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Hoa Review in 3 Minutes | A Magically Beautiful Puzzle Platformer

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Hoa is a 2D puzzle platformer game developed by Skrollcat Studio and published by PM Studios and CE-Asia. You play as a Hoa, a fairy with no recollection of her past. As you peacefully float back into your homeland, you slowly bring life back into the world with your magic. It’s up to you to wake residents from their slumber, relearn your abilities, and discover what happened during your absence. If you’re searching for a carefree, short, and charming experience, Hoa has you covered.

Similar to a light summer breeze, Hoa is meant to be a chill, low-stress experience. The plot is short and sweet, the gameplay and puzzling are entry-level, and the overall aesthetic is cute and charming. Be warned that the entire game can be completed in a single playthrough and doesn’t offer any replayability. However, if you’re in search of a beautiful experience that’ll warm your heart, Hoa isn’t a title to sleep on.

The game is available August 24 on PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S for $14.99.

Watch our full Review in 3 Minutes for Hoa.

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Meet Will Cruz, the Associate Producer in the AAA space and a regular critic via the 3 Minute Review series. But that's not all -- he also produces closed captions for The Escapist! Will's journey in the video game industry began in 2015, when he produced content for TrueAchievements. While pursuing his bachelor's in Film and Digital Media, he focused on content creation and has since worked with big names such as Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Disney, Netflix, and more. In his free time, Will is known to play Fortnite, read comics, write new songs, and constantly complain about sports and sports entertainment – looking at you, WWE and AEW.