Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo DS games
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Animal Crossing (DS)
Member Name: cath_del
Animal Crossing (DS)
Advantages: Cute graphics, good for casual gamers, loads to do
Disadvantages: Once you've done everything, nothing to do but continue making money
I bought this game soon after I had purchased my Nintendo DS, as I had read about it and seeing some compare it to a Nintendo version of the Sims made me rush out to go purchase it, as I love simulation games. Even the front cover alone, if I had seen it before would have made me want to buy it, as the colours are so bright and the characters so cute.
Animal Crossing is a realtime simulation game where you control a little mini animal looking character around their "Wild World". The game changes along with your days, so when it is nighttime in reality in Animal Crossing it also turns to night, it also changes seasons to. It is so unique in its approach to gaming that it really is one of the best games that you can own.
It is really easy to set up, as all you do is answer a few short questions and your character is created. There are then little tutorials which take place in the form of talking to the characters around the town,which tell you about everything that goes on in the characters world and what you need to do. The graphics are great in this game, as the world is really well designed and clearly detailed. The colours throughout are so bright and inviting, with all the characters and graphics being extremely cute.
There isn't really a main plot to this game, it's all about just doing random things around your town. But although there isn't a goal, there are many things to do like collecting all the fossils/fish/insects and paintings for your museum, gaining all the feathers from gving to the local charity, upgrading your house and Tom Nooks shop and collecting all the different clothing items for your character. You also have the opportunity to meet loads of different characters who appear in the world, and although some may move town, there will always be ones that reappear in their place.
If you have friends with the game, you can connect your two characters by visiting each others cities. All you need for this is your characters names and cities and a good wifi connection near both of you and you will be able to visit. I used this feature with one of my friends even though we were in different boroughs, so you don't have to be sitting directly next to them for this to work, which is much different to the other multiplayer games the DS has.
I would recommend this game to anyone who loves casual gaming in a realtime format, and enjoys a game that does not force you to complete missions in a certain time frame. It is really relaxing and can make you stress free, as you get so involved within this
Summary: Amazing game with cute graphics that I played daily till I finished everything possible
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