30-Minutes of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Gameplay is Ruffling Some Feathers

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 10:07 AM
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Funcom has begun to ruffle a few feathers with the first gameplay reveal of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, its upcoming tactical adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world with anthropomorphic mutants. The footage itself is a massive 30-minute chunk of gameplay, showcasing how the exploration elements are fused with some light stealth and plenty of hardcore strategising.

It’s all very reminiscent of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, comfortably one of the standout games of 2017 for me. The fusion of exploration-based gameplay and turn-based tactics helps both of these games stand out from the throngs of XCOM-alikes, and Mutant Year Zero has the benefit of a wholly unique atmosphere spawned from the 80’s pen and paper role-playing games.

Players assumed control of a band of haphazard heroes, including a crossbow-wielding duck call Dux, who has bill patched up with, you guessed it, ‘duck tape’, and Bormin an angry boar, among others. Together they’ll be waddling through a post-human Earth trying to eke out an existence. I'm also no expert on Biology, as my C at GCSE makes abundantly clear, but that right there in the footage looks like a human to me.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox in 2018.

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19:02 Mar-30-2018

This + Biomutant + Farcry 5 + Jurassic World EVO.... and the year's really just getting started? Seems like it's gonna be a good year for gamers! Unless you need to buy a GPU :(

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14:18 Mar-30-2018

Stalkers, zone, mutants.
This reminds me on another game. But that doesn't take away from the fact that this looks great.

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13:12 Mar-30-2018

Looking good! Count me in for this game.

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12:37 Mar-30-2018

Old school falloutish feel to it. Like it.

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10:55 Mar-30-2018

Really liking this. Seems to be done with love and attention. Nice atmosphere in the world also. Most importantly, seems like it's got a solid narrative

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