High On Life Review - Low On Laughs - Game Informer

Mediocre gameplay and an annoying sense of humor make for an unsatisfying space romp.

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Lifexline530d ago

It seems the users and the news outlet differ in opinion for this game. It’s very popular right now currently number 3 on game pass on number 2 on pc I believe. It’s the sleeper hit of 2022 such an awesome game.

Christopher530d ago (Edited 530d ago )

*** number 3 on game pass on number 2 on pc***
***sleeper hit of 2022***


Edit: Also, being the only latest game out and being a top seller isn't really big news when it's also not even in the top 100 played games daily or current players https://store.steampowered.... that just means it had no competition because everyone already bought MW2 or whatnot.

RpgSama530d ago

Yeah, MS be like:
"Here is the latest mediocre to average free game for you guys to try for a few hours and then jump back to COD. Game Pass totally worth it right?!!"

JEECE530d ago

Actually what it seems like is that there is a general consensus that the game is mediocre at best and not particularly funny but that there are also a handful of people on this site trying to create a narrative that the game is awesome and the the media is treating it unfairly.

shinoff2183530d ago

I can definitely see that. It's just a handful of them but boy are they loud about it.

shinoff2183530d ago (Edited 530d ago )

Of course it's popular on gamepass. Not alot going on. Something new to try.

It's like working in manufacturing mostly with guys and a female starts.

Also now that the reviews are starting to really roll out. I'm seeing alot of low scores.

Profchaos530d ago

It really comes down to if you enjoy rick and Morty style humour because you're in for about 10 hours of directly being talked at by Morty in gun form.

I am a little over the while oh gee I don't know schtick I did enjoy it for the first two seasons.

But imo the game just doesn't have any quiet points at least as far as I have played as in the game has constant dialogue and most of it is unimportant.

I can clearly see why it's mixed and no side is right or wrong the game outside of this feels well balanced and polished graphically it's really nice I've played it on PC, xcloud and the og Xbox one all platforms felt solid despite load times being unexplainably long on the og x1 with occasional fps drops but not unplayable.

Lifexline530d ago (Edited 530d ago )

Lol at all of you above you are all really upset huh. What’s wrong with people actually enjoying a game and having a valid opinion on it that differs from yours.

When people rave about any other game it’s okay but god forbid rave about an Xbox game and it’s some sort of conspiracy. Look at the user reviews how high they are compared to the news outlets. This game should be appreciated much more it’s something different finally. The developers took a risk and hopefully it pays off for them.

SullysCigar529d ago (Edited 529d ago )

Yeah man, people are being way too harsh. Just like they were with Scorn. And The Medium. And Crackdown 3. On second thoughts...

STARS529d ago


Imagine thinking this game is "sleeper hit of 2022" over games like Signalis and Neon White. Yeah, I don't think so man. I'm sure it's good for what it is, but let's not go overboard here.

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shinoff2183530d ago

Probably not. It's just words but I'm also a heavy cursor

Software_Lover530d ago

I understand, but if I were to play this game, my 5-year-old would be around, and I would prefer to have clean dialogue.

Epicor529d ago

Not a game to play with your 5-year-old. Play Minecraft together and play this when he/she is asleep.

Terry_B530d ago

88% positively reviewed currently on steam by almost 1000 players. Somehow I believe them more than gaming sites reviewers these days.

Nyxus530d ago

'Believe'? It's just an opinion, that can differ from person to person. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like this game either.

Terry_B530d ago

Well, a review by one guy who gives a game a 5 of 10 on a popular gaming site is indeed just one opinion.

But if almost 900 of 1000 people that actually payed for the game give a game a positive rating, its a damn good indication that the game is not a 5/10.

MadLad530d ago (Edited 530d ago )

It's exactly as Terry said. People on this site always talk about how critic scores don't matter. Of course unless it's an exclusive, and then it matters a great deal.
Play the game and choose for yourself. Well, this game is getting a bunch of bad reviews from sites that are openly admitting it's not their type of comedy, yet the user reviews are great. So the majority of people who actually were interested in the game seem to be having a great time with it.

I've played the game. There is no reason this thing should be getting 5's. Remove the humor, and the gameplay is still solid. It's no Doom, but 5's are basically games that function, but have little redeeming quality.

RaidenBlack530d ago

IGN gave it an 8 actually ....
the devs tried to do something different, took a risk, with their comedic approach ...
and that's still appreciative over the n-th number of battle-royales and boring medieval fantasy RPGs with no soul

VincentVanBro530d ago

Loved the game, finished it last night!

HyperMoused530d ago

This game definitely is aimed at Rick and Morty fans and has a lot foul language other than that its a blast, its full of humour and the gun play is nice the game doesnt reinvent the wheel but i havnt played a game this year that does, but what it does is fun, aside from the very weird characters and situations you will encounter if you go off script a bit, such as (possible spoilers) after you can kill 9 Torg you can kill 5 Torg and get some extra dialogue, there is a place on the forest level where if you get to a ledge not using the usual means the games knows and gives you some extra dialogue ..plus it looks great, im convinced some of these reviewers just shit on everything that isnt mainstream such as gow or Cod.

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High On Life PS5 and Xbox Series limited print physical editions announced

Squanch Games will open pre-orders for physical standard and Collector’s editions of High On Life for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series on February 27 via Limited Run Games and IGN Store, the developer announced. Pre-orders will close on March 31.

ravens5294d ago

I guess it's better than no physical at all. I was using LR when they first started. I have Oddworld New and Tasty, Octodad, Shadow Complex etc. I fell off at some point and just felt I couldn't continue so I stopped. I just would much rather be able to purchase these games off Amazon.

LoveSpuds94d ago

I used to give into fomo a lot in the early days but I am much more choosy these days. I did play this on Gamepass back in the day and had a good time with it, so I have pre-ordered a copy as I'd like to Plat this on my PS5.