Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review by a44Special

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13 Jan 2019
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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a game that combines real time stealth and movement with turn based battles. While the battles themselves can take a minute to get the feel of how to accomplish a task I enjoyed the challenge. The game has witty dialog and doesn’t take itself to seriously all while telling a pretty dark tale. It is a game I stepped out of my normal style of games to play and am glad I did.

Story

The game tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world were a man called the elder is trying to keep the last safe home nicknamed the Ark safe. You play as five different mutants trying to rescue the Arks protector named Hammond. Throughout the journey you gain characters and new powers. Your mission is to rescue Hammond and find the place called Eden. The story does most of it’s telling through comic style cutscenes and notes found in the world.

Graphics

This game looks average for a turn-based game. This game won’t win any awards for how pretty it looks, but it runs smooth with almost zero lag. The environments are pretty boring and look very similar minus a few that are grassy or snowy.

Gameplay

A game means nothing if the controls are not good and the game itself is not fun. Mutant Year Zero is enjoyable by making the commands simple and giving the player a break between one button pushes with real time stealth and movement gameplay.

Achievements

The list itself is a mixture between using abilities and finishing the story. While some are missable due to the fact that enemies do not respond the game does so to encourage replaying the story. I am a bit disappointed that so many are missable though without a second playthrough.

Final score

I would rate this game a firm 8 out of 10.

Ethics statement:

The reviewer spent approximately 15 hours beating the campaign and seeing it to it’s conclusion. He received 24/36 achievements having one artifact glitch on him.
4.0
Moldy Tacos5000What artifact glitched? I had no issues with them on my initial playthrough.
Posted by Moldy Tacos5000 on 14 Jan 19 at 15:18
janristOn Normal playthrough i had also no glitches, but then i started with the Very Hard Iron Mutant mode one artifact glitched - it didnt spawn so it made middle of the game a little harder.
Posted by janrist on 15 Jan 19 at 07:38
a44SpecialThe defibrillator didn't spawn.
Posted by a44Special on 15 Jan 19 at 12:14
Moldy Tacos5000The defibrillator isn't glitched, I grabbed it on both playthroughs. There was a patch that changed its location. If you watch older videos it's upstairs near the 2 enemies, but after the patch it's in that same building just on the bottom floor tucked away in the corner.
Posted by Moldy Tacos5000 on 24 Jan 19 at 19:03