Children of Morta
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There’s a sense of interconnectedness that pervades everything Children of Morta does, and while some of its decisions sometimes result in unpleasant—and arguably unfair—difficulty spikes, the story beats always revolve satisfactorily enough to be worth a little extra trouble.
Children of Morta's excellent combat and gorgeous pixel art are only surpassed by how genuinely human its cast of characters feels.
Dead Mage's love letter to rogue-like fans is certainly one for the books. A solid experience throughout, it's a definite must-buy for any who're well into the genre.
Children of Morta is strong in its apparent simplicity. By the end game the player is juggling multiple additional powers, temporary buffs, held items, and a vast array of enemy types, but since everything is introduced so smoothly and cleanly it never feels overwhelming. The game is brutal without being cruel, as each failure shows some granular hint of progress—it serves as a great introduction to the genre for newcomers, as everything is explained so well, and is also appealing for veteran players, showing a different approach to a well-known classic. A bit Rogue, a bit Diablo, and all class, Children of Morta will be remembered as the gold standard for years to come.
Children of Morta is an ambitious, beautiful, but unsatisfying action roguelike, light on content and feeling considerably unfinished at launch.
Honestly? For its price there is little reason not to pick up Children of Morta, apart from the obvious case of you don’t like Roguelike Action RPGs
Despite some repetition, uneven visuals, and derivative mechanics, Children of Morta is an absolute joy to play from start to finish. A smooth progression system, randomly generated elements, and a ton of different abilities to play with were more than enough for us to look past some of the game’s shortcomings. We highly recommend this one whether you’re a seasoned vet of the dungeon crawler genre, or just looking for a new and charming rouge-like experience.
The secret to the success of Children of Morta is that its target audience consists of all the gamers from around the world. That being said, developers tried to add Iranian elements to the game as much as they could and that's worthy of praise. Children of Morta is definitely the first Iranian game that by utilizing an appropriate art style, addictive and appealing gameplay and professional voice-acting has managed to bring up the game industry of Iran to a global level. We hope that other Iranian game studios choose Fan Afzar as their role model and help bring our gaming industry to the next level.
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It has charm, polish, heart, and a whole lot of promise - Children of Morta is the child who subconsciously wants to meet everyone’s expectations, and is slightly tearing herself apart doing so.