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Sun, 02 Nov 2008 07:23:52
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Animal Crossing 3DS Hype Starts Here!

Animal Crossing: City Folk Trailer

Okay guys, there's only 14 days left until Animal Crossing: City Folk comes out here in NA, woot!

For those living in other locations, here is the current worldwide release dates:

  • NA November 16, 2008
  • EU December 5, 2008
  • AUS December 13, 2008

Input methods:

  • Wii Remote
  • Wii Remote/Nunchuck combo
  • Classic Controller
  • GameCube Controller
  • Wii Speak
  • USB keyboard
  • Nintendo DS

It's your town. Do what you want to do. You might even win a fishing tournament!

Look up into the night sky, and create your own constellations!

Collect massive fossils for your towns museum, and maybe even assemble a T-Rex!

Celebrate holidays in real-time!

Decorate your house any way that you like. You can even draw your own wallpaper and floor patterns too!

It's your town, running 24 hours a day/7 days per week, even when you are not playing. Make it your own.Happy

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Sun, 02 Nov 2008 07:54:53
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Hamster we can't have an official thread without this.....

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So cool. I am torn between getting it cheaper or getting it with the wii speak bundle. I would love to have wiispeak retro fit mario kart.

Let's see, how do I feel about this title? Well I am worried that it is going to be too similar to past games. I hope there are a few secrets in store for the game. I want there to be constant updates in items. And all new furniture as well.

Some cool customisation would be good, games like mysims allow you to contruct houses and things.

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I also think an Animal Crossing channel would be badass, but if its anything like Mario Kart and its channel it will be too big to keep on the flash drive.

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As someone who's never played an Animal Crossing game, sell me on it.  Why should I get this?  Besides the epic box art XD
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It's an open ended game. It's not your typical objective driven game. It's like having a little world to yourself, almost like you were a kid again and could open some magical picture book that would warp you into a fantasy world every night. You have a town and lots of animal friends come to visit. The whole game is based around this quasi economy where you earn cash to spend on items, some frivolous, some for aestetics and the best part is arranging your workspace as it were, your house. You take pride in updating and arranging your pad and it has all sorts of nintendo themed items like a master sword for instance.

The game operates on a full year calender, so its almost like a diary in that you check it everyday to see what's new. Some of the best events happen in the autumn or Christmas, it uses the real world clock so for instance on new years eve at midnight there is a sign that counts down and fireworks and festivals. And there is all sorts of absurdity to the game, flying postal ducks, aliens landing, giraffe fashionistas. And then there are the communication aspects, 4 player online with wiispeak, you can have competitions between friends, trade items or just chill. But the part that interests me the most is this vague promise of downloadable items. Going to the shops each day and spending your virtual cash on new items is a small delight that will keep you addicted for months.

Animal Crossing is a game that can take a couple of weeks to get into and really because of the real time calender you have to experience many months with the game to fully appreciate it. At times it can seem pointless, at times like you are repeating the same thing. But it is a little virtual retreat to enjoy and if you treat it as a place to visit each day for half an hour or more, you will enjoy it.

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yodariquo said:
As someone who's never played an Animal Crossing game, sell me on it.  Why should I get this?  Besides the epic box art XD

It's surprisingly compelling. Even though it's not really something you can play for too long at a time, it's still charming. The KK Slider stuff always brings a smile to my face, even when he's trying to summon the devil...

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Oh yeah, because its based on a real time clock/calender you get special events like a dog who performs songs only on saturday nights at a certain time. It makes the game have mini-events which you tune into. Also the world changes with the seasons.

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Great description of AC, GG.

I played Animal Crossing DS nearly everyday for well over two years. I'd still be playing it if my DS hadn't broke. Sad It has an addictive quality that's kind of like an internet forum; you have check it several times a day just to see what's new. Happy

KK Slider is awesome!

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So cool. I am torn between getting it cheaper or getting it with the wii speak bundle. I would love to have wiispeak retro fit mario kart.

Let's see, how do I feel about this title? Well I am worried that it is going to be too similar to past games. I hope there are a few secrets in store for the game. I want there to be constant updates in items. And all new furniture as well.

Some cool customisation would be good, games like mysims allow you to contruct houses and things.

Sadly, there's no Wii Speak bundle here in the US. I'm going to pass on Wii Speak for now; I just can't see myself using it that much since I rarely play online, but it is a cool product for those who do. I do like the idea of the Wii Speak Channel; doing video voice chats with Miis sounds awesome!

I'm sure Nintendo has a lot of cool secrets in store for ACCF. I remember thinking the same things about ACWW. I thought it looked too similar to the Gamecube version, but after playing it for a few days, I saw a TON of improvements and cool additions. I'm sure ACCF will be just as improved. Happy

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Sun, 02 Nov 2008 20:34:43

Apparently there is a secret door in the city so I will see what happens.

I only broke my Animal crossing habit for Oblivion and that is an addiction in itself. I do worry about playing on a console and not a handheld. Part of AC WW for me was sitting in bed and playing it. It will be different on the big screen and sofa, less like that magical storybook world perhaps. But with all the improvements its easy to sacrifice that.

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Sun, 02 Nov 2008 20:40:56
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Apparently there is a secret door in the city so I will see what happens.

I only broke my Animal crossing habit for Oblivion and that is an addiction in itself. I do worry about playing on a console and not a handheld. Part of AC WW for me was sitting in bed and playing it. It will be different on the big screen and sofa, less like that magical storybook world perhaps. But with all the improvements its easy to sacrifice that.

Yeah, I really enjoyed the convenience of ACWW too. I took my DS with me to work and school, and would play it on breaks. I'm going to miss that.

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Tue, 04 Nov 2008 13:55:20

You what is great about AC? Mr Resseti the mole with the construction hat who berated you for not saving properly. I mean, talk about breaking down the fourth wall LOL

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Tue, 04 Nov 2008 21:19:39
gamingeek said:

You what is great about AC? Mr Resseti the mole with the construction hat who berated you for not saving properly. I mean, talk about breaking down the fourth wall LOL

Resseti is awesome. He berates you for a very long time too.

Here's a Youtube video of Mr. Resseti going off on someone in ACWW LOL

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Thu, 06 Nov 2008 15:54:59
Yodariquo said:
As someone who's never played an Animal Crossing game, sell me on it.  Why should I get this?  Besides the epic box art XD

Ditto. Specifically, explain to me why this game would be a better choice than Harvest Moon Wii.


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Thu, 06 Nov 2008 18:52:53
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Yodariquo said:
As someone who's never played an Animal Crossing game, sell me on it.  Why should I get this?  Besides the epic box art XD

Ditto. Specifically, explain to me why this game would be a better choice than Harvest Moon Wii.

I haven't played enough Harvest Moon to compare it to Animal Crossing, but from what little I have played, I'd say they are quite different. Harvest Moon has daily goals that have to be performed in order to be sucessful. Animal Crossing has no required goals or set time limits. You can turn on the game, and decide to plant some fruit trees or flowers or you could just go fishing. You can't fail. Animal Crossing is all about relaxation, talking to other animal residents (which move in and out of your town randomly), being creative, and having fun collecting stuff.

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Thu, 06 Nov 2008 20:05:36
Yarcofin said:
Yodariquo said:
As someone who's never played an Animal Crossing game, sell me on it.  Why should I get this?  Besides the epic box art XD

Ditto. Specifically, explain to me why this game would be a better choice than Harvest Moon Wii.

Well there is a big reason Yarcofin and that is  because HM Wii is shit. Get the GC A wonderful life version if you haven't already. Dodge the Magical Melody remake and the newer Wii specific one like the plague.

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Fri, 07 Nov 2008 18:46:20
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Awesome stuff there, GG. I want that keychain Remocon Projector Light, but I'm not going to pay $27 +shipping for it. LOL

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Fri, 07 Nov 2008 19:43:27

I feel like getting a batman torch signal and flashing people on the street behind curtains.

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Sun, 09 Nov 2008 09:14:41
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I feel like getting a batman torch signal and flashing people on the street behind curtains.

This news just in: A man known only as "Gamingeek" was arrested earlier today for allegedly blinding random people on the street near his home with a yellow, high intensity laser light; a laser so powerful that it can render a person blind within a fraction of a second. Police have stated that they believe this man may have been involved with many more random blindings all over London, and that he could quite possibly be the worlds first serial laser blinder. While being whisked away by police in handcuffs, Gamingeek yelled out to news reporters, "It wasn't my fault! Lego Batman made me do it!"

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