We Happy Few is a fantastic survival game set in a dystopian environment, but there are challenges when it comes to such experiences. The game used to be incredibly difficult because you had to manage hunger, thirst and other concerns. However, this turned many gamers away from We Happy Few—and other such titles—because they’re inaccessible to the majority of players. In the recent Maidenholm patch, the developers added varying difficulty settings which should help anyone play the game. It’s meant to change We Happy Few into a title even beginners to the survival genre can enjoy easily.
We Happy Few features a linear story, and some of that is available in Xbox Game Preview right now—like the 4 islands you can explore and the side quests you can experience. As the developers put more and more of their side quests into the game, they’ve received feedback that many people find that the survival mechanics distract them from the quests.
This update adds playstyles which can make the game easier or more difficult. When you start a new game, you’ll have the option of playing as a Birdwatcher, Downer or Vigilante. Birdwatcher removes survival mechanics so anyone can play the game without feeling frustrated. The Maidenholm update also has tons of other content including a new island and new world generation systems. If you haven’t played We Happy Few in a while or were afraid of the challenge, now’s the right time to give it a go.