My good friend Kelly was given an early birthday present from her S.O. of a new Nintendo 3DS XL console and the latest version of Animal Crossing – New Leaf.
I had an original DS console and had the original Animal Crossing game but after playing it on and off for 18 months or so, got a little bored with it. I have never really been a big gamer and not many games hold my interest for long. I prefer the traditional style board games (which NOBODY EVER PLAYS WITH ME WITH – except when I lived back in Australia – my mum and I would play a lot together – except for my FAVOURITE board game Scrabble. She was no good with words and spelling.). So, to make a bit of dosh during the tight times (and to fund a purchase of something else I wanted), I sold my DS and the games I had accumulated.
Then when Kelly got her new 3DS XL, initially I was thinking “Oh, that’s lovely for her. She’s crazy for AC. She’ll be loving it!” and then thought of the days we missed playing AC together, visiting each others towns, and how relaxing I used to find the gameplay. How much I loved fishing, and catching bugs, etc. Then pangs started and after a couple of weeks, I caved in and got my own 3DS XL with the new Animal Crossing pre-loaded onto the console.
The new AC is ssoo much fun! I am loving it. The console itself is so much more inproved and the 3D REALLY works on a hand-held console. It’s bananas! You can adjust the screen to set the intensity of the 3D effect. I always have mine on the lowest setting (you can even turn the 3D completely off) otherwise I find it does things to my eyes after a while. I get a bit of retina burn!
Here are some of my favourite moments so far from the game.
As you can see, it’s a lot of fun and Kelly and I have had some great fun “hanging out” in each others’ towns. I didn’t realise how much I had missed playing until I started up again. I might get the updated Nintendogs (Cats and Dogs, or whatever it’s called these days) next. But not right now. ACNL is too much fun!