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We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you'll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who don't take kindly to people who don't abide by their not-so-normal rules.
Score: 21. 4 hours Development status: 09/01/2016
Game value: 20-30€
I got aware of this game through a few YouTube and entered the game with relatively neutral expectations. Of course, my score is not up to date in a game,... which isn't really finished yet, so I'll try to look as far ahead as possible to evaluate the future. About the game:
Simple: Super original, funny and promising. The game offers a steampunk atmosphere of the finest in an alternative past after World War II. Especially fans of Steampunk get their money's worth here. The randomly generated districts make it possible to create a new cityscape with every score, to which the player must adapt. The humor in this game is really something special. Everywhere small jokes and leanings are hidden, which underline the detailed areas. If you follow the story almost exclusively, you can play the alpha in 5 hours. But the end reveals the real size of the upcoming game. At its current state, the game is more sandbox-survival than story-based but rolling around a bit also brings a lot of joy in this game. Why not 10/10? There is simply a point deduction for small things that you notice when playing multiple times:
Was the districts again and again newly generated, but the individual building block elements do not change by and large, which is quite noticeable. Of course, there are also some bugs to be found, which are usually not bad, but also some that can have a negative influence on the game. Since the language German is not yet supported and the English dialect is partly difficult to understand, this gives again a small copy. In general, the game just isn't finished yet, which is why the game value of 28€ is just about reached, which will be compensated later in the development process by the complete game.
Future and summary:
We Happy Few is not a perfect game, but absolutely recommended for genre fans. The game shows incredible potential and the developers seem very committed to me. You can see that a lot of love was put into the project. For me this game is an insider tip for 2016 and it convinced me as much as Subnautica and The Forest. If the game lands in the Steamsale, strike, because it will also reach 9. 5/10 points on version 1. 0. If you have any questions or suggestions, write it in the comments. Give the review an evaluation so that I can improve my reviews. Have fun playing!
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