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Quick Look: Corruption 2029

When the sneaky-shooty bits don't work it's time to just blow up an entire building and hope for the best!

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Mar. 6 2020

Cast: Vinny, Alex

Posted by: Vinny

In This Episode:

Corruption 2029

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👍🏻

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This seems great as someone who found XCOM too intimidating.

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@matthewgm: mods is the solution for those finding xcom too intimidating, like me. :)

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So happy to see this! I have really missed the "old school" GBE videos with Vinny and Alex, just love their vibe/style/pace as a duo.

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Based on the soldier models, this appears to be Destiny: The Real-Time-Tactics game. ;)

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Cross-posting this from another thread about Corruption 2029 on the main forums here.

I'm about 7-9 hours in. Probably halfway through. I loved Mutant Year Zero and it's expansion. Corruption 2029 is that but with less character, story, and customization. You three characters have two weapon slots and three active/passive ability slots. No skill tree or equipment. It's a similar gameplay loop but mission based instead. There's no level system or EXP. You gain new weapons, passives, and active abilities by completing primary and secondary objectives. You have three medkits, configurable grenades, remote charges, and stationary turret overrides that are collected in the environments. Those persist so you can return to an area if you find you have ran out but enemies will have respawned.

It runs a lot better than MYZ. It also looks better. They've improved the effects and animations. Skills are more interesting and weapons feel unique. The sniper rifle can fire halfway across the map with high accuracy and you look through a scope; the shotgun is directional, hits everything in a cone, and can knocks enemies over. You don't have to kill everyone on the map and a few times I controlled one character and had them sneak around without actually getting into combat. There have been two escort missions but you have full control over the escort and they have a weapon.

I have some complaints, however. They still don't surface the sound detection your loud weapons make. The sniper rifle and shotgun have a greater audio range than the standard assault rifles but only through trial and error can I pinpoint where I can place my characters. This was an issue in MYZ too. There is no way to get rid of unused weapons. I have three starting pistols sitting in my armoury that I will never use. The game is pretty shallow and environments are reused almost right away. It is focused, though. Really feels like a test for some mechanics to use in MYZ 2. There's a "Rewards" system but it's just optional challenges that provide no benefit. The biggest problem is that game world is bland. There's interesting ideas (two warring American fascist factions where both seem to really suck) and some intrigue (a mysterious messengers keeps hacking my comms) but the colour palette is boring, the environments are all similar, and the enemies aren't different from each other. Bormin in MYZ was surprisingly effective lead, your character here don't even have personalities.

Still, really enjoying it. MYZ and it's expansion made me hungry for more and Corruption 2029 is feeding me. I'll probably finish at the 20 hour mark.

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I quite like that jump. Sadly the lack of a captivating story or conceit would probably make me lose interest after the first 1 or 2 playsessions.

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Yep, I've recently been playing MYZ for the first time recently and I love it but it probably took more than half the game for me to realize that noise had a distance and didn't just alert the whole map.

I hope MYZ2 gives us that information as well.

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All about this. I really liked mutant year zero and this looks pretty similar.

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This could be cool. It definitely seems like Mutant Year Zero only with less personality and... just less interesting in general.

But looking at it as MYZ The VR Missions? I'm kind of super down for more of *this* style of gameplay while I wait for a, hopefully, sequel to Mutant.

Watching Alex just roll on folks one after another is a tad troubling I admit. I mean that's exactly how you play Mutant but it was never quite so straight forward as it seems here. Maybe Alex just has an OP loadout at this point?

But yeah. This studio is rad. I'll play this if it comes to something I own.

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As someone who loves Xcom 1, 2 and WotC, this looks interesting but maybe a little light like they said. Should I give this a shot or try out MYZ instead?