Thursday, July 24, 2014

I like any game that reminds me of Patchwork Heroes, Noby Noby Boy and Loco Roco

At least, the PS3 and PSP games mentioned in the header above are the first things that came to mind while watching the following trailer, which is for Honeyslug's Hohokum.

The only thing I don't like about this trailer is that it doesn't leave me with much of an impression as to how Hohokum will play. (Sadly, a quick jaunt to the game's Wikipedia page doesn't help much, either. Apparently the point is to "[relax] in a space and [enjoy] the experience and the music, instead of trying to complete it to make progress," whatever that means.)



Still, I'm curious about it due to its appealing art (created by Richard Hogg) and soundtrack (provided by Ghostly International).

How about all of you? When Hohokum is released on August 12, will you buy a copy for your PS3, PS4 or Vita ?

4 comments:

Walter Beast said...

It looks like 2D Noby Noby Boy, with an objective?
Which I'm all for!
A good interactive relax-venture!

thegaygamer.com said...

Ah, yes, it also looks like Noby Noby Boy, doesn't it? Not that I've ever played that one, but I've certainly seen enough videos and screenshots of it to know what it looks like, etc. Hmmm, maybe I'll update the header to include this game, too...

Marcus Estrada said...

I've played a bit of Hohokum at conventions and it is pretty interesting, although you basically do have to generate meaning out of the seeming "randomness" of the experience. For example, you may just be flying around and then notice that pinecones are spawning or people are behaving differently. So you have to keep doing whatever thing you're doing to cause this to occur....Well, that's my memory of things and of course based only on the preview version played.

It's funny you mentioned Noby Noby Boy though as there is another game coming out called Push Me Pull You with a very similar art style and concept (stretchy, long person). However, it's a 'sports' game of sorts. Here's a link to the site: http://pmpygame.com/

thegaygamer.com said...

Hey there, Marcus! Hmmm, your description sounds both interesting and ... potentially boring?


One issue I'll have with this game once I'm actually able to buy it is that I'm just not sure I'm going to be willing to pay $15 or so for such an experience. Maybe I'll just wait and see what others think/say about it before making any final decisions. (Plus, it's not like I can get it right now anyway, so there's no reason to fret too much.)


Also, thanks for letting me know about the Noby Noby Boy-ish Push Me Pull You. I'll go check out its site right now...