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In a rare twist on the Game of the Week formula, here’s a look at a high-profile game that actually came out this week – and got quite a bit of resonance too. The reaction to High on Life was mixed, it’s fair to say, and it certainly was vocal – Edwin’s spirited takedown of Squanch Games’ loud shooter was one of our most popular reviews of the year, which shows you all the love to see proper fogging.
Thing is, I think Edwin was pretty nice to a game whose ugliness is his calling card. Friendlier than I might have been, having spent an evening in the company of High on Life earlier this week that turned out to be both dreary and draining. I’ve been a fan of Justin Roiland’s rowdy humor since the early days of Rick and Morty, but High on Life more than proves that what works in a 20-minute episode won’t work in a 12-hour adventure — it shows How prescribed humor in games is never as effective as when you are the one driving the gag.
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