Playing on Easy Mode Is Probably Best
“Easy mode?” you ask, the look of disgust evident on your face. Yes, easy mode. We Happy Few is a survival game at its core. It also features stealth and combat elements that aren’t executed very well. During our normal difficulty playthrough, we found that not only was the melee combat not very engaging, it was also tedious because enemies could hit us hard with no stamina penalties. Additionally, the survival elements often get in the way of the story, spoiling its pacing as you’re forced to constantly look for resources to keep your characters healthy.
All of these issues are still prevalent on the game’s easiest difficulty, but at least they’ll be much more manageable and won’t impede your enjoyment of the story as much. So yes, we recommend playing We Happy Few on a lower difficulty, because once you start a game on the normal setting, you can’t change it back.