Set to release in 2020, Biomutant is an upcoming 3rd person open world, post-apocalyptic role-playing game. In this game, you control a biomutated creature on a path to liberate his people from the evil plaguing them.
The story will focus on a protagonist who attempts to heal his land from a plague destroying the land and killing people. The protagonist must also face confrontations from other tribes. You have the choice of uniting the tribes or causing more chaos and anarchy. But you must face the consequences of your actions.
Explore the lush open world on foot or by using balloons, jet skis and other vehicles. The open world is made up of grasslands, mountains, caves, archipelagos etc. The game world isn’t empty. It is teeming with various exotic creatures and characters. You will have a lot of fun exploring and discovering the secrets of the open world. The game features a day and night cycle and a weather system that affects the gameplay.
The protagonist mostly fights using Kung Fu. He can learn new fighting moves from martial art masters that he meets during the course of the game. As an RPG game, you can select your genetic structure before playing the game and this will affect your combat style. You can also wield a long sword and you can also use guns. There is a combo meter that displays on the screen as you combine chain attacks for a satisfying takedown of your foes. Once your combo meter hits the maximum, you can unleash a super attack that varies depending on the weapon you are using. There is a combat narrator that makes exclamations that depends on your gameplay combos. You can turn the combat narrator on or off.
Crafting will be a key feature of Biomutant. You will be able to craft guns and other weapons, and you can add modifications that make them better. You pick up objects that you find around the game world and utilize them for your crafting needs. The developers stated that you could have up to 500,000 weapon combinations.
There will be a lot of missions and side missions. You will be asked to make decisions with each decision having its effects and consequences. There will be alternate story lines that will determine how the game will end. The combat narrator will also be available to explain more things about the game world to you and interpret communication from non-playable characters.
Equipping Your Game Character
Before going for missions or exploring specific areas of the open world, you can select the type of clothing you wear, the gear you carry and the type of weapon you wield. You could even swap out body parts as a biomutant. You will need special suits for exploring some radioactive zones, while you will need gas or oxygen tanks for some locations in the game.
Possible Release Date
Biomutant was first announced the game in 2017 with a possible release date of 2018. But the developers went silent which raised fears that the game was going to be cancelled. Thankfully in February 2020, Experiment 101, the developers of the game announced that they were still working on the game and were completing the final stages of development. The developers said that a release date will be announced as soon as the studio is confident about it.
BIOMUTANT is an open-world RPG that is mixing in some awesome action gameplay with its RPG elements. The trailers that have been shown really do not do the game justice in terms of how fluid and action packed the combat is. Not to mention all the crazy kind of Creatures that you will be coming across in this post-apocalyptic world.
Save or Destroy
So far there is not exactly a ton that is known about the story of BIOMUTANT. What we do know is the basic setting of the game and it sounds pretty cool. Basically, in this post-apocalyptic world. The Tree-Of-Life is slowly dying as it is bleeding to death! The tribes that now inhabit the land are divided and have their own motivations. The world is on the brink of destruction and you actually have a say in how the story pans out. You can be a savior and try to save the land. Or you can just go all out for yourself and lead the world into darkness!
Punch, Kick And Shoot
I have played many open-world RPG style games over the years. However, BIOMUTANT appears to be different from all the rest when it comes to combat. The idea here is that the combat is going to be superfluid and action packed. It is called a martial arts style combat and the people behind the game were heavily influenced by Kung-Fu in terms of the combat. This allows you to fight the way you want to fight. Dish out powerful melee attacks or focus more on firepower. You have a lot of say in how you go about taking down enemies and the combat really does look like it is going to be a great deal of fun.
As the name of the game suggests, BIOMUTANT is about mutations. This means that you are free to come mutant your character the way you want. You can change your genetic structure. This will change the way that your character looks as well as change the abilities that they have too. You can come across radioactive areas in the game and these can mutant you further, giving you special kinds of powers. For example, you can use the power of your mind to open up telekinesis abilities. In addition to this, there is a huge emphasis on crafting in the game. You can come up with some really cool looking and powerful weapons if you can get the right kind of parts. From a special kind of gas mask to mechanical wings! You can really go all out to make your mutant something very different and special.
Explore The Way You Want
The world is very large and while you will have many quests at your fingertips. A huge part of the fun of BIOMUTANT will be exploring the world at your own pace. From forests that are drying to underground bunkers, the world they have created is vast and very exciting to explore. One thing that is really cool is that while you can stroll around the world on foot like a ninja looking for a quest. You can also make sure of many different vehicles as well.
BIOMUTANT is an open-world RPG that is clearly going all out in the features department. Not only have they created a massive and interesting open world for you to explore and play around in. BIOMUTANT also has some of the most badass combat of any open-world RPG that has come out in the last decade!
Anticipation Score: 8.5/10
- The game looks amazing
- You can create your own mutant
- Lots to see and do
- The world is very diverse in its different locations
- You can obtain all kinds of cool powers and weapons
- Will the game have a steep learning curve?
- The huge range of customization options may be a bit much for some