Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Gamespot 9. DLC & Switch out 30th July

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PostMutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Gamespot 9. DLC & Switch out 30th July
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. Switch on 30th July.
Release Date: 4th December 2018. 30th July 2019 on Switch.
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

78% on metacritic - https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/muta ... ad-to-eden

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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 Tafdolphin » 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 Photek » 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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PostRe: Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Out now, free with Game Pass.
by Ironhide » 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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by OrangeRKN » 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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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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by Photek » 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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PostRe: Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Free with Game Pass. Gamespot 9.
by Monkey Man » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:02 pm

Finished this today, had a great time, hope there's a sequel. Only problem is a lot of crashes on console which is annoying but not too bad as you can save at anytime on the difficulty level I was playing at. Mostly played as Dux (flight mechanic), Bormin (Run & Gun along with eating corpses) & Magnus (Run & Gun & Mind control).

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by Monkey Man » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:03 pm



During today's Epic Games keynote at GDC 2019, Funcom and The Bearded Ladies announced that Mutant Year Zero was on its way to Nintendo Switch on June 25. The Switch version will come with an expansion that is also going to be available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.

I you haven't played Mutant Year Zero, you'll be able to buy the base game and expansion as a bundle starting June 25. The package will cost $40 on all systems. Haraldur Thormundsson from The Bearded Ladies said the following about these announcements.

"Ever since we started working on this game, we have always felt it would be a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch. The game lends itself really well to the... controls and the pacing of the tactical turn-based combat is perfect for an on-the-go, handheld console. We are also excited for the opportunity to tell another Mutant Year Zero story with the new expansion... and we look forward to talking more about that soon."

https://www.windowscentral.com/xcom-mut ... ndo-switch

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by Monkey Man » Fri May 24, 2019 9:22 am



Developer The Bearded Ladies has unveiled the first expansion for its stealthy XCOM-alike Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. It's called Seed of Evil, and is heading to PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch on 30th July.

Mutant Year Zero, which was inspired by the Swedish tabletop RPG of the same name, released last December. It won many a fan on release, thanks to its solidly designed turn-based strategy action - successfully combining stealth and combat - and its wonderfully engaging cast of animal misfits, as they journeyed across the post-human, post-apocalyptic world.

That same day sees the release of Seed of Evil, Mutant Year Zero's first DLC expansion, which will launch on all platforms simultaneously. Seed of Evil picks up where the base game left off, and introduces new maps and a new threat for our band of fearless survivors to overcome.

A new playable character is also at hand to help assist in the challenges ahead; Big Khan the moose, as he's known, brings two new mutations - Ground Pound and Flame Puke - designed to give players the option "to apply a more diverse playstyle in order to succeed."

Seed of Evil will cost £12.99/$14.99 USD when it arrives on Steam on 30th July (there's no word of a price for consoles yet), and a Deluxe Edition of Mutant Year Zero, combining the base game and expansion, will be available digitally and at retail.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... -expansion

Seems like a lot of people slept on this game. It's on Game Pass.

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PostRe: Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Gamespot 9. DLC & Switch out 30th July
by ITSMILNER » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:54 pm

Got the physical version of this pre-ordered for Switch (Under £27 from Base) really looking forward to getting stuck into it after i’m done with Ultimate Alliance 3.

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PostRe: Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Free with Game Pass. Gamespot 9.
by Sandy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:10 pm

Monkey Man wrote:Finished this today, had a great time, hope there's a sequel. Only problem is a lot of crashes on console which is annoying but not too bad as you can save at anytime on the difficulty level I was playing at.


It's such a great game but it's a giant glitchy gooseberry fool show as well. I play on PC and it does all kinds of weird gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: Mutant Year Zero: The Road to Eden (PC/PS4/XB1) - XCOM with Mutant Animals. Gamespot 9. DLC & Switch out 30th July
by Sandy » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:13 pm

Just completed it. Didn't realise quite how small the team that made it is.

Really enjoyed it overall and looking forward to a follow-up. I'll get the DLC but would image it'll just be more of the same rather than a full evolution of the game. It needs a larger team to ensure the bugs are sorted.

My main complaint is that you don't run fast enough when you have the torch on...

Also, not a spoiler really but I'll black it out just in case: It's a shame there's no ability to explore etc post completing it. I'm guessing it'll be in the DLC but still something that would have been nice to have.


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