In Case You Haven’t Been Keeping Track, ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf’ Is Gonna’ Be Cray Cray
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is just 103 days away and I’ve been kind of obsessing over it. TheBitBlock did a handful of Animal Crossing Video Journals like the one above chronicling their adventures on an import copy of the game. From what I’ve gathered from this series, Japanese players really like anime, food, and bright-ass colors.
The last Animal Crossing that I thoroughly enjoyed was the O.G. GameCube version. Everything after that just felt like less of the same. The lack of NES games and townies going crazy/locking themselves inside igloos was sorely missed.
But New Leaf, on the other hand. So much stuff to do! Instead of just pimping out your house (which now includes even more pimpage) you can customize your whole town! I also like how Nintendo took a step back from the whole “give them everything to do at once” shtick a-la Wild World and instead focused on allowing you to slowly unlock new areas of the game. The whole carrot-on-a-string thing is what Animal Crossing is all about and it’s what keeps you looking forward to new and great things within the game!
As 1up.com Editor Jeremy Parish says in his Import Overview video, Nintendo sequels are often more about making small refinements and improvements. I think that’s why I like them so much. I’m a big detail-oriented person, so while the smallest changes like two types of fruit in a town as opposed to one (!!!) might cause others to react with “So what?,” they cause me to make irrational decisions like clearing off an entire week of work just so I can waste hours upon hours of my life on a 3DS game. Totally worth it.
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