It’s time for a little bit of a happier adventure! Well, as happy as an adventure involving Nazis can be. But there’s a twist. It’s time to talk about Nine Witches: Family Disruption!
What is Nine Witches: Family Disruption?
Second World War. The German War Machine controlled by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party reached a level of absolute control over most of Europe. October 1944, something strange is happening in Sundäe, a rustic Norwegian town where a mysterious dark moon hangs over the sky, generating uncertainty among its inhabitants.
Friedrich von Darka commanded a special division called Okkulte-SS, responsible for researching the occult for The Third Reich. They arrive in Sundäe to unleash an ancient curse, in a desperate act to twist the course of the war. Alexei Krakovitz, a quadriplegic professor of occult science, travels to Norway on a mission to save the world and unravel the mystery.
How is Nine Witches?
Nine Witches has a really interesting take on the retro pixel style. It’s definitely different, but it is on the cute side. I really like the visual style it brought forth, it’s really appealing. Nine Witches is also paired with a really fitting score. It nicely conveys the atmosphere without being overpowering. It all just fit together nicely.
The characters are all really interesting in their own way, and talking with the dead gave me a giggle it probably shouldn’t have. I like ghosts. Plus I like going up against the Nazis. There isn’t a whole lot to be said on the gameplay front. The game leans on the 2D side, and the controls are pretty simple. I like it.
Alternate takes on history can be very much hit or miss. Especially when you’re a history nerd. However, the way this was twisted and unfolded made the alternate take really work. Some things just work, and Nine Witches is one of them. This is definitely a fun little game, that is nice to relax with. Part of me feels like the best way to play this may be on Switch, I played on PS4. The style reminds me of games like Harvest Moon, Graveyard Keeper and Story of Seasons.
Either way, you’re in for a fun little puzzle adventure!
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