PS4 Review: Metamorphosis

A Bug’s Life meets Honey, I Shrunk The Kids?

Play as Gregor, turned into a tiny bug, and set out on an extraordinary journey to unravel the mystery of your transformation. Metamorphosis is a first person adventure set in a surrealist world where your newfound abilities are your last and only hope for redemption.

Metamorphosis is perhaps the strangest game I’ve played in a while. You are Gregor who wakes up at his friend’s house after a few too many drinks, to find that not only is the next room full of giant objects and doors, but it’s not the items that have gotten bigger, its you who have gotten much, much smaller as poor Gregor is now a bug. Let me tell you, playing as a bug in first-person is a bit of an odd experience as you can crawl up walls and objects, trying to work out if you can make the next jump or go splat. It’s obviously inspired by the late Franz Kafka’s works, which is no bad thing either.

It’ll get a bit of getting used to handling Gregor in bug form, but it becomes second nature after a while. You’ll have puzzles to solve as well as avoiding getting stomped on or killed in other various ways. It’s a short game at just a few hours long, but a rewarding one and definitely one I won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

The visual style is like something from a Tim Burton film, it’s dark and creepy but also amusing at the same time. The voice-acting is really well done and the soundtrack isn’t too bad either.

The Verdict
Metamorphosis is a strange game that will only take you a few hours, but it’s memorable for being creepy and fun at the same time. Definitely worth your time.

Score: 8.0