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Animal Crossing... I still remember getting up early before heading to my high school classes just to see what Tom Nook was selling that day. This game series has always held such a dear place in my heart. I think it has to do with the fact that heading to the land of Plaisant, Tranquil, or other towns of mine always being a great escape for me. Making Bells, filling my catalog, and fishing in the ocean were always points of peace for me. While I've been very public about my discontent with AC: City Folk, I have a new-found hope once more for New Leaf. From all the information that has been dished out due to the game's release already in Japan, and Nintendo pushing more information through Nintendo Directs, I am confident this game will be a fresh take on a classic and comforting idea.
The game released in North America on June 9th, 2013 and released in other territories shortly after.
Please use this thread for all discussion on the game. If you would like to make trades or visit towns, please use the specific Animal Crossing New Leaf Trading Thread for further assistance. It makes more sense to keep this focused on the gameplay and game discussion while leaving bartering out of it. There are no Friend Codes this time around for Animal Crossing, which is a blessing! Many of us have already befriended ourselves via the 3DS Friend Codes Thread thread. That thread will be where we continue to befriend each other and trade 3DS IDs for the sake of visiting each other's towns.
Many many years ago I discovered a wonderful Animal Crossing website which has a great catalog feature set up. Now, the new game will mean it'll take time for the site to get a full correct catalog up and running but I expect it to work beautifully once more to allow anyone to track their catalog there. You can find this website at the Animal Crossing Community page. They also have forums there which are very active right now in anticipation of this game. Granted, the general age of the members of that site fall a bit lower than here, but I've found over all the years I've been there that the discussion is still mostly pleasant and easy.
Lastly, I want you all to enjoy the music from this new game or any of the games, whenever you want. The following site will allow you to hear the "Xam" or "Xpm" music that would naturally occur in your life right now as if you were in the game. You can select from any of the Animal Crossing games and the music will continually loop until the hour changes. It's pretty cool. You can find that page here. It's by default at the City Folk music.
So again, everyone enjoy this game! Enjoy this discussion! If you're interested in being negative about the title, just find your way to a different thread for that because this thread is about the experience and meant to bring the community together during the launch of one of the most community driven games Nintendo offers.
Say hello to Kapp'n, cause we're about to make it into town on June 9th.
(One more quick note; Keep an eye out for the game's review, which I will write sometime in the end of June probably.)
Pattern Creator - Turns any photo on your computer into a pattern (results may vary)
Yeah, I've turned the game back on and did some minor clean-up around town. It's crazy to think about how many hours I've dumped into this over the years...but how I haven't bothered with it in a long while, now. It used to be a daily thing, but now I rarely boot it up. This new update may at least get me to check it out, but I doubt it will have a lasting hold on me like it did before. But, we shall see.
I save-scummed 300 Play Coins, just to get the 3DS item to play Puzzle League, but failed. (I did get about fifteen Wii Us, though.) And, since then, I've been walking around, shaking my 3DS back and forth to build up 10 coins each day to scum some more. What the hell am I even doing? I already have, like, five versions of Puzzle League!
AND I found out that you have to use Play Coins or Amiibo to actually play the Island Escape game. Is it the same for Puzzle League?
Animal de Pon is pretty charming. The little bits of dialogue were cracking me up.
It seemed way too easy at first, but there are additional difficulty levels to unlock. Like "Kinda Hard" mode! Good stuff. And the Animal Crossing integration is neat, too. You actually unlock exclusive AC items as through "Achievements". It would be cool if it had multiplayer, but whatevs. It was worth the $1 Tom Nook Amiibo. (His special attack sucks, though.)
So I'm addicted to new leaf again and holy shit that amiibo update is way more robust than I expected, especially with that genius daily initiatives thing.
Also being a Monster Hunter megafan I am contractually obligated to have the Amiibo only Felyne villager running around the town. All of the other weird crossover villagers are either specific characters (specifically Ganon, Medli, Epona and Wolf Link) or animals who decided to cosplay as Splatoon characters but Felynes in the Monster Hunter universe are a dime a dozen so it doesn't feel off-putting to have one in my town. I also had Jitters decide to move in who's one of my favorites, mostly because there's something really amusing about having a colorful tropical looking bird who is a complete fitness freak.
It's just any of the Monster Hunter Stories amiibo, although my current weapon of choice for a lot of the amiibo stuff these days is the N2 elite which is a device that can be used to spoof pretty much any amiibo. I still wound up ordering some of the actual amiibo though because that particular batch of amiibo looks absolutely incredible.