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  • Summary: You wake up one morning to find that you are rather inconveniently transforming into a tiny bug, while your friend Joseph is being arrested for reasons unknown.

    To save him and to find the answers you seek, you must embark on a journey through a world which, like yourself, has become
    You wake up one morning to find that you are rather inconveniently transforming into a tiny bug, while your friend Joseph is being arrested for reasons unknown.

    To save him and to find the answers you seek, you must embark on a journey through a world which, like yourself, has become twisted and unfamiliar.

    What once seemed like mundane dwellings have become an expansive obstacle course, and now you'll have to chart your path through the dingy nooks and crannies that exist within the cracks of civilization.

    Use your wits to unravel the truth, and regain the life you once knew.
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  1. Aug 25, 2020
    80
    There are a few things that could be polished to make it an even greater experience, but also a few that I think need changing completely, even though I enjoyed it quite a bit. If you're after a story that ends with deep thought and self-reflection, while maintaining fun game mechanics that seem inspired by many genres, then shrink down and enjoy the ride.
  2. Sep 8, 2020
    80
    Video games have long trafficked in the absurd and impractical so why not extend the Kafkaesque to the medium that gave us the Mushroom Kingdom?
  3. Sep 2, 2020
    72
    A great graphic adventure that makes you stay glued to the screen for hours.
  4. Aug 23, 2020
    70
    If you're after something truly original and unique with a great concept and fascinating take on a Kafka story, then take a trip into the unknown with Metamorphosis on Xbox One.
  5. Aug 17, 2020
    70
    A lot of Kafka’s spirit shines through in this game with the illogical mixed with the depressingly truthful and real. It’s such a shame then that the Xbox One version is beset with so many technical hiccups that threaten to spoil the narrative. Like so much of Kafka’s work, Metamorphosis feels like it has been left unfinished and in need of a few more weeks of polishing.
  6. Aug 20, 2020
    66
    Metamorphosis is a fun, ambitious, twisted and somewhat peculiar title inspired by the works of Kafka and offers something most games don’t – weirdness. Albeit suffering from some optimization issues, once fixed it will offer players a great game with some unbelievable moments to remember.
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  1. Aug 26, 2020
    7
    Metamorphosis is a first person adventure game with puzzle and platforming elements where you play as a bug. You skitter on all sixes, as youMetamorphosis is a first person adventure game with puzzle and platforming elements where you play as a bug. You skitter on all sixes, as you explore your environments, trying to reach tall, high up places, and solve puzzles. “Hey,” you might say, “it’s called Metamorphosis and you play as a bug, that sounds like something Bohemian novelist Franz Kafka wrote.” Well, you’re right. The puzzles in Metamorphosis usually involve finding the right area to be in, and the right object to manipulate. Only once or twice does Metamorphosis offer a puzzle with a clever solution, but the majority are as simple as finding out which way to move a gauge, or which button to press. There are some puzzles to be found in Metamorphosis but they’re typically very simple. For the most part, you’ll be using your legs to move contraptions backwards and forwards. There are a few more literal puzzles, but they’re extremely infrequent. The platforming is quite solid, though. The game’s most frequent challenge is that you’ll need to navigate the environment by carefully jumping on things to get around. These sections are certainly enjoyable, despite the game being in first-person.
    If you’re after a short platforming adventure with a story that will make you think just as much as the odd puzzle, you’d be wise to give Metamorphosis a try. It won't make you "Woooow this is it!" but it'll sure give you some good time on your Xbox One console.
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