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Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan
What lies beneath
by Matt Wales 17/1/2013
Product: Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan
Publisher: bitSmith Games
Format: Android, iPad
Genre: Action, RPG
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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What, you may ask, is the Shroud of Morrigan? We're still not sure. Irish developer bitSmith Games claims its action-RPG combines celtic mythology with a steampunk aesthetic, but really it's just an inscrutable exercise in the bizarre.

Don't take that as a criticism, though. The story of Ku's quest to retrieve a magical ring - the source of power to a quaint village adrift on an island in the clouds - may be a baffling wisp of a thing, but its strangeness is part of its charm.

Strange days

Certainly, Ku: Shroud of Morrigan scores big on atmosphere, proving surreal at times and downright unsettling at others as young Ku explores sprawling caverns alive with flora and fauna, both bloodthirsty and benign. ...
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A lightweight action-RPG that makes up for its design and technical shortcomings with a weird, woozy, and strangely captivating style
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 6
Value: 6
Innovation: 6
Overall: 6
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