Review – Morphies Law: Remorphed

When Morphies Law was released last year, I was equally pleased, but also frustrated with what I saw. This game is one of the most original ideas I’ve seen in years. It’s a third-person shooter based around acquiring mass set in a Mexican Day of the Dead world. However, it was so bare-bones in terms of content that it felt more like a Steam Early Access title than a full-fledged Switch exclusive, which it was at the time. It took the developers an entire year, but they have finally come up with the pseudo-sequel. Or is this just an update? A remaster? Well, whatever you want to call it, Morphies Law: Remorphed is out now for PC and Switch, with all previous Morphies Law owners receiving it for free. This is how the game should have been released last year.

Morphies Law: Remorphed

Any game that lets me use farts as a means of propulsion gets a thumbs up in my books.

If you’ve played Morphies Law last year, or read any of those game’s reviews, you know what to expect. The core gameplay is still the same. Whenever you shoot an enemy’s limb, you steal its mass. If you shoot someone in the leg, that person’s leg will shrink and yours will grow in size. You’ll be able to run faster and jump higher if you increase your leg mass more than any other limb, for example. If you do the opposite, by basically skipping leg day, you might become a buff skeleton, but you’ll run slowly and jump poorly. The more you grow, the heavier you’ll become and you’ll be able to interact with more of the environment around you.┬áProportionately, if you end up shrinking too much in size, you’ll actually be able to access new areas in the map, such as small holes on the walls. The team that steals the most mass at the end of the round is considered the winner.

The main difference between Morphies Law and Remorphed is the amount of content between each version. Last year’s Morphies Law only had four maps and a couple of modes. Remorphed has twice the amount of maps, a brand new mode, new weapons, dedicated (and way more stable) servers, some extra single-player content, and most impressively of all, cross-play multiplayer between PC and Switch. For the first time ever since its release, Morphies Law actually felt like something worth its pricetag.

For the most part, Morphies Law: Remorphed looks and sounds the same. That has never been an issue in its previous iteration, as it was colorful and it featured a fantastic soundtrack. One of the game’s main issues back then, however, was the inconsistent framerate, and that has been mostly dealt with. It’s not common to see detailed games like this running at 60 frames per second on the Switch, both on handheld and docked. The soundtrack is still pretty good, and with the addition of a few new stages, a handful of new tunes has been added to the already great mix.

Morphies Law: Remorphed

Folks, this is why you should never skip leg day.

Morphies Law: Remorphed is basically how the original Morphies Law should have been released last year. It feels a lot more polished, its multiplayer glitches aren’t as prevalent as before, and above anything else, it has enough content for you not to question if you ended up getting your money’s worth or not. In a console devoid of multiplayer shooters, Morphies Law: Remorphed is easily one of the best picks you can choose. Being able to play it with your PC friends makes things ever better.

 

Graphics: 8.5

While the game looks mostly the same, it features a much more consistent framerate, which is crucial in a multiplayer shooter like this one.

Gameplay: 7.0

The gameplay hasn’t changed that much. It’s very unique, and the control scheme is quite simple, but you’ll need some time to get used to the aiming, especially if you’re using gyro controls.

Sound: 8.5

The same soundtrack as before, as well as a few new tunes. It was good back then, and it’s still great now.

Fun Factor: 8.0

Morphies Law: Remorphed is a much more refined experience. It features a more consistent framerate, less glitches, and above all, it features a substantial amount of content that makes it feel like you got your money’s worth.

Final Verdict: 8.0

Morphies Law: Remorphed is available now on PC and Switch.

Reviewed on Switch.

A copy of Morphies Law: Remorphed was provided by the publisher.