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  • Summary: A mutant soap opera where small-town gossip meets the supernatural. Join Kai as she arrives in the mysterious community of Mutazione to care for her ailing grandfather. Discover scenic hangouts, magical gardens, new friends, and old secrets… They can survive an apocalyptic meteor strike, butA mutant soap opera where small-town gossip meets the supernatural. Join Kai as she arrives in the mysterious community of Mutazione to care for her ailing grandfather. Discover scenic hangouts, magical gardens, new friends, and old secrets… They can survive an apocalyptic meteor strike, but can they survive their small-town drama? Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sep 19, 2019
    90
    Mutazione has a beautifully written narrative filled with wonderful characters and a captivating story.
  2. Sep 19, 2019
    90
    Mutazione only took four or five hours to complete, but every moment spent with it was magical. From its extraordinary and beautiful landscape to its ordinary tales of life, love and loss, I was enraptured from start to finish.
  3. Sep 26, 2019
    90
    I don’t have any criticisms of Mutazione worth mentioning. Die Gute Fabrik has done a masterful job in crafting Kai’s tale, and it held my attention from start to finish. It was so good, in fact, that I have reached the end of this review without celebrating the absolutely marvelous art style which is what brought the game to my attention in the first place. This tale of a girl reconnecting with her grandfather while learning about the connections he made is not to be missed.
  4. Sep 21, 2019
    80
    Mutazione is simple, but achieves what it sets out to do: tell an emotional story about community, family, and forgiveness among a memorable ensemble cast. It's relaxing, compelling, and unique. That it also looks and sounds magnificent is just the icing on the cake.
  5. Nov 18, 2019
    70
    Mutazione is a great example of how games can immerse you in a world in a manner that no other medium can achieve. Whilst it doesn’t push any envelopes, it is easy to recommend to anybody who is interested in games that can get an emotional response. Don’t let the description soap opera put you off; this is a movingly, melancholic and meditative experience.
  6. Edge Magazine
    Oct 10, 2019
    70
    A hypnagogic summertime escape to a place that lingers in the mind - prepare for some weird dreams. [Issue#338, p.116]
  7. Oct 24, 2019
    55
    Although Mutazione seems like a journey full of exciting adventures, the bad execution of its ideas led to a very boring adventure experience.

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  1. Sep 30, 2019
    10
    The most relaxing and satisfying game I think I’ve ever played. Music, art style and story are all incredible. One of my top gaming experiences.
  2. Feb 3, 2021
    10
    No complaints at all about this game. I really feel like I got to know the characters, understand the lore of the world and explore it. TheNo complaints at all about this game. I really feel like I got to know the characters, understand the lore of the world and explore it. The game takes about 5 hours to get through on average. It’s worth it to try in one sitting, although the walking around trying to figure out what to do might be tedious at first. Personally it took me three sittings. The neat thing is the more time you spend with the game, the more rewarding the game feels. Going around and talking to everyone develops the characters and builds the world brilliantly. The subtle touch to have every character’s text make a different sound gives the player a clue as to how the character might sound, as there are no voice actors. The music by Alessandro Coronas and sound design both meld together wonderfully and create this beautiful breezy aesthetic. And when **** hits the fan, the music emulates it astoundingly. Also, the writing is so damn good and surprises you at every turn. I won’t spoil too much. I recommend you play the game IMMEDIATELY, if it’s your kind of thing. Expand
  3. Jan 27, 2020
    9
    This is a game I heard about some time ago, but it's release on PS4 passed me by. Finally got to play it at the weekend, and I'm really gladThis is a game I heard about some time ago, but it's release on PS4 passed me by. Finally got to play it at the weekend, and I'm really glad I did! I'm a huge fan of Night In The Woods and Oxenfree and Mutazione is very much in tbe same style. Fantastic writing, great characters and an amazing soundtrack, make this a game that is very diificult to stop playing. It's just such a relaxing and fun game to play. If like me you were horribly disappointed by nightschools follow up to Oxenfree, Afterparty (which was terrible and a massive let down) then Mutazione is the game you need to play. Expand