Hokko Life is just Animal Crossing for PC

Hokko Life is just Animal Crossing for PC

Here we go again...

pocru by pocru on Feb 11, 2020 @ 02:06 AM (Staff Bios)
A little while back, we were introduced to Temtem, a shameless attempt to bring the Pokemon formula to the PC and make it an MMORPG, which has so far been a fairly big success, although not quite as successful as it probably needs to be to get Nintendo’s attention. But if you thought that PC gamers would be satisfied with only one blatant Nintendo knock-off, then clearly you’re not ambitious enough, because a new blatant rip-off of Animal Crossing just got released on Steam as an early access title.

Here’s a trailer for you:

Step off the train into the town of Hokko and get settled into your new home!

This quiet village needs your help to turn it into the charming rural town everyone loves. With hammer and paints in hand it's up to you to design, build and decorate homes for all of your new friends!

You’ll notice that reaction to this new game, called Hokko Life, isn’t quite as overwhelmingly positive as it was for Temtem just a few weeks earlier. This is probably because while Temtem is obviously inspired by Pokemon, it still adds some novel twists to the formula – such as making it an MMO, focusing on two-on-two battles, and of course replacing the PP system with the stamina system. Hokko Life, on the other hand, while polished enough to be considered a full game, really just looks like a straight-up rip-off of Animal Crossing, albeit one with the added benefit of being on PC and giving you more creative license with your house, furniture, and clothing.

Also, the characters kind of look like cheap plastic toys. So the aesthetic is kind of different too, I guess.

In any case, you can check out the game if you want, as it’s poised for a full release sometime later this year, assuming Nintendo’s lawyers don’t nuke it into oblivion.


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