During the Xbox Showcase again at Fake E3, High on Life was one of many few video games that caught my consideration and left me , desirous to see extra. Last week, I bought hands-on with High on Life at Gamescom and what I discovered was just about what I anticipated. While solely a twenty-plus minute session, I can inform what Squanch Games (Trover Saves the Universe) are aiming for. The Rick & Morty hyperlink is obvious however to be anticipated with the CEO Justin Rolland being a co-creator of the cartoon.



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If you watched opening evening dwell (I did not), you may have seen a boss battle from the game’s early levels. During my hands-on with High on Life, I might play via the mission main as much as this boss struggle after which the boss itself. Starting in your own home, you are greeted by your confused sister and an alien bounty hunter. The bounty hunter will then introduce you to a board where you may discover your future bounty missions. The first one sends you into the sewers of Blim, a busy, multicoloured, alien metropolis. I do not know should you get to discover town, however from the little I noticed as I handed via heading to the sewers, I do know I wish to.

What little I noticed was Cyberpunk 2077, mixed with Outer Worlds and probably the most extravagant animé of color. Billboards in every single place, odd and vibrant aliens standing round and those I spoke to have been prepared to drop just a little comedic line. To even get to the sewers, you need to choose which is the most popular between what are basically pink and blue penis males. I initially selected the pink one however felt sorry for the blue one when he began sulking, altering my thoughts. The blue penis then let me undergo his gate at any time when I wished.

The end result was amusing sufficient, and right here I bought to the now-infamous half, which has a little bit of Twitter protection. When I first noticed it, I did not know the way a lot consideration it had garnered. I’ve to confess, I laughed. Yes, I attempted to kill the child. I used to be perplexed when my gun refused to shoot. I attempted once more; I bought admonished. Finally, the gun would give in and kill the child. I used to be as shocked because the gun; I assumed it will merely loop, telling me off, however that is certainly a online game where you possibly can kill children.

It’s all very self-aware and where High on Life revels. Even different little strains hit the spot, such because the little strains by the enemies you kill, some even commenting that you simply shot and killed their pal or actively speaking about the one cause they’re attempting to kill you. Then you have bought the working commentary by your gun and knife.



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High on Life additionally revels in its fight. It performs as you’d think about a game like this to play; fast-paced and enjoyable. I bought to attempt the pistol, which has an alternate hearth mode that lets out an enormous slime grenade. This grenade will show you how to traverse the map and provide an alternate assault – and allow you to begin some combos – towards your enemies. You’ve bought the knife, too, a hyper-violent bugger, which additionally duplicates as a grappling hook. I think about you may discover a vary of weapons all through the game, and if every has an alternate hearth like those discovered right here, the variability must be enjoyable.

The session I bought to play ended with the identical boss featured within the trailer; 9-Torg. This is true after watching 9-Torg torment the hell out of 8-Torg. They’re all cloned ants, however 9-Torg is the worst of the lot. Is {that a} spoiler? I suppose sure and no, nevertheless it’s a really early a part of the game. What I like about this battle is how the a number of levels utilise all the talents you’ve at your disposal.

9-Torg was enjoyable sufficient for a boss struggle, and High on Life felt greater than a little bit of enjoyable and was very a lot the game I anticipated. If it opens up, presents just a little extra selection, and retains with the identical stage of humour – with out overstaying its welcome on particular gags – then I can genuinely see this being one among my video games of the 12 months. We haven’t got to attend too lengthy, with High on Life launching on the thirteenth of December for the PC and Xbox Consoles and coming to game move.

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