Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Summary: With a unique world to explore and a solid foundation of tactics, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden has a lot to offer. It may lack depth in some areas, but it gets by on its more unique aspects.
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Mutant Year Zero is a tense, absorbing and atmospheric new member of the XCOM family.
In changing the interplay between stealth and combat, Mutant Year Zero spins an interesting and intense new perspective on turn-based tactics that pushes you to get the most out of every move you make.
More than just XCOM with talking animals, this inventive strategy game has plenty of new ideas of its own – even it's a little lacking in replayability.
Mutant Year Zero builds on some promising ideas but comes crashing down hard on an unsatisfying cliffhanger ending
An emphasis on stealth, scouting, and ambushing give Mutant Year Zero's tactical combat a thrilling spin.
Mutant Year Zero seems like the natural evolution for tactics games. The real-time aspects make things move faster and add a unique layer of tension. On the story end of things, it manages to keep you interested until the linear campaign finishes up. You won't find a groundbreaking narrative but it doesn't overstay its welcome, and the characters are just charming enough to keep you invested.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is an exceptional take on the tactical RPG and the addition of a stealth system certainly sets it apart from the crowd. Both genres blend together in a way that's satisfying, challenging and well designed, while an engaging and well-written narrative drives the player forward. The difficulty might be an issue for those new to the genre, but for those seasoned in turn-based tactics, this is an absolute must buy.
The Bearded Ladies has created an impressive game that is able to make use of the XCOM formula and take it to the next level adding some exploration and stelath mechanics. The result is a fun, inteligent and original videogame that exceeds every expectation.
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Everything that Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden gets right seems overshadowed by its general lack of depth and surprisingly short campaign.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a fun and innovative gameplay of turn-based tactics that combines stealth and direct clashes with different skills, abilities and weapons for each character that can be upgraded over time to get more varied and exciting options in different battles, giving the player the freedom to do whatever he likes Without the restrictions, and regardless of the camera disturbing the game suffers from simple technical errors will not be difficult to solve in the coming period, and a superficial story begins dramatically, but soon the player will lose interest in them.
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