Game news Do you like Dark Souls games? The Epic Games Store offers you one this December 28
Published on 28/12/2022 at 18:01
Christmas is over, and we are heading straight for a year 2023 which holds a lot of promise in terms of video games. In the meantime, there’s always time to fill your toy library by picking up a new free game from the Epic Games Store.
Get into your shell and face the evil
You have sanded Elden Ring, Demon’s Souls Remake, the three Dark Souls III or even Bloodborne and you still have craving for games of the genre ? There is of course Steelrising of Spiders and soon Lies of P but, in the meantime, you can discover Mortal Shell for free, an action RPG developed by Cold Symmetry and edited by Platstack.
In this Souls-like, you embody a character completely emaciated humanoid who finds himself sent to a dark, sticky, and ruined world. Only a few NPCs and engravings are there for give some context about what happened. A cryptic narration à la From Software, but which is very popular with fans of the genre, who like to discover the world and its history in an organic way. What makes Mortal Shell unique is that players can equip up to four different envelopes, each with its own characteristics. It’s up to the players to find them, and to use the one that suits them best for their style or situation.
Some bosses are very successful, others more conventional, but overall, Mortal Shell features an enjoyable combat system once mastered, a solid bestiary, a fairly interesting item-related system, a good challengeand a lifetime between 3 and 8 p.m.. On the other hand, we regretted in our test a lack of customization options, some disabling collision bugs, and a progression too compartmentalized. On the Epic Games Store, the game is free until tomorrow 5 p.m., and can be obtained with the Rottin Christ Pack that you just have to select in the “Additional Content” tab. On the other hand, for the DLC The Virtuous Cycle, it will be necessary to pay 3.99€.
An advent calendar totally dedicated to video games
It’s a tradition that the Epic Games Store has been carrying on for a few years. In the wake of the free games that the store offers throughout the year, the holiday season is the peak of this initiative. From December 15 until January 15, the platform provides one game to download per day. It is therefore today Mortal Shelland this until another takes its place.
Clues have been left in the image opposite, and everything suggests that, tomorrow, players could be entitled to an episode of of the Dishonored saga. The Outsider symbol is embedded in the image, but with Epic, you never know. On the other hand, if the trend points to the Arkane Studios saga, it is impossible to know which game is concerned: the first, Dishonored 2 or Dishonored: The Death of the Outsider, the three, who knows? No certainty for the moment, but a little less than 24 hours to wait.
While some may seem skeptical to see so much generosity through this gesture, arguing that the titles offered are far from the quality of some blockbusters, it should be noted that excellent games have been offered in the past. This is particularly the case with Death Stranding, the latest game from Hideo Kojima, Control, but also Alien: Isolation or Borderlands 3. In any case, it is the perfect option for players looking for new games without breaking the bank as the holidays approach.