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Posted by Jack_Lafayette

Tom Nook GETS. PAID. BITCH.

Posted by mracoon

Still waiting on E3 to see if Nintendo do a 3DS XL price drop but Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem are the first two games I'll be picking up when I eventually buy one.

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Edited by Substance_D

Yeah, no worldwide release date is rough, guys, but be aware you guys get deals NOA fans miss out on, too. Obviously, Nintendo focuses on the Japanese market and everything else fans out regarding priority from there. It seems sometimes they put more emphasis on one market than the other...

All I know is that I downloaded this game at midnight and...it's good to get back into some Animal Crossing. Only played up until I got my gate open, but that was enough. This already seems to have depth and self awareness I never saw in previous AC games. This will be a great year.

Posted by North6

Can someone find my DS so I can buy this?

Edited by Hassun

@jeff

The thing you were checking out at 13:18 is a daruma. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daruma_doll )

You may have noticed you were colouring in one of its eyes.

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Edited by Tidel

I was unsold until this QL. I didn't realize I wanted to play as much as I suddenly do.

I think it's because while every other game is go-go-go, now-now-now, Animal Crossing is uniquely unhurried. Even though Nook might be history's greatest monster and the whole endeavor could be read as indoctrination into an endless consumption and debt cycle, it's really chill about it. Just a pleasant little pocket universe to poke around.

Oh good, my shops are finally open. BYE FOREVER.

Posted by Nikz

You guys should so a mini TNT or UF with 4 people playing this. The bed hijinks and so on were really funny and entertaining. I don't know anyone who would play this with me :(

Posted by kingjulesxii
Edited by mrcraggle

What's this? Shaking trees being disturbed by the presence of bees? A large influx of bees will put a stop to that!!

Posted by Chango

Looks so awesome and adorable. It'll be the first game that I buy once I finally buy a 3DS this summer.

Edited by Peanut
@blipp18 said:

so...How come Nintendo continues to get free passes from people every gen/few years when they release the exact same game as the previous time yet other devs and publishers get bashed and destroyed for it?

Are you serious? There have been 4 Animal Crossing games, including this one, in 12 years.

As a comparison - 5 Assassin's Creed games in 5 years, not including spin-offs and handheld versions. 9 Call of Duty games in 9 years, not including spin-offs and handheld versions. 7 God of War games in 8 years. 11 Ratchet and Clank games in 10 years. 8 Halo games in 11 years. Should I keep going? Do we need more examples of why your argument is entirely baseless?

Posted by ManMadeGod

@peanut said:
@blipp18 said:

so...How come Nintendo continues to get free passes from people every gen/few years when they release the exact same game as the previous time yet other devs and publishers get bashed and destroyed for it?

Are you serious? There have been 4 Animal Crossing games, including this one, in 12 years.

As a comparison - 5 Assassin's Creed games in 5 years, not including spin-offs and handheld versions. 9 Call of Duty games in 9 years, not including spin-offs and handheld versions. 7 God of War games in 8 years. 11 Ratchet and Clank games in 10 years. 8 Halo games in 11 years. Should I keep going? Do we need more examples of why your argument is entirely baseless?

Yup. And not to mention that City Folk garnered mediocre reviews.

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@blipp18 said:

so...How come Nintendo continues to get free passes from people every gen/few years when they release the exact same game as the previous time yet other devs and publishers get bashed and destroyed for it?

I think you could make that argument about the Wii Animal Crossing, because it was very similar to the DS one, but this game feels a lot more like a proper sequel, even after only playing it for a day.

The other thing with Animal Crossing is where it's a game with no real story or goals to speak of, it can be hard to tell at first glance what's changed from one game to the next. Something like Call of Duty can look a lot more like a new game each time it comes out because they keep changing the setting, story, and individual scenarios, even though a lot of that stuff is window dressing and the real meat of it comes down to small iterative changes to the gameplay from one game to the next.

Games like Pokemon and Animal crossing are the same way. They're largely the same game, but with a fresh coat of paint, and lots of small iterative changes that add up to an experience that is very familiar and also improved at the same time.

As for why other developers get dumped on for doing this... I don't have a good answer for that, I'm afraid. I guess some people just prefer novelty to familiarity.

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@peanut said:

@blipp18 said:

so...How come Nintendo continues to get free passes from people every gen/few years when they release the exact same game as the previous time yet other devs and publishers get bashed and destroyed for it?

Are you serious? There have been 4 Animal Crossing games, including this one, in 12 years.

As a comparison - 5 Assassin's Creed games in 5 years, not including spin-offs and handheld versions. 9 Call of Duty games in 9 years, not including spin-offs and handheld versions. 7 God of War games in 8 years. 11 Ratchet and Clank games in 10 years. 8 Halo games in 11 years. Should I keep going? Do we need more examples of why your argument is entirely baseless?

ok, but what about Super Mario Bros? What is different from the one on the NES and the one on the Wii U besides having 4 players? it is still the EXACT same game it was 25+ years ago, and Nintendo gets praised for it. Super Mario Galaxy was not that different from Super Mario 64, besides the fact that you ran around a globe. It was still the exact same mechanics. Every Zelda game is pretty much exactly the same with a different map. Im pretty confidant Pikmin 3 wont be that different from 1 or 2.

But thats all ok because they dont put out games as often? Ok, ill go release a game, then every 5 years just re-release it with better graphics and im sure everyone will love it each time

Posted by MrGtD

@blipp18 said:

@peanut said:

@blipp18 said:

so...How come Nintendo continues to get free passes from people every gen/few years when they release the exact same game as the previous time yet other devs and publishers get bashed and destroyed for it?

Are you serious? There have been 4 Animal Crossing games, including this one, in 12 years.

As a comparison - 5 Assassin's Creed games in 5 years, not including spin-offs and handheld versions. 9 Call of Duty games in 9 years, not including spin-offs and handheld versions. 7 God of War games in 8 years. 11 Ratchet and Clank games in 10 years. 8 Halo games in 11 years. Should I keep going? Do we need more examples of why your argument is entirely baseless?

ok, but what about Super Mario Bros? What is different from the one on the NES and the one on the Wii U besides having 4 players? it is still the EXACT same game it was 25+ years ago, and Nintendo gets praised for it. Super Mario Galaxy was not that different from Super Mario 64, besides the fact that you ran around a globe. It was still the exact same mechanics. Every Zelda game is pretty much exactly the same with a different map. Im pretty confidant Pikmin 3 wont be that different from 1 or 2.

But thats all ok because they dont put out games as often? Ok, ill go release a game, then every 5 years just re-release it with better graphics and im sure everyone will love it each time

Super Mario Galaxy makes up for similar mechanics by having incredible level design. You're forgetting the part that people are completely sick of the New Super Mario Bros. games, and get increasingly irritated by them every time they put out a new one.

Posted by fox01313

Game like this & Luigi's Mansion2 just baffles me with Nintendo on why they just send these to the handheld 3ds. Seems that both of them are such a solid & fun games and 1st party games that they should also be putting them in to fill the void of lack of WiiU games.

Posted by Ohvee

@blipp18 said:

ok, but what about Super Mario Bros? What is different from the one on the NES and the one on the Wii U besides having 4 players? it is still the EXACT same game it was 25+ years ago, and Nintendo gets praised for it. Super Mario Galaxy was not that different from Super Mario 64, besides the fact that you ran around a globe. It was still the exact same mechanics. Every Zelda game is pretty much exactly the same with a different map. Im pretty confidant Pikmin 3 wont be that different from 1 or 2.

A whole lot of hyperbole to respond to here, but to sum it up: they keep making new Mario Bros. (or <insert franchise here>) games because they sell and it's a proven design. It's not some grand scheme to give Nintendo "a pass"... they have great designers in their fold.

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Edited by Seb

BEADS?

Posted by Sumna

I've been playing Dark Souls for the first time and this game is the perfect alternative when I can't take the pain anymore.

Posted by Scampbell

Hornets are a type of Wasps. Also I'm really glad they are not inhabiting my country. Poor Brad.

Posted by wapostyle

Just watching this and it's pretty amazing that Brad and I chose the same name for our town.

Posted by Mister_Snig

ALL THESE SICK BEARS

Edited by Zevvion

I don't know if it's the Quick Look or the game itself, but I came off of this video with more questions than answers. I didn't see anything that seemed entertaining. Ryan knowingly asked Jeff a while into the Quick Look: so... what is this game?

I feel like that question hasn't been answered in the entire video. The only thing I know is I have a town and go around shaking trees to get stuff. Why I would do that I have no idea, what I can do with that stuff I have no idea. What the point is of the game, I don't know.

Meanwhile, nothing in the entire video showed me anything that seemed any fun to play. Brad finally says: obviously, if you haven't played Animal Crossing and have a 3DS you HAVE to get this game.

All I can think of is... why? In over 30 minutes you couldn't make an argument for it.

Maybe it's one of those games that needs to be played to be understood.

EDIT: I just got this game for free. It's a promotion in Europe. Anyone who buys Animal Crossing gets to gift another copy to a friend. I'm lucky.

Posted by dagas

I got surprised to hear Ryan's voice. Must be one of the last quick looks. Rest in peace. We miss you