I’ve been patiently waiting for the release of Morphite for quite some time. Ever since I saw Crescent Moon‘s sneak peek photos of the game, I know this was going to be the game that I had to play it once it came out on day one. A few months later, little would I know the game releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and my favorite platforms…. iOS+tvOS. I have a ton of hope for this game since I haven’t seen a game like this on iOS before that’s been done like this and has a gameplay style that Morphite has.
I’ve had a couple of hours to play Morphite and see what it’s all about. After playing it I have three words to describe the Morphite; a “perfect space adventure.” Everything from when you first deploy your ship to a nearby planet and filling up your gas tank to prepare for your next flight; the developers have thought of almost everything. The game really doesn’t feel like a mobile game, but surprisingly it’s being played off an iPhone. I played the game mainly with my AirPods in and with touch controls to really get a feel for what the game is all about. This seems to be one of the very few games that I enjoy playing more with touch controls than to use an actual controller. Now that isn’t because the support for MFI is bad, it’s actually really great, but they’ve made touch controls so great I prefer them over a physical controller. Which if you know anything about me I love games that support controllers and I basically praise them, though when a game makes the controls better than an actual controller they definitely deserve some credit.
After playing the game for a good while, I sat down to install in Morphite onto my Apple TV since it has support for it. I installed the game and booted up to find that my save from my iPhone is not there. I guess I’ve gotten spoiled by other games including iCloud save, but it’s actually not a huge deal for me. I’m able to discover a much more since I have two different saves (my iPhone & Apple TV) which allow me to do different tasks and quests instead of sticking with what I feel like is best.
For a while now I’ve been looking for a really good space game that is an open world and has a story to it. Morphite caught my eyes a few months back when Crescent Moon teased some photos of Morphite, I was skeptical of how well the game was actually going to be considering the art style they had picked didn’t seem to really go with what they were trying to tell. More and more months go by and additional photos and videos are teased and I really got to love the art style they chose pretty quickly. I could see why they picked this interesting art style because instead of seeing the world in one perspective, you can really make out your own story and why certain things in the game are the way they are. For an example why the monster that looks like a Bear has sunglasses on but you can only see that if you’re really looking into the character. The style of the game also makes the game a lot less confusing for an average gamer and makes this game one of the first space adventure games that is a quite a bit more understanding to play instead of pressing a hundred buttons and finally being able to get your spaceship off the ground.
Morphite does a lot of things right like space traveling. They’ve made it easy to understand and within a few taps, you’re on to your next desired planet. Other things that the game has done really well is selling your “scans” which simply done by using your scanner to scan plants, monsters, and other things like rocks and minerals. The story in Morphite is very linear though, when you complete it you can still explore the entire solar system and trust me you’ll still have many items to still upgrade and achieve after the main story. There’s plenty of missions to do, whether it’s by finding strangers and accepting their mission or just following the storyline.
This is definitely one of my top 10 games that have been released on iOS this year. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new first-person shooter or anyone that loves space and sci-fi games. I’ve recorded some footage of my first five minutes of the game and you’ll get to see just a very small bit of what Morphite is really about.
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