Written by: Alexander O. Cuaycong and Anthony L. Cuaycong
Title: Cooking Witch
Genre: Action, Casual
Price: $1.99 (Steam)
Whereas Darkest Dungeon thrives on difficulty, Cooking Witch is completely casual and simple. Play as a witch and fly off the screen. Glee maniacally as you pick up children and throw them in your boiling cauldron, and avoid the angry adults who wish to shoot you out of the sky. It’s a surprisingly morbid concept for such a simple game, and simplistic is entirely what this is. Looking for any real depth in the game is a waste of time. The whole game can be thusly: Pick up kids; throw them in a pot; don’t die.
To its credit, Cooking Witch does try to add more depth to what it offers, and its efforts do not go unnoticed. The art style is colorful and cheerful, and the game does give you tasks to do, such as knocking out a shotgun-wielding Daddy, or cooking three kids in one life. It even rewards you for doing so, letting you upgrade your witch so you can fly faster or have more health points. There’s even a scoreboard so you can compare points with other players and find out who’s the better witch.
That said, the game gets silly and repetitive. With no extra modes, nothing new to unlock, and nothing to change up the pace of the game, Cooking Witch is at best a casual time waster.
Ultimately, Cooking Witch gives the player exactly what it advertises, and nothing more. If it sounds appealing to you, it’s a decent pick-up at a little over fifty bucks.
- Cute graphic style