Reviews and Problems with Animal Crossing: New Leaf
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Realm of Gaming
17 January 2014
Excerpt: It's time again to sit there for hours on end with our 3DS' in hand, grinding to the bone, pretending that we're all doing something far more cool than simply playing the brand new Animal Crossing. However, that is in fact what we are all doing!
Summary: Animal Crossing is a hard series to assess because, to this day, I still struggle to understand what I like about it. Actually, I still don't know if I actually like it or not. When I played Wild World , I obsessively absorbed myself in it every single day, sometimes making it my first activity of...
Excerpt: Creating personal experiences is one of the main focal points in the Animal Crossing series. Each previous title has had you move into a village full of animals and live your life among them, running errands, furnishing your home, and discovering what each new day brings.
Conclusion: It’s not a complete overhaul of the series, but it’s an entry that intelligently pushes Animal Crossing into new areas of control and creativity. New Leaf has already passed into that rarefied place whereby play isn’t just a matter of getting from A to B before moving onto the next challenge; it’s a...
Conclusion: Animal Crossing New Leaf is a more robust version of the games that preceded it. There is a deeper sense of satisfaction when your efforts are improving an entire town, not just your own house and endless collections.