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  • Summary: Welcome to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Step out of your busy life and into a relaxed camping atmosphere full of animal friends and the splendour of nature. Upon your arrival at your destination, you're named the manager of the campsite. Don't worry, though, it's a simple job.
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    Welcome to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Step out of your busy life and into a relaxed camping atmosphere full of animal friends and the splendour of nature. Upon your arrival at your destination, you're named the manager of the campsite. Don't worry, though, it's a simple job.
    All you need to do is choose whatever furniture, tent or amenities you like, arrange them in your campsite and invite animals to visit to liven the place up.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Nov 27, 2017
    95
    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a great mobile version of the popular simulation game. I was afraid that Nintendo may ruin Animal Crossing on iOS (Super Mario Run didn't do that great after the initial launch), but Pocket Camp is fantastic for what it is — a mobile version of a fun simulation game. It may be a watered down version of previous games, but there's still plenty to do and collect in Pocket Camp.
  2. Dec 1, 2017
    89
    What I feel is lacking though is the kudos system would be more compatible if it had actual influence beyond the occasional quest. I’d really like to reward those who give me kudos often.
  3. Nov 30, 2017
    80
    It's an Animal Crossing faithful to the essence of the saga.
  4. Nov 29, 2017
    78
    This new entry does certainly offer a good Animal Crossing experience despite its limitations. The main issue is that the relationships have not much interest as they all say almost the same things everyday. Buy the craft methods and leveling system are pretty interesting for the future of the franchise.
  5. Nov 24, 2017
    75
    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp isn’t the perfect mobile iteration of the series that we wanted, but it’s great for a smile throughout the day.
  6. Nov 22, 2017
    70
    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a simple and effective time-killer that doesn't push its free to play elements in your face.
  7. Nov 22, 2017
    50
    This is not the relaxed, goalless Animal Crossing you know, this mobile version is just about money making. Very disappointing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. Nov 22, 2017
    10
    This is a great mobile game!
    It's charming, addictive and just adorable.
    The customization system has improved alot! It's super easy to edit
    This is a great mobile game!
    It's charming, addictive and just adorable.
    The customization system has improved alot! It's super easy to edit your camp.
    If you have played an animal crossing game before, you know that it's kind of difficult to edit your house. Here they have fixed everything.
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  2. Dec 2, 2017
    8
    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been out for just over a week now and the game has just started its holiday event. I just hit level 16 andAnimal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been out for just over a week now and the game has just started its holiday event. I just hit level 16 and pretty much know what this game's about, and I completely love it.

    While it's a very watered down version of the game, it's been incredibly fun so far. The game's a little grindy and repetitive, but what AC game isn't? In this rendition, you're in charge of a campsite and it's your job to furnish it. You craft your furniture with crafting materials, which you get from the animals around the campsite in exchange for fruits, bugs, and fish. This is their only purpose as you can't sell them for bells. The more you level up, the more animals and furniture become available for your campsite. Your house in this game is a camper, which you can upgrade to make it bigger or have a second floor.

    The game's premium currency is abundant at the beginning, but if you're impatient you'll burn through it. That being said, if you're a fan of the series, you won't mind waiting a day or two for certain items to be completed - it's a lost less annoying then Nook's closing down for a day.

    The animals definitely have less personality than a full game, I'm noticing phrases get repeated quite often. It's a mobile game and I'm not surprised. What was a pleasant surprise was the little cut-scenes that happen sometimes after you fulfill an animals request. I won't spoil anything, but these are downright adorable and fun when they pop up.

    The game may not be for everyone, but it's a great placeholder until we get a full game for the Switch whenever that may be.
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  3. Oct 13, 2018
    7
    A very good free time game. You're gonna love the things you can do in this game. You can fish, mine, collect, buy, sell, etc etc. Me liked it! :D
  4. Dec 28, 2017
    5
    I got my hopes up way too much I guess because I was the most hyped up person for this game, at least in my family. I was talking about howI got my hopes up way too much I guess because I was the most hyped up person for this game, at least in my family. I was talking about how this game would be the next animal crossing and that it was the game we had been waiting so long for. It finally released and man I was so disappointed with literally everything, this game is mediocre that it hurts. It's just so bland. Compare this to any other app and it is a pretty good app, put it next to animal crossing games and it's weak as hell. This game felt like more of a fan game than something a group of professionals worked on. It's fun but simply not what I wanted because I wanted a new animal crossing and that's what I will always be waiting for. Expand
  5. Nov 26, 2017
    5
    It's Animal Crossing, so it's fun. However, this is very watered down. It's fun, don't get me wrong. However, it's too simple and feelsIt's Animal Crossing, so it's fun. However, this is very watered down. It's fun, don't get me wrong. However, it's too simple and feels repetitive. I do like it, but I can see why people wouldn't. If you're a super-fan of Animal Crossing like me, I'd say check it out for a day but just go back to New Leaf or Gamecube. Expand
  6. May 31, 2018
    3
    The differences are subtle and sinister in nature, but this isn't the Animal Crossing you know and love -- it's FarmVille wearing a cuddlyThe differences are subtle and sinister in nature, but this isn't the Animal Crossing you know and love -- it's FarmVille wearing a cuddly animal friend skin to mask its avaricious intents. There's no world generation, no actual player interaction, no unique animal populations, no creative outlets for town tunes or clothing; instead there are a series of resource harvesting zones with regenerative timers to deliver things to animals (for which you have limited storage space; expandable with premium currency) to earn materials to craft furniture (and wait for that to be built, or remove the wait with premium currency) to impress other animals and get them to move in. Your one and only creative outlet is furniture arrangement. You can trade resources with friends, but only by offloading things you don't want into market stalls; you can't post or field specific resource requests. K.K. Slider makes his appearance as a limited-availability talking prop obtained for $12.50 of premium currency, with all of 3 lines of dialogue and no music to play for you. There's even the classic "pester 5 friends to access the premium zone" system (or just pay premium currency for every visit).

    Animal Crossing was never about powergaming so it's hard to look at all the wait timers and say they ruin everything on their own, but once you strip out the random generation, exploration, and creativity aspects and constantly needle players about how their lives can be improved by just paying more money (even in the incidental dialogue of the animal characters), you've corrupted what was once an enjoyable unwinding activity into something far more hypocritical and transparently capitalistic in nature.

    TL;DR: It's literally FarmVille with an Animal Crossing skin. AND NOW LOOTBOXES!
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  7. Mar 14, 2018
    0
    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been the popular game for my son because he like everything with cartoon and nature. And he also followsAnimal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been the popular game for my son because he like everything with cartoon and nature. And he also follows another simulation game: Wonderful Island. Anyway, two both are very interesting. If you has child, just let him or she play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp or Wonderful Island! Expand

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