Hands-On Preview: We Happy Few – A Promising Look at an Unsettling Community | DualShockers

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.

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Here are the new Xbox Game Pass Quests for June 2022

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.

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Dystopian Games Inspired by Orwell's 1984

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."

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NecrumOddBoy547d ago

A game that should absolutely be on this list is Disco Elysium. That game is wildly deep in the field of its take on social issues, politics, religion, morality, and the internal struggles of the human psyche.

robtion546d ago

Still haven't finished it but Disco Elysium is really great. I love the dark sense of humour.

robtion546d ago (Edited 546d ago )

I love dystopian settings in general. We happy few is an excellent game. It is basically a mash up of 1984 and the other dystopian classic Brave New World. The drug 'Joy' is essentially 'Soma' from Aldous Huxley's novel.

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porkChop546d ago

Orwell was surprisingly engrossing. I enjoyed it quite a bit more than I expected. I bought the sequel on Steam but haven't gotten around to playing it yet.

awiseman546d ago (Edited 546d ago )

Don't need a game to experience Orwell. Real life follows it pretty well.


6 Failed Video Games That Wasted Potential

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.

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Orpheo662d ago (Edited 662d ago )

Sad to read that "We Happy Few" is a disappointment. I own it but haven't gotten around to playing it yet. I am a BIG fan of their previous game, "Contrast."

I LOVE "Anthem," but I didn't get into the game until late 2020. I put in over 900 hours into the game. It isn't perfect, but it is a masterpiece. I look forward to the eventual sequel, which I predict 3 / 4 to around the end of the PlayStation 6's lifecycle.