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  • Summary: Join apprentice witch Moco and her friends on a journey of friendship, excitement, and adventure!

    Moco Moco Friends is an exciting twist on the adventure RPG genre. Build your skills and amass loads of cuddly monsters to become the ultimate Plushkin Master! Battle against your rivals,
    Join apprentice witch Moco and her friends on a journey of friendship, excitement, and adventure!

    Moco Moco Friends is an exciting twist on the adventure RPG genre. Build your skills and amass loads of cuddly monsters to become the ultimate Plushkin Master! Battle against your rivals, scavenge items, venture through massive dungeons, evolve your Plushkin monsters, and travel with your companions across the magical realm of Dreamtopia!
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  1. Apr 12, 2016
    80
    Moco Moco Friends is a sweet, snappy, and engaging game that does what few of its ilk manage to: craft a genuinely high-quality experience that's tailor-made for younger players.
  2. 70
    Moco Moco Friends is geared firmly toward young children, but the magical girl aesthetics and witty script allow it to transcend an otherwise middling JRPG. It wouldn’t have hurt to take a couple more cues from the collect-and-battle RPG greats and, with a sequel, Moco Moco Friends could be elevated substantially. As is, there’s something to be said for the pure, clean fun Moco delivers in spades.
  3. Nov 16, 2015
    60
    Moco Moco Friends shines in a way that many games do not with its completely genuine approach to storytelling, and I loved it for that alone. While it may not be the most complex RPG I've played, it has a ton of heart, and sometimes that can go a long way.
  4. Nov 11, 2015
    60
    Beyond the cute veneer, Moco Moco Friends is a slightly above average dungeon crawler with a decent crafting system and serviceable combat mechanic. At this point, there are so many better games to choose from, but if you can't get enough RPGs, Moco is ready and willing to accept your call.
  5. Nov 16, 2015
    60
    The only ones that should give this a look are those who have exhausted all of the other games of this genre and are still clamoring for another traditional monster-gathering RPG.
  6. Mar 19, 2016
    60
    Moco Moco Friends is not be the perfect Pokémon substitute but while it may get repetitive on the short term, it makes up for this in terms of artistic quality and in the experience of collecting the creatures known as Plushies. Its joyful and fun environment, riddled with humour all the way through, is set to strike a chord with one segment of the audience.
  7. Feb 15, 2016
    50
    Moco Moco Friends is neither bad, nor is it good. For fans utterly desperate for a monster game that isn't Pokémon, it could suffice.

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  1. Feb 27, 2020
    6
    Moco Moco Friends is a charming enough game that knows it's target audience: little kids. For anyone over the age of 12, the trek ofMoco Moco Friends is a charming enough game that knows it's target audience: little kids. For anyone over the age of 12, the trek of completing Moco Moco Friends will probably make you want to vomit. But for the intended audience, it is a perfectly solid and charming, if generically competent, game. If there's one thing I have to give credit to the game for, it's the balance of the gameplay. Although the expanse of the playable world leaves a lot to be desired (the "world" is just a very tiny hub, with a warp point that takes you dungeons), the actual gameplay functions are handled well. The core gameplay is simple enough for little kids to be able to grasp, but it's also involved enough, with for there to be plenty to do and play around with.

    Another positive is the moral complications of the story. The story of the game is about a struggle between the two "forces" that exist, one of which is formed by positive emotions like kindness, selflessness, love & happiness, and, the other, negative emotions like hatred, selfishness, bitterness, & sadness. Although the story itself is pretty generic, it has a good message for children about how positive emotions and negative emotions are not necessarily all good and all bad; negative emotions can be valid and necessary, and sometimes positive emotions can be just as bad and dangerous as negative emotions. It's nothing too heavy, but for something aimed at really young children, it's a nice message, that offers some interesting dynamics to what would've otherwise been a VERY generic story.

    Unfortunately, the game isn't exactly flawless. One of the biggest issues the game has is it's restraint. With this being a game aimed pretty much exclusively at little kids, the script of the game is very kid friendly, as you would expect. However, it feels almost like whoever was in charge of the English localization for the game really wanted to try and appeal to any adults who might be playing, because the game is littered with little "adult" quirks. Nothing unsuitable for kids mind you, but that's the exact problem. Because the game is trying to appeal to both audiences at once, it doesn't end up appealing to either. Some lines will end up confusing really young kids, whereas the game never goes does anything with that, or ever takes any sort of dark/mean-spirited sense of humor too far, presumably out of fear of pushing it too far. So you're left with a bunch weird scenes, that don't really feel funny, or cute, or so-dumb-it's-cute, or cleverly written....Rather, the entire script just feels awkward and weird, no matter what age you are.

    That being said, I doubt the target audience of Moco Moco Friends would really notice this, or care about it in the first place. This is more something the game is missing, rather then any kind of flaw. The dialogue is, at the end of the day, very cute, colourful, and playful, and children will definitely enjoy seeing all of the nice cute characters bouncing dialogue off each other. It's also perfectly funny enough for kids, with some jokes that'll make them laugh. It's rare, but there are the occasional joke that's genuinely clever and made even an adult like me chuckle, so it's far from all bad.

    In the end though, I think the game's biggest issue is how "okay" it is. Yes, Moco Moco Friends is well made, and is perfect for it's target audience, who're going to find enjoyment in all it has to offer, but that's just it. It's perfect for it's target audience. It's such a tailor made game, as perfect for little girls as you could want from an entry level magical girl RPG, that it feels almost dull. To this extent, the attempts to spice the game up a little for the adults who might be playing come across as pandering, and, if anything, only help to make it more clear that Moco Moco Friends really is just a game made for little girls. Although a game like Moco Moco friends gives you the confidence that what you'll be be buying is something that will undoubtedly be suitable for your children, that is, essentially, the only strong reason I can think of to really recommend this RPG, above others. There are plenty of RPGs out there that are rated PEGI 3+ & ESRB E, and out of those, Moco Moco Friends very much falls into the "meh" middle ground.

    That being said, I do have to give the game credit. It could've been so much worse then it was, and at the very least, you can tell that the developers were trying to make a solid experience for young children. If you're an adult looking for a game for yourself, there's practically zero reason at all to check out Moco Moco Friends, with all the other games out there that can give you a whole lot more. But if parent looking for a child-friendly RPG for your kids, Moco Moco Friends is far from a bad pick, especially if your child is a fan of magical girl shows like Glitter Force.
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  2. Apr 22, 2017
    0
    I hated this game, I downloaded it around a year ago and I was bored about five minutes after I started playing. I gave it many chances andI hated this game, I downloaded it around a year ago and I was bored about five minutes after I started playing. I gave it many chances and played it for a couple hours and I still hate it. The music is terrible and gets annoying extremely quick, I absolutely despise every character (especially Moco), the story is terrible, there are way too many colors that if I play this game for more than an hour I'll get a headache, the art isn't anything special, the character designs look like they took 5 minutes to draw, the main character "Moco" is without a doubt the most annoying video game character I've seen, it's not fun in the slightest, and all around just one of the worst (if not the worst) games I've ever played. I regret purchasing it, and I wouldn't really consider this a real game. The only way this game would appeal to anyone is if you were under 8 years old and you don't mind doing the exact same this over and over again. Expand