The Textorcist The Story of Ray Bibbia is best described as Ikaruga meets The Typing of the Dead. That is a very weird combination I know, but it is one that works and works so very well. By the end of the year, The Textorcist The Story of Ray Bibbia will most likely be regarded as one of the most interesting games that were released.
Download The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia
The game can be downloaded either from GOG.com or Steam. To begin, click on the button located below the review. It’s also great to know that you can download a free demo of the game (and the Textorcist paid soundtrack as well). And if you like bullet hell titles check out also Enter the Gungeon or Deep Space Waifu.
The Game Review
You play as Ray Bibbia the most badass Priest in town. He is there to get rid of these awful monsters and all he needs to do it are his bible and a keyboard! The game actually has a really cool story. Rome is overrun with all kinds of evil things and only you can stop it. The story is very well written, funny and I think that it has a kind of 80s action movie vibe to it.
The Textorcist The Story of Ray Bibbia is a little like Shadow of the Colossus in that it is all about boss battles. There are 10 very unique bosses that you will need to fight and each one has their own “gimmick” that you have to overcome.
You move Ray around with the arrow keys. You need to keep your eye on the screen at all times as this is a bullet hell shooter so there is always something flying at you. When you have your bible in your hands you are ok, but when you get hit, it can go flying and you better go get it before you get hit again.
As you are moving around you will need to write out these passages that appear at the bottom of the screen. If you mess up, you have to start again! It is very challenging to write, movie and look at the screen all at the same time. The game requires you to be a decent typist before you start as this is certainly not meant to be a learning tool.
Each of the bosses has something that will make things harder for you. For example, one boss can puke all over your book which makes it harder for you to read what you have to type. There is a really creepy nun who can flip the words upside down and make them hard for you to read. Each boss has their own personality and it makes things way more challenging.
The game links together the boss battles very well. You go from place to place where you will have to talk to people and solve some very basic puzzles. I do feel that this part of the game could have been expanded upon. Some of the boss battles happen really quickly after each other so maybe just a little longer to relax would have been better.
I will say that The Textorcist The Story of Ray Bibbia is a very challenging game. There is no super easy option and the game does throw you in at the deep end. I though found it a ton of fun and even though I am pretty good at typing, the game kept me on my toes the whole time.
One other thing that needs to be mentioned is the presentation. The Textorcist The Story of Ray Bibbia has a retro art style. I know this style has been done to death at this point, but it is done very well in this game. I love the 16-bit style and the retro style music as well, the music actually I feel is one of the most underrated parts of the game.
The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia is a very strange, odd, weird and fun game. It is very hard, but it is also super rewarding and when you do beat a boss you feel great. There are very few games like this so if you want something that is different from your average shooter, The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia is a game you have to check out.
- One of the best typing games
- The bosses are all very fun
- Bullet hell shooter mayhem
- The story is very well written
- Game is like one big boss rush mode
- It is very hard
- Could be more to do in between boss battles