"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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GhostScholar127d ago

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

Tedakin127d ago

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

beerhound127d ago

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

RupeeHoarder127d ago

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

Sonic1881127d 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

Profchaos127d 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

shinoff2183127d ago (Edited 127d ago )


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

ravens52127d 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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MrNinosan127d ago

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

GhostScholar127d 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

EvertonFC127d 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.

Profchaos127d ago

Nope still don't like it has not changed my opinion I played it on gamepass and won't play it on my ps5

GhostScholar127d ago

If you played it on game pass and don’t like it then for sure don’t play it on PlayStation but a lot of the people that are speaking positively about it now slammed it without even playing when it was on Xbox. I don’t like the dumb humor but the game itself was fine

shinoff2183127d ago (Edited 127d ago )

Can you show one actual instance of this happening though instead of generalizing. I didn't like the look of it when I could've played it on gamepass and I still don't like the look of it on ps5. I can't see one instance of someone sitting on it and now praising it. It's all in your head dude. There were people trashing the game but they aren't the same ones praising it.

Link me something dude. You can't make outlandish bs claims and not back it up

GhostScholar127d ago

Sorry man I didn’t copy and paste the articles I read or the comments even here so believe me or don’t

MWeaver589127d ago

Confirmation bias is an interesting thing.

Like I can confirm both versions received a score of 8.5, so it isn't like their impression is more or less favorable. A lot of people also forget a lot of games, even those people view negatively, still received decent scores from people. For instance 9/35 of the PC reviews on Metacritic were above 8. And 16/48 on PC were above 8 as well.

It's honestly hurt more from the extremely low scores than anything else. These include seven scores at 4 or lower, which obviously tank the average.

All this being said, I wouldn't be shocked if what they said happened, just not for the reasons they stated. User reviews on Metacritic are at 7.5 and 7.9 respectively. Even if it wasn't beloved by critics, the 1,100+ user reviews are much more favorable. In addition to this, some time passed to patch it and will generally only be covered by people genuinely interested in it.

shinoff2183127d ago

Ghostscholar, thank you for showing that your full of it.

tay8701127d ago

I mocked it when it released and will still mock it. Can't stand the irritating "humor". Definitely won't be buying it, there are FAR better games to play on ps5.

GhostScholar127d ago

I’m with you the humor is dumb but the game itself was pretty fun

EvertonFC127d ago (Edited 127d ago )

Agreed, I don't get what's hard to decide, you're either a fan of the show and like the look of the game or like myself don't like the show and humour and have zero interest in it.
This game could be a 10/10 for all I care but I still wouldn't like the humour so would swerve it.
However I'd give it a go on ps plus as a freebie or maybe a ps plus premium game trial.
It's like buying a Simpson game but not watched the Simpsons haha.

GeeEssEff127d ago

This reviewer gave it exactly the same score as he did when it released on Xbox last year….who are these “same people”?

anast127d ago

Yes, this is called human behaviour. It's quite common on the planet called Earth.

JEECE127d ago

Nope, we're pretty much all ripping on it. If a publisher launching first on Xbox has so little confidence in their game's ability to sell that they launch on Gamepass, I'm not going to pay full price for it on PS5 months later.

Arguably this could be a little different for a $20 indie-style title, as those games on Xbox basically have to be on Gamepass to be noticed, so I wouldn't hold that against them as much when they eventually come to PlayStation (something like Nobody Saves the World would fit in this category). But they are trying to sell High on Life for $60, so no thanks.

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Noskypeno127d ago

So what Justin Roiland thing is it that we need to get past?

Soy127d ago

He was accused of some kind of assault but charges never filed.

beerhound127d ago

It's in the review, but he was arrested and charged felony domestic battery and false imprisonment. While those charges were later dropped, other people came forward with their own accusations of abuse and bad behavior, and so some people are morally opposed to playing this game because he's the voice of one of the main characters, and founder of the studio that made it (though he left after the accusations started).

Noskypeno127d ago

So if he isn't charged then we need to judge based on his work. Otherwise it's just a witch hunt. I saw the accusations months ago and also saw that he hasn't been proven guilty months ago as well. The Johnny Depp trial should have taught us not to take this too far.

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CoNn3rB127d ago

This game was shit when it released on Xbox, releasing it on PS suddenly doesn't make it less shit