Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, Switch, XBone]

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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, Switch, XBone]

Post by Sly Boots » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:59 am

Had my curiosity for this aroused by the first previews, as really I'm a sucker for almost anything this XCOM-like sub-genre has to offer, but that aside it does look cool.



Journos have been playing a 45-minute demo, and apparently only PCG's Sam Roberts has been able to beat it - albeit on easy mode. So it sounds like it's pretty challenging:

https://www.pcgamer.com/mutant-year-zer ... s-demo-me/

As with most things these days I shall probably await reviews, but definitely one on my radar.

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Re: Mutant Year Zero (or DuckCOM ¬_¬) out Dec 4

Post by Mantis » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:30 am

This looks great, very nice art style and graphics.

It'd be good to have something with the production values of the new Xcom which is also a bit more hardcore on the mechanics and difficulty.

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Re: Mutant Year Zero (or DuckCOM ¬_¬) out Dec 4

Post by Medicine Man » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:04 am

Indeed.

Definitely one to keep an eye on.

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Re: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, XBone] - DuckCOM

Post by Sly Boots » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:35 pm

Out in about a month's time I believe.

Youtuber plays the opening couple of hours (over several videos):



I think this is looking really neat. Already considering breaking my own habit and purchasing on launch. Maybe even *gasp* pre-ordering!

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Re: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, XBone] - DuckCOM

Post by DjchunKfunK » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:25 pm

I heard the last build was quite buggy, hopefully something they have been working on.

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Re: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, XBone] - DuckCOM

Post by Solitaire » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:19 am

I've never played a turn-based game like this with any real commitment. This one looks pretty awesome, though, I might have to give it a try.

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Re: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, XBone] - DuckCOM

Post by Raid » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:23 am

So it's a combination of XCom-style combat and story-driven post-apocalyptic RPG? That's definitely ticking a lot of boxes for me. XCom 2 is probably my favourite strategy game, but I found some of the randomly-generated strategy layer elements a little lacking and the story a bit thin.

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Re: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, XBone] - DuckCOM

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:50 am

Now available to pre-order via Steam or the developer website, at £29.99. Doing so means you get to play it three days before the slated 4th December launch date.

Have to say I'm sorely tempted, and may still do so. However have read on their forum that the campaign is an estimated 15-20 hours long. I was hoping for a little more from a game like this, especially if paying the full price, so may end up waiting a bit until it comes down a bit on other sites.

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Re: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, XBone] - DuckCOM

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:37 am

15-20 hours seems OK to me. Shorter than XCOM for sure, but I usually get a bit tired of the XCOM games before the end. I'll probably play this on Xbox via GamePass.

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Re: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, XBone] - DuckCOM

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:52 am

DjchunKfunK wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:37 am
15-20 hours seems OK to me. Shorter than XCOM for sure, but I usually get a bit tired of the XCOM games before the end. I'll probably play this on Xbox via GamePass.
Sure, it won't put me off buying a game I'm really looking forward to. But at the full price it has given me slight pause for thought in terms of value. At £20-£25 I'd be snapping it up, and pretty sure it will be able to be picked up for something like that shortly after release.

Gives a chance to read early reviews as well, in case of initial bugginess.

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Re: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, XBone] - DuckCOM

Post by Jez » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:04 pm

This looks decent. It's a nice setting for the game too.

Might be one to watch for.
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Re: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, XBone] - DuckCOM

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:12 pm

Sly Boots wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:52 am
DjchunKfunK wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:37 am
15-20 hours seems OK to me. Shorter than XCOM for sure, but I usually get a bit tired of the XCOM games before the end. I'll probably play this on Xbox via GamePass.
Sure, it won't put me off buying a game I'm really looking forward to. But at the full price it has given me slight pause for thought in terms of value. At £20-£25 I'd be snapping it up, and pretty sure it will be able to be picked up for something like that shortly after release.

Gives a chance to read early reviews as well, in case of initial bugginess.
Is it just because XCOM is longer that it feels slightly expensive? 15-20 hours for £30 is a pretty decent deal in general I think.

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Re: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, XBone] - DuckCOM

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:14 pm

DjchunKfunK wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Sly Boots wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:52 am
DjchunKfunK wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:37 am
15-20 hours seems OK to me. Shorter than XCOM for sure, but I usually get a bit tired of the XCOM games before the end. I'll probably play this on Xbox via GamePass.
Sure, it won't put me off buying a game I'm really looking forward to. But at the full price it has given me slight pause for thought in terms of value. At £20-£25 I'd be snapping it up, and pretty sure it will be able to be picked up for something like that shortly after release.

Gives a chance to read early reviews as well, in case of initial bugginess.
Is it just because XCOM is longer that it feels slightly expensive? 15-20 hours for £30 is a pretty decent deal in general I think.
Mostly the state of my finances. More willing to go into that bracket for games I know will keep me going for weeks of play.

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Re: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden [PC, PS4, XBone] - DuckCOM

Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:18 pm

OK, makes sense.


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