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Hello and welcome to the Irrational Passions Review Discussion for Mutazione. A gorgeous adventure game about gardening, family, and hanging out with cool mutants.
For this discussion, our editor and reviewer Mike Burgess chats with Jurge Cruz Alvarez to discuss it.
Mike’s Thoughts in Summary:
The personal stories in Mutazione steal the show over some slightly repetitive gameplay elements. It’s papercraft-esque art style lends itself to the heartwarming cast of mutants dealing with relatable struggles like grief, love, and complicated family relationships. Its theme of rebuilding what’s lost is ever present in its gameplay as you grow gardens across the devastated island, which also usually tie into helping someone reclaim a little bit of normal life. As otherworldly as the environments and story get, the stories of oddballs trying to discover themselves make this a relatable and enjoyable narrative for anyone to get invested in.
This game was reviewed on a PC with code provided to Mike & Jurge by a PR representative of the game. Jurge played the game on PS4.