I wanted to write about this game like a week ago but our copies were in a state of shipping purgatory or something and didn’t manage to get here until quite late. Since then both Keen and I have been glued to our 3DS screens and doing our damnedest to shake the yolk of oppression placed on us by our Raccoon overlord, Tom Nook, all while juggling the new responsibilities that come with being Mayor. Most people have probably played or at the very least heard of Animal Crossing so I’m just going to go into the game elements that are new and appealing to me.
The new housing options are a much welcomed addition to the series. Mr. Nook takes a slight step back in this installment and deals only in real estate, but make no mistake, he will gladly shoulder you with crippling amounts of debt every time you want to upgrade your house. Now you can also buy different additions to the outside of your house. New doors, fencing, roofing, etc. A regular item store still exists and is run by Nook’s kids, Timmy and Tommy, so the whole Nook clan will be able to meet your housing needs.
Making designs for clothing has never really been chief among my Animal Crossing interests but for some reason I’ve caught the bug in New Leaf. You can make some pretty swanky stuff with the new pro-design options that let you have independent designs on the front, back, and sleeves. I’ve been working on a line of Adventure Time clothing featuring Finn and Jake. Pants are another neat addition to the clothing aspect of the game. Or skirts, if that’s your thing. You get a lot more options now to make your villager quite stylish. Continue reading “Currently Playing: Animal Crossing: New Leaf” »