HappyFunland - Buyer's Guide

Explore the haunted remains of Mort Grisly's HappyFunland theme park in this dark comedy horror game. With a unique concept and atmosphere, but poor controls, physics, and bugs, should you play it in 2024?
Fan-art of HappyFunland

Venture into the heart of a South Florida swamp to explore the haunted remains of Mort Grisly’s HappyFunland, a theme park steeped in macabre lore. Accepting a job from the enigmatic Larry, a stranger, you’ll delve into the park’s tragic history, unearthing its sinister secrets. This long-abandoned playground is home to Randy Rodent and a host of other chilling attractions. Set sail on the ‘Marauders of the Tropic Isles’, a pirate-themed boat ride. Experience a frightful encounter with spectral entities in the ‘Grisly Manor’ haunted house. Embrace your wild side on the ‘Feral Squirrel’s Nutty Excursion’ dark ride, or get lost in the whimsy of ‘It’s a Happy Little Grisly World’. HappyFunland, once known as South Florida’s most joyous and exhilarating theme park, now offers a unique and thrilling experience with no lines, no waiting, and no escape! A word of caution: this high-speed, chaotic VR thrill ride may induce motion sickness in some users. Compatible with VR motion controllers, including Vive, Valve Index, and Quest 2 via Oculus Link.

Should I play HappyFunland in 2024?

The good

The game has a unique concept and atmosphere, with a trippy and dark comedy horror vibe. The world is interesting to explore, with attention to detail in environmental storytelling. The game has potential, with good bones to build upon.

The bad

The game is plagued by poor control mechanics, including janky locomotion, collision issues, and out-dated combat. The physics are also terrible, with objects flying around and clipping through each other. The game has numerous bugs, including falling through the floor and experiencing variable frame rates. The voice acting is also poorly done, with loud environmental noise overpowering the voice lines.

Verdict

In its current state, I would not recommend buying this game. The poor controls, physics, and bugs make for a frustrating experience. However, I do believe that this game has potential, and with some major overhauls, it could be a great game. As it stands, I would only recommend this game to VR veterans who want to support the developers and are willing to overlook the current issues. For everyone else, I would suggest waiting for an update or playing a different game.



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