Morphite rating. Xbox One.

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Pros:

  • The game has a very unusual story with interesting characters in it. This mix of unusual and interesting works well and keeps you invested throughout.
  • There is a huge amount for you to do and I was really surprised by how big the game was. The amount of exploring you can do is great.
  • I was a massive fan of the presentation side of the game. Visually the game is very unusual but easy on the eye, and the music fits the style of the game really well.
  • The game offers a very good variety of upgrades to sink your teeth into. You can upgrade your ship, character and weapon, which is great and gives you a reason to keep playing.

Cons:

  • After a while the game starts to get repetetive and predictable, and when this happens the game starts to get a little boring.
  • The combat in the game is a little lacklustre, and unfortunately it offers no sort of challenge. 
  • The platforming and puzzle design are to simple for their own good. Nothing really stands out here and everything pretty much feels the same.

 

Final Thoughts:

All in all Morphite shows a great deal of ambition, and it doesn’t feel like your typical indie game. Some of this ambition pays off and makes the game very enjoyable at times, unfortunately though at times you feel like the game takes a bit too much on, and then it starts to get repetetive. The story in the game is both unusual and mysterious, but without a shadow of a doubt the best thing about it is the characters, which are really interesting and they keep you invested. There is lots for you to do on the various planets, and the game encourages you to explore which gives you a great sense of freedom. After a while though things can get boring, and they don’t do enough to keep things fresh which is a shame. Unfortunately the game also lacks when it comes to a challenge. The combat, platforming and puzzle design are just too simple, and you never really feel excited when battling and solving puzzles. They do however try to combat this by giving you a decent amount of upgrades for you to obtain. You can upgrade everything in the game and you do feel improved after a while, but I think this is one of the reasons why the game is lacking when it comes to a challenge. The presentation side of the game is something I really enjoyed. Visually the style has a nice charming side to it, and the accompanying music sets the scene really well and fits the gameplay perfectly. At the end of the day Morphite has tried something different and they allow you to go your own way, and for the most part it works well. It’s not like that throughout though because it does get repetitive and unfortunately you do lose interest, but it isn’t a bad game at all though. If you love games that allow you to explore and have a decent length to it then Morphite is the game for you.

I rate Morphite 7/10.

Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)

 

Developer: Crescent Moon, We’re Five, Blowfish Studios

Publisher: Blowfish Studios 

Genre: Action Adventure 

Release Date (Xbox One): September 20, 2017

Price: £11.99/$14.99morphite-rev-2

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