Animal Crossing Video Game
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- "In New Leaf, you're appointed mayor and has to better the town by planting flowers, building pubic works projects, and making friends with your villagers." in 38 reviews
- "I love this game, It's so much fun, it's amazing though, because all you do is just run around fishing, catching bugs, digging and paying bells and finding things for your house but I spend hours playing it and don't even feel like I have!" in 34 reviews
- "Having a game run in real time with your system's internal clock was also exciting, because it added a whole new dimension to the gameplay." in 23 reviews
- "The simulation of the town, the interesting characters, the unlockables, and the many activities that you can do with this game will keep you entertained for a long time." in 13 reviews
- "I never liked how the game almost punishes you for not playing every day by making neighbors move without your permission when you haven't played for awhile, but I still absolutely LOVE the game." in 12 reviews
The goal of the game is to pay off your house loan. You can get upgrades to your home to make it bigger and better.
All of the animals are really cute and it's a nice distraction from the real world for about an hour.
The original GameCube Animal Crossing had limited things to do and pretty "chunky" graphics compared to the newer games in the series. Because of nostalgia though, I can't say it's the worst. I'd say Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the best so far (but maybe that's just because it's the newest), but I like how they keep expanding the series by adding more and more new features, like how you can now choose which buildings to construct in your town, visit Tortimer's Island, and even *gasp* change your pants! Hopefully the developers keep thinking of new features to add to stop this series from getting dusty!
Anyway, if you have a 3DS, I recommend buying New Leaf from the e-shop, that way you don't need to keep switching cartridges and you can reap the benefits of street pass.
Animal crossing is cute, but it's a game you can play for maybe 15 minutes a day and then do something else. It's fun meeting new neighbors, fishing, building your town, catching bugs, and decorating your home. I feel that it's fun for all ages. I'm in my mid 20's and I play with my young nieces as well as my tech-savvy aunts and uncles.
It's cool that you can visit each other's towns too! Street pass feature is pretty fun too-when you walk by someone else with a 3ds and the game, you can see what their animal crossing home looks like and if you like anything they have, you can buy it for your own e-home with animal crossing currency.
The only issue is if you play too much, you might burn out. I've been through weeks of not checking up on my town and I always have mild anxiety over it.
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