Animal Crossing Review

#1 Posted by whackmypinata (941 posts) -
#2 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

The game has two things going for it...one positive and one negative: It's the same old Animal Crossing that you loved on the GC and DS ...and it's the same old Animal Crossing you loved on GC and DS.

#3 Edited by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -

I think I will wait for a more respectable review source, preferably Ryan here.

EDIT:

I will definitely be getting it, the simple mechanics alone warrant the purchase even if it's practically the same game. The inclusion of Wii Speak will liven things up sufficiently.  I was hoping for a fresh looking game though.

#4 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

I like your new avatar, whack!

#5 Posted by whackmypinata (941 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"I like your new avatar, whack!"
Hey thanks man, gotta show Joe some love..
#6 Posted by drsalvador (108 posts) -

seems like a decent game.

#7 Posted by whackmypinata (941 posts) -
#8 Posted by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -
whackmypinata said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"I like your new avatar, whack!"
Hey thanks man, gotta show Joe some love.."

I will be showing Joe some love come December :D

It is a cool avatar.
#9 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -

I may get it. I never really played the original on GC except for a short time (since it was owned by someone else) so this won't feel as rehashed for me as for other people. I need another game to add to my measly 3 Wii game collection.

#10 Posted by whackmypinata (941 posts) -
Linkyshinks said:
"whackmypinata said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"I like your new avatar, whack!"
Hey thanks man, gotta show Joe some love.."

I will be showing Joe some love come December :D

It is a cool avatar.
"
How? OMG new Joe game?
#11 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

It looks like a fun game.  Not amazing or GOTY, but a fun, rehashed game that everybody loves.  I am gonna wait for the GB review (PREDICTION: 4/5)

#12 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
RHCPfan24 said:
"It looks like a fun game.  Not amazing or GOTY, but a fun, rehashed game that everybody loves.  I am gonna wait for the GB review (PREDICTION: 4/5)"

I predict a 3/5, I get the feeling that these guys don't appreciate rehashed content, unless it is a remake of a really old game.
#13 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"I predict a 3/5, I get the feeling that these guys don't appreciate rehashed content, unless it is a remake of a really old game."
CoD WaW got 4/5, so i think that if AC: CF has a few new tweaks it can probably get 4/5
#14 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
Black_Rose said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"I predict a 3/5, I get the feeling that these guys don't appreciate rehashed content, unless it is a remake of a really old game."
CoD WaW got 4/5, so i think that if AC: CF has a few new tweaks it can probably get 4/5"

WaW is a different game, though. I was under the impression that City Folk and the Game Cube Animal Crossing are virtually the same games.
#15 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"WaW is a different game, though. I was under the impression that City Folk and the Game Cube Animal Crossing are virtually the same games."
You mean a port? It isn't
#16 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
Black_Rose said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"WaW is a different game, though. I was under the impression that City Folk and the Game Cube Animal Crossing are virtually the same games."
You mean a port? It isn't"

No, I understand that. But other members here have stated that the content is largely the same, with the same characters, the same village, the same items, and generally the same activities.
#17 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"WaW is a different game, though. I was under the impression that City Folk and the Game Cube Animal Crossing are virtually the same games."
WaW is COD4 with a WW2 skin over it...
#18 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

Nevermind.

#19 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

I couldn't tell as i haven't played the original. But this one has online and WiiSpeak support and all that crap.

#20 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"No, I understand that. But other members here have stated that the content is largely the same, with the same characters, the same village, the same items, and generally the same activities."
I don't remember ever reading that from users here...it's not anything like a port, but in all the time since the original AC was released I (a huge AC fan) expected a lot more out of this; instead of a true sequel this is more of a AC 1.5 ...This is the game that could have made me buy a Wii, but not anymore.
#21 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
Kush said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"No, I understand that. But other members here have stated that the content is largely the same, with the same characters, the same village, the same items, and generally the same activities."
I don't remember ever reading that from users here...it's not anything like a port, but in all the time since the original AC was released I (a huge AC fan) expected a lot more out of this; instead of a true sequel this is more of a AC 1.5 ...This is the game that could have made me buy a Wii, but not anymore."


Well, I've heard that many times. In fact...

http://www.giantbomb.com/animal-crossing-city-folk/61-21096/do-people-actually-care-about-this-game/35-117079/#33

http://www.giantbomb.com/animal-crossing-city-folk/61-21096/justified-for-a-purchase/35-16686/#23

http://www.giantbomb.com/animal-crossing-city-folk/61-21096/who-is-buying-this-on-day-one/35-18114/#10

http://www.giantbomb.com/animal-crossing-city-folk/61-21096/city-folk-not-new-enough-my-take-on-it/35-1488/#24

So, that's where I've been hearing it. =P
#22 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

Lol...I didn't need any proof (it wouldn't surprise me to see people saying that), I really haven't paid much attention to the game or the boards since Nintendo basically lost me when they revealed what this game was going to be...

#23 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
Kush said:
"Lol...I didn't need any proof (it wouldn't surprise me to see people saying that), I really haven't paid much attention to the game or the boards since Nintendo basically lost me when they revealed what this game was going to be..."

Yeah, I see what you mean. I also feel too old for the game and although I did enjoy the Gamecube Animal Crossing, it wasn't amazing in my eyes.
#24 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -
BiggerBomb said:
"Yeah, I see what you mean. I also feel too old for the game and although I did enjoy the Gamecube Animal Crossing, it wasn't amazing in my eyes."
I'm 22 and I absolutely love the original and DS version...and I look forward to the day they actually give us a true sequel.
#25 Posted by erinfizz (1048 posts) -

Too old for it? Sheesh, I was 24 when the original came out.  There is just something about AC that scratches the MMO itch for me without having to devote my life to it. City Folk is definitely not looking revolutionary, but I will be getting it tomorrow and start obsessively collecting things immediately! 

#26 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

I understand the whole "I want a game where I can live a life and not be bound to levels" appeal, but Animal Crossing doesn't do that for me. The Elder Scrolls does.

#27 Posted by zitosilva (1838 posts) -

Well, if the worst thing about the new Animal Crossing is being too much like the previous ones then it's perfect for me, given that I didn't play the others.

#28 Posted by Bucketdeth (8003 posts) -

Man I love the AC series and even though I cannot purchase this one as I don`t have a system to play it on, it will always remain one of my favorite series.

#29 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

CheatCC, eh? Yeah, I used to go to that site back in the day before I discovered GameFAQs. Then it became like a pop-up nightmare. Anyway, even though the game only seems to make small improvements to existing games in the series, I can't help but get kinda excited about it after having read the review. I'll definitely rent it.

#30 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -
zitosilva said:
"Well, if the worst thing about the new Animal Crossing is being too much like the previous ones then it's perfect for me, given that I didn't play the others."
Then you are sure to have a blast with this game!
#31 Posted by whackmypinata (941 posts) -
Black_Rose said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"I predict a 3/5, I get the feeling that these guys don't appreciate rehashed content, unless it is a remake of a really old game."
CoD WaW got 4/5, so i think that if AC: CF has a few new tweaks it can probably get 4/5"
I predict 3/5. The first sequel Wild World was the World at War to Modern Warfare. This is the second "sequel" and over a 6 year timeframe it's virtually the same.
#32 Edited by Red (5994 posts) -

Meh. I don't think Nintendo games can rely on online (especially with friends) to sell a game anymore. It's just such a pain to have both people send eachother the stupid friend code. For the DS it's not quite as bad because it's a portable system but when we're at a point where the console and handheld have identical online, Nintendo needs to get a grip.
Plus, I don't think Wii speak is plausible. It shouldn't be said to be put on top of your TV. It's a super loud mic so that it can hear you while you and your friends are talking....doesn't that make you just hear their game as well? And, let's be honest, who actually plays games splitscreen online, and want to be able to chat together at someone else?

No one.

#33 Posted by sionweeks (642 posts) -
whackmypinata said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"I like your new avatar, whack!"
Hey thanks man, gotta show Joe some love.."
Definitely.


HENSHIN A GO-GO BABY!

#34 Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin (3720 posts) -

Looks like shit on a stick. Recycled shit on a recycled stick.

#35 Posted by Snail (8574 posts) -
Kush said:
"The game has two things going for it...one positive and one negative: It's the same old Animal Crossing that you loved on the GC and DS ...and it's the same old Animal Crossing you loved on GC and DS."
This.^ But this time with a microphone!
#36 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -
Snail said:
"Kush said:
"The game has two things going for it...one positive and one negative: It's the same old Animal Crossing that you loved on the GC and DS ...and it's the same old Animal Crossing you loved on GC and DS."
This.^ But this time with a microphone!"
It's not really a microphone...more like speakerphone.
#37 Posted by Snail (8574 posts) -
Kush said:
"Snail said:
"Kush said:
"The game has two things going for it...one positive and one negative: It's the same old Animal Crossing that you loved on the GC and DS ...and it's the same old Animal Crossing you loved on GC and DS."
This.^ But this time with a microphone!"
It's not really a microphone...more like speakerphone."
True, but what  really matters is: You get it cheaper in the bundle!
#38 Posted by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -
Kush said:
"BiggerBomb said:
"Yeah, I see what you mean. I also feel too old for the game and although I did enjoy the Gamecube Animal Crossing, it wasn't amazing in my eyes."
I'm 22 and I absolutely love the original and DS version...and I look forward to the day they actually give us a true sequel."


I'm also looking forward to a new Animal Crossing, devised around using the DSi features. I know that will be awesome. The on board memory and the greater compatibility with the Wii will mean a awesome new AC game. Consider this, AC on the DS practically made the DS a success alone, if Nintendo created a new game with that in mind and the intention of doing the same they would create a awesome new game.

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