We like to think our gamers at What’s A Geek! have a wide range of gaming preferences – but Morphies Law kinda tests our horizons.
As seen in our previous videos, Chad loves playing his share of titles that need a bit of technical prowess. Meanwhile, Ade enjoys exploring a wide range of genres, especially given the Switch’s versatility. We have Rhenn who’s pretty much the chill gamer. And there’s Khan and Leandro who know their fighting games. Judith and Emile remain our resident Pokemon GO enthusiasts. In short, if we’re not writing or doing coverage, we’re probably playing something.
And when Ade got his copy of Morphies Law: Remorphed on the Nintendo Switch, we felt this was going to be our usual review piece. Things is, when Ade started playing the game, that’s when the game unveils a wacky but creatively innovative side.
Morphies Law: Remorphed is Very Colorful, Also Very Weird
“Morphies Law is a weird game,” Ade says. “And I’m saying this as a guy who’s a total fan of Splatoon’s colorful brand of post-apocalyptic horror.”
Ade makes sense, though. If you think Splatoon is colorful, you might want to get into Morphies Law. It’s every bit as fun and colorful – but that’s where the similarities end. Instead of shooting ink like in Splatoon, you have actual bullets in Morphies Law.
And when you hit opponents, they don’t splat. You make their limbs shrink. That’s right – scoring hits will have some effect on your character’s limbs. They can grow or shrink, depending on various in-game factors. And this matters in the game, as some game modes depend entirely on who obtains the most amount of body mass.
Are you still with us? This is just where the weird starts.
Colorful, Charming, Brimming With Life
If we say “imagine a shooting game,” you’ll likely imagine over-the-top explosives, a ton of soldiers, a lot of people screaming over headphones, and maybe gaming tournaments. Morphies Law twists this gaming trend, and instead offers us a shooting game brimming with a lot of life and charm.
“This isn’t something you see a lot in video games,” Ade continues. “Morphies Law is just brimming with charm with Mexican or Day of the Dead imagery. It’s colorful, the music is the right amount of enticing, and it’s got loads of personality.”
Like a lot of other shooting games, Morphies Law allows you to build and customize your personal loadout. Thing is, it’s not just “which weapons go with what,” and “what accessories work best with which weapon.” There’s a ton of weird and fun options, and there’s a ton of designs you can paint on your Morphies. This just shows Morphies Law is full of personality, and it’s proud of it.
“That personality being weird. I love it so much,” Ade continues. “[And] the colorful designs you get to paint on your Morphies are different sorts of cute. Cute skeletons, yes. Don’t judge me.”
Easy Controls, Easy Fun
Morphies Law has a familiar control scheme. It’s really, really good, and it’s a bit close to how Splatoon works.
“See, there’s a reason why I’m comparing this to the squid shooter,” Ade explains. He said the motion controls are easy on the hands, and resetting the camera is as easy as hitting the Y on the controller.
If you’ve been following news on the Nintendo Switch, you’d know Morphies Law isn’t new. It’s actually a 2018 release as an indie Switch exclusive. And it’s got good reception!
Unfortunately, the hype did die down quick due to lack of polish. Then again, you can’t expect Nintendo-level polish from small teams like Morphies Law dev Cosmoscope Gmbh.
It’s not a perfect game. This being a remastered – I’m sorry, I meant Remorphed – edition, one would think devs would be fixing the glitches found in the game’s first release. They’re still there, sadly. They’re not game-breaking either, and they add a bit of quirkiness to the experience – you’d get stuck in corners, there can be janky animations, and some frame drops here and there.
Morphies Law: Remorphed is Definitely A Dash Of Crazy
Don’t get me wrong, though! Despite the bugs, I had fun playing the game. Lobbies get filled up quickly, so you can get yourself in matches instead of wasting your time waiting for people. There’s also an offline mode where you can fight bots, especially if you want to practice (or if you’re a bit impatient).
You don’t necessarily need a Nintendo Switch to play Morphies Law: Remorphed, too. You can acquire the game in Steam. And there’s even better news, as there’s crossplay between the Switch and the PC. This ensures a steady stream of players to right, regardless of the platform.
At the core of it all, Morphies Law: Remorphed remains a fun game despite the bugs. What it lacks in polish, it makes up with sheer force of charm. For a game worth 20 bucks, it’s worth the purchase.
What do you think of Morphies Law? Are you going to play it on Switch or PC? Leave your thoughts in the comments!