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!
Bad news everybody!Okay so this\'ll be short, but in all likelihood, I am going to be shutting this page down. It\'s expensive (very), and I do not think it\'s needed anymore given the success of GOG.com, Abandonia, and a few others. I simply don\'thave the time to keep it up and running, nor can do I have the time to make it the kickass community that I think it needs to be. I tried to ping abandonia about taking it over, but I never got a response. if anyone else has any alternative ideas, drop me a line at admin at hotud.org and we can figure something out.
Written by Underdogs March 21, 2009
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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 :).min
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