Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 120.2 MB
  • Content Rating: Rated 4+
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 120.2 MB
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp review

  • Erin Myers
    • 2018-08-23
Professional Critic
Erin Myers

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp review

  • 2018-08-23
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Have you ever dreamt of leaving all of your life behind, with its bosses, traffic jams, deadlines, and taxes? And live in a sweet theme park where everything is easy, everybody’s friendly, and your job is about making it even better? If the answer is “yes”, well, you got it. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a camp where animals you cross speak to you, and you become friends, and you help each other, and there’s no score to beat.

The game is produced by Nintendo and available for iOS and Android. The features and design are basically the same for both versions.


Plot — 5/5

Suddenly you’re a park manager on a mission. And it’s up to you to make it a better place, for you and me and more than the human race. So the park gets much, much cuter or sportier, or closer to nature – as you wish. You need to craft furniture, amenities and different clothes for your creation.

As you enter the park, you are given some missions, and while completing them, you cross friendly helpful animals. Make them your friends!

When you meet someone new, you can do them a little favor. Usually, you won’t have to go far for that. After completing this quest, you get your reward and upgrade your level of friendship with the one you’ve met.

This game has no logical end; you can infinitely improve the corner of the world you’d love to live in. Not as schematic and cubic as Minecraft, it already has its basis you build your own world upon.


Visuals — 4/5

The game like this is supposed to be cartoonish and look kiddy, and it does. The first thing you see is a melancholic puppy playing the guitar and then gladly greeting you – what a sight! Prepare: all the game will be as cute as this. All the people look like kids; the trees are just high enough to gather fruit, dogs and sheep can talk… Talk, we said?

The audio part is no less fun. No character speaks clearly; their speech sounds accelerated and pitched, yet the bubbles tell what they say. It makes the translation to different languages easier, with no need for recording or lip-sync, right? So, before inviting your kids to this game, make sure they can read well.

The initial download is about 65 MB, that’s, almost nothing for 2018. Later it requires an additional 81 MB of content, and this isn’t much either. So don’t expect magic beauty: instead, the game is lightweight and modest in its performance requirements.


Replay value — 3/5

Strategy and building games are not the ones you’d like to start over. Though if you connect your instance of game to your Nintendo account, it will store your progress, so you won’t have to start over as you switch the device or even the platform. The only reason to replay the game from the start, in this case, is your own wish.


Controls — 5/5

The game offers a brief tutorial. Before you go, you can learn them. Tap where you want to move your character. Drag your finger to make your character follow its movement. Tap anything to explore it. And use the Guide to learn further.

In fact, one minute is enough to feel as comfortable as at home so that the controls can be described as perfect.


Conclusion

With no explicit aim, this game is rather a visit to the Land of Cuteness. Animals are friendly, people are kind and polite, everybody wants to have fun and make friends, and there’s no need to hurry. Just walk around, treat your new friends with fruits and think of paradise that may not have been lost.
 

Cons:

  • Not available in some countries.

Pros:

  • So cute!
  • RPG and strategy elements combined
  • No aim to achieve
  • it’s a process game
  • Nintendo account supported.
5
Plot
4
Visuals
3
Replay value
5
Controls

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