Defunct Games reviews We Happy Few by Compulsion Games, available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux.
We Happy Few is a weird and wonderful ride filled with crazy characters, an engaging story and a fully-realized world set in the fictional 1960s. It’s also a long game that suffers from trying to juggle way too many ideas at once. What’s more, the action is stiff and all versions of the game seem to be plagued by rampant bugs. But even with the lows, I couldn’t get enough of the highs in We Happy Few. I liked exploring this world and seeing it from multiple perspectives. There are a lot of great ideas here that probably could have been streamlined, but I think it’s worth going off the Joy and discovering what’s really going on in We Happy Few.