Biomutant Review (Xbox Series S)
Our Biomutant Review has us playing the game where A plague is ruining the land and the Tree-of-Life is bleeding death from its roots. The Tribes stand divided, in need of someone strong enough to unite them or bring them all down…
Biomutant Review Pros:
- Beautiful graphics.
- 17GB download size.
- 1000 Gamerscore.
- Full HDR support.
- Free upgrade for the Xbox One version.
- Achievements and saves can be transferred over from the previous version.
- Action adventure gameplay.
- Graphics settings – Quality (1440p/30fps), Quality unlocked (1440p/uncapped fps) a d performance (1080p/60fps).
- Can rebind controls.
- Accessibility options – subtitles, subtitles size, QTE auto complete, auto advance dialogue, quick menu toggle, subtitle background/color, and opacity.
- Camera settings – field of view slider, motion blur, camera shake, depth of field and player auto adjust the view.
- Game settings – Hud on/off, scale slider, quest markers, damage numbers, enemy indicators, comic book effects, remove waypoint when near, compass on/off, and rotate compass with a view.
- Five save slots.
- Four difficulties – Easy, medium, hard and extreme.
- Character creator has six breeds each with unique stats, adjust your genetic structure by tweaking stats, choose genetic resistance (radioactivity/heat/biohazard/cold), customize your fur and markings, and choose colors of fur and detail.
- Five character classes – Dead eye, Commando, PSI freak, Saboteur, and Sentinel.
- Opening and ongoing tutorial pop-ups.
- Choose your alignment at the start to decide if you go light or dark.
- Excellent voice works especially the narrator/translator.
- Has a storybook feel.
- Your character is shown in the cutscenes.
- In-game cutscenes.
- Full photo mode support.
- 3rd person perspective.
- Combat is cool as shit with a wide range of combos, cool slo-mo, and a dodge system to trigger a slowdown.
- Loot chests and health packs can be found.
- Full loot system complete with rarity levels, ability to scrap them and you get an instant pop-up of the stats.
- Earn EXP and level up to get a 10-point increase in a chosen attribute and 1 point to put into the skill tree to get new abilities.
- Quick select wheel for item management.
- Setup five outfits which is a fancy way of saying loadouts.
- Full item management system.
- Save and load when you want.
- Enemies can drop loot and be looted.
- The melee system is a lot like the Arkham style where you effortlessly jump between enemies to keep a combo going.
- Slight puzzle elements.
- The stamina system is in play for running and jumping.
- A lot of fun to play.
- Locations are big enough so that you can freely explore and find secrets.
- Bioblobs drop from canisters and Morks (enemies) and these are used to unlock mutations.
- Rotation puzzles are hidden around for bonus rewards, you have a set amount of rotations but you can increase them with your intellect stat.
- Strong platforming pedigree.
- Parry attacks to stun the enemy but also launches them into the air for more aerial combo action.
- Multiple choice encounters.
- Beautiful locations and vistas.
- Signposts uncover a small portion of the map and act as fast travel points.
- PSI points are earned by interacting with captives and shrines and using them to unlock new powers and abilities.
- You are constantly getting choices from which route to take to help people to more game-orientated ones like which sides or tribes to side with that can impact the story.
- Collect resources, and craft new weapons and gear.
- Go back in time with memory set pieces.
- MKTon is something you get later on, there are unique loot drops to find in order to upgrade it.
- Hazard zones are self-contained areas were breathing the air kills you but it has safe spaces, it’s a blend of platforming and racing against time.
- Main story missions along with many side missions you can find and trigger.
- Full mission management.
Biomutant Review Cons:
- Cannot skip all the cutscenes.
- A lot to take in initially.
- The ranged combat goes wonky at times, especially with lock-on.
- Occasional clipping.
- Pausing when the pad is vibrating causes it to continuously vibrate.
- The menus look clear but are actually quite clunky and slow.
- So much to take in.
- Time-consuming achievements.
- The camera goes a bit crazy in fights.
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Developer: Experimental 101
Publisher: THQ Nordic
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- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 8/108/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 9/109/10
Biomutant is a game I missed the first time round, Biomutant is an action RPG with many layers to it all. You start off as one of a handful of classes, and you then explore at will in a world that is vast and houses many secrets. What I really like about the game is how it starts off feeling quite stubborn in its way it introduces everything to you but it opens up into a game that can rival many big-name games in the genre. The world is very enticing, you do have some fencing off but it is honestly not a thing. The combat is fast and loose but again over time, it does get a bit tighter, even more so depending on your class choice. No for me Biomutant is a game that surprised me and continues to do so with colorful characters l, a great line of unlocks and the general pacing that lends itself well to the story being told. Go into Biomutant and give yourself over because it’s a rough start but it smooths over.