posted by SteelBubblez (NEW HAVEN, CT) Aug 7, 2013
Member since Aug 2013
I've played every Animal Crossing game from "Population Growing" to this, and I must say that this is an improvement with minor flaws.
> Customization: As the mayor you can declare "public works projects" by talking to your secretary, Isabelle, from your desk. This lets you make things like bridges or lamp posts - things of that nature, but you can also unlock cool buildings like the cafe or police station from past games. Of course you fund 99% of the projects yourself as your fellow townsfolk aren't keen on donating their hard-earned bells, but it adds a bit more depth to the game.
> New Money-Maker: You can swim and go diving for underwater goodies after tirelessly playing minigames to earn the wetsuit at the island!
> Few New Buildings: There's "Club LOL" where you can get emotions, a shoe store, and a plant store.
(I hate to admit that that's as innovative as the game gets in my opinion.)
> Reoccurring Annoyance: New villagers can move DIRECTLY in front of your house, two squares in front. This completely ruined the experience for me and drove me to return the game out of sheer frustration, but I know that what happened to me may simply be a rare coincidence.
> Lack of Physical Customization: You STILL can't customize your character's psychical features, other than your hair which, unless you use a chart online to match the hairdresser's questions with the style/color you'd like, can completely ruin your character until you can change it again.
> Repetitive: Can still get repetitive, but I suppose that's up to the player.
All-in-all I'd say it's a step forward, but not by much. I don't say this to put the game down as I was hooked on it for a good month and a half, but it just doesn't add much. In short, it's not that different from the other games, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but they could have done a lot more with it in terms of exploration, customization, collectibles, etc.
I absolutely loved Wild World..but,I had some problems connecting to other people,and there were some things you couldn't do if you didn't have others to come visit your town..well,it seems like they've gotten that fixed,and there's still so much to do even if no one comes to your town..I am excited at the fact that there are more shops,and,there's an island to explore too,how awesome is that?One big reason I've always loved Animal Crossing games is the fact that it's so relaxing and calming to play..you go at your own pace,and you play as often or as less often as you like(but you have to play kind of regularly to keep your town up).If you enjoyed the other Animal Crossing games even a little bit,I think you'll like this one even better than the rest :)
I was very surprised at how well this game was. It is very fun to play and by far the best of the animal crossing series. I didn't really see any downsides to this game, except that some stuff cost way to much to build. I would recommend it to anybody looking for a relaxing game. It's a nice break from call of duty games.