Review: Mortal Shell – SENSES

Some involuntary humor is promised in an otherwise dark and gloomy game.

IN Mortal Shell as players, we take control of fallen warriors and thus find out who the person was, what his mission was and how we should be able to complete it. We face many enemies and the road is anything but straight. To help us, we have our knowledge of the world, a mandolin and a large neat sword. What more could you want? Time to embark on an adventure.

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It is rare to laugh out loud when playing video games, especially not when playing a game that is as dark and gloomy as Mortal Shell is. The reason for my laughter was only then – the seemingly naked man we play – hardens when we press the left trigger… Now it’s not just one body part that hardens, without his whole skin (as protection) but I do not think the game creators thought about it how stupid it sounds and looks…

Mortal Shell - Cold Symmetry - Playstack - xbox one x 4k Screenshot - copyright 2020

Then I laughed as I entered a camp full of villains attacking me. It’s not that fun in itself, but when they run into a mandolin lying on the ground and the whole thing is accompanied by loose notes, it became very funny.

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Also looks quite fun with a guy in armor playing mandolin ..

Then, unfortunately, the laughter fell silent because once they reached my armor-clad warrior, they killed him with a couple of blows. My undead I fly out of the body and they give themselves completely sonic on him instead and kill him with one stroke… Respawnar at the beginning of the course and must go through everything again. The same result, goes in a different direction. An even bigger ugly one kills me. Back again. Yes, this is as you hear one in the line From Software / Dark Souls-inspired games.

My patience is starting to run out… but then suddenly something happens. I get into a flow and manage to mash my enemies. New opportunities open up and I get my first assignment. Then… I go on a rod again. Mortal Shell is like so many other games in this genre; you are expected to get better and better, get better equipment and upgrade weapons. But when it is so difficult and repetitive from the beginning, I unfortunately quickly lose energy. I’m simply not a sucker for pain and insanity, which has become Dark Soulsthe game’s signature.

Mortal Shell - Cold Symmetry - Playstack - xbox one x 4k Screenshot - copyright 2020

In summary, that is Mortal Shell a difficult, dark, gloomy and sometimes unbridled fun game (possibly unknowingly, and maybe it’s just me?), with many secrets to unlock. The graphics are okay, but sometimes feel a bit mossy as the textures do not always stick and the animations are a bit choppy. So the grade does not reach a recommendation, but it is still clearly approved.

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