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Children of Morta Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Rich Adams and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Children of Morta is an adventure game about a family of heroes, each with different abilities and enhancements. You battle enemies and bosses while exploring dungeons within the cavern of Mount Morta and must avoid the corruption as it spreads.

Whilst playing you get flashbacks to the Family's past, building narrative and background to what happened as you play on. There is the option for co-op play allowing a second player to join as one of the 7 family members. The game includes a variety of biomes with new enemies as you discover the dungeons.

The style of the game is a rogue-like, which means you are expected to die, and then start again with more experience and some of the enhancements you earned. Although unlike other dungeon rogue-like games Children of Morta is less punishing. This, along with its simpler combat and strong narrative, make it good to play together in families.

There's a real focus on the family line. Not only do you discover the history of the Bergson family but you use Uncle Ben and Grandma Margaret's ancient knowledge to upgrade the family’s gear and boost main attributes. You have to learn how to play about the different family members to progress.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 03/09/2019, updated in 2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative and Role-Playing

Accessibilty Features: 0

Developer: @DeadMageStudio

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 13 hours and 15 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You play together on the same screen, each with a controller.

CostsCosts

Children of Morta usually costs £17.99 to £19.79.
 

Children of Morta

 
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

PEGI rated 12 because it features moderate violence and use of offensive language. Some blood is shown but damage is primarily dealt by numbers. When a life bar is depleted, the defeated foe falls to the ground, often disappearing in an inky puddle. The dialogue also contains an instance of the use of the word ‘*!@?*’.

ESRB TEEN with Blood, Mild Language and Violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We don't know of any accessibility settings for this game.

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