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Hokko Life

Wonderscope, Team17
Sep 27, 2022 - Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

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PC Gamer
48 / 100
Nintendo Life
5 / 10
PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10
4 / 10
Screen Rant
2 / 5
4 / 5
6 / 10
Pure Nintendo
5 / 10
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Hokko Life l Console Announcement Trailer

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Introducing: Hokko Life | Announcement Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Hokko Life

A bland alternative to a genre-defining game millions of people are very familiar with.

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Despite deriving a lot of its influences from games like Animal Crossing, especially with its island life and anthropomorphic animal inhabitants, Hokko Life severely lacks in personality and unique identity. For a game that promises a relaxing experience, you spend more time walking around trying to find something to do rather than sitting back and enjoying the game's gentle progression. There are a few redeemable factors through customisation and its sound design, but outside of that, Hokko Life doesn't offer anything we haven't seen before.

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It may take time getting to show it, but Hokko Life is a delightfully deep and engaging community sim that lets you move at your own pace. Patience is very much required to see the best of it.

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Hokko Life arrives on Nintendo Switch in an unacceptable technical state, so much so that any possibility of feeling sympathy for the dishes inhabitants of Hokko and for their events fades regardless.

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If players are looking for a sandbox game where they plan to solely focus on building, Hokko Life may be the answer. The customizable crafting elements of the game are strong, and players can even share their designs with other players online in the game's city center. However, if players are looking for a new life simulation experience, Hokko Life will likely not provide the depth or addicting fun they're looking for.

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Hokko Life is a well-developed cozy life sim that feels familiar enough to settle right into but has plenty of unique mechanics and creative freedom to keep even seasoned life sim players entertained for many hours of gameplay.

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Hokko Life is a cosy, creativity filled community sim game.

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Pure Nintendo

Kira C
5 / 10.0
Pure Nintendo

Overall, Hokko Life is a bland shell that wants to ride the coattails of Animal Crossing without doing anything to stand out or be unique. The game could be more polished, with lag and weird choices in camera zooms, though not outright terrible enough to get mad at. While the visuals don't look bad, the music is forgettable. An average game at best, its $19.99 launch price means I can't really recommend it.

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