Bullet Witch

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Bullet Witch
Bullet Witch Cover.png
Oh, we wish we'd put a bullet in this witch! Also, play Bayonetta instead.
Genre: Third-Person Shooter
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
Release Date: Xbox 360
JP: July 27, 2006
NA: February 27, 2007
EU: March 9, 2007
AU: March 16, 2007

Microsoft Windows
WW: April 25, 2018

Developer: Cavia (Xbox 360)
Marvelous (PC)
Publisher: Xbox 360

JP: AQ Interactive
WW: Atari

Microsoft Windows
WW: Xseed Games

Made in: Japan


Bullet Witch (バレットウィッチ, Hepburn: Baretto Uicchi) is a 2006 third-person shooter video game developed by Cavia and published by AQ Interactive in Japan, and Atari worldwide. It was originally released exclusively for the Xbox 360 in 2006, but was later ported to Microsoft Windows in 2018 by Marvelous and XSeed Games.

Why It Sucks

  1. Lackluster graphics that would fit right at home as an Original Xbox launch title . The textures look horrendously flat with lighting effects that flicker all over the place.
  2. Alicia is a very dull protagonist whose backstory is barely told.
  3. Very boring story that fails to keep the players captivated.
  4. Despite having only a few main characters, the voice acting and dialogue still manages to be terrible.
  5. The Town and Cities are extremely bland and empty.
  6. The game was originally going to have you explore the locations at your own will but due to the Xbox 360's hardware limitations, they had to be cut down to very linear environments.
  7. Navigation is a pain since there's no map or indication of where you're going.
  8. Bullet Sponge: enemies will take forever to kill as if they have layers upon layers of body armor worn.
  9. Really stupid AI as enemies will just stand there and wait for you to shoot at them. Even your allies randomly run into your line of fire.
  10. BQ #7 & #8 causes the game to get boring and repetitive pretty quickly.
  11. Clunky weapon wheel.
  12. Reloading your weapon cost points meaning when you run out, you're no longer able to reload.
  13. Casting spells is needlessly complex as you have to press the LB three times, press A, move RS to find the target and then press RT.
  14. The aforementioned spell casting also causes the framerate to drop drastically.
  15. Various pop-in with cars and enemies coming out of nowhere.
  16. Stage 5 has enemy snipers that can easily kill you even when dodging.
  17. The boss fights are mediocre as they take so long to defeat. The final boss is easily the worst enemy in the entire game as it's a complete bullet sponge fest. It literally takes 20-30 minutes to kill him!
  18. Very short campaign that can be beaten in around 5 hours.
  19. Zero replay value.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The soundtrack is pretty good.
  2. The character designs are awesome, especially Alicia's design.
  3. Some of the spells are cool.
  4. The destructive environments look quite impressive.
  5. Decent box-art design.

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