Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Nintendo 3DS

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • SKU: 8628065
  • Release Date: 06/09/2013
  • 4.7 (708)
ESRB Rating: Everyone
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Great blend of new and old Posted by: from: Twin Cities, MN on Animal Crossing New Leaf is the definitive entry in the series, and a must own on the platform. This series has a charm that is hard to quantify, and game play that is strangely captivating The series took a misstep with City Folk bringing you out of the village, and removing the special visitors that helped make each day exciting. New Leaf solves this problem with the new main street and ability to be Mayor. Never before has the player been so engrossed in the life of his fellow villagers. The laid back freedom in Animal Crossing has always been a selling point, but the added depth and purpose has enriched game play. Each new villager and public works project becomes a hard earned triumph and a sense of pride for the town. Each villager has a unique personality, and this version is as well written as ever. Small touches and gestures really sell the villagers as neighbors, and help bring the atmosphere to life. The game play also helped by the new variety that has been added. The new island (no GBA cable needed this time!) has tours (mini games) that help test your skills and are a nice distraction with prizes. The new ability to swim is also a nice edition. The multi-player has also been upgraded which much appreciated. My only complaint is the lack of Microphone support which should be standard at this point. The graphics in New Leaf are superior to City Folk with much more detailed objects and environments. The scrolling world from Wild World is back and looks impressive in 3d. The 3d here adds to the experience without being distracting. It wont sell you on the systems capabilities like Super Mario 3d Land, but you wont turn it off. It is hard to review a game that takes a year to complete after only having a short time to play. The best test of all is will be playing this 365 days from now? The answer like this game is a definitive yes.

18 out of 18 found this review helpful.

Fun Game for a Great Price :D Posted by: from: Miami, FL on Animal Crossing New Leaf is a very fun and addicting Simulation game where you the player becomes mayor of a town. You can make friends with the villagers and make projects around your village as you see fit. Single player has a lot of content and Multiplayer is great local or Wi-Fi. I highly recommend this game to gamers of all ages!!

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Great game, lots of depth Posted by: from: on I've had tons of fun with this game, and it definitely deserves to be part of Nintendo's discount program. It's surprising and exciting that it'll be getting an update this fall. I bought this for my girlfriend so she wouldn't have to keep sharing my town and so that we could play together instead of taking turns.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great game Posted by: from: on Adult male here. I bought my DS a year ago and hadn't played it in a while. This game was recommended to me by a friend based on their game cube experience. He says the game play is very similar and just as fun! Having a blast playing this before bed every night.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A worthy followup to the Gamecube version Posted by: from: on I started out playing AC on the Gamecube, but could never get into the subsequent DS and Wii versions. The DS one despite being portable felt limited (yes, I'm saying that mostly because of the graphics), and the Wii version felt like more of the same. That's not to say this isn't more of the same either, but the graphical quality of a portable AC finally matches the Gamecube, incorporates the new features from the DS and Wii entries, and tosses in its own new twists. That gives it my recommendation for series veterans as well as newcomers.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great Game Posted by: from: on This is a blast to play, never really got into animal crossing, wish I had now.

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One of the best reasons to own a 3DS Posted by: from: Kansas on I first played Animal Crossing on the Wii with AC: City Folk; at first I was hesitant about a game with no clear objective (besides maybe paying off your home loan to Tom Nook), but I quickly became addicted. I spent at least an hour a day for over a year (though often quite a bit more), doing small tasks like catching fish or insects, talking to my animal neighbors, or enjoying a holiday festivity. With AC: New Leaf, everything I loved about the previous game has been improved upon and plenty of new things have been added to collect or do. I really enjoy the ability to complete public works projects as mayor to get new bridges or benches put up, or create an ordinance that allows shops to stay open later. Daily tasks like collecting fruit to sell or watering flowers are now easier thanks to being able to combine pieces of fruit in your inventory and flowers now sparkling after watering so you don't have to water them multiple times. The addition of the island and its fun games and diving for sea creatures are lots of fun as well. And of course, all of your old favorite randomly generated neighbors and plenty of fun new ones are there as well. If there are some flaws with the game, I'd say that having it on the 3DS makes letter writing and typing more difficult, especially frustrating given that there is no longer voice chat during multiplayer. Also, your closet space in the game seems a bit more limited which is a bit frustrating, but only another minor gripe. I would say Animal Crossing isn't for everyone, but if you are like I was and am not sure about a game with no clear objective, I would encourage you to try it out, and you may just become as addicted to your own little town as I am to mine.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Great game! Posted by: from: Spokane, WA on REALLY FUN, ADDICTING GAME! Lots of stuff to find and explore!

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Chill game Posted by: from: on This game you can spend endless hours playing,.......

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Get game for kids under 10 Posted by: from: Los Angeles, ca on The game is fun to play. Similar to most of the games that are made for Wii very kid friendly and age appropriate. The character are fun

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