The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse Review
Reviewed on Nintendo SwitchAlso available on Sony PlayStation 4 and PC
The Swords of Ditto was originally released on Playstation 4 and PC in 2018, now a year later The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse has been released on Nintendo Switch. But what's the difference? Well, it's a redesigned and extended version adding several new areas, new weapons and new toys. Now, if you never played The Swords of Ditto on Playstation 4 or PC, that will mean nothing to you. So let me explain what the game actually is all about.
The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse is an adorable RPG game that centres around a magical sword. In short, every hundred years a new hero emerges to defeat the evil Mormo with this magical sword. But doing so isn't going to be an easy task. Defeat Mormo and the Isle of Ditto is a wonderful place for the next hundred years. Fail in your task and the world will be in misery for the next hundred years. It really is an endless struggle, but don't worry. This struggle doesn't just fall on one adventurer's hands, no. Every hundred years a new hero emerges to wield the mighty sword!
Every hero you awaken as will be completely different from the last, as will the world you will be in. The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse is an ever-changing, randomly generated land. Meaning each time you 'restart' it will be a completely new experience.
In order to stand a chance at defeating Mormo, you must level up your sword. You do this by defeating the many minions that swarm the world. Your sword is the only consistent in this game, it's the only thing you take with you into your next journey so it's extremely important you take the time to level it up. Levelling it up will provide you with more health, damage and sticker slots. Yes, I did say sticker slots. You will find and be rewarded many stickers in Ditto that provide you with various perks. Choose which ones sound more appealing for your playstyle and equip them to yourself; depending on the number of slots you have unlocked the more stickers you can equip. Making you more powerful.
Once you're in your delightfully bright and full-of-horror world there are many things to do to prepare you for your unavoidable battle with the mighty Mormo. There are dungeons to explore, secret lairs to find, side quests to complete and the most important one - loot to find.
You will stumble upon many treasure chests throughout your adventure what you find in these chests can vary. You can find perk stickers and even data logs that will provide some more context into the story behind Ditto. On top of that, you collect various items that act as a currency in the world. Whether that be in the form of coins or gems or even weird robot parts...
Oh, and you can also experience the entire game in couch co-op which is more fun than I thought it would be (I'm usually not much of a team player...) but it helped so much having a partner to help out in the fight of my life!
The Sword of Ditto: Mormo's Curse looks fantastic. It's cutesy, colourful art style reminded me a lot of Ittle Dew 2. Each enemy and character you encounter looks different from the last and each has their own style, and they all look adorable, and I like adorable!
The soundtrack is just as colourful as it's art-style, which compliments the gameplay extremely well. It's bouncy and catchy and despite being surrounded by so much misery and badness (mostly) it's surprisingly upbeat.
The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse has a lot going for it but it is but one area where it seems to be lacking is it's loading times. They're longer than expected, not long enough to ruin your experience but they're noticeable. Hopefully, there will be an update that will slightly shorten these times. It's a little awkward waiting on a black screen...