posted by wolfhunter64 (PITTSBURGH, PA) Jun 9, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is definitely a change from your traditional Animal Crossing game. When you start the game, you just want to have a peaceful life in your new town. However, once you get off the train you arrived in, you are greeted by 3 animals and the mayor's assistant telling you that you are the new mayor. This makes a huge step away from previous Animal Crossing games, and you start almost immediately. You are responsible for making community projects that help you and your residents. Overall, you are in charge of making your town a better place to live. What I liked about this game is that even though you live in a small town, you have a city-like main street to buy what you need. You can open up more shops there, like a barber shop, shoe store, and even a nightclub! You can unlock something called the dream mansion, which allows you to go to somebody's town via dream, but you can't really do anything to the town. You can also visit somebody's town by train, where what you do actually affects their town. If you are looking for a game where you can go at your own pace, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the game for you.
There is more variety in this game so you don't get bored waiting for certain things to happen. Being able to visit Tortimers island within the first few days after starting the game is great. The more mini games you play/win the more are unlocked. It also seems that different ones are available depending on the day. While you're on a mini game island you can shake trees and find fruit to put in your storage bin to take home with you and plant or sell. One of the great things about the recycle shop is the ablity to put unwanted items for sale in the flea market. Also, each day they have one or two items that they will give you a better price on(usually double the usual). The clothes designing is much easier, as well. The clothing shop is divided between clothes/designs and accessories(which may include shoes). One of the things exclusive to the 3ds version is the ablity to spend 2 playcoins on a fortune cookie that, once eaten, the fortune can be turned in for a prize that may not be available any other way. I've only been playing for about a week but I don't think I'll ever trade this one in. I may play it less over the years but I don't think I'll ever give it up completely.