High on Life (XOne) Review | VGChartz

VGChartz's Stephen LaGioia: "While I stress sheer gameplay over presentation, narrative, or themes, it was ironically these peripheral traits that stood out the most for me here. High on Life is wild, sleek, colorful, and at times hilarious. And I did have some moments of fun firing away at the pesky G3 targets, especially in combination with weapon abilities. However, I typically got more amusement watching the funny animated clips or listening to random NPC banter than blasting my way through the countless alien hordes. Even with regard to the comedy, the game does try a little too hard to be funny at times, and the gags don’t always land.

Squanch Games is certainly onto something when it comes to the satirical motifs laced with chaotic action, but the formula could use some refining and further fleshing out."

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thesoftware730251d ago

Just finished it last week.

8/10 for me...loved the world, and the characters and the upgrades and variety of guns made combat fun.

sagapo250d ago

Yeah, 7.5/10 for me. I would have liked to see more mod options for the guns tho. But I enjoyed the game nonetheless. Great fun!

thesoftware730250d ago

There were 3 mods for each gun, and I found it very easy and fun to switch between them in combat, like using Sweezy's slow down, then switching to Kenny for a Glob shot.

Or hovering/flying around and shooting off Creatures' babies and then Kenny and peppering them with normal fire and globs.

It could have used more mods of course, but switching between guns made it feel like I had good variety.

sagapo250d ago

Kenny and Creature only have 2 mods as far as I know?

coolbeans250d ago

I haven't gotten around to it yet, but it seems like opinions will hinge on the humor. The gameplay *sounds* enjoyable from the way you're describing it.

thesoftware730250d ago

Yeah, play it on Hunter difficulty(Hard), I imagine normal would have been too easy as enemies constantly drop shield regens. There are 5 guns, 3 mods each that change the secondary fire and you get normal upgrades to ammo, damage, reload speed and secondary fire cool down, so 5 guns, 3 mods each, and the ability to use the alt fire/or standard fire one after another. Then there is flying, Knifey, and whip-lashing around the battlefield/environments all while being able to switch weapons and shoot.

I feel if you try to play it like a standard shooter, you will not get the full combat experience. I did like the humor and characters a lot, they kept everything consistent in areas where I didn't expect. Give it a try, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Gaming4Life1981250d ago

I really enjoyed this game but I understand it's not for everyone.


High on Life comes to PS5 with performance and animation issues that need addressing

Digital Foundry: A bona fide hit on Xbox and PC thanks to a Game Pass debut eight months ago, High on Life has finally arrived for PlayStation consoles: PS4, PS4 Pro and PS5. In this detailed analysis, Oliver Mackenzie presents his views on the game, delivering analysis on every console version of the game - both last-gen and current-gen.

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Jin_Sakai41d ago (Edited 41d ago )


“PS5 pushes ~110% more pixels compared to XSX in quality mode and ~55% more pixels in performance mode currently.“

darthv7241d ago

A patch should fix all that. It did for Series consoles.

Sciurus_vulgaris41d ago

The game’s overall performance and visual quality is better on series X according to the presented analysis. The higher resolution on the PS5 isn’t benefiting the game’s performance.

just_looken41d ago

Wait wait so a game that was designed around direct x and a windows operating system perform better on a console with a windows os/direct x than a system unix system with its own internal game api so shocking i tell yeah /s

jjb198141d ago

The Dude Bros. Booty holes clinch when anyone mentions this. You gotta keep this down.

Wintersun61641d ago

You don't need to mention it's released on PS4 Pro... Otherwise should also add PS4 Slim.

Abear2140d ago

I expect Microsoft exclusives to PlayStation will be made with about the same quality and love as PlayStation releases get on PC.

Charlieboy33340d ago (Edited 40d ago )

It has come.....and it shall go. Like the fart in the wind it is to us, the blessed Playstation Elite.

P_Bomb40d ago

I’m still shocked @ that $79.99 CAD price tag.

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"High On Life" (PS5 / PS4 Edition) Review \\ paulsemel

If you can get past the whole Justin Roiland thing, you'll find this snarky sci-fi first-person shooter is just as fun on PlayStation as it was on Xbox and PC.

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GhostScholar60d ago

The same people mocking it when it came out on Xbox loving it now

Tedakin60d ago

The PS version will score way higher on Metacritic for reasons.

beerhound60d ago

For the record, I gave this version the same score that I gave the Xbox/PC version.

RupeeHoarder60d ago

I don’t see anyone going nuts over this release.

Sonic188160d ago

I know right. Like where are these people at🤔 I don't remember anyone talking about this game when it came out on PC/Xbox and now PS

Profchaos60d ago

Most people won't touch it especially given they expect full RRP for a game that Xbox player got as part of their subscription cost so they already sent the message the game isn't worth buying they welcome subscription services and the PS players should just wait for the inevitable PS plus announcement.

Also tbh games not for me played a bit on gamepass the humor was grating after a while and I like lowbrow humor as much as the next guy but when the jokes don't change after like 2 hours ive had enough

shinoff218360d ago (Edited 60d ago )


Most casuals won't even know this came out on gamepass. Us here do and maybe others online.

ravens5260d ago

I'll get it when it's like $30. It'd be bigger if they added psvr2 support. I watched Hollow play most of it, so not in a rush.

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MrNinosan60d ago

Uhm, can you mention a few who was mocking it on Xbox and now loving it...

GhostScholar60d ago

Yeah I’d you can read go read the Xbox reviews (you know the terrible console with no games) and then go read the PlayStation 5 reviews (you know the console that had all the great exclusives but then promoted Jim Ryan and now the goal is games as service) and you’ll see the difference

EvertonFC60d ago

If you like Rik and Morty buy it or wait for a sale if you don't like Rik and Morty wait for ps plus. It's a pretty simple dicision imo for gamers to make. Same with the Simpsons games if you liked the show or not.
Agree who was mocking it.