Boring, horribly overrated game - even if you are a Rick and Morty fan.
This is a placeholder review until someone who cares writes a real review.
This is a 'comedy' FPS set in a world not unlike the world of Rick and Morty but seemingly with no crossover at all beyond depicting crazy kooky alien beings who speak candidly across a (small) variety of sci-fi environments. Essentially Justin Roiland (in Morty voice) is your companion talking gun, leading you on a mostly linear adventure, shooting aliens, bosses, collectibles etc.
Graphics are fine, 3D cartoonish, nothing spectacular but perfectly adequate.
As you progress you can dash, grapple, power slide and use a jet pack. Controls are tight enough, no complaints there and you do eventually have a variety of weapons and personal upgrades that make traversal of small but complex environments pretty fun and satisfying after a few hours.
The shooting however is very simplistic - unsatisfying kills and quiet squelchy and zappy sound effects make combat very, very tedious after a short time. Limited, ineffective enemies are a chore to kill, offering no real threat whatsoever but this is not a game meant to appeal to Doom or CoD fans so not an issue for me personally, it's just not good gameplay, it's basic.
As a huge R&M fan I am surely the target audience for this game but I have had to abandon it around half way through because ironically, it is the humour that kills it. The issue that comes with 'haha we are so self-referential and meta' type humour is that it risks becoming the kind of thing it purports to parody. It's so determined to be funny that it prioritizes telling its story over and above your experience of the game.
I won't give any examples lest I risk what could be considered a spoiler but put it this way, you will be forced multiple times to engage in long, loooooooong conversations with various characters. Mostly unskippable, they also have the incredibly annoying 'feature' of limiting your movement so you can't even jump around and amuse yourself while you are waiting for the boring exposition and 'hilarious' conversations to end. I'm not talking JRPG level, but more than long enough to make you wish you hadn't bothered.
There is one small, somewhat infamous segment where you are forced to do some paperwork in an office. All you have to do is press a few buttons to complete each page of work. It's simple, not meant to be a test but the JOKE is the thing - the joke is 'haha, you're playing a game but now you have to do boring paperwork' - Fine, good joke. The problem is that the joke goes on for too long. After a few of these pages, you realise the joke is actually 'Haha, you are doing work in a video game and just like real work it goes on for a long time, lol!' Fine, still a good joke... but then it just keeps going, long enough to become incredibly annoying which was no doubt by design. This whole segment maybe takes as little as two minutes but ALL it does is bore you and annoy you, so it seems much longer than it even is.
In the end, I found myself in one boring, unskippable conversation too many and have uninstalled.
I am sure many players will enjoy the humour and the relative chill not offered by majority of shooters but for me it was an empty, vapid experience that I will not repeat.
Achievement wise there are several 'true missables' that would require you to restart the game and play again shoul you miss them so consult a guide if needs be. Personally, I think missable acheivements are a failure of design, this game does not have any kind of branching paths and simply does not deserve a second playthrough.
I think this game would have worked much better as a Rick and Morty adventure. It comes off as kind of R&M fan fiction version of an episode that was never made.
I really don't mind getting downvoted and or even yelled at by anyone put out by my negative review. It's not a good game and that it was even in the running for Game of the Year just goes to show what low standards many gamers have these days.