeds at being just that. It's a novel little experience that, at the very least, acts as a good palate cleanser in between major releases. Everyone needs a game like that at some point, so it's worth keeping an eye out for Devolver Digital's tasty serving of side-scrolling comfort food.

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  1. Nov 3, 2020
    4
    It's hard to give Witcheye less than a 4, considering how much work went into it. The game provides many nicely designed enemies, bosses, andIt's hard to give Witcheye less than a 4, considering how much work went into it. The game provides many nicely designed enemies, bosses, and mini-bosses. However, you never really fight against them. Instead, you fight against the most absurd control system I ever experienced in a game–an atrocious mess that makes the gameplay feel more RNG than a darn slot machine.

    Witcheye is an easy game made excruciatingly hard by evil controls. Swipe your finger on the screen, and your character (a little eyeball) zips happily in that direction–or some other direction that's kinda close enough, usually slamming into enemies that you intended to avoid, doing nothing when you meant to change direction, diving joyfully into instadeath lava, or bouncing uncontrollaby between two obstacles. All while you try desperately to wrestle control back from a game that seems more interested in playing itself.

    I despised Witcheye's touch controls, until I played with a Pro Controller. That was much, much worse. The game sadistically requires precise and quick directional inputs that the stick wasn't designed for. In an infuriating move, the designers even disabled the d-pad, which would have at least provided accurate 8-directions inputs.

    I'm not easily fustrated, or prone to ragequits, but Witcheye made me want to scream at my Switch. Being slightly obsessive, I decided to beat this game, and I did. After all it's a very short game, even if it feels like it will never end. Once I reached the credits, however, I could only feel one thing: huge relief at the thought of wiping Witcheye off my Switch.
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