Morbid: The Seven Acolytes
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Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is a great top-down Soulslike with the right mix of challenge and reward. It makes good use of the systems and mechanics it borrows from the genre staples and combines this with a darkly beautiful aesthetic and some memorable boss fights. It's not always clear how or the best way to progress, but if you've got a hankering for a bloody good time then you won't go too far wrong with Morbid.
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is an enjoyable adventure if you're after a steep challenge, but the lack of certain elements limits the amount of options you have.
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes certainly isn’t a game you should pick up for its gameplay. The combat is just shallow, but in no way unplayable. If you are intrigued by the game’s world and aesthetics—and you aren’t much of a stickler for gameplay—I’d happily recommend it.
Morbid follows the Dark Souls formula pretty closely despite it having a retro charm, but the boss fights are an undeniable highlight of the game. Disturbing bouts of danger that will snuff your flame out with a single lucky blow, these encounters boast an incredible art direction, fascinating gameplay quirks, and a challenge that'll leave your controller moist with hand sweat.
Morbid is a nice first attempt at the genre by the people at Still Running and a good alternative for who is starving for a new soulslike game, but it can be improved in many areas and it's consistently lacking in originality.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Morbid struggles with an identity crisis of sorts. Trying to find its own place among the rising tide of souls-like games of recent times.
While still a bit rough around the edges, Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is a solid entry with excellent developer support that shows great potential.
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is a fun Souls-like, but it suffers from some odd world design decisions.
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes has a weak gameplay and a world that pleases in parts. But if you are looking for a rich and immersive storyline, this is your game. Otherwise, wait for a price drop.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes nails most of the elements of a good Souls-like. Exploring the world and striving to reach that next safe point replicates the feeling of playing a Souls game. The pixelated art style of the game is phenomenal and the music is extraordinary. Unfortunately, the combat needs some polishing before I can wholeheartedly recommend the game. Since last I’ve played, the developers have posted an update with changes to the combat system requested by the community. The implemented changes seem like they may improve the combat significantly and show that the developers are involved and active with their product. With these changes, and more on the way, I feel comfortable in recommending Morbid: The Seven Acolytes to non-squeamish fans of the Souls series.