The Path of Motus

MichaelArts

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
59
Top Critic Average
30%
Critics Recommend
Based on 10 critic reviews
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The Path of Motus

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

59

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

Based on 10 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 17, 2018
PCJul 17, 2018

Developer: MichaelArts

Genres: Art, Adventure

Will you let other people stop you from pursuing your dreams? For generations, a village of goblins has been trapped inside a mysterious forest; anyone who attempts to leave returns hopeless and defeated. Determined to break new ground, a young goblin named Motus plans to build a series of bridges through the forest. However, his perseverance will soon be tested, as he meets bullies that use their own words to stop him. Will you find a way through life's forest, or like others be lost in its depths with no will to continue?

Developed for three years by Michael Hicks (design, music, programming, writing) and Goncalo Antunes (all art and animations), The Path of Motus weaves gameplay and story together to deliver a poetic experience unlike anything before it.

Featured Gameplay:
- Verbal Combat: Motus meets bullies that yell a variety of deadly words; you'll need to tactfully use your own words to deal with them. Will you use your words to inspire, or to destroy?

- Bridge Building: There's a reason why no one's made it through the forest! Solve challenging bridge puzzles to build a way out.

- Growing Up: Face unique challenges as Motus gradually grows from a child to an adult. Meet exciting new characters in each chapter of life and explore the deeper reasons for why they're so aggressive towards others.

- Thought Doors: Solve innovative puzzles that convey what Motus is feeling throughout the story. Unlike other story based games, the coolest moments in The Path of Motus come across nonverbally as you play.

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COGconnected

38 / 100
COGconnected

The Path of Motus is pretty to look at and has some good ideas, but it fails in its execution throughout, its story too simplistic for adults, and its gameplay too difficult for children.

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

The Path of Motus is a competent, sometimes fun indie game with a naive take on the nature of bullying.

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PlayStation LifeStyle

6.5 / 10.0
PlayStation LifeStyle

Although my journey with The Path of Motus was short, when I put down my controller and went to bed for the evening I was still thinking about the message within. It reminded me of a lot of events in my life that I'd rather forget. Any game, no matter the size and scope, that can drag those dredged up feeling from the hole I buried them in is both a blessing and a curse. Now excuse me while I shovel them back down and drown them with ice cream. (Thank the gods this game came out during National Ice Cream Month.)

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New Game Network

60 / 100
New Game Network

The Path of Motus is ambitious in what it seeks to communicate about the relationship we often share with games, and includes several notable spins on traditional gaming components of the puzzle platforming genre. But its arguments need to be embedded within a more rigorous gameplay structure if they're to truly land.

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