Review: The Path of Motus (Steam)

Will you let other people stop you from pursuing your dreams? The Path of Motus is a game where your words have the power to destroy.

Pros:

  • Simple bright graphics.
  • 129MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Puzzle platformer gameplay.
  • Strong messaged being told through the story involving bullying.
  • Tutorials along with ongoing pop-ups.
  • Thought provoking.
  • Puzzles- Join numbered dots together, Number signifies how many lines need to touch it.
  • Combat- You shoot colored words, Why, Yeah and Hey. You match the color of the enemy attacks to neutralize them and attack them.
  • Control different characters who have unique abilities.
  • Collect journals to get more backstory.
  • Bridges- Solve the puzzles to build the bridge and move on.
  • Thought doors- Optional areas to solve a puzzle for a reward.
  • Excellent checkpointing.

Cons:

  • Way too short, Only a few hours.
  • Little reason to replay it.
  • No graphics options.
  • Few startup issues as the display would align but got it fixed eventually.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Very basic.
  • Same formula over and over.

The Numbers:
  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.8/10

Summary

Games that tackle social problems are generally a good thing, The story here is bullying and they handle it well and do a good job overall. I liked the puzzle elements as it was something different and promoted brain power usage. I didn’t however like much else, The platforming is very basic and the whole game formula is very repetitive and stale after a few instances. A shame but a game still worth looking at just for the story and how they approach the whole bullying scenario. In short, Its basic but with a strong story and decent puzzle system, Is worth a look at least.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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