Mortal Shell

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8.1 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2020

There’s no better way to wrap this up than to say a big thank you to Cold Symmetry for giving us a great soulslike that that hits the spot.

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Václav Šourek
6 / 10
Sep 19, 2020

Despite the fact that Mortal Shell is a game full of mistakes, therefore it isn't one of the best souls-like experiences, it still remains a decent hardcore title.

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3.5 / 5.0
Sep 17, 2020

The lack of depth isn’t too much of a detriment as the game is short enough to ever feel tired. Better yet, what is there is good, a foundation with easy room to be expanded upon and a strong demonstration of Cold Symmetry’s understanding of core concepts that are the strength of the genre. Mortal Shell is a exemplary use of limited resources to make a tight, fun game, even if it only takes a weekend to beat.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2020

Mortal Shell is built around a solid foundation with a fun and responsive combat engine propped up by strong visuals. While some obtuse design choices and an uninteresting world holds it back from escaping the moniker of being, “just yet another souls-like”, it’s guaranteed to scratch that itch, at least a little.

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7.6 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2020

Kudos to the team at Cold Symmetry. I hope more people pick up this game so that we can get a sequel somewhere down the road.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2020

An engrossing combat system and numerous novel gameplay mechanics save what would have otherwise been merely a passable Dark Souls tribute from total mediocrity. Sadly, there's still too much harming the experience to justify a wholehearted recommendation. It ain't Souls and it certainly ain't polished, but it's not terrible either.

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Sep 8, 2020

If you are a fan of Dark Souls or Souls-like games, there is a lot to like in Mortal Shell.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2020

New and fresh take on popular soulslike genre from newly established developer is full of interesting ideas

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8.8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2020

Mortal Shell embraces the Souls-like moniker with open arms. They welcomed comparisons, and, for the most part, delivered. What's more impressive is that a team of only 15 people created it. Mortal Shell will make you to rethink your ideas around patience and frustration. You will love this game for all the same reasons that you hate it.

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75 / 100
Sep 3, 2020

Mortal Shell has a solid and clear base that in the future can give us outstanding games, but today I think that he does not quite understand what makes the genre difficult and to make up for it he resorts to a tool, the number of enemies, which makes something almost essential in just good.

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