History VideoGame / TheWitchsHouse

5th Feb '18 6:01:23 AM Heart
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* AdultFear: A child going missing, and you possibly never seeing them again. A child falling victim a seemingly kind stranger who does ''not'' have kind intentions. The idea of horrible things happening to your child, and you never even finding out about it. [[spoiler:It's impossible to not feel extremely sad for Viola's father.]]

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* AdultFear: A child going missing, and you possibly never seeing them again. again, or knowing what happened to them. A child falling victim being lured away by a seemingly kind stranger stranger, who does ''not'' have kind intentions. The idea of horrible things happening to your child, and you never even finding out about it. [[spoiler:It's impossible to not feel extremely sad for Viola's father. Or the parents of the countless children whom Ellen has murdered over several centuries.]]
5th Feb '18 5:57:42 AM Heart
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* AdultFear: A child going missing, and you possibly never seeing them again. A child falling victim a seemingly kind stranger who does ''not'' have kind intentions. The idea of horrible things happening to your child, and you never even finding out about it. [[spoiler:It's impossible to not feel extremely sad for Viola's father.]]
26th Jan '18 4:08:29 AM Heart
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26th Jan '18 4:08:28 AM Heart
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** By far the most obscure, and probably one of the most bizarre and creepy deaths: when you climb down the chimney on the fourth floor, you will find yourself back in the dining room on the first floor, which now dark and has male bust statues sitting around the table. If you try to open the door in the kitchen that leads to the second floor stairs, you will find it is now locked. If you go back up the chimney and descend down the floors to the stairs leading to the first floor, and attempt to open the door from the other side, you will still find it locked. When you turn back, [[spoiler: a male bust statue will suddenly appear in front of you. If you don't get out of its way, the statue will promptly crush you to death]].

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** By far the most obscure, and probably easily one of the most bizarre and creepy deaths: when you climb down the chimney on the fourth floor, you will find yourself back in the dining room on the first floor, which is now dark and has male bust statues sitting around the table. If you try to open the door in the kitchen that leads to the second floor stairs, you will find it is now locked. If you go back up the chimney and descend down the floors to the stairs leading to the first floor, and attempt to open the door from the other side, you will still find it locked. When you turn back, [[spoiler: a male bust statue will suddenly appear in front of you. If you don't get out of its way, the statue will promptly crush you to death]].
18th Jan '18 11:41:45 PM Heart
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* CatsAreMean: Subverted. A black cat follows Viola into the witch's house and provides friendly chatter (in addition to allowing her to save). While he comes off as aloof at times, he seems genuinely concerned about her. In both endings, he approaches and disappears with her body. [[spoiler: And then double-subverted when he's revealed to be possessed by the demon that gave Ellen her powers, and was most likely claiming poor Viola's soul as another victim.]]

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* CatsAreMean: Subverted. Zigzagged. A black cat follows Viola into the protagonist throughout the witch's house and provides house, providing friendly chatter (in addition to allowing her to save).and acting as a save point. While he comes off as aloof at times, he seems genuinely concerned about her. In both endings, he approaches and disappears with her body. [[spoiler: And then double-subverted when he's revealed to be possessed by the However, he isn't a really a cat at all, he is a demon that who merely uses cat bodies as hosts to interact with the physical world. Not only that, but he is also the very demon who gave Ellen the witch her powers, and was most likely claiming poor Viola's soul as another victim.so she could feed him human souls.]]



* DeadlyBook: The Book of Death causes Viola to [[spoiler: gouge out her own eyes when she reads it, killing her]].

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* DeadlyBook: The Book of Death Death, which causes Viola to [[spoiler: gouge scratch out her own eyes when if she reads tries to read it, killing her]].



** By far the most obscure, and probably one of the most bizarre and creepy deaths: when you climb down the chimney on the fourth floor, you will find yourself back in the dining room on the first floor, which is now full of Male Bust Statues (which have replaced all of the chairs around the table). If you try to open the door in the kitchen that leads to the second floor stairs, you will find it is now locked. If you go back up the chimney and descend down the floors to the stairs leading to the first floor, and attempt to open the door from the other side, you will still find it locked. When you turn back, [[spoiler: a Male Bust Statue will suddenly appear in front of you. If you choose to remain still, the statue will promptly crush you to death]].

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** By far the most obscure, and probably one of the most bizarre and creepy deaths: when you climb down the chimney on the fourth floor, you will find yourself back in the dining room on the first floor, which is now full of Male Bust Statues (which have replaced all of the chairs dark and has male bust statues sitting around the table).table. If you try to open the door in the kitchen that leads to the second floor stairs, you will find it is now locked. If you go back up the chimney and descend down the floors to the stairs leading to the first floor, and attempt to open the door from the other side, you will still find it locked. When you turn back, [[spoiler: a Male Bust Statue male bust statue will suddenly appear in front of you. If you choose to remain still, don't get out of its way, the statue will promptly crush you to death]].


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* GeniusLoci: The eponymous witch's house, which has a mind of its own and actively helps the player with notes containing hints about the game's puzzles. [[spoiler:The prequel novel reveals that the house's consciousness is actually the spirit of the demon's original witch, who "retired" for reasons unknown. She is completely loyal to Ellen and recognizes her as her mistress, even though she is now in Viola's body and has lost her magic, hence all the helpful notes.]]


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* GuideDangIt: Entering the right cell on the fifth floor. Doing so is completely optional, as it contains nothing of note aside from an extra jump scare, but accessing it requires the player to perform a precise series of actions at exactly the right time.
8th Nov '17 10:04:33 AM TheKaizerreich
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* DevelopersForesight: There are some very creative deaths in there for doing [[ShmuckBait particularly stupid things]]. There are also a couple of deaths that are extremely easy to miss because they're so out of the way. For example, if you come back into the room where you picked up the frog after killing him (there's absolutely no reason you ever would), a giant black hand comes out of the pool to crush you. You can also be sandwiched between two giant skulls in the tunnel that leads to the Skull puzzle if you return there (again, there's no reason to ever do so).
** By far the most obscure, and probably one of the most bizarre and creepy deaths: when you climb down the chimney on the fourth floor, you will find yourself back in the dining room on the first floor, which is now full of Male Bust Statues (which have replaced all of the chairs around the table). If you try to open the door in the kitchen that leads to the second floor stairs, you will find it is now locked. If you go back up the chimney and descend down the floors to the stairs leading to the first floor, and attempt to open the door from the other side, you will still find it locked. When you turn back, [[spoiler: a Male Bust Statue will suddenly appear in front of you. If you choose to remain still, the statue will promptly crush you to death]].
** In the room with the clock puzzle, you need to select an item that corresponds to the clues the note gives you. Select all of the items ''but'' the correct one, and if you read the note again, it will now ask you if you meant to answer wrong on purpose. [[spoiler: Nod, and the statues placed on either side of you will crush you between them]].
** If you drink the poisonous soup and then try to read the letter in your inventory, it will say that your vision is getting too blurry to read it.



* DevelopersForesight: There are some very creative deaths in there for doing [[ShmuckBait particularly stupid things]]. There are also a couple of deaths that are extremely easy to miss because they're so out of the way. For example, if you come back into the room where you picked up the frog after killing him (there's absolutely no reason you ever would), a giant black hand comes out of the pool to crush you. You can also be sandwiched between two giant skulls in the tunnel that leads to the Skull puzzle if you return there (again, there's no reason to ever do so).
** By far the most obscure, and probably one of the most bizarre and creepy deaths: when you climb down the chimney on the fourth floor, you will find yourself back in the dining room on the first floor, which is now full of Male Bust Statues (which have replaced all of the chairs around the table). If you try to open the door in the kitchen that leads to the second floor stairs, you will find it is now locked. If you go back up the chimney and descend down the floors to the stairs leading to the first floor, and attempt to open the door from the other side, you will still find it locked. When you turn back, [[spoiler: a Male Bust Statue will suddenly appear in front of you. If you choose to remain still, the statue will promptly crush you to death]].
** In the room with the clock puzzle, you need to select an item that corresponds to the clues the note gives you. Select all of the items ''but'' the correct one, and if you read the note again, it will now ask you if you meant to answer wrong on purpose. [[spoiler: Nod, and the statues placed on either side of you will crush you between them]].
** If you drink the poisonous soup and then try to read the letter in your inventory, it will say that your vision is getting too blurry to read it.
22nd Oct '17 7:36:43 PM AltlaManiac
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You can read the english translated version of the novel
[[http://vgperson.tumblr.com/post/65803385327/the-witchs-house-the-diary-of-ellen-chapter-1-back here]].

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You can read the english translated version of the novel
novel [[http://vgperson.tumblr.com/post/65803385327/the-witchs-house-the-diary-of-ellen-chapter-1-back here]].
22nd Oct '17 7:34:42 PM AltlaManiac
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The game also followed by ''The Witch's House: The Diary of Ellen'', a spoiler-heavy prequels novel which explain the origins of the titular witch. On August 2017, a manga based on the novel of the same name released as well.
You can read the english translated version of the novel [[http://vgperson.tumblr.com/post/65803385327/the-witchs-house-the-diary-of-ellen-chapter-1-back here]].

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The game also followed by ''The Witch's House: The Diary of Ellen'', a spoiler-heavy prequels novel which explain the origins of the titular witch. On August 2017, a manga based on the novel of the same name released received a manga adaptation as well.
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You can read the english translated version of the novel novel
[[http://vgperson.tumblr.com/post/65803385327/the-witchs-house-the-diary-of-ellen-chapter-1-back here]].
22nd Oct '17 7:29:56 PM AltlaManiac
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The game also followed by ''The Witch's House: The Diary of Ellen'', a spoiler-heavy prequels novel and explain the origins of the titular witch. On August 2017, a manga based on the novel of the same name released as well. You can read the english translated version of the novel [[http://vgperson.tumblr.com/post/65803385327/the-witchs-house-the-diary-of-ellen-chapter-1-back here]].

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The game also followed by ''The Witch's House: The Diary of Ellen'', a spoiler-heavy prequels novel and which explain the origins of the titular witch. On August 2017, a manga based on the novel of the same name released as well. well.
You can read the english translated version of the novel [[http://vgperson.tumblr.com/post/65803385327/the-witchs-house-the-diary-of-ellen-chapter-1-back here]].



** Ellen is also extremely determined. She chases you despite having no legs, no eyes, no voice, and should be dead by now. [[spoiler: She's really Viola, and not only is she royally angered at Ellen for what the witch did to her, she also wants to hurry back to her father's side.]] Despite how much pain she's in, she doesn't give up. The only thing that stops her is [[spoiler: hitting the DespairEventHorizon when she sees that [[TheBadGuyWins Ellen has won]].]]

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** Ellen The Witch is also extremely determined. She chases you despite having no legs, no eyes, no voice, and should be dead by now. [[spoiler: She's really Viola, and not only is she royally angered at Ellen for what the witch did to her, she also wants to hurry back to her father's side.]] Despite how much pain she's in, she doesn't give up. The only thing that stops her is [[spoiler: hitting the DespairEventHorizon when she sees that [[TheBadGuyWins Ellen has won]].]]



* MultipleEndings: Three. A normal ending, a true ending, and a "pseudo third ending" As of 1.07, there is a new ending called '___'. This requires waiting 60 minutes at the starting screen where you meet the black cat, then proceeding out.
** Normal Ending: [[spoiler: Viola escapes the house, but the Witch follows her. Although luckily, Her father appears to kill it just in time and they hurry to leave. We last see her giving the house a long look before leaving]].
** True Ending: It basically the same ending as normal ending, but with a major change. [[spoiler: If you able to pick up Ellen's knife in the cabinet before escaping the house, Viola will use it to stab the's witch eye & taunts her when she can no longer continue to chase her, followed by the reveal that she is, in fact, Ellen, having traded bodies with the ''real'' Viola. Ellen explains how she managed to do it before Viola's father appears, who's mistaking Viola to be Ellen in her crippled body and proceed to kills her with his shotgun. Viola's father and Ellen, still in Viola's body give a brief look before leaving, with her pausing for a second to giggles. After that, the black cat appears for a moment before it disappears along with "Ellen" 's body]].
** Pseudo Third Ending: This is an additional event before the either two ending above and acquired by not interacting to the cat at all throughout the game until you reach the witch's room, which means you have to beat it without saving your progress and dying once. [[spoiler:(Except when you talk to the cat in a certain hallways, see LoopholeAbuse)]]. Instead of lying on the floor, The black cat is still alive, and will congratulate you and wish you well, [[spoiler: and reveal its true identity as a demon. There's also some change in the witch's room such as The items descriptions change slightly, the diary entry changes to describe what happened during the body swap, the Legless Girl (Viola) struggling to say "Give it back" before chasing Viola (Ellen), and if you look closely to Viola's portrait on the menu, she has a small smirk on her face]].

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* MultipleEndings: Three. A normal ending, a true ending, and a "pseudo third ending" As of 1.07, there is a new ending called '___'. This requires waiting 60 minutes at the starting screen where you meet the black cat, then proceeding out.
'___'.
** Normal Ending: If you manage to just escape from the final chase, [[spoiler: Viola escapes the house, but the finally reunite with her father, only for The Witch suddenly appear and barely follows her. Viola outside the house. Although luckily, Her father appears to kill it just in time and they hurry to leave. We last see her Viola giving the house a long look before leaving]].
** True Ending: It basically the same ending as normal ending, but with a major change. [[spoiler: If you able to pick up Ellen's knife in the cabinet before escaping the house, Viola will use it to stab the's witch the witch's eye & taunts her when she can no longer continue to chase her, followed by the reveal that she is, in fact, Ellen, having traded bodies with the ''real'' Viola. Ellen also explains how she managed to do it before Viola's father appears, who's mistaking Viola to be Ellen in her crippled body and proceed to kills her with his shotgun. Viola's father and Ellen, still in Viola's body Ellen give a brief look before leaving, with her pausing for a second to giggles. After that, the black cat appears for a moment before it disappears along with "Ellen" 's the body]].
** Pseudo Third Ending: This is an additional event before the either two ending above and acquired by not interacting to the cat at all throughout the game until you reach the witch's room, which means you have to beat it without saving your progress and dying once. [[spoiler:(Except when you talk to the cat in a certain hallways, see LoopholeAbuse)]]. Instead of lying on the floor, The black cat is still alive, and will congratulate you and wish you well, [[spoiler: and reveal its true identity as a demon. There's also some change in the witch's room such as The items descriptions change slightly, the diary entry changes to describe what happened during the body swap, the Legless Girl (Viola) struggling to say "Give it back" before chasing Viola (Ellen), the room's name in the save file change from "The Witch's Room" to "My Room", and if you look closely to Viola's portrait on the menu, she has a small smirk on her face]].
22nd Oct '17 6:48:30 PM AltlaManiac
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[[http://vgboy.dabomstew.com/other/witchhouse.htm An English translation of the game can be downloaded here]]. A spoiler-heavy prequel novel is being translated [[http://vgperson.tumblr.com/post/65803385327/the-witchs-house-the-diary-of-ellen-chapter-1-back here]].

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[[http://vgboy.dabomstew.com/other/witchhouse.htm An English translation of the game can be downloaded here]]. A here]].

The game also followed by ''The Witch's House: The Diary of Ellen'', a
spoiler-heavy prequel prequels novel is being and explain the origins of the titular witch. On August 2017, a manga based on the novel of the same name released as well. You can read the english translated version of the novel [[http://vgperson.tumblr.com/post/65803385327/the-witchs-house-the-diary-of-ellen-chapter-1-back here]].
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