'Corruption 2029' Is What Happens When 'Mutant Year Zero' Loses Its Heart

Corruption 2029 is one of the clearest examples ever of why a game’s theme matters. On paper, I should love this game: it’s from the same developer that made Mutant Year Zero, it’s a turn-based tactics game that borrows much of its stealth-exploration and combat design from that game, and it’s got a similarly attractive gloomy aesthetic to its setting. I loved Mutant Year Zero’s tense stealth design and beautifully broken world, and was more than ready for more of the same.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3a8j5y/corruption-2029-mutant-year-zero-comparison