When we first learned about Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (still a too-long name), it was with a cinematic trailer that introduced the world but not the gameplay. The duck and pig protagonist duo in some sort of apocalyptic wasteland setting is strangely enticing. But, the idea of an adventure game mixed with tactical turn-based strategy was even more promising.
After a lengthy hands-off demo at GDC last week, I'm inclined to think the genre blending will work fantastically. That's because a) Mutant Year Zero has the sort of chops that strategy games need and b) this world feels worth exploring.
What I saw was a close variation on this gameplay video that Funcom released today: