Sanity of Morris
Top Critic Average
Sanity of Morris will test your sanity with buggy enemies and an inane plot that doesn't make sense. A lot of it doesn't make sense.
Although Sanity of Morris may have some interesting ideas for plot and gameplay mechanics, it fails to execute any of its concepts. Throughout its three levels, the game fails to keep an atmosphere of suspense or provide any consistent scares, to the point where boredom, rather than fear, will stop you from playing.
Sanity of Morris wants to invoke paranoia and investigative skepticism, but instead elicits frustration and unintentional hilarity.
Gathering elements of psychological tension, exploration and an alien plot, Sanity of Morris seeks to deliver an authentic experience within its own conception by investing in two parallel stories that will win the attention of the players. Despite presenting some slips in its technical part that can hinder part of the campaign's progress, the game delivers consistency and fun in the art of narrating bizarre events and causing discomfort.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
In the end, Sanity of Morris tries to do something different from your typical horror game. And while a few moments shine, it’s ultimately a disappointing endeavour. The story may well keep you invested enough through its four-or-so hour runtime, but its visual presentation and ropey gameplay mechanics will likely leave you wanting.
Sanity of Morris gets a 4/10 for some decent ideas, but it's hard to recommend unless you're so obsessed with the X-Files that you'll play anything remotely resembling one of Mulder and Scully's adventures.
So is it worth the approximately 5 hours it lasts and its money? The answer is closer to "no" than to "yes", purely because anything of interest is either incomplete or does not end up somewhere
Review in Greek | Read full review
Sanity of Morris proposes us an interesting concept focused on paranormal and X-Files-style mystery thriller; unfortunately, though, it also puts our patience to the test due to an unsatisfying implementation. Graphically poor and artistically not very apt, with a slow and cumbersome gameplay, you'll have to arm yourself with a lot of patience to get to the end of an already very short story.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Do you ever wonder if there is life out in the vast expanse of space? It’s a question that has been asked time and time again, and one that lies at the heart of new psychological horror game, Sanity of Morris. Yet it doesn’t ask you to believe if anything is up there but down here, walking among us. To some, that’s a scary prospect, especially if extraterrestrial life doesn’t want to be our friend. But where I expected Sanity of Morris to tap into this fear, I instead found a genuinely fascinating story that had me hooked from start to finish.
A faintly interesting premise is irrevocably squandered by muddy visuals, tedious moment-to-moment gameplay and a hateable weak-willed protagonist.