I wanna climb the Witch's Tower

Creator: Wolfiexe

Average Rating
8.2 / 10
Average Difficulty
62.1 / 100
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Wolfiexe [Creator]
Witch's Tower was the sequel to my first game, Witch's Needle. This game has a more focused theme on stages having central gimmicks or ideas, although for the most part it remains grounded in normal'ish needle without any real gimmicks. It's 5 stages long, all roughly the same length or so. There are a few saves (particularly right near the end) that I'm pretty not fond of 4 years later, but all-in-all I was happy with how the game turned out.

One day the third entry in the Witch series will happen (maybe, probably not, who knows really)

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Rating: N/A       Difficulty: 60 60
Mar 13, 2017

57 Reviews:

Paragus
As far as needle goes, this one is great. The platforming never resorts to generic cheese jumps and keeps throwing interesting and mostly balanced segments your way as you progress through the game. The production is great in terms of music and visuals, and it creates a great atmosphere that drives you keep playing. Difficulty wise it's not stupid but not easy, and the difficulty scales pretty well through the stages, and for the most part the saves within them are scaled really well. The platforming also mixes in things like water, vines, and even some dildo spikes to keep things fresh and interesting. Highly recommend this to needle players.

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Rating: 9.0 90       Difficulty: 60 60
Mar 14, 2017
moogy
The best usage of Umineko music.

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Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 60 60
Sep 27, 2017
Xplayerlol
Amazing needle game. Consists of five stages (Each of which with its own name and theme) that keep throwing in new interesting jumps, gimmicks or ways of using these gimmicks, while constantly getting more and more difficult, in a way that challenges and holds the player's interest from the beginning to the end. The visuals are really pretty and the musics are perfectly fitting, although the death sound could be a tad lower. Unexpected revelations await you to the right of the clear screen, by the way.
It's just wonderfully made in every possible aspect. Highly recommended.

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Rating: 9.5 95       Difficulty: 65 65
Jun 5, 2017
AlexBrogan69
Very good game. I like this one a LOT more than Witch's Needle, which I found kind of annoying. It is very fun with interesting jumps and mostly good use of gimmicks. My issues have to do with some annoying jumps and save balance. There was a very long and difficult save in the first area which was harder than probably anything in the next stage. It felt out of place. (Turns out you just use the same save point twice and I'm just blind and dumb making the segment way harder than it should have been. Oops.) Beyond this, there were just occasional saves that felt too hard and some obnoxious jumps.

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Rating: 8.3 83       Difficulty: 60 60
Mar 15, 2017
YaBoiMarcAntony
Here's what Witch's Tower did right relative to the Witch's Needle:

- Feels much more cohesive and like a real game as opposed to a bunch of screens glued together haphazardly. This has been done through improving the visuals and using logical screen transitions in lieu of warps. Plus, some screens are literally connected (in a way that is later done to utter perfection in Vandal), further enhancing the feeling of genuine progression.

- Platforming is MUCH better, making it much more evident that this is by the same person who made Vandal. Nearly everything feels beautiful to pull off and smooth in such a way that reminds one of their bottom as a baby (my Lord, what a dumb phrase that was). Not only is the platforming better to play, though, it's also much more inventive and unique. Gone are the days of platform spike jumps copy-pasted throughout ever screen, now you'd be hard-pressed to find any repeated jumps within five screens of each other at least.

Here's what Witch Tower does wrong relative to Witch's Needle:

The fuck you looking for? This shit is a direct upgrade.

Really, I take no issue with this game at all. There were a couple saves that were more grindy than others, but I wouldn't say they were worse than other saves in terms of quality. On the topic of difficulty, the difficulty scaling is excellent and feels really natural. From beginning to end, you will find almost no spikes in difficulty aside from those previously-mentioned grindy saves (which were mostly located in the final two stages). The best stage is the last one, naturally, but every stage was excellent.

Highly recommended if you enjoy needle to any degree.

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Rating: 8.9 89       Difficulty: 60 60
May 20, 2020