It’s nearly time to take our Joy.
I have kept a close eye on the drug-riddled dystopia of We Happy Few for about two years now. I have written about it a few times so I will take care to not repeat myself. Needless to say, I am glad that it is almost here.
So, what do we know about Compulsion Games‘ latest survival game?
Set in an alternate timeline 1960s England, to try to forget the horrors they went through and did, the residents of Wellington Wells escape reality by using a drug called Joy.
You can play as three characters, the main character and the one we know the most about is Arthur Hastings. He has lost his brother and is keen to figure out what exactly is going on. Another playable character is Sally who appears to have a past with Arthur.
Then there is Ollie, and thank the gods my prayers have been answered! Finally, after what feels like forever we have a Scottish character in a video game! I know that sounds like a small thing to get excited about, but I have been complaining about the lack of my countrymen in gaming for quite some time.
Let me have this, okay? Thank you.
Outside of his nationality, we don’t know much about him, but he seems to know a bit more about the situation if the trailer is to be believed and is Arthur’s neighbour.
In terms of Gameplay, you need to blend in the drug-addled locals by taking small amounts of Joy, too little and you stand out and paint a target on your back, too much and you join the madness.
On top of that, each character is going to have different playstyles. For example, Sally is “stealth-focused and relies on sneaking around and using syringes to take out enemies”. But whatever you do, you need to be aware of your surroundings less you get beaten senseless by the brutish Bobbies.
We Happy Few is due to be released on the 10th of August this year for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
As I said in the beginning, I have been looking forward to getting my hands on this game for years, so I am overjoyed that it is just around the corner. The more info they tease us about We Happy Few, the more excited I get.
Looking forward to strolling into Wellington Wells!