We like We Happy Few. It’s got a long road ahead of it – something developer Compulsion Games was very clear about when the dystopian 60s adventure joined the Game Preview programme – but there’s an intriguing game lurking under the bits that need a little polish.
Yesterday, the first in what is likely to be a continuing series of updates, fixes and changes landed on PC and will be heading to Xbox shortly. One of the biggest updates we’ll see is in the survival element of the game, addressing what many felt was an over emphasis on staying alive that detracted from the game’s other notable charms. The need for sleep has been particularly tweaked, with the countdown to beddy-byes now taking almost twice as long.
“The survival needs rebalancing is intended to bring down the difficulty to what is likely going to be the “medium” difficulty setting. For those of you who like more difficult survival, this will return in a future update when we implement difficulty settings.”
~ Compulsion Games
For us, this is welcome. We love a survival game as much as the next Ray Mears, but We Happy Few has so many other facets we’re excited to explore, and the thought of doing so without so many regular treks back to our safe bunk for a snooze has us joyful once again.
You can check out the full patch notes over on the game’s Steam page.