Reviewed on PC

MORTYR

Reviewed By: John Gocke
Used with permission from AlMenconi.com
GAME TECH INFO

Computer Platform: PC
Produced by: Interplay
Price Range: $20
ESRB Rating: Mature
System Requirements: PII 266MHz, 64MB RAM, AGP-based 3D accelerator

Genre: First Person Shooter (FPS)
Christian Rating: 3 of 5
   (some objectionable elements)
Gameplay: 4 of 5
   (good)
Violence: 3 of 5
   (mild)
Adult Content: 5 of 5
   (none)

STORYLINE

Box art from 'Mortyr' In this point-and-shoot, first person game, you play a Nazi from an alternate future reality. In this future, the Nazis won World War 2 due to the invention of a time machine, but by 2093 the invention is causing global disasters because of overuse. A young German officer, Mortyr, is sent back in time to 1944 by a small group of “good” Nazis to destroy the time machine and kill its inventor. When you start the game, the time machine accidentally drops you in the sewer outside the heavily guarded castle instead of inside where the time machine is being guarded. Your player kills the guards and picks up their machine guns, rifles and knives to use on the other Nazis trying to stop you in each successive room. To win you must kill the inventor and return to the future and then kill a whole slew of future “bad” Nazis.

VIOLENCE

As in a number of games currently out, you run through different rooms with a weapon in your hand shooting and cutting through charging enemies. Once the Nazis are shot, their bodies stay limp on the floor and you can loot their corpses for more guns and ammo. This game shows very little blood and you might tempted to think that it is a fairly healthy combat game due to very little gore. Be careful of believing constant killing can be a "healthy combat game."

ILLEGAL/HARMFUL BEHAVIOR

You as the player can shoot out the many stained glass windows in the castle and watch the shards cascade down to the stone floors as well as learning to enjoy killing. The scenes of destruction on the castle windows and furniture are colorful, loud, and exhilarating.

Screenshot from 'Mortyr' LANGUAGE

None.

NUDITY/SEXUAL CONTENT

None.

OCCULT/SUPERNATURAL

The Nazis have pictures of Hitler in several rooms that feel like a chapel due to the stained glass and church architecture. Dark courtyards and red angelic (or demonic) looking decorations give the castle a sinister feel.

CONCLUSION

The game aims its violence at Nazi soldiers and seeks to make you feel that “killing for fun” as long as they are Nazis and vandalism acceptable as long as it is the bad guys' stuff. The parental lock included takes away much of the gore of “Mortyr” and makes it less horrific, but it is still a killing for fun, murder simulation game. Mortyr earns a 61% (D-) for its extreme violent content.



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