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Review: The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is A Witch’s Brew of Mystery, Magic, and Mayhem

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Fortuna and Aedana in The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood
Screenshot via Deconstructeam

The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is a newly released adventure game developed by Deconstructeam and published by Devolver Digital. Despite its recent release, it’s already captured the hearts and minds of gamers around the world, and it’s a must-play for fans of RPGs, narrative-driven games, visual novels, and games that explore intricately complex themes. The game is set in a beautifully rendered world where you play as Fortuna, a powerful witch who has been exiled to an asteroid for over 200 years.

You, as Fortuna, are given a chance to regain your freedom by making a pact with a Behemoth (a forbidden creature), but in return, you must sacrifice your immortality, your coven, or the life of whoever you love the most. The choice is entirely yours, but you’re bound to regret it sooner or later, regardless of what you choose. The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is a game that will make you question your own values and priorities, and it will force you to come to terms with the limits of your own morality. If you are looking for an immersive, thought-provoking, and challenging adventure game, then The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is the game for you.

Biggest Takeaways

  • This game is not for the faint of heart and involves strong language, partial nudity, sexual themes, occult concepts, etc.
  • No matter how many years go by, you will never forget your playthrough of this game. The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood will anchor itself to your thoughts for the rest of forever; I’m not exaggerating when I say this game will change your perspective on life itself.
  • The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is endlessly replayable and you will literally never get bored of playing it.
  • Literally everyone in this game is a woman (except Abramar).
  • Many of this game’s NPCs can be romanced, but it’s entirely optional.
  • Don’t play this game unless you want to question every scrap of your own morality and code of ethics.
  • Philosophy majors will drool over this game.
  • It’s far too short considering how exceptional it is.
  • Final Score: 10/10

Short but Sweet

The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood Title Screen
Screenshot via Deconstructeam

The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood can be completed in a day if you’re dedicated, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth playing. How these developers crammed so much content into such a short game is beyond me, but I know for a fact that The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is one of the best RPGs I’ve honestly ever played.

This game has an astoundingly in-depth narrative. Not only does it explore complex themes of sacrifice, destiny, and the power of choice, but it also forces the player to confront the limitations of their own moralities and pick apart their ethical codes to find out what demons make them tick.

It forces you to come to terms with the unseen consequences of your own emotions and analyze who you are as a human being. You’re constantly being faced with difficult, emotionally eviscerating choices that have a real impact on the story, much like every decision you make in real life comes with its own set of consequences.

The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood may be short, but you’ll fall in love with it the second you load it up.

Thought-provoking and Philosophical Narrative

Patrice Ascending in The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood
Screenshot via Deconstructeam

Absolutely nothing could have prepared me for the emotional depth of The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood’s narrative. If empathy and ethical ambiguity were a truck, it would’ve run my ass over with the monumental force of this game’s story.

You’ll be kept on the edge of your seat until the second this game ends, and then you’ll immediately start up a new playthrough just to get another taste of all the alternative storylines you missed out on in the last playthrough. This game is so addictive, it should come with a warning label.

Playing as Fortuna the witch is honestly an eye-opening experience. Every single choice that you make will determine the fate of Fortuna, her coven, and the world around her, not to mention the fates of worlds far away. If you love playing games that force you to make difficult choices that have profound impacts on their overall narratives, then there’s no way you won’t fall in love with this game.

The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is a master of presenting you with morally complex scenarios and forcing you to make a judgment call. Life is an emotional rollercoaster full of difficult choices with no easy answers, and this game depicts this depressing reality beautifully, if not morbidly.

The lines between “good witch”, “bad witch”, and “morally ambiguous witch” are thin as thread and this game makes you walk them hard; good luck with walking away and feeling morally clean after playing this game. Regardless, it’s refreshing to come across a game that doesn’t force you to be the good guy all the time.

If you’re a weirdo that loves questioning not only themselves, but the world around them, then you’ll seriously be into The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood.

Well-developed Witches

What's Up Witches Dialogue in The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood
Screenshot via Deconstructeam

Fortuna is far from the only witch in this game. The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood, as you may have guessed, is a game about witches and their society. The other witches in this game are about as emotionally intelligent as they are abundant; it honestly feels as though you’re talking to real people sometimes, rather than fictional, magical beings.

This game possesses a strong focus on character relationships and development. Along your enchanting journey through the cosmos, you get to meet an incredibly wide cast of characters, each with their own unique personality, motivations, and goals. These characters are incredibly well-developed and compassionate, and they help make the already immersive world of The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood that much more engaging.

One of the best aspects of the characters in this game is the fact that none of them are truly “good” or “evil” (even Abramar!). The characters in this game are all incredibly complex and multifaceted; they all exist in shades of gray, rather than in simple black or white, good or evil. This makes them feel so much more real and relatable to players.

Whatever the developers/writers of this game are getting paid, it’s nowhere near enough.

Deck-Building (Literally)

Making Tarot Cards in The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood
Screenshot via Deconstructeam

In The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood, you get to play as a fortune teller, or “soothsayer”. Instead of telling fortunes with just a regular old deck of tarot cards, however, you get to create your very own magical tarot cards! Honestly, the tarot card-building mechanic is one of the most uniquely entertaining features of The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood.

The tarot card-building feature in The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is a unique and innovative mechanic that allows players to create their very own tarot cards. These cards will then later be used to tell the fortunes of other characters and decide the fate of not only them, but the entire world around them. How you create your cards will have a dramatic impact on the outcome of your playthrough!

To create a tarot card, players must first choose a background, a figure, and an item. The background represents the setting of the card, the figure represents the person or creature on the card, and the item represents something that is important to the card’s meaning.

Players can then arrange these symbols and figures however they want on the card’s surface (I have spent countless hours creating arbitrarily attractive tarot cards). The tarot card will have a different meaning depending on what background, figures, and items players choose to combine, and no two tarot cards are ever alike.

The tarot card feature is an amazing aspect of the game that allows players to take fate into their own hands (literally).


Fortuna in The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood
Screenshot via Deconstructeam

If you get anything out of this The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood review, then let it be that this game is worth every single penny.

Overall, The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is an excellent game with a strong narrative, well-developed characters, and innovative gameplay mechanics. I would highly recommend it to all fans of adventure games, narrative games, and games that explore incredibly intricate and complex themes (and magic!).

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The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood is an absolute banger of a game that’s shaping up to be one of the greatest narrative-driven games of 2023, if not ever.

If you love playing inclusive games about witches like The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood, then you should definitely check out Gamer Journalist’s “Best Games in the Trans Witch Games Bundle Available This Month” post. This article has every inclusive witch game you could ever dream of; if you’re a little witchy weirdo who’s looking to get down on some games, then this list is about to be your best friend.

About the author

Allysen Pierce

Allysen Pierce is a freelance writer with a passion for gaming who has been a part of the Gamer Journalist team since May 2022. Her main passions are horror games and dating sims (especially combinations of the two), but she has been known to play literally anything that is put in front of her. Her current favorite games include Skyrim, I Was a Teenage Exocolonist, Cult of the Lamb, Slaughter Horse, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. When she's not playing games (or writing about them), she can be found reading, baking, watching horror movies, or playing with her cat.

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