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Game review
Witch & Hero
Everybody needs a hero
by Vaughn Highfield 26/4/2013
Product: Witch & Hero
Developer: CIRCLE Entertainment
Publisher: CIRCLE Entertainment
Format: 3DS
Genre: Adventure, Retro, RPG
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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There's a lot of retro revival going on lately. Be it through high-definition remakes, long-deserved sequels, or even just aesthetics that hark back to a time when things were blockier: that 8-bit look is the new black.

So, it didn't surprise me one bit when I came to review Witch & Hero to discover an 8-bit game built upon the principles of retro-based fun.

What I wasn't expecting, however, was something quite so quirky underneath those beautiful - but forgettable - old skool aesthetics.

Witch hero?

Having set off to fight Medusa - that snake-haired Gorgon of Greek mythology - Witch and Hero (those are actually their names) realise they aren't up to the task at all. ...
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It may be simple and it may rely far too heavily on its lush 8-bit visuals, but Witch & Hero provides you with some simple, silly fun on your 3DS in short bursts
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 8
Value: 7
Innovation: 7
Overall: 7
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