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  • Summary: Morphies Law is a 3rd person 3D shooter through which you can steal mass from other players making them shrink while you grow, which balances the game. Size affects everything! what you can do, how you can navigate the different maps, how to play each gamemode and more. Customize yourMorphies Law is a 3rd person 3D shooter through which you can steal mass from other players making them shrink while you grow, which balances the game. Size affects everything! what you can do, how you can navigate the different maps, how to play each gamemode and more. Customize your Morphie, choose your weapons and go steal some mass. Expand

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Morphies Law - Nintendo Switch Official Launch Trailer | Gamescom 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. Sep 3, 2018
    75
    Morphies Law is a game in which size does matter. We can say that it is very innovative, but it needs more things. Not only in a specific part, but in everything in general. We could say that the game has left us wanting more.
  2. Aug 21, 2018
    70
    While Morphies Law lacks the grandeur of Splatoon 2 and the F2P gratification of Fortnite, there’s no denying that its mass-shifting gimmick has legs - giant ones, at that. It just needs the right kind of post-launch TLC from its developer and some smart adjustments to both net code and player progression. With added gyro controls making the most of those Joy-Cons (should you want to gather mass via motion controls) and support for local play with up to eight players (as opposed to online's four), this indie shooter has the potential to grow into a genuine sleeper hit.
  3. Sep 21, 2018
    60
    Morphies Law stands out for its concept which is more than worthy of the player's attention. Featuring a fun and original gameplay and free of any microtransactions, Morphies Law brings forth an enjoyable multiplayer experience for up to eight players. Where it fails to impress is on the amount of content (or lack thereof) and limitations on its multiplayer component, which harm the game's long term potential.
  4. Sep 6, 2018
    40
    Morphie's Law is not without its good points. The game does run pretty well and the cosmetic customisation options do offer enough flexibility to make a unique dummy. What is worse than having to endure matches of Morphie's Law, though, is how its balanced since having to buy anything with the in-game currency takes an absurd amount of time to accrue. Just stick to Splatoon 2 and its DLC.
  5. NF Magazine
    Oct 29, 2018
    40
    A broken game that really isn't worth your time, especially when Splatoon already does all of this extraordinarily better. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 19]
  6. Sep 7, 2018
    40
    Seeing the lack of variety in the design of these is one way [Morphies Law] falls short of the games that inspired it.
  7. Aug 27, 2018
    30
    Saddled by amateurish design, unskilled gunplay, and technical issues, Morphies Law fails as an online shooter. The game does have a great core concept and aesthetic, but it just falls short at every step. Not even its robust offline mode and customization system can prop up a shooter too flawed to receive even a feeble recommendation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Aug 31, 2018
    10
    i liked it. It was very creative, and the problems it has seem like problems that canbe fixed easily
  2. Aug 12, 2019
    9
    It’s definitely fun. The game has improved after the last update. No current online multiplayer issues. There is a good online base and it’sIt’s definitely fun. The game has improved after the last update. No current online multiplayer issues. There is a good online base and it’s very addictive. A Switch console exclusive that needs to be played at least once! Expand
  3. Aug 21, 2018
    9
    I feel this $19.99 game going to be underrated by Critics, Yes i experienced some lag and in a few minutes the Devs acknowledged the problemI feel this $19.99 game going to be underrated by Critics, Yes i experienced some lag and in a few minutes the Devs acknowledged the problem and working on making the game a smoother experience, i think they didn't expect so many people to buy it right out the gate so on first day it had problems. With all that said the game is a unique take on the genre and it delivers some laughs. The game has alot of customization which i enjoy messing with and the maps look great with lots of moving parts to give it a different feel. My personal favorite is the map with the red and blue morphie Avatar are holding this boat, these avatars grows and shrinks depending on who is winning, so the boat which is the map is always tilting on way or the other even back and forth.

    The game modes are pretty fun and a different take on previous game modes offered on other games in this genre with some being super unique as well. In a oversaturated market this is a breathe of fresh air and i welcome that.

    This game does has some flaws. Of course the lag part is a flaw, but can be fixed.spawn camping is also a problem people has complain about but i know how to get around it. I kinda wish you can get your friends in the game and be on the same team as well, you can play together but might not be on the same team right now.

    This is a fun indie title that i recommend picking up. It isn't perfect but it is a good fun time.
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  4. Aug 23, 2018
    7
    Morphies Law is a fresh idea for the online shooter genre, but unfortunately it fails to properly execute the brilliant ideas it introduces.Morphies Law is a fresh idea for the online shooter genre, but unfortunately it fails to properly execute the brilliant ideas it introduces.

    This game plays in a way somewhat similar to HALO and Splatoon with the way that shooting works, with the behind the back shooting from Splatoon and the recoil from HALO. Something unique about how it plays is that it has unlimited ammo on main weapons, so instead of reloading you just have to wait for a brief period of time after every shot that serves as a cool down period. The sub weapons work in a slightly different way, and each one varies slightly from the other. Some just let you shoot at whatever speed you feel comfortable with, while others shoot at set time intervals, All sub weapons have a recharge time. There's also something called "plug-ins", which serve as a special ability that recharges over time and will be filled upon dying. These can be used to either enhance movement, save allies, or kill enemies. Finally, there are also the "ultramorphs", which serve as a super attack you can use for the ultimate offense or the ultimate defense. You get 20 seconds in which you can try to kill enemies or protect teammates, depending on the situation. This insane ability takes a long time to power up, depending on how much damage you do to enemies. This also will have half of it's bar lost if you die. Overall, the game mechanics get a 9/10.

    This game has a unique gimmick in which you can shoot any part of your enemies body, and the part you hit will grow on you while shrinking on them. This is an incredibly creative idea, and overall it was executed very well. The part of the body that increases will also increase your abilities. For example, the chest corresponds to your health and your head is linked to how fast you take mass from other players. This gimmick also pairs with the plug-ins that were mentioned earlier. There is a plug-in for each body part, and the plug-ins strength will augment as it's connected part grows. The creativity gets a flawless 10/10.

    The graphics of the game are pretty good, they can look a little rough at times but overall they weren't noticeably bad. The graphics get a 3.5/5 (weighted less as graphics don't matter as much.)

    Alright, so now comes the part of the review that gives this game a lower score. The gameplay unfortunately is very lacking, especially when compared to games such as paladins and fortnite. The first issue would have to be the online connection issues. After trying for 10 minutes, many users have been unable to successfully connect to a match online. For those who have connected, there have been many issues such as extreme lag, a glitch where it becomes a 5v3 match, and overall glitchy gameplay on all of the maps. There's also the problems with the bot AI, where increasing or decreasing the difficulty doesn't do much for their difficulty. Sometimes they happen to play well, and sometimes they are laughably easy. Sometimes the AI don't even understand the true objective of the gamemode you are playing. The gameplay isn't all bad fortunately, as the game runs mostly smooth while playing locally or offline. There are also a good enough variety of gamemodes, with a capture the flag mode, a normal match mode, and a original mode where you steal mass form the other teams avatar and bring it to your own. Overall, this means that the gameplay gets a 3/10.

    The final thing to go over would have to be the extra features. The controls have an option for motion controls, and also the ability to enable and disable plug-ins. When making your own match, you can increase/decrease the health and morph rate of everyone who is playing. There are a variety of skins available using the in-game currency, which you earn by playing matches. However, the amount of currency gained per match is very underwhelming so it is nearly impossible to even afford anything. There is a custom weapon make, where you combine the main and sub weapons in whichever combination you want. This section would have to get a 4/5, as the lack of currency gained per match leaves much to be desired.

    Mechanics: 9/10
    Creativity: 10/10
    Graphics: 3.5/5 (Weighted 1/2)
    Gameplay: 3/10
    Extra Features: 4/5 (Weighted 1/2)
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    Total Score: 29.5/40 (Roughly 7/10 or 73/100)
    *If the game gets any updates that improve any of what I mentioned I will come back and re-review that section.
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  5. May 31, 2020
    7
    It had a good potential, recently I tried to play online and the lobby is just dead.
  6. Aug 21, 2018
    6
    Morphies Law plays like a strange mix of Gotham City Imposters and Splatoon - but inherently FEELS like a low budget version of either title.Morphies Law plays like a strange mix of Gotham City Imposters and Splatoon - but inherently FEELS like a low budget version of either title. Below average shooting mechanics, bland level design and a general lack of variety in gameplay between the different modes keeps the game from realizing its full potential.

    The hook is great (shoot/shrink parts on other players and grow your own), but it feels the downside of being a larger target vastly outweighs any physical buffs, and the maps are just too small (think Drawn to Death sized maps) to really implement layered strategy with any success. So it just feels like a "pray and spray" formula.

    Positives: No pay to win crap, and some good customization for characters although in the end it just ends up looking like a "dia de los muertos" costume party either way. Sound is great, it all has that animated/cartoony vibe and that seems to fit the pace of the game well.

    The other major positive is the cost - and the fact that it's (currently) Switch exclusive. For $20 you could do worse, there is a good amount of charm here so if that's a sell factor for you - have at it.

    Unfortunately the lack of polished shooting mechanics (at least in the early stages of the game), couple with small, disorienting maps and lackluster game modes means this multiplayer shooter has a ways to go before wowing any hardcore fans of the genre. 6/10
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  7. Aug 23, 2019
    0
    Game is **** even after the recent update on 7-30-19.. guns are horribly unbalanced, hit boxes are crap, you glitch out or just plain freezeGame is **** even after the recent update on 7-30-19.. guns are horribly unbalanced, hit boxes are crap, you glitch out or just plain freeze in place every other 2-3mins, the jet pack is super choppy and cuts frame rate in half when in use. Also it's dead as hell... keep running into the same 2 guys in lobby, then it's just you and an ai crap fest save you're money their are 1million x better games out there! Expand

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