A Witch's Tale is an RPG video game developed by Hitmaker and published by Nippon Ichi for the Nintendo DS. The game revolves around a feisty witch-in-training, Liddell, who aspires to be the greatest witch in the world. After entering a mysterious castle and opening a Tome of Eldritch Lore, Liddell releases the Eld Witch, an evil being who was sealed away by Queen Alice thousands of years ago.The castle's owner, the narcoleptic, tomato-eating vampire Loue, tells her that she must take responsibility for her actions and work to save the lands she put in peril. While at first resistant, Liddell agrees, and they go to save the land's princesses.Not to be confused with the DS game Witch's Wish.
This game provides examples of:
After the End: Florin is like this, after dark magic wiped out the race that used to live there. You get to see past!Florin in the New Game+.
Alice Allusion: The game has characters from Alice in Wonderland, including the Cheshire Cat, Jabberwock, Mad Hatter, March Hare, White Rabbit, and Dormouse. The main character, Liddell, takes her name from the last name of the real Alice.
All Just a Dream: The entire first playthrough is this, brought on by Queen Alice to test Liddell. The New Game+ is the real adventure, and contains story elements not seen in the first one.
The second playthrough may also be this, depending on how you interpret its ending.
Cats Are Mean: The Cheshire Cat is pretty insensitive to Liddell, not caring when she cries.
In the unlockable Blackjack mini game, expect him to tease you. A lot.
Cats Hate Water: Averted, as the Cheshire Cat meets you above and below the ocean. He has no problem teleporting you underwater, either.
Cherry Blossoms: Florin is filled with these; there's even a Fetch Quest where you help two souls in different gardens reunite. When you first see a particular sakura tree, the Mad Hatter talks about their connection to death.
Easy Levels, Hard Bosses: Regular battles can actually be considered challenging if the player didn't spam Liddell's Ancient Magic. The bosses, however, are designed with this in mind and are a lot harder.