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  • Summary: 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 have their own set ofWe 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 have their own set of not-so-normal rules. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 59
  2. Negative: 5 out of 59
  1. Aug 9, 2018
    90
    Despite the performance issues, We Happy Few is a must-own title for any gamer who loves survival open world titles and quality world building.
  2. Aug 20, 2018
    75
    We are always attracted by dystopian worlds, and We Happy Few’s is a hell of a ride. In spite of some gameplay issues, including the combat, Compulsion’s new game is a great experience to enjoy.
  3. Aug 13, 2018
    70
    It’s hard to criticize a game that offers so much originality, humor and satirical atmosphere. We Happy Few, unfortunately, lets its narrative and characters get bogged down in a desperate and, at times, tedious struggle to survive the game’s brutal environment.
  4. Aug 9, 2018
    65
    An ambitious open-world survival game that does not benefit from being one. Tedious exploration courtesy of poorly-designed environments and underdeveloped survival mechanics detract from an otherwise strong main adventure. Charming presentation, colorful writing, and powerful environmental storytelling are highlights that are unfortunately eclipsed by a shallow open world.
  5. Aug 23, 2018
    60
    If you can see past the casually designed mechanics and truly immerse yourself in the environment and narrative aspects of We Happy Few, there’s plenty to see here. Unfortunately for those probing a more wholesome experience, We Happy Few falls short.
  6. Aug 9, 2018
    60
    Much like Contrast before it, We Happy Few shows off plenty of potential with its original and engaging world from a team whose passion and heart clearly shines through. Unfortunately, the random nature of the world ultimately hampers this ambition, and is held back further by lackluster stealth and inconsistent dialogue.
  7. Aug 10, 2018
    40
    There are just too many hurdles to overcome to enjoy We Happy Few, and not enough Joy in the world to cast them aside.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 28
  2. Negative: 12 out of 28
  1. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    Es cierto que el juego tiene bugs y fallos que corregir ¿Qué juego actual no los tiene en su lanzamiento? ¿Assasin's Creed? ¿Fallout 4? ¡PorEs cierto que el juego tiene bugs y fallos que corregir ¿Qué juego actual no los tiene en su lanzamiento? ¿Assasin's Creed? ¿Fallout 4? ¡Por favor! Si todavía recuerdo los 20 gigas que tuve que bajarme cuando compré The Witcher 3 al par de meses de su salida.

    Lo único que demuestra la carnicería y saña de las reviews de los medios y usuarios es que no nos merecemos cosas bonitas, diferentes o arriesgadas si detrás de ellas no va el sello de la marca favorita de turno.

    Tras las actualizaciones We Happy Few ya funciona mucho mejor, sigue teniendo algunos fallos; pero nada grave. Es un juego con una ambientación e historia que absorbe con mucho humor inglés donde la ironía y el sarcasmo están siempre presentes. Probadlo y no matéis una saga que acaba de nacer y que tiene mucho potencial.
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  2. Aug 15, 2018
    10
    Oh boy, such an awesome piece of game and they hate it. Yes, it's linear, like a new god of war - one main story with optional side quests andOh boy, such an awesome piece of game and they hate it. Yes, it's linear, like a new god of war - one main story with optional side quests and exploration. Repetitive main mechanics (survival stuff) but don't we had fighting mechanics in god of war in 3 previous games? Was it repetitive? Of course it was. And now you get indie game with the same production decisions as a god of war and you hate it. What's more? You get brand new setting, stylized graphics and awesome experience. I called it once in a lifetime and you give this game 5/10? 3/10? Really? People just want to hate this because stuff. You give 60 bucks to EA and they get 7/10 for not doing their god damn job delivering you a broken game, but this indie piece of art? Gets 5/10 because of it's glitchy and repetitive. I'm not a critic but guys, just play it and try to have fun. Just try. Because those "players" below with 1/10 marks didn't even try, they just assumed it's bad. Expand
  3. Aug 10, 2018
    10
    I am so surprised to see any negative or mixed reviews on here... The game is so unique, utterly bonkers, and really great to play. It suckedI am so surprised to see any negative or mixed reviews on here... The game is so unique, utterly bonkers, and really great to play. It sucked me in from the first second, and I have been playing for hours since. Hopefully people will come to realise and love the game like I and others in the future - it is really great. Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2018
    6
    Bought this game back in early access before the Gearbox publishing deal, it's a pale shadow of the rogue-like experience that convinced me toBought this game back in early access before the Gearbox publishing deal, it's a pale shadow of the rogue-like experience that convinced me to chip in my $30. The final result has a compelling story but is plagued by watered down mechanics, a skill system than inevitably removed all difficulty from the experience, and most detrimentally a whole slew of bugs and glitches. The early access release from 18 months before release was more functional. If I had paid the full $60 price tag I'd have gotten a refund asap, but I know signed up for an early access game and I've made my peace. If the sandbox mode restores the old resource meters I might revisit my score... I really really really wanted to like this game. Expand
  5. Aug 20, 2018
    4
    Hm, .. i love the setting, the art style and the idea. I do not like the execution of the game ... at all. My problem with the game is that itHm, .. i love the setting, the art style and the idea. I do not like the execution of the game ... at all. My problem with the game is that it is not as much fun as it could/should be .. not remotely.

    It is a solid framework .. that ... with patches (quite major ones) "could" be a nice game indeed. I do realize however that it is very unlikely to become that.
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  6. Sep 7, 2018
    3
    Un concept intéressant, sur le papier, mais transformé en un jeu de survie/exploration classique, sans âme, vide d'originalité.
    L'histoire
    Un concept intéressant, sur le papier, mais transformé en un jeu de survie/exploration classique, sans âme, vide d'originalité.
    L'histoire donnait envie, pas le gameplay.
    Finalement, il n'y rien dans ce jeu que vous n'ayez déjà vu ailleurs.
    Une grosse déception...
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  7. Aug 25, 2018
    1
    Overall just a very bad game and of course WAY overpriced at 60$. I've played a lot of these in the past 3 years or so and the situation withOverall just a very bad game and of course WAY overpriced at 60$. I've played a lot of these in the past 3 years or so and the situation with gaming just keeps getting worse and worse. At first you think you might get an experience on par with something like the original Bioshock but then it just kind of unravels as it's slowly revealed to you how bad the story is, how uninteresting the characters are, and how pointless most of the the game mechanics (even combat) are in this game. Most situations can be dealt with by literally just running away from the thing. Who thought that would be a good idea? Is this a British thing where running away from something over and over again is "fun"? Should I stealth through this base and spend 30 minutes stealth choking people from the bushes? Why when I can just sprint through it in 1 minute with zero consequences and the exact same end result. AN I had the game set on "HARD" lol Then they have all these crafting elements in the game 98% of which I didn't even use because they were boring and the game was so braindead easy I didn't even have to use them. Why waste the time to even code that all in had to take years! What a waste of effort! Rotten food and food at all for example... Why waste that coding time? You clearly don't ever need to worry about food and water in this game at all even on hard mode where you specifically tell the game YES I want to worry about food and water lol. It's nonsensical things like that over and over again that turn me off this game immediately. I just don't even feel motivated to waste another 5 or 6 hours beating this game. The story is so dumb I have no problem whatsoever just leaving it unfinished. I honestly don't even feel like watching a youtube of someone finishing it that was so bad of a story. Expand

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