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[PC] [ONE] [PS4] Mortal Shell

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[PC] [ONE] [PS4] Mortal Shell

Unread postby Hanged Man » 23 Aug 2020 15:59

https://www.mortalshell.com/
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... shell/home
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1110 ... tal_Shell/

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Mortal Shell with Hanged Man 1
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/718473206

Played two hours of this so far. It's a pretty solid "Souls clone" with better combat, but significantly simplified customisation. Based on the in-game compendium there are only six weapons and four "Shells" (characters that you inhabit). The weapons and Shells do all have unique abilities and properties, but they aren't as distinct as, say, in a Devil May Cry game. They're not SUPPOSED to be, of course, but Bloodborne had like 15 different melee weapons (each with an alternative mode), for instance. You can upgrade your weapons and Shells, at least. I don't think that you can upgrade basic stats like health or damage (your stats are decided by the Shell that you're inhabiting right now), but you can get stuff like "-25% to your cooldowns". The grinding in this is minimal, it's an action-adventure game, really.

Game looks great and feels great. Hitting stuff is very satisfying. But honestly it does get a bit old running around in a foggy maze-like forest, fighting the same three types of enemies for two hours (there was one boss though, he's pretty cool). "Hardening" is a cool new mechanic to block damage, but you will still have to roll around everywhere.

You can clearly tell that this game was made on a budget, but they did a good job with what they had. I'll definitely finish it. I've heard it's pretty short, too.

It's a good game to use your Epic coupon on (thanks for the 10 bux off China), if you haven't already. Or you can wait until it's eventually sold for pennies on a Steam sale once it's out over there.
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