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News video games 18 August 2020, 18:31

author: Bart Swiatek

First Reviews: Mortal Shell - Tasty Morsel for Dark Souls Fans

Today marks the release of Mortal Shell - a dark action RPG from Cold Symmetry, which draws inspiration from the famous Dark Souls series. It seems like we've got quite a good game on our hands.

Mortal Shell looks like a decent soulslike.

IN A NUTSHELL:

  1. Today marks the launch of Mortal Shell;
  2. First reviews have appeared online: Metacritic - 74-76%, OpenCritic - 76%.

Today marks the launch of Mortal Shell - a dark RPG inspired by the famous Dark Souls series. The game is available on PC (for now only on Epic Games Store, next year it will also be released on Steam), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The games price is $39.99 on all three platforms.

Mortal Shell - selected reviews

The published reviews paint a picture of a successful game, playable, and bringing several new ideas to the soulslike genre. At the same time, however, it is a game that has its share of problems.

"Mortal Shell Mortal Shell is one of the year’s biggest gaming surprises, offering a deep, fascinating journey into a melancholic world that’s well worth taking. It takes blatant inspiration from Dark Souls and Bloodborne, yet builds upon the combat and progression of such classics that it more than stands on its own two feet," Jade King, TrustedReviews.

"Mortal Shell wants you to know that if you like Dark Souls, you don't always have to resort to games from FromSoftware. It's a brutal aRPG with good ideas," Pedro del Pozo, Generation Xbox.

"Unfortunately Mortal Shell just feels like a bad Dark Souls game, while I enjoyed it initially, the more I played the more it wore away my enjoyment. The few unique features it has do make the game feel slightly unique but its world-building, combat, and enemies pale in comparison to its inspiration. The bad AI and other small issues do little to complement what could have been an enjoyable title. There are far better games in the genre," Sebastian Hawden, PlayStation Universe.

Mortal Shell - reviews

On Metacritic, the title currently has an average review score of 74-76% (depending on the platform, with the PC version performing best, the weakest being the Xbox One edition, and the PS4 right in the middle). Also on OpenCritic the game has an average of 76%.

  1. Vamers - 95/100
  2. Boomstick Gaming - 9/10
  3. Digital Chumps - 9/10
  4. The Outerhaven Productions - 4,5/5
  5. TrustedReviews - 4.5/5
  6. Generation Xbox - 8,6/10
  7. PC Invasion - 8.5/10
  8. ThisGenGaming - 8.5/10
  9. Gamers Heroes - 85/100
  10. GotGame - 8.5/10
  11. WayTooManyGames - 8.5/10
  12. PC Gamer - 80/100
  13. FingerGuns - 8/10
  14. SP1st.com - 8/10
  15. VGChartz - 8/10
  16. TheSixthAxis - 8/10
  17. GameSkinny - 8/10
  18. GameSpot - 8/10
  19. Push Square - 8/10
  20. Nexus - 8/10
  21. GameWatcher - 8/10
  22. Game Revolution - 4/5
  23. Fextralife - 7.9/10
  24. Wccftech - 7.7/10
  25. The Games Machine - 7,6/10
  26. God is a Geek - 7.5/10
  27. Spaziogames - 7.3/10
  28. Attack of the Fanboy - 3.5/5
  29. Game Guides - 3.5/5
  30. COCconnected - 70/100
  31. PCGamesN - 7/10
  32. VideoGamer - 7/10
  33. Too Much Gaming - 7/10
  34. Shacknews - 7/10
  35. Sirus Gaming - 7/10
  36. IGN Spain - 7/10
  37. JVFrance - 7/10
  38. GamingBolt - 7/10
  39. GameMAG - 7/10
  40. Critical Hit - 7/10
  41. Just Push Start - 3/5
  42. PlayStation Universe - 6/10
  43. TechRaptor - 6/10
  44. GameSpew - 6/10
  45. Gameblog - 6/10
  46. Killa Penguin - 5/10
  1. Mortal Shell - official website
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