I recently made it across the bridge into the city with the rainbow road and am getting extremely sick of this game already. Whenever I take joy, it runs out in literally 30 seconds and I am forced to take more and waste all my supplies. For example, I step into a mood booth to take a pill without previously taken any joy (no withdrawal, hunger, thirst, or sleepiness). I step out of the booth, check my map to see where to go, take a few steps and am out of joy again.
While playing the game I'm more worried about carrying 15 canteens filled with water and anything else to keep the joy up than actually enjoying the game. Compulsion please fix this! I enjoyed the first area much more.