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Biomutant – Zero Punctuation


This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Biomutant.

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Hey, now that the post apocalypse is starting to feel less like an overused setting in fiction and more like a fucking dress rehearsal, wanna play a game about small furry animals retaking the Earth after the human race dies out? Well then play Tokyo Jungle, genius, it’s got cute pomeranians ripping the throats out of bunny rabbits, and what kind of monster can’t find joy in that. I guess there’s Biomutant now too but you don’t get to be a pomeranian in that so I don’t know how it had the balls to show its face. Actually that does raise the awkward question of what the fuck kind of animal we ARE playing in Biomutant. Best guess, a sort of hyena cat leopard raccoon lemur sloth. Like we were conceived at the Lion King wrap party and nobody was willing to claim parentage. Anyway, Biomutant is an RPG, and you know what that means. Stats, stats, stattety stats. Character creation time, let’s randomly combine seven zoo animals to create your physical appearance and then choose our favourite stat. I hate when a game forces me to make a whole bunch of character building decisions before I know the first fucking thing about the game. Do you want to put points into intelligence? I don’t know, do I.

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Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.