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Watch: 32 minutes of psychedelic We Happy Few Xbox One gameplay

Ode to Joy.

We Happy Few turned out to be a very different game to the one I was expecting. The twisted, dystopian world shown in this year's E3 trailer suggested a game similar to Bioshock. Having spent an hour or two in the procedurally generated town of Washington Wells, however, I'm much more inclined to liken it to jolly hockey sticks survival horror game, Sir You Are Being Hunted. The Alpha build releases publicly today, but I've had a bit of head start with the Xbox One version - if you want to take a quick look at how the world of We Happy Few works, look no further.

Featuring bees, trip bombs and worryingly, a hell of a lot of vomiting, the Let's Play below should give you a good idea of how the survival and crafting mechanics work, while also showing off a big portion of the world and its unhappy inhabitants.

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In other We Happy Few news, it turns out you can complete the game in about 30 seconds so if you want to know how to do that, check out the handy video below.

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Obviously completing the game this way would be a bit of a waste of money, but hey, if it makes you happy who am I to judge? At least it's a quick way to see the game's end credits...