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Game #2061
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Metamorphoses    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: IF Competition Favorites
Interactive Fiction   Multiple endings

Rating: 7.65 (20 votes)

Metamorphoses box cover

Metamorphoses screenshot
Runner-up in the 2000 Interactive Fiction Competition, and deservedly so. Emily Short's Metamorphoses is a wonderfully written, beautifully programmed piece of IF that is equally strong in both the puzzle and writing departments-- a rare quality. Set in a fantasy world, your task is to bring different elements to your master for -- well -- there's a nice plot twist that I'd better leave for you to find all :)

Metamorphoses has plenty of everything that will keep IF fans happy: excellent descriptions, ingenious and thought-provoking puzzles (puzzles involving metamorphoses of your character are particularly memorable), and even multiple endings. There is always so many things to do in each room, so many interesting objects to manipulate, that you never feel lost in the game. Plot developments are masterfully delivered in the form of flashbacks that give further clues to your character's past. In short, Metamorphoses is as well-rounded as IF gets -- a definite crowd pleaser that is hard to fault. A definite must-have, especially to avid readers who like to EXAMINE everything in a game, and fans of puzzle-oriented IF. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Emily Short
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2000
Software Copyright: Emily Short
Theme: Fantasy
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: Inform
Where to get it:   IF Archive
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If you like this game, try: Magic Toyshop, The, Galatea, Christminster

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