Children of Morta
Top Critic Average
Dead Mage belts three home runs: one for the story, another for the action, and the last for the deep and interesting RPG elements
The story of a family that is waiting for the hero at home after another raid into the dungeon, brings additional immersion and highlights Children of Morta against the background of other similar projects. This is a great game with a powerful atmosphere, nice graphics and an interesting story that should appeal to fans of the genre.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Children of Morta is packed with things that tick all the right boxes. With its emphasis on building a team and on mechanics that develop the characters' attributions, this roguelike game borrows many elements of an action RPG and also features a fun and simple combat system. As a crowning achievement, Children of Morta's co-op component plays like a charm and the overall result is a game that's worth of all praise.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
"Roguelikes can have good stories?"
Review in Finnish | Read full review
Represents a winning convergence of art, design, and narrative.
Those used to the genre will be thrilled by the challenge presented here, yet newcomers will easily become frustrated at the difficulty spikes, and the feeling that no real progression is being made. Thankfully, the great narration and story-driven sections between the gameplay will hold the interest of even the most uninitiated dungeon crawlers.
Since it’s polished in almost every regard with its gameplay and presentation, it’s possible Children of Morta would’ve benefited from a more focused design direction rather than a rogue-lite dungeon-crawling experience.
There’s no shortage of top down, pixel art, fantasy roguelike’s out there vying for your attention and many of them are enjoyable. It’s a genre I’ve spent far too much time with over the past few years so the thought of playing another was daunting when I first got my hands on Children of Morta. The thought of re-treading the same ground for hours, something of a staple for this genre, had put me off. I couldn’t have been more wrong about this game though. It’s visuals, narrative originality, the vast array of content and the sheer amount of polish that’s on display here has shown me that Dead Mage and 11 Bit Studios have created the roguelike to end all roguelikes, combining the best of the genre in a package which feels familiar yet refreshingly fast moving.
Children of Morta is has multiple beautiful pieces that fit together. The Diablo-esque style gameplay is satisfying. The emphasis on family and bonds is told & shown throughout the game in a wholesome way. The pixel graphics and animation are very high quality and is simply gorgeous. There's oomph and impact you can feel. The procedurally-generated dungeon runs and grind might not be for everyone, but Dead Mage Studio shows exactly how it can be done properly.
Children of Morta is a game that makes your none-game-appreciating wife roll her eyes and question your maturity!