Heavily inspired by the Dark Souls series, Mortal Shell is the story of an unknown character thrust into a world of death. Utilizing every weapon and armor you can find, you must fight your way through increasingly difficult enemies.
Sounds pretty basic like Souls, right? Well, where Mortal Shell sets itself apart is in the different abilities that your character can wield.
Whereas in Dark Souls, your character can learn various magic spells (which is a wuss move) in Mortal Shell it’s different. You can learn different abilities such as slow time for a few seconds. Or spartan kicking enemies, wrapping your blade in ice etc. Effectively combining action gameplay with the heavy RPG elements of Dark Souls.
Overall it gives Mortal Shell a unique flavor to it’s combat and provides a different level of customization. And if you’re concerned about the abilities making boss fights too easy, odds are you’ll still get put down more than a few times.
Animations are still heavy, lumbering and calculating. Enemies are still tanks that can kill you in one or two hits. Bosses are gigantic and agile. So, expect a fair amount of challenge in order to get through Mortal Shell.