We Happy Few
Top Critic Average
Developer: Compulsion Games
Genres: Survival, Adventure, RPG
We Happy Few's focus on story over survival is a good choice, and at its best when dropping bombshells of truth that the drugged people of Wellington Wells have tried so hard to ignore. In its Early Access, I felt like wandering between procedurally-generated islands to stay alive wasted the intriguing setting and premise of its opening act. Now, exploring segments designed to reveal We Happy Few's secrets are both fun and rewarding. Although survival and crafting are fairly manageable, running through randomly generated towns, streets, or abandoned fields unfortunately shows that We Happy Few can't hide from the ghost of its own past, no matter how much Joy you take.
Compulsion Games Hires AAA Talent for Unannounced New IP
Compulsion Games is one of the newest Xbox Game Studios and after the middling reception for We Happy Few, they've hired AAA devs for an unannounced new IP, their first project as a Microsoft-owned company.