Biomutant isn’t the first game to do straight-up chore-style side quests, nor will it be the last. It’s just that with a number of cool things to discover throughout Biomutant, it’s a shame so much of the world is numerical, uninteresting filler. There are maybe 20 of these side quests all up, multiplied by x, so you end up losing count.
The flip side to this is the genuine surprise that comes from helping a fellow cute and fuzzy restore a mech, a controllable biped that you can customise with different bits and bobs and top it off with either a duck or dragon head. The same goes for finding a weapon part with elemental damage that you can then tinker with to try and make work on a new one-handed blade or automatic rifle. Each integral in helping you rid the Life Tree of another big bad Worldeater.