In the modern era of video games, High On Life takes a vastly unique approach to traditional game development. This game is a living example proving that there is more to human imagination than meets the eye! Its unique selling point is the concept of “talking guns” which quickly became the talk of every gaming website.
Quite frankly, High On Life provided a much-needed break in the gaming industry. As a gamer myself, I was becoming tired of playing the same dark-theme-inspired first-person perspective games. High On Life, however, turned my regular gaming experience upside down for good!
In one sentence, it is a game that makes absolutely no sense. Everything is delightfully inappropriate and exhilaratingly worrisome! Compounded with a bunch of other humorous elements, High On Life quickly gets High On Mind.
Aliens give satirical remarks and physically taunt players if they miss their shot or something similar that leads to failure. Some of them even twerk in front of you and that, too, in the middle of a battlefield!
If you are looking for a serious meaningful video game, then please stop reading now. High On Life is a madness-filled roller-coaster ride bolting through a comical realm of crazy alien life!
About High On Life
High On Life is a first-person shooter action-adventure video game developed by Squanch Games. Released on December 13th, 2022, the game was made available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
Sorry PlayStation owners… this game just didn’t make it to your consoles. However, there is no need to be sad about it. You still have the exclusive award-winning PlayStation game: the God of War Ragnarök; to compensate for it.
The Game Plot
High On Life features a generic but interesting game plot. It is very common to see humans addicted to narcotics. But how often do you come across humans being used as narcotics for others to consume? Sounds alienated, right?
This is EXACTLY what you get in High On Life!
Aliens invade Planet Earth to devour humans as their latest narcotic drugs to be used and get high. The human race is in danger now and you must team up with a couple of mouthy guns to save your species. Your sort of “teleport” your home to the Blim City on an alien planet to begin the rescue operation.
The game story takes players through a couple of captivating planets, jaw-dropping places as well as the insidious lairs of the officers of the criminal alien organization known as the G3 Cartel headed by the notorious Garmantuous.
The Concept Behind The Game
If you are familiar with this cartoon show, you would know that the characters are constantly jabbering, blabbering, chattering, and cursing. You rarely get a moment when there is complete silence for a while.
The same principle applies to this comedy-filled first-person shooter game as well: constant blabbering!
High On Life Gameplay
High On Life is a first-person shooter video game relying heavily on action-adventure gameplay elements. Players will mainly progress through the story by taking out G3 Cartel officers one by one. This has them infiltrating their lairs and seeking them out for a head-on chaotic clash in a final boss battle.
The other major gameplay element revolves around the use of 5 Gatlians including 1 Sentient Knife. Gatliens are speaking guns that have primary, secondary, and special “trick hole” firing modes.
The 5 Gatlians
The game protagonist will start with one gatlian and others will be unlocked as the story progresses. Each of the Gatlian has a name, with the first one being called “Kenny”. All 5 gatlians in High On Life have distinct features and shooting styles.
Kenny is the first gatlian you get in the game. He functions as a traditional pistol whose alternate firing mode is known as a Glob Shot. When launched, the Glob Shot throws enemies high up into the air. He is voiced by none other than Justin Roiland himself.
Gus is the alien shotgun that deals heavy damage to enemies at close range. He can also throw piercing spinning blades that can get stuck into surfaces such as rocks. It allows players to use them as platforms.
Creature is the most bizarre of all the gatlian guns you own. Instead of regular firing, he shoots out his own baby children! With their cutting-edge sharp teeth, Creature’s children can practically eat any opponent they land on. Plus, the alternate firing mode of Creature turns your enemies into temporary allies.
Sweezy fires off pink projectiles that build up on enemies and turns them to goo with a big explosion. Moreover, she also has a time-stopping ability known as Time Bubble. It slows down enemies and holds moving parts in a fixed place which often proves very useful to players.
Knifey, unlike all the weapons in the game, is the only melee weapon players come across. Along with the traditional hack-and-slash capability, Knifey also has a grappling hook. It enables players to use ziplines to move across areas quickly and solve many puzzles.
Recommended PC Requirements
Following are the recommended requirements to run the game seamlessly on your PC:
- Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
- Processor: Intel (R) Core (TM) i5-6402p CPU @ 2.80GHz (4 CPUs)
- RAM: 8 GB
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB)
- Storage: 50 GB
As per the statistics of HowLongToBeat, High On Life provides an average of 15.5 hours of gameplay that comes packed with tons of silliness. You never know when you might run into something even more insane than what you met before!
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