by Ryan Meitzler:
Coming off a trippy and unsettling reveal trailer last week, Compulsion Games’ second title and latest project We Happy Few shows the studio working in plenty of new environments (compared with the studio’s first game, Contrast), a completely different style of gameplay, and working within a time period/style that hasn’t been explored to great depth in video games.
While on the show floor of PAX East 2015, DualShockers had the chance to get a hands-on preview of the title, getting a first glimpse at gameplay and being introduced to a world set in an oppressive alternate-history of 1960s London.
Xbox Game Pass Quests recently reset for the month of June. So if you try to collect as many Microsoft Rewards points as possible, there’s a new set available now.
BLG writes: "Dystopian games are more relevant than ever in a day and age when the world seems to be getting progressively bleaker with each passing year. But dystopian fiction, in general, isn’t trying to make us depressed by showing us how much worse things could get. Rather, the point is (usually) to serve as a cautionary tale, and there’s perhaps no tale more cautionary than George Orwell’s 1984."
We love good games for many years, and we can ruthlessly criticize the bad ones. But there is more: Failed Video Games That Wasted Potential.