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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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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Feb 2, 2020
    90
    I can’t stress just how smartly made Children of Morta is. The narrative flows smoothly in and out of dungeons, the characters have a real life to them, and the gameplay is enthralling and has those addictive qualities that make you just want to keep leveling everyone up. In the 15-plus hours I invested in this adventure, I was thoroughly captivated by everything Dead Mage set out to achieve. The way family comes together for the final conflict is truly impressive.
  2. Dec 2, 2019
    87
    While at first glance Children of Morta may simply appear to be another typical roguelike RPG hack and slash, it all comes together in a wonderful and charming way, making you forget that you’re generally repeating dungeon runs back to back. While the lack of online co-op was really the only negative I have, the rest of the experience with the Bergson’s was a very memorable and entertaining one throughout.
  3. Nov 5, 2019
    85
    Children of Morta is the perfect game for RPG fans. It's well written story and perfect design make it worthy for any player. Despite some gameplay issues, Children of Morta is one of the most interesting RPG games we've recently played.
  4. Oct 22, 2019
    80
    Children of Morta on Xbox One is a traditional roguelike hack and slash RPG situated in a rich fantasy setting that feels alive thanks to an endearing cast of characters in the Bergson family.
  5. Oct 23, 2019
    80
    Roguelite RPG, that invites you not only with its coop-option, but also the charming pixel design and the well constructed story. But technical issues as well as the high grind factor provide a setback.
  6. Jan 13, 2020
    78
    Even if not resulting in a too original and memorable experience, Children of Morta successfully mixes several genres like the rogue-like and Diablo-like ones, delivery a satisfying gameplay with fascinating pixel art animations.
  7. Oct 31, 2019
    60
    Children of Morta has a very compelling story and the way they use death in the game to help progress the story is refreshing. However, there is so much that you need to unlock in the game to try and balance the difficulty in your favour to even complete the first dungeon. This, in turn, ruins the experience by having to play the same dungeon over and over. It is a shame that the same level of effort that was put into the story line was not put into the gameplay, things becomes repetitive quite quickly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Aug 18, 2020
    10
    Juego muy bueno, historia interesante y personajes jugables variados, recomendado para los que les gusten los roguelike

    Se me hizo corto,
    Juego muy bueno, historia interesante y personajes jugables variados, recomendado para los que les gusten los roguelike

    Se me hizo corto, pero con la nueva actualización le han metido un personaje nuevo, y new game plus.
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  2. Jan 16, 2020
    10
    Beautiful game, easy to pick up and play. I also found the bosses in the game very exciting and they weren't too easy and probably moreBeautiful game, easy to pick up and play. I also found the bosses in the game very exciting and they weren't too easy and probably more importantly for me not too hard, I would of loved it to be a little longer but it probably was my game of the year 2019, really recommend! Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2020
    10
    I found this game on Game Pass, not expecting anything from it as the Dead Mage studio is unknown to me. But I was surprised so much by theI found this game on Game Pass, not expecting anything from it as the Dead Mage studio is unknown to me. But I was surprised so much by the game and its mechanics! The story telling and game progress is so clever, characters are so different and still so fun to play for each of them. Also the ability to play local co-op is cool and makes it perfect game for entire family. I dare to say this is game helped me to get back many years ago and had the same experience when playing Diablo and could not stop it. Expand
  4. May 30, 2020
    9
    Do yourself a favor and play this with someone else. This is a heartwarming, cute game that is challenging and different than a lot of rpg'sDo yourself a favor and play this with someone else. This is a heartwarming, cute game that is challenging and different than a lot of rpg's you'll play. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the story that walks hand-in-hand with the gameplay.

    The only reason this isn't a 10 for me is because it only has local co-op. I started playing it with my brother when he came down to visit. We loved it, but there wasn't enough time to finish playing. Since he can only get down once a year, we're going to have to wait to finish it.

    But if you live with someone who'll play with you, this is a game with both plot and interesting gameplay. We were not expecting to like it as much as we did. It doesn't sound like something we'd like. Hard to pinpoint exactly what made it good. But it's on the game pass so I recommend, if you have someone to play with, you give it a go and see what you think.
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  5. Jul 18, 2021
    8
    Had it had the punch of Deadcells and a bit of a better level design it'd been a 10/10. Very nice artistic direction, nice gameplay. The wholeHad it had the punch of Deadcells and a bit of a better level design it'd been a 10/10. Very nice artistic direction, nice gameplay. The whole game is build on family, love, support, and basic traits of mankind, and that's its main strength here. Expand
  6. Jun 24, 2020
    8
    This is a pretty fun take on the roguelike genre. The game consists of trips into dungeons where you accumulate various upgrades usable onlyThis is a pretty fun take on the roguelike genre. The game consists of trips into dungeons where you accumulate various upgrades usable only for that run as you try to clear 2-4 levels and a boss. The game lets you choose between a variety of characters, each with their own specialties, moves, and playstyles. The cool thing is as you level each character up, they have attributes that will also help all of the other characters when you play them. You can also permanently upgrade various stats (for all players) between levels as well with the gold you collect from runs.
    The story is pretty cool and focuses completely on a family called the Bergsons, each selectable character being a different member of the family. While not a terribly long game, it does have a decent amount of replayability as you continue to try and level up each different character and unlock all of their abilities and attributes as well as their bonuses for all the other characters as well.
    While I did enjoy this game a lot, I found that it became pretty tedious as I got farther into the game. It became strikingly clear that the characters were largely unbalanced and there was little reason to choose anyone other than those characters with the better playstyle. Obviously this is usually the case with games like this, but usually the characters are closer together in effectiveness so that you can still use them if you like and they are totally viable. In this game however, the way the enemies are in the later levels makes many of the characters a complete chore to use and I found myself dreading spending any time with them.
    Regardless, I enjoyed my time with this game, even if it was cut a bit short by its shortcomings. I enjoyed the pixelated art style and the narrative storytelling. I just wish the characters were balanced a bit better so I could continue using the characters I liked without feeling like I was severely handicapping myself. In short, if you enjoy games like binding of Isaac or Enter the Gungeon, I think you’ll feel right at home here.
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  7. Apr 3, 2020
    0
    Une daube pixélisée exprès typique du "pixel lard" et du sous-genre qu'il représente mais également une sous-merde très habituelle de cesUne daube pixélisée exprès typique du "pixel lard" et du sous-genre qu'il représente mais également une sous-merde très habituelle de ces sous-produits à deux balles en 16 couleurs (et quelques -gros- pixels baveux et bâclés) qui se prétendent jeux de rôle roulés sous les aisselles par quelques branques qui se sont fait recaler par les pros, les vrais, ceux qui font de "vrais" jeux vidéo...

    Ainsi, cette infamie sévit en compagnie de nombreuses autres qui prolifèrent dans leur coin comme quelque vermine numérique sur laquelle on marche dessus sans même y prêter attention... Y prêter "attention", c'est déjà se salir, être sali par un non-jeu et un non-produit, lequel n'est rien mais pourtant quelque chose et ce quelque chose est simplement du temps gâché pour tout le monde.

    Alors, il faut siphonner tout ça dans le grand siphon des étrons indés à deux balles lamentables et pathétiques et surtout ne plus y revenir. Sauf pour les grosses commissions, éventuellement.
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