Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Out now, free with Game Pass.

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PostMutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Out now, free with Game Pass.
by Monkey Man » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:09 am

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A tactical adventure game combining the turn-based combat of XCOM with story, exploration, stealth, and strategy. Take control of a team of Mutants navigating a post-human Earth. Created by a team including former HITMAN leads and the designer of PAYDAY.


Developer: The Bearded Ladies.
Publisher: Funcom.
Platform: PC/PS4/XB1.
Release Date: 4th December 2018.
Genre: Tactical Adventure.
Price: £30 or free with Xbox Game Pass.
Players: One.
https://twitter.com/TheBeardedLC
https://www.facebook.com/MYZRoadToEden/
https://www.mutantyearzero.com/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/7600 ... d_to_Eden/
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/p/mutan ... mp9b9kmklf
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/pro ... NTYEARZERO



What is Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden?
Based on the Mutant Year Zero pen-and-paper RPG, the game is a tactical adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic Sweden. As a group of mutant “Stalkers” you are tasked with finding supplies for the last vestige of humanity by exploring the Zone.

How does combat work?
Gameplay in the zone is a mix of real time stealth and turn based tactical combat. As you explore “The Zone” you will have opportunities to avoid enemies with stealth (with their vision displayed on screen). From here you can take out opponents before they can alert their allies or setup strong positioning for combat. Once you initiate combat the game will transition into a turn based affair ala the X-Com series.

Do I get to create my own characters?
No. The game features 5 playable characters who are preset from the start.

Character progression?
You are able to enhance both your weapons and characters by spending scrap and gaining experience points respectively. By leveling characters you are able to unlock equipable mutations that will open up new combat and support abilities (allow a character to fly, or to trap enemies in place).

Is there permadeath?
There is an optional permadeath mode you can enable.


Reviews

80% on metacritic - https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/muta ... ad-to-eden

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Thanks to Dancrane212 at Resetera for a lot of the info.

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PostRe: Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with animals. Out today, free with Game Pass.
by Rudolphin » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:10 am

Recommended from RPS:

Granted, MYZ takes a short while to find its tonal feet, and starts off making a few too many ‘duck sounds like strawberry float’ gags in the first hour, but the chaps’ loneliness and self-loathing soon overrides that. I will say that that MYZ’s usually sparse dialogue and aversion to cutscenes means there’s almost no space for character to emerge – and later additions to your team are almost entirely defined by their combat roles, not their personalities – and with that I cared only about my own progress, not their goals. (There are, however, some Very Good Hats). It could stand to be far meatier that front, but I’d much rather have it this way than suffer a didactic torrent of cinematics and explication.

Again, I’m greedy. I want a bigger, beefier, more flexible Mutant Year Zero. But that’s because the small, linear but smart, powerful and atmospheric Mutant Year Zero I got grabbed hold of me so completely.

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PostRe: Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Out today, free with Game Pass.
by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:24 am

I'm a bit miffed that it's not X1X enhanced but it looks right up my street.

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PostRe: Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Out today, free with Game Pass.
by Monkey Man » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:18 pm

Out now on Game Pass via search on console. 5GB.


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PostRe: Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Out now, free with Game Pass.
by Peter Crisp » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:42 pm

This could be a fantastic game for my long Christmas break :) .

Downloading now via Game Pass :D .

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by Yulehide » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:35 pm

I like the look of this but I'm not sure about the real time stealth/exploration bits as I don't think I'll be able to actually manage with the control scheme - looks like it uses WASD for movement and the mouse for everything else and I don't know how I'd cope with that.

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PostRe: Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Out now, free with Game Pass.
by OrangeReindeer » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:15 pm

I'm intrigued, but as the devs have mentioned looking into a switch port I'm happy to wait to see if that happens. I should really get the Mario + Rabbids DLC anyway

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PostRe: Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Out now, free with Game Pass.
by Monkey Man » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:45 pm

Played a few hours of this. Really enjoying it. It's basically wander around the world to find loot, find enemies (hopefully on their own), sneak around them to ambush them then hopefully kill them. You occasionally pop back to your base to spend your loot. Other than the occasional stutter it performs well on the XB1. Like the artstyle and the writing is decent.

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PostRe: Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Out now, free with Game Pass.
by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:19 am

Played for a little bit, really like this, you can tell it's deep AF but the actual battles are really enjoyable, looks very pretty too.

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