- The controls have been improved over time and they’ve done a very good job of making them feel fluid and responsive throughout.
- I found the gameplay to be incredibly fun and it had a mixture of old-school antics mixed in with a modern touch which will make it accessible to different gamers.
- There is plenty of content for you to sink your teeth into and without a doubt there is a lot of replayability present.
- I was a massive fan of the presentation from the get go and the mixture of gore with plenty of humour makes the game stand out even more.
- The mechanics in the game work really well now and the little tweaks that have been made make everything feel solid and fair, which is great.
- The game still suffers with a few technical issues every now and then and this can be off-putting at times, but a small patch would sort this.
- Whilst the controls hold up really well I must admit that I did find them a little confusing and more of an explanation would have been nice.
All in all I’m a massive fan of the preview program and I find it very rewarding to see a game grow over time. Mutant Football League has come on leaps and bounds over the last few months and the amount of tweaks and changes that have been implemented have satisfied me a great deal, which in turn shows that the developers have been listening to us gamers. The biggest tweaks and changes have definitely come in the controls and mechanics departments. The controls hold up extremely well and over time they’ve become more fluid and responsive, which of course makes the game even more fun. When I first started playing the game I must admit that it did feel a little unfair but since then they’ve rectified this almost perfectly and each mechanic now feels fair and most important of all realistic. Not all areas have seen improvements though and the game still suffers with a few technical issues, but I have full faith that the developers will sort these problems out. In terms of content the game has plenty for you to sink your teeth into and most important of all most of the modes are an absolute blast to play. You will however need to get used to the controls and this does take time because they can be quite confusing and there isn’t much in the way of an explanation unfortunately. Thankfully though this is only a small problem and you will definitely forget about this when your immersed in the fantastic old-school and nostalgic gameplay. The presentation side of the game is absolutely awesome. Visually the game has a very retro feel to it but it also has modern touches here and there which is nice. The sound design is packed full of humour and some of the humour is actually pretty funny and it definitely got a chuckle out of me at times. At the end of the day Mutant Football League is perfect for those who want to take a trip down memory lane, it also has the added bonus of being perfect for newcomers to the genre as well. I have seen this game grow over time and I’m very pleased with the way the game is heading and in my opinion I can see it getting better and better. It does still have a few niggling problems but these aren’t too troubling and they don’t stop me from giving the game a big thumbs up.
I rate Mutant Football League 8/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Digital Dreams Entertainment
Publisher: Digital Dreams Entertainment
Full Release Date (Xbox One): January 19, 2018