high in life is a new first person shooter from Squanch Games and rick and morty Creator Justin Roiland.
The game got a new trailer during Gamescom Opening Night Live and it has basically turned everything off for me in one fell swoop.
This is the premise of the game: You play as a mercenary trying to stop an alien invasion. The aliens in question get high with humans, which is a problem for earthlings everywhere. You befriend two talking guns (or a gun and a knife?) and set out to save the planet.
Here is the problem: Talking guns never shut up. It’s a constant stream of jokes in what seems like the only two voices Roiland actually does: Rick and Morty, or some minor variation of the two.
Maybe it’s just not my cup of tea. I suppose there would be an audience for a game where you wielded two talking guns that sounded like Beavis and Butthead, but that would drive me completely nuts. This is no different.
I don’t mind a few jokes in video games, but I need a constant stream of this crap like I have appendicitis. No, thanks. I’ll give this one a hard pass.
The last time I was so taken aback by strange choices in a video game was when I learned that Baldur’s Gate 3 I was going to use dialog options in the past tense. I wrote about how it was a terribly useless and very bad idea at the time and luckily Larian saw the light of day and was brought back to the present time, like literally every D&D campaign.
Maybe this trailer isn’t a perfect example of the entirety of the game and isn’t as incessant, or maybe Squanch Games realizes how jarring and jarring this is and scales it back. For now, count me in.
if you want a rick and morty video game kick that is not Fortnite, you can jump in Multi Versus and grab Morty right now. And use it to kick Arya Stark or Scooby Doo.
Other cool video games from Gamescom Opening Night Live