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High on Life, a Microsoft-only Game, Has People Apologising for Mocking Their Comments.

An embarrassing new clip from the Microsoft-only game High on Life has the internet apologizing for making fun of Forspoken dialogue. If you’re wondering why Forspoken and High on Life both briefly trended on gaming-related Twitter over the weekend, it’s because Forspoken’s official Twitter account apparently dunked on High on Life when Square Enix released a trailer that became a meme. But a recently released video by IGN demonstrates that despite High on Life’s best efforts, the comedy falls flat.

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“Y’all have an issue with Forspoken dialogue but are okay with this??” quizzed one follower under the video above. Others quote-tweeted the video and pointed out that games like Saints Row reboot, Forspoken, and High on Life have missed the mark. Some users came to High on Life’s defense, stating that it doesn’t take itself seriously like Forspoken. However, others pointed out that there’s no nuance in how High on Life handles its humor and dialogue.

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Personally, I find the IGN video above incredibly off-putting.

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Gamescom 2022’s Day One Xbox Game Pass Title, High on Life

A number of brand-new, intriguing games that will launch on Xbox consoles and PC in the coming year were showcased back in June at Microsoft’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase event, including a few games from developers that many people had not anticipated, would be there.

One of these games was High on Life, the latest release from Squanch Games, the VR game studio founded by Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty and the creator of Trover Saves the Universe. Since the game’s release, very little of it has been shown off, but now it has been revealed that High on Life will appear at the Gamescom Opening Night Live event the following week.

An “action-adventure comedy Metroidvania first-person shooter,” according to Roiland, is High on Life. The setting of the game is a world where alien thugs have kidnapped people and are trying to sell them as drugs on the black market.

In order to free the humans, the player assumes the role of a human bounty hunter who works with a talking gun. The game includes numerous alien worlds for players to explore and a variety of weapons they can use, some of which have cameo voices provided by actors like Smiling Friends creators Zach Hadel and Michael Cusack.

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Fans are eager to see more of High on Life, which has a release date already firmly set for October 25 and a confirmed day one release on Xbox Game Pass.

Fortunately, they won’t have to wait long because Gamescom Opening Night Live on August 23 will feature the game, according to host Geoff Keighley. High on Life is a confirmed game for the show that will stream live from Cologne, Germany, joining previously announced games like Return to Monkey Island and Sonic Frontiers.

Knowing when fans can anticipate seeing more of High on Life is exciting, especially given the surprisingly brief time period between the game’s reveal in June and its release in October. The game’s creators referred to it as a “Triple-I” product, a label Ninja Theory had previously applied to the first Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.

This suggests that the game will have excellent production values and artwork but will be completed in no more than 15 hours, much like Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds.