|a game by||uglycoal|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||RPGs, Pixel Art Games, Cute Games, Life Simulation Games, Management Games, Time Management Games, Games Where Choices Matter, Love and Romance Games|
Developed by uglycoal and Valkyrie Initiative, Mondealy makes its way into computers. While a soft release occurred in September 2021, the official launch for the full version of the game will arrive next month on May 30th. If the reaction of early adopters and reviewers is anything to go by, this might be an indie game you should keep in mind come next month. Get ready for an adventure with positive reviews and comments being made all around this pixelated game.
Maybe It Is About The Friends We Made All Along
Mondealy has the charm of an indie game developed by a small studio. It looks pretty, carefully crafted, and created with a lot of love. Michael is a regular guy with an ordinary life that unearths by accident an underground gateway to the Kingdom of Dargratt. The protagonist’s story might resonate with the fantastic stories one would expect to experience themselves, a mysterious adventure in an unknown land.
The game positions itself as a title that focuses on relationships and connecting with others, and the gameplay ultimately reflects this. The presence of Michael catches the attention of the royal family, who eventually becomes responsible for determining his fate in this new world. As the protagonist, the players have to explore this magical place and connect with the characters for a complete experience.
Players can transition freely between both worlds and various locations during the journey. Every place seems unique and colorful and invites players to explore every nook and cranny. The game has a slowly unfolding narrative that becomes more meaningful as you understand the culture, beliefs, rules, and individuality of the characters around you.
Something For Later
What has become available of Mondealy has undoubtedly caught the community’s attention. The short intro, or demo, introduced their characters and the general vibe transparently. The game has a languid pace that forces players to take in all the small details. Gladly, the artwork, sound designs, character design, and character arcs are well developed and compelling. While the script itself comes across as lacking and derivative at times, Mondealy finds its voice and originality.
Gameplay-wise Mondealy is a very straightforward game that might remind people of point-and-clicks. There aren’t any action-packed sequences, or highly demanding mechanical skills, mainly because that’s not the story’s focus. And this might dissuade some players, but overall, this is an entertaining experience.
There is still a lot to be shown with the release of the entire game on May 30th, which is something to be excited about. Of course, a lot can change until then, but Mondealy will be an endearing title to experience from what we have seen.
We can recommend it to players who have enjoyed Lost Ember, Eastward, the Longing, Lake, or Celeste for their gameplay and artwork.
- Great Characters
- Relatable Story
- Charming Graphics
- Artwork is Beautiful
- Delivers What It Promises
- Slow Burning
- Script Is Awkward At Times
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP