Review: Hoggy 2 (PlayStation 4)

Hoggy 2

Hoggy 2 is the sequel to the 2010 mobile hit, Hoggy! Take control of Hoggy and Hogatha, two painfully adorable slime-molds, on a quest to rescue their children from the Moon Men.

Pros:

  • Colorful cartoon graphics.
  • 243.1mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Cross-buy with PlayStation Vita.
  • Puzzle platformer gameplay.
  • Actions: press X to jump between the floor and ceiling and move left and right.
  • Boss battles.
  • 2 modes- normal and kids mode.
  • Gameplay–East all fruit in a level to get a key, get X amount keys to open the next part.
  • Jars are the levels.
  • Overall level traversal to the jars and doors.
  • 2 characters-Mr and Mrs.
  • Level maker-in depth with all enemies and elements available from the off including level name, level theme, etc.
  • Easy trophy list.
  • Stackable trophies.
  • Bouncy soundtrack.
  • Mario Maker soundtrack.
  • Instant restart button.
  • Kid mode is just a much simpler and shorter experience.
  • Can have saves for each mode.
  • Fun to play.

Hoggy 2

Cons:

  • No tutorial at all.
  • Kid mode is really short, like 10 minutes short.
  • No replayability.
  • SFX sounds like a rip off version of Pac Man munches and Windows 98 noises.
  • Basic puzzles.
  • Can’t upload/share levels.
  • No online interactions at all.

Hoggy 2

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7/10

Summary

Hoggy 2 does not welcome the new player at all, with no tutorial or even a controller layout you feel lost as you move and mash buttons. Once you get over that you then need to educate yourself on what does what and what can kill you. Again after you have learned that the game then starts. It’s a very simple affair. Enter jars and collect all the fruit to earn a key which in turn opens up more levels. It’s a cutesy puzzle platformer that may not push your brainpower but it’s still a nice chilled out experience that’s pleasant to look at and engaging enough to play. You can finish it relatively quick and with that get the platinum trophy. The level maker is Mario Maker levels of depth and options but is let down so much by having no share/upload feature. Such a bummer as it is so easy to use and the game has many mechanics and enemies that it’s a creators dream. For what it is I enjoyed my (short) time with it and just wanted more but for what you get its a decent offering for sure.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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