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6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 99 Ratings

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  • Summary: A whimsical, colorful game with an emphasis on playful exploration and creativity.

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Hohokum - E3 2013 Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Aug 12, 2014
    92
    Genuine art is meant to evoke a response from its audience, and Hohokum's diverse assortment of imaginative endeavors makes it easy to get lost inside its world. It's effective union of art, activity and music, managing a progression of open personal responses without the weight of a direct narrative or dissonant mechanics.
  2. Aug 12, 2014
    88
    Most importantly, you get from Hohokum what you put into it. Players who investigate the nooks and crannies, seeing everything in each world, will be rewarded.
  3. Play UK
    Sep 18, 2014
    80
    A curious, colorful adventure that is unlike anything you've ever played before. [Issue#248, p.66]
  4. Aug 12, 2014
    75
    You should definitely try Hohokum if only to understand how weird and hard to describe it is. But not everyone will appreciate its laid-back attitude and guidance allergy. It’s certainly a beautiful and unique title, and I enjoyed playing it, but bring along some extra patience just in case.
  5. Sep 17, 2014
    70
    Hohokum is a spiritual journey without a destination. It starts as an interactive screensaver, but slowly unfolds into a puzzle game. There are no hints, which is refreshing but ends up being feeling a a bit frustrating. It requires backtracking through a world in which navigation is cumbersome. That repetition detracts from the phenomenal design and soundtrack.
  6. Aug 27, 2014
    70
    Hohokum is not a game to show this medium a new direction. Instead it points to where gaming came from, promoting a delightfully childish sense of play.
  7. Aug 12, 2014
    60
    I can't stress how much I enjoyed the game's art, music, and quirky vibe. Hohokum is one hell of a screensaver. As a game, it lacks depth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Aug 13, 2014
    10
    Hohokum is one of the most artistic and relaxing games I've ever played and it is a joy to watch. It's very interesting and it has a uniqueHohokum is one of the most artistic and relaxing games I've ever played and it is a joy to watch. It's very interesting and it has a unique flavor that's all its own. The game is almost like interacting with a work of art, swimming around and finding out what to do and what you can interact with. It encourages exploration but without pushing the user toward any specific objectives, which was a refreshingly different pace. I would recommend anyone to pick this up and try it. My first hour felt like 15 minutes just because I got lost in watching the gorgeous visuals, listening to the amazing soundtrack and exploring the Hohokum world! It's definitely a game that feels like flower, sound shapes etc., and it deserves similar praise! Expand
  2. May 8, 2015
    8
    I just shouldn't like this game, but I do.

    Alike Flower, it offers a kind of endless game-play of discovery. Within 5 minutes I was not
    I just shouldn't like this game, but I do.

    Alike Flower, it offers a kind of endless game-play of discovery. Within 5 minutes I was not impressed, but once the game opens up and becomes more strange and wonderful, it jumped from playing it because it was a free PS+ title, to genuinely enjoying the experience and going back to it a number of times already.

    The music is a major factor in that, it keeps tempo well and installs that feeling of discovery when you glide through something that builds the sound. It's really a waste of time, but really really enjoyable with it.
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  3. Oct 1, 2015
    8
    Tier 2
    + A fantastically creative and unique game in terms of visuals and game feel
    + Flawlessly fluid mechanics that affect a dynamic and
    Tier 2
    + A fantastically creative and unique game in terms of visuals and game feel
    + Flawlessly fluid mechanics that affect a dynamic and beautiful world
    ? Very oblique gameplay that for some might be easy and for some might be totally impossible to figure out
    - Fairly chaotic in its progression and somewhat difficult to navigate if seeking total completion
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  4. May 26, 2015
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................................. Expand
  5. Nel
    Apr 28, 2017
    5
    Simulator game with some kinds of puzzles along the way. The game is kind of similar to flower, where you float around and look at prettySimulator game with some kinds of puzzles along the way. The game is kind of similar to flower, where you float around and look at pretty things, that is the essentials. Expand
  6. Feb 8, 2016
    3
    I must say I just don't get this game. What is its purpose? Why does it even exist? There's no story, you're just a snake flying/swimming inI must say I just don't get this game. What is its purpose? Why does it even exist? There's no story, you're just a snake flying/swimming in various environments. In each level you're required to do something different (give a bunch of people a ride, make flowers bloom...), but the game never tells you what it is. You're supposed to run into objects, observe what happens, and figure it out on your own. Which would be fine if the game wasn't so boring. It wasn't fun to aimlessly roam around hoping that one of the plants I bump into might do something.

    The art style is colorful but very simplistic, and I admit I'm not a big fan of it. The music is alright, but again I didn't like it much. The controls are as primitive as the rest of the game: one button makes you go faster and one button makes you go slower. It controls fine and everything is responsive, but the whole thing is just so boring I gave up after 20 minutes or so.

    I admit this game isn't for me. I prefer my games to have an actual plot and characters I care about. If you're like me and you don't think "messing around hoping that stuff happens" is very compelling, avoid this game. It's not for you and you're going to be disappointed. I only own it because it was free on PS+ and I wanted to see what the fuss was all about.
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  7. Oct 16, 2015
    0
    Stupid game where everything looks the same, there is little variety and very few moves, so you explore around, do the same repetitiveStupid game where everything looks the same, there is little variety and very few moves, so you explore around, do the same repetitive swimming thing, get bored, and put it away. Not much to keep you interested.

    Some indie games use relatively few controls and make them interesting (see The Unfinished Swan), but this one is lacking substance.
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