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#124172 - 02/24/03 05:39 PM Morpheus was like the little girl with the curl
Titan Offline
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Registered: 03/26/00
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Loc: Austin,Tx
Just finished playing Morpheus and I enjoyed it very much. The setting and the story were great.

The atmosphere was perfect, right down to the howling frigid wind, flapping the balloon speared by the mast from an early point in the game. Like horror games best played at night with the lights down, this game is best played in winter. The inside of the ship is magnificent and relatively simple to explore. My favorite part of the whole game, Galte's dreamworld, I found truly macabre.

Discovering the underlying history of the story is an intriguing quest that lasts the lenght of the game.

The music was very, very well done and just about my favorite part of the game.

But like the little girl with the curl, who when she was good, she was very very good and when she was bad she was very very bad, this game had some gaping flaws.

I disliked the interface, but this may be due to my method of generally turning around in a circle to view my surroundings before proceeding in some direction or inspecting anything. Many times I would end up jumping off to another location unintentionally.

The more important flaws centered around very poor puzzles. There were many more good puzzles than bad, but those in the latter category deserve comment. Two (one each in Swan's and Theron's dreamworld) I slopped into solving in a matter of seconds. One of them I went back to and sucessfully derived the logic underneath (the hookah smoke puzzle). The other was entirely inane (the spin around puzzle). A third (the cemetary puzzle in Theron's dream) I found a mindlessly rote and time consuming boredom.

The worst of all (the vaporarium entrance puzzle)was one that universal hints tried to make sense of and failed. I would put it in the all time hall of shame. Thank goodness I didn't waste too much time on it.

Overall this game would go at about the 65th percentile on my subjective quality scale, and if you can lay hands on it by all means do.

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#124173 - 02/24/03 07:22 PM Re: Morpheus was like the little girl with the curl
taf4 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/01
Posts: 352
Loc: Michigan
AAARGH! That vaporarium entrance puzzle!! Haha.. i too couldn't make heads or tails of it.. A real stinker... smile Completely had to give up and go to the walkthrough.. and i was sooo close to solving it on my own! How frustrating smile

THe drum one i solved by accident.. but i thought it was kinda fun.. Too bad there wasn't more 'reasoning' or explanation or even a clue behind it!

Pretty good game overall, though smile

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#124174 - 02/25/03 12:24 AM Re: Morpheus was like the little girl with the curl
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 23181
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi.

I enjoyed Morpheus very much. Reminded me of the "much older" adventures we used to get laugh

Cheers.

Mad wave
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#124175 - 02/25/03 09:11 AM Re: Morpheus was like the little girl with the curl
syd Offline
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Registered: 11/12/99
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I played Morpheus when it first came out - absolutely loved it. It's one I really need to replay because I'm having a brain freeze about the vaporarium entrance puzzle. Was that the one with the three doors?
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#124176 - 02/25/03 11:57 AM Re: Morpheus was like the little girl with the curl
Fongo Offline
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Registered: 03/10/01
Posts: 838
Loc: Bradford, ON
Yes, it had the three doors where you had to set temperatures for each one to gain entry.

It's bad when a puzzle gets the science end of things wrong, but when it's science that everyone over the age of 5 understands is wrong, you've got a doozie of a bad puzzle.

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#124177 - 02/25/03 12:32 PM Re: Morpheus was like the little girl with the curl
syd Offline
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Registered: 11/12/99
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Thanks Fongo - I thought that was the one lol. No wonder I had brain freeze laugh
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#124178 - 02/25/03 10:51 PM Re: Morpheus was like the little girl with the curl
ron.etti Offline
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Registered: 06/10/01
Posts: 1341
Loc: McClure P.A. USA.
I also loved this game. It had nothing to
do with Egypt.The story was so different.
My problem was so much disk swopping..
thanks ron.etti

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#124179 - 02/26/03 03:26 PM Re: Morpheus was like the little girl with the curl
qtPAT2t Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 01/06/01
Posts: 806
I'm so glad you enjoyed the game, Titan. It's right up there with my must play... again and again. I loved the game!!! You're right about the puzzles though, and I still have one heckuva time getting over that scaffolding in the monkey caves!! GRRRR!

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#124180 - 02/26/03 03:41 PM Re: Morpheus was like the little girl with the curl
nolalou Offline
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Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 5030
Loc: New Orleans, LA. USA
I've never been able to get a hold of a copy of Morpheus. I've heard lots of good things about it. I may have to see if I can trade something for it on Gametz, or here on Gameboomers!

Louis

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