High on Life – Zero Punctuation

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This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews High on Life.

For more major games Yahtz has reviewed lately, check out The Callisto Protocol, Evil West, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Sonic Frontiers, Bayonetta 3, Gotham Knights, and Elden Ring.

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Well, I hope we’re all finished with our elves on shelves and our relatives on sedatives because now the holidays are over it’s time to address the last few stragglers still hanging unfulfilled from 2022 like a disappointed baby on a corpse’s tit. The last significant game release I couldn’t quite stuff into last year’s schedule was High on Life, a comedy sci-fi first person shooter by Justin Roiland, creator of the popular show Rick and Morty, as well as such timeless comedy characters as… Rick and Morty. And to which he has brought his full repertoire of hilarious voices, including… Rick and the other one. Yeah, this is one of those situations where we bring out the algebra equation: if you’re a fan of X then you’ll enjoy Y because Y equals X over 2.6 recurring. Having said that, I do like Rick and Morty as adult cartoons go. I know it’s gone through the cycle a few times of being cool to like and then cool to hate and then cool to ironically like and then straight cool to like again, but I think it’s been relatively consistent, obviously not as good as it was at first but it’s not at the Simpsons level where all the voice actors sound like they’re performing with guns to their heads.

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Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.