What I liked:
- The presentation side of the game surprised me quite a bit because I didn’t expect both the visuals and sound design to be as creative as they were.
- In terms of content the game has a decent amount for you to sink your into and for the most part the content available to you is pretty varied.
- I really enjoyed the combat in the game because when in combat you’re given a good amount of freedom and this approach keeps things satisfying for longer.
- There’s a decent story that will keep you interested and entertained throughout your time with the game.
What I didn’t like:
- Whilst the combat has a decent amount of depth to it there isn’t a great a deal of variety when it comes to the weapons you can use.
- The world in which the game takes place is a little on the small side which means exploration is limited.
- Unfortunately the game is limited in several areas which means it does get repetetive quicker than it should’ve done.
Does Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all I must admit that I didn’t know much about Mutant Year Zero before playing the game and that’s because it didn’t seem to be a game that had much information about it at hand for me to read. That being said I was still eager to get to grips with it because I was told it had an XCOM vibe dotted throughout it and without a doubt after playing it for a bit it became quite clear that it did follow XCOM in some areas. It isn’t however a full on XCOM clone and for me in terms of combat I actually enjoyed this game more because I was given quite a lot of freedom when in combat. Unfortunately though despite the depth present in the combat there isn’t a lot in terms of variety present in the weapons and skills and it is a little limited in other areas as well. Thankfully it isn’t limited in terms of the content though and there’s a decent story that accompanies the content as well which means it does keep things fresh and interesting that little bit longer. At the end of the day then whilst Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden isn’t as good as XCOM I still appreciate the effort that has gone into the game. This effort then means this game is a good alternative to XCOM and this of course means it gets a decent recommendation from me.
I rate Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden 7.5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: The Bearded Ladies
Genre: Action Adventure/Strategy
Release Date (Xbox One): December 4, 2018