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  • Summary: Children of Morta is a narrative-based roguelike hack’n slash game for PC, Mac and Linux which will involve you in the adventures of a family.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Sep 3, 2019
    100
    Children of Morta is an incredible roguelike title that will keep you hooked for hours on end, offering superb gameplay and presentation, as well as a surprisingly strong story.
  2. Sep 3, 2019
    90
    While Children of Morta‘s surprising flexibility — without too comprising on the challenge of its gameplay — is one to take note of, it’s Dead Mage’s ability to find harmony with so many [figurative] moving parts that’s more impressive. Don’t let the tag or implication of hollowness throw you, Children of Morta — like Dead Cells before it — is an addictive, well-orchestrated and brilliantly-devised take on the roguelike template.
  3. 90
    Save for the issues with RNG and the procedurally generated environments, Children of Morta delivers an exceptional experience with superior gameplay and a surprising amount of heart.
  4. Sep 3, 2019
    80
    Dungeon-based roguelite fans have a new adventure they should add to their library. The core gameplay isn’t very original, but its coop mode, its elaborate narrative and its great setting make it very, very interesting.
  5. 80
    A beautifully written, composed, and visualized roguelike.
  6. Sep 13, 2019
    80
    While Children of Morta stays pretty solidly in the tradition of recent RPG/roguelikes, its packaging — graphics, design, story and characters — elevate it above the pack and players who have grown weary of the genre will find it refreshing. It’s challenging without (usually) being unfair and while there is plenty of varied combat, there is a story with some heart and soul for any player looking for a break from constant hack and slash. It’s still a roguelike, so any player intolerant of the genre’s “die and try again” conceit will not suddenly become enlightened, but fans of the form will enjoy one of the more interesting and appealing examples in recent memory.
  7. Sep 3, 2019
    60
    As with most things, Children of Morta will probably get some substantive updates in the coming months, but it currently pales in comparison to other action roguelikes and won’t hold most gamers’ attention for too long.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    Children of Morta is a beautiful dungeon-crawler, with underwhelming gameplay.
  2. Sep 4, 2019
    10
    Astonishing pixel graphics, Rich story, addictive game-play, these are enough for me. Children of Morta is one of the best indie games I everAstonishing pixel graphics, Rich story, addictive game-play, these are enough for me. Children of Morta is one of the best indie games I ever played.
    Good job Dead Mage!
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  3. Oct 20, 2019
    10
    خسته نباشید به تیم سازنده من میخواستم بازی رو بخرم ولی وقتی فهمیدم بازی فارسی نداره یکمی نا امید شدم این واقعا نهایت بی احترامی به مردم ایرانهخسته نباشید به تیم سازنده من میخواستم بازی رو بخرم ولی وقتی فهمیدم بازی فارسی نداره یکمی نا امید شدم این واقعا نهایت بی احترامی به مردم ایرانه میدونم حمایت از سمت مردم ایران کمه ولی خب راهو باید باز گذاشت برای کسایی که میخوان حمایت کنن Expand
  4. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    New Version of rogue-family, story driven in roguelike elements, focus on Family، love and alliance Concept, one of Best young brothersNew Version of rogue-family, story driven in roguelike elements, focus on Family، love and alliance Concept, one of Best young brothers "Diablo" game series
    Be sure to play
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  5. Sep 10, 2019
    9
    One of the most beautiful pixel art games that i have played. Game length is around ten hours. The narrators voice immerses you into the storyOne of the most beautiful pixel art games that i have played. Game length is around ten hours. The narrators voice immerses you into the story of the Bergson family. While not very long, i had a lot of fun trying out different characters with their distinct skill sets. The mini stories inside of each dungeon are a nice touch and the main hub had a cozy family atmosphere.

    If you like the dungeon crawling of Diablo and roque-lites, this is your game.
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  6. Nov 21, 2019
    9
    Pros:
    Children Of Morta is a beautifully made one to two player rogue-lite dungeon crawler with an emphasis on the story of our heroes, the
    Pros:
    Children Of Morta is a beautifully made one to two player rogue-lite dungeon crawler with an emphasis on the story of our heroes, the Bergson family, as they work to stop a spreading corruption from killing their land. Each moment of a characters story has emotion that is conveyed amazingly via the narrator and visuals. From the youngest son wishing to find his purpose, to him and his father playing a game of ball outside. The leveling system for characters is well throughout, besides earning passive and active skills, each Bergson unlocks a new family trait every 5 levels or so that benefit the entire family (IE, the rogue of the family gives everyone a bonus to critical hit chance). Each run has some value, from picking up gold for the family coffers that can be used for various family wide stat bonuses to exp for characters, making every attempt worth while in some way.

    Cons:
    The combat is rather simple with each character only having a simple attack and an ability or two along side it, its not the worst in the world, but its nothing new for the genre. The dash system is rather annoying with each character only having a certain amount, each with a varying time between recharge times for each one.

    Verdict:
    In reality most of the "bad" things in Children Of Morta dont feel like game ruining issues, they're more so minor annoyances, like the stickers on apples. The game is amazingly well done and fun for those who want a good action game with story to its bones.
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  7. Jan 21, 2020
    2
    Pretty, but boring. Enemies are spongy, the game requires very low APM, and mostly consists of grinding. Whenever you lose it's because youPretty, but boring. Enemies are spongy, the game requires very low APM, and mostly consists of grinding. Whenever you lose it's because you went so far that you need to spend your earned currency for simple upgrades and go do the same thing and go a little bit further Expand

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