Owning a few casual video games, the kind you can go back to when the mood strikes you, are great for those days when you feel like playing a game that doesn’t require more than an hour of your time. It doesn’t involve full concentration and there aren’t any levels or boss fights you need to complete. Games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Nintendogs are the type of games where the only tasks you have to do is either keep your town in order or your pet well-groomed and fed. These games are seemingly easy to play, but it does come with its own set of problems.
Many of you celebrated July 4th for very obvious reasons. I, however, was celebrating another year of my strange life with friends, explosions, and lots of cake. And beer. Can’t forget about beer. And after pining away for Animal Crossing: New Leaf for about a century, I finally got my very own copy (and a sweet little 3DS as well). My town Haven is pretty quaint, and Sly doesn’t call me “ladybro” as much. It took me way too long to realize that Purrl is a female, and Lobo kind of gives me the heebie jeebies. But being the mayor is a pretty sweet job!
I don’t have too much to show off yet. I’ve become determined to start filling the ground with millions of flowers and I have a fountain by City Hall, but I would love the chance to hang out with some fellow mayors. If you follow me on Twitter (it’s a requirement), shoot me your friend codes!
To all of the other AC:NL players, what do you think about the game so far? What kinds of shenanigans are happening in your town? And to the ones that may not enjoy Animal Crossing as much, what other 3DS games would you recommend?
I hope everyone had an incredible July 4th!