Mortal Crowns is an isometric adventure puzzle game with a horror theme.
It’s not exactly a jumpscare game where things will jump out at you, but it’s more like a horror-themed adventure game. You go through a labyrinth filled with scary monsters as you try to make progress by solving some decent puzzles.
You play as a girl who has the ability to warp to this place using a picture on her wall in her bedroom. Think Super Mario 64. When she warps in, the place is crawling with monsters and puzzles that need to be solved in order to advance through the labyrinth.
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The place is dark, wet, and disgusting. There are skeletons, candles, and a lot of monsters teeming the place. You have to solve particular puzzles and a lot of them require that you use your logic skill and break codes. You can also get some help from “aids” but it’s still difficult. You’ll need to jot down some notes in order to solve them.
Oh, and you’re being chased by a monster while you’re trying to solve the puzzles.
It can get pretty frustrating to play. If you get caught by the monster, the game turns into a turn-based battle game where you choose your next attack, defend, or try to run away. You can also use a few abilities as well. It goes full RPG on you, but these battles are often and pretty mundane. You’ll get annoyed and frustrated pretty easily though. And then you learn that the thing you’re running from is more of an annoyance because you’ll have to fight it in RPG mode rather than be scared.
It’s the game’s biggest issue. It’s supposed to be a fun exploration game with awesome puzzles in an immersive environment, but the monster makes it annoying.
However, if you want to play a unique puzzler with some spooky theme and nice pixel art. Try out Mortal Crowns using the link below and don’t let the minotaur touch you!
- Old-school horror
- Nice pixel art
- Unique concept
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