Biomutant review | PC Gamer

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What is it? An open world RPG filled with odd creatures
Expect to pay: $60/£50
Developer: Experiment 101
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Reviewed on: Nvidia RTX 3080, Intel i9-9900K, 16GB RAM
Multiplayer? No
Link: Official site 

Biomutant is a boring game that survives on charm. What other open world game stars a bipedal mutant cat-thing that specializes in martial arts? This is an RPG in which you can leap from your grotesque, grinning horse, summon a ball of mucus around yourself to roll up your enemies like ants on a moist jawbreaker, ‘detonate’ the mucus to send them flying, and finish with a slow-motion Max Payne-esque volley of electric bullets from a gun with a trumpet horn for a muzzle. It’s tragic, then, that hollow progression and an incessant narrator suck out so much of the joy in Biomutant. 

Biomutant feels like it’s going to be much more, but in practice it’s an endless stream of new ideas that go nowhere and beautiful, toxic landscapes with little to offer except an excuse to use photo mode. (I’m at 127 screenshots and counting.) It’s especially disappointing because Biomutant’s nonchalant, optimistic vision of the post-apocalypse is a refreshing take on the end times, with a weasel dressed like Elvis for every fascist cannibal emperor in Fallout. 

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