Such a fun game
I have been pretty excited for the game High on Life ever since I saw that it was announced. It is a game from the twisted mind of Justin Roiland, who is the co-creator of one of my favorite shows Rick and Morty. If you are familiar with Rick and Morty, you have some sort of idea what type of game High on Life is going to be, but I was not prepared for how crazy this game actually is.
The game starts off pretty tame. You are just a normal teenager that likes to play videogames. Your parents go out of town and like any teenager, your older sister thinks this is the perfect time to throw a house party, so she tells you that you need to get off the video games and help her get some drugs and other stuff for the party. But when you go outside to head to the store, an alien invasion begins. During the alien invasion, you find an alien weapon on the ground that helps you defeat the invaders and then sets up a teleportation device in your home that teleports your home into outer space.
After exploring the space city, you have to find this three eyed alien dude that teaches you to become a bounty hunter. You basically have to get the skills needed to be able to stop the aliens from invading Earth. It's a pretty simple premise for a game. But where this game shines is the insane dialogue and comedy. When you pick up your knife weapon, all it wants to do is stab the three eyed guy in the stomach.
This game is pretty weird and one of the first things that you have to kill in the game is this little alien kid. Your gun won't let you shoot people, but this kid thinks he is the gatekeeper to get down in the slums and just pushes you every time you try and get past him, so you end up blasting him in the face. There is some pretty funny dialogue from your gun after you kill the kid and you even talk to the kid's mom once you get into the slums and she pretty much says that she will miss him a tiny bit and that it was a matter of time before someone killed him.
I am just about an hour or so into the game and so far I am really enjoying it. The graphics are really cool and I like just walking around the city and looking at all the artwork. Games like this from the Rick and Morty team always have so many little things to explore and look at. Another thing I love about games from them is that you can walk up to groups of people and they are saying some of the weirdest shit. It really is like being inside of a Rick and Morty episode.
If you are fans of Rick and Morty, you will most likely enjoy this game. It is very well done and has been getting a lot of praise for how good it is. From what I have heard, it is a pretty short game, coming in just around 8 hours, but I heard that you can make different decisions each time and some of the story can change, so that would be cool.
The game is free for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. I am not sure if it is on Playstation, but it is on PC. So far it is a lot of fun. I really enjoy this quick less serious games where you can just explore weird alien worlds. It is definitely a game that would be a lot of fun to play while high.