I enjoy video games as much as the next fella’, but We Happy Few is officially taking the piss. I got the game a while ago, and in the time since I have only played nine hours… Because the game is that bad. When I was playing it, it took forever to get from one area to the next, and when I finally did – I couldn’t progress. It was a situation of me spending nine hours doing virtually nothing and leaving me annoyed as all hell.
I love the art style, I love the story – but the game needs fixing. They advertise it as if it’s action-packed and somewhat horrific, but it’s just pathetic. It’s not just an insult to the fantastic art, it’s an insult to George Orwell and Nineteen Eighty-Four which the game is practically based off.
To make it worse, the developers have basically sold out to Gearbox – which is a gaming company – mainly known for Borderlands. You’d think that would make them good, right? No. They’ve boosted the price of the game from £15/£20 ($20/$25) to £40 ($50)! WHAT THE F*CK?!
Let me explain how bad this is:
- The game is not released, it is in early access. This means there are a fuck ton of bugs and content that cannot be accessed yet.
- The game is buggy as all hell. Seriously, my character fell through the floor on at least ten occasions in a twenty minute time period while I was in a location for a mission!
- With the lack of content and the lack of functionality, it’s barely worth the original price! They’re making promises that just aren’t going to be lived up to.
So, I wrote a review on the games Steam page.
I liked the game when it first came onto the market. I got it for £15, which was a little expensive for the state that it was in, but I persevered.
I thought the game was going to be an impressive mix of Bioshock and Fallout with the general story of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, but it soon went south.
The art style is terrific, the story is fantastic – but the game is horrific. As it is, it’s not worth the £15 I paid for it, let alone the £40 you’re now charging for it.
Take it down to the original price, fix the game so that it runs correctly, make it easier to advance – because it’s a game that should be incredibly fast pace, but it’s so slow – then put the price up.
It went from one of the best indie games to the worst AAA game I’ve ever witnessed… Fix it; then I’d be happy to recommend it.
So, Gearbox and Compulsion fix your damn game. It’s not just about your money grabbing arses, it has to be about the consumer, too. And right now, you’re totally f*cking it up.
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