Children of Morta
Summary: Children of Morta is an interesting and welcome entry in the roguelike genre, touting an impressive combat system and engaging narrative that keeps playing guessing until the end.
A Rogue-un-like Others
Children of Morta's fantastic narrative sets it apart from other games in the Roguelike genre.
Swift, snappy combat keeps you coming back over and over again, giving players the chance to improve with each try.
The earlier chapters can feel repetitive if you are struggling to adapt to the difficulty.
Top Critic Average
Unless you simply don't like roguelike games, you should absolutely pick yourself up Children of Morta and experience it for yourself. You won't regret a second of your time with it.
Children of Morta is a game that makes your none-game-appreciating wife roll her eyes and question your maturity!
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 a huge surprise. Not only is it an outstanding rogue-like game, filled with quality all around. It’s an experience that is probably my favorite in the genre at this point. Combining fantastic story telling elements, engaging gameplay, and a rogue-like loop that actually has me excited to do another run each time. Add on local co-op and I don’t see how it could get any better sans an online update later. What the Bergson’s family endures in combat is only half the excitement as I couldn’t wait to see what story beat hit next. I was concerned, I cared. Admittedly once the game is over, there is no huge reason to replay other than starting the story over, or perhaps leveling up some of the other family members, but that’s so minor. Children of Morta is top notch in the genre, a rogue-like fairy tale nightmare everyone should experience.
With procedural worlds, fantastic cooperative combat, and a storyline that makes you care about the entire Bergson family, Children of Morta represents the best example of games as art. There are still a few months to go in 2019, but Children of Morta is looking like my Indie Game of the Year.
When I began playing, I was not expecting anything different from other games of the genre. As the story progressed, however, both the gameplay and the smooth style of the game surprised me, ultimately leaving me considering it one of the best experiences released in the last few years.
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With unique graphics and a story you will fall in love with, action RPG fans looking for a new game to play should look no further than Children Of Morta.
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 a resoundingly impactful, thoughtful, and humanizing rogue-lite with an all-consuming narrative you simply can’t stop chasing.
Dead Mage belts three home runs: one for the story, another for the action, and the last for the deep and interesting RPG elements