The Path of Motus: Is it worth Buying?
Will you let other people stop you from pursuing your dreams? For generations, a village of goblins has been trapped inside a mysterious forest; anyone who attempts to leave returns hopeless and defeated. Determined to break new ground, a young goblin named Motus plans to build a series of bridges through the forest. However, his perseverance will soon be tested, as he meets bullies that use their own words to stop him. Will you find a way through life’s forest, or like others be lost in its depths with no will to continue?
The game was in the making for 3 years by Michael Hicks who did the writing, music, programming, and writing. The game takes the gameplay and story, weaves them together in a what was supposed to be a poetic experience. The point of the game is to defeat Motus’s bullies by words. The combat in the game is verbal with no swords or guns. You are a goblin trying to reach your dreams and are constantly facing other goblins who want to stop you. In the game you also can build bridges to get across many different obstacles to find a way out of the forest. Some of the puzzles are more complicated than others yet each one is simplistic and can be solved pretty easily. Motus will grow up in the front of your eyes as you do your best to leave the forest. There are also other puzzles that when solved will give insight into how Motus is feeling throughout the game.
I really enjoyed The Path of Motus and was surprised by actually how much fun I had. The game is built around the idea of defeating bullies, since the creator of the game is a fierce anti-bullying advocate. Motus, who is a goblin stops his enemies by shouting words back them. You use words to block out the words that bring you down and these words also make your bullies disappear as well. When it comes to building bridges, you basically from what I gathered, use your imagination and paint them. This is how Motus escapes the forest that the goblins have been in for so many years. His imagination is the escape they are all craving. The Path of Motus is a side scrolling game and its a really nice addition to the genre. I feel like the decision to go this route paid dividends for us as players.
The art style is really nice and the environments are really well presented. The goblins look really good and the art team did a great job making the making the environments look incredible. The only issue that I had is when you speak words, they are hard to see. They don’t look as good as the rest of the game. While painting the bridges, that also looked out of style in my opinion. There is a specific art style and these abilities look didn’t suit the game. It looked rather clunky and rushed. The Path of Motus is one of the best looking side scrollers you will play.
There really isn’t much to say about the sounds aspect of The Path of Motus. I thought that the words when spoken were a bit weird. Other than that I really enjoyed the sound especially the background music.
The Path of Motus is a really good game for its price, more importantly it has a great message behind it. Even if you don’t care for the gameplay, the overall message will make this game worthwhile. Michael Hick is a fierce anti-bullying advocate and his message is clear in this game, say no to bullying. While playing this game you will see Motus grow and you will find out just why he is on this mission. This is a really powerful game and one you should let your kids play or any gamer should be playing. We here at CoreGamerzInc are against bullying in any form.
We give The Path of Motus:
-Splendid Game with a strong message
-Michael Hicks crafts a wonderfully beautiful game
-Every Gamer should play it
– Beautiful world with interesting characters