Animal Crossing isn't just a game it is a way of life . It is not something that you can hope to complete in a ten hours and then never play it again, so if you are looking for a game that fits into that category then stop and don't buy this game as you are more than likely to hate it and give it a very bad review when it really isn't a bad game!! It's a living town that you visit every day and speak to the local fossil expert or the bodybuilding rat or whatever bodybuilder you have in your game (Mine is a rat named Rod). This is a game you will grow to love over time.
Even if you are like me and still play it almost a year after buying it you will still be buying furniture for your mansion, trying to complete your bug or fish collection and growing large turnips which take a week to grow (you have to water them every day). In order to pay off your mortage you have to get money, to do this you may have to run errands for Tom Nook the owner of Nook's Cranny (the local shop which gets bigger as your house expands) or you could catch fish or bugs which you can sell to Tom Nook for money or you could sell the turnips which you have carefully watered and tended to for a whole week (believe me, Nook pays well for good turnips).
On top of all that you will evolve yourself in thee local community and meet some very interesting and fun characters along the way, you will be invited to contests, markets and events, some of which only take place once a year, weather it be Yay Day (a day where everyone has to say something nice about someone else) or the Flee Market (a day where people enter your house uninvited and begin asking you how much you are selling a particular item for) you are sure to have a good time as this is a game that it may take weeks or even months to really come alive however that is not to say you can't dip in for a short play. There is no rush to pay off your mortage and you can just pop in and catch fish or harvest a fruit tree for some big bells (the currency).
And then once you realise that you can visit other people's towns the game just gets better and becomes more difficult to put down. Animal Crossing is an excellent online game and if you swap friend codes your mats can come and visit you (up to four friends). Once (after ages) you have fully completed the game, meaning you have your five story mansion, got all the bugs and fish and done everything else that it would be to long to write, you may be tempted to just stop and put the game down as it becomes repetitive but at that stage you have got so much use out of it really paid itself off. Overall I recommend it highly, even over Harvest Moon.
- A way of life.
- You should get great use out of it.
- Fantastic online.
- So much to do and see.
- Eventually becomes repetitive.
- You may need a lot of time to play it (hence why it didn't get the full 5 stars here).