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Animal Crossing

Action and Adventure video game by Nintendo for the GameCube

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Have Your Own Video Game Home, Friends, and Life

  • Dec 7, 2006
Rating:
+1
Pros: Great non-violent role-playing game

Cons: Can be repetitive and become boring after a long time

The Bottom Line: Unique role-playing game with no violence, but gets boring if played too much

Animal Crossing is among my favorite virtual real life games (My other favorite being the Harvest Moon Series). My favorite aspect of this game is the ability to decorate your house, as you wish. Although this game is not the action adventure game most game players are looking for these days, I love it because there really is no end to the game. You can play this game for years always discovering new things.

There are so many aspects of this game to complete that I am never bored, but some people find it boring and repetitive. Just some of the goals to complete are catching all the bugs, catching all the fish species, digging up all the fossils, completing a set of furniture (and getting a high rating from the HRA), and collecting all the special items given out via special events (this requires visiting your mayor and other characters on certain days throughout the year)

If you have a Game Boy Advance and Gamecube Connector for it, you can visit Animal Island and get some unique items including coconuts that you can plant back in your town and sell to Tom for 150 each. You can also get other foriegn fruits that sell for 500 by visiting your friends towns. Have them put the memory card in the second slot of the Gamecube and you can visit their town, take some fruit, and plant it back in your town. Also, be sure to check out their store while your there and you may find the item you need to complete a furniture collection. Friends can also gift you items by visiting Tom and he will give a code that you can tell Tom in your town to get the item.

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Yes

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Cross over to a world that thrives 24-7 on GCN. The ambitious Animal Crossing allows players to interact with a virtual village of animals who are doing something different every minute of every day. With Animal Crossings 24-hour clock, the games unique events can be in synch with real time -- as day turns to night in the real world, the sun will also begin to set in the game. Seasons will change and special events will occur in real time, too. The dynamic setup will have players coming back every day to carry out their daily routines, build relationships with villagers, celebrate special days, collect furnishings for their homes and just live life in an innovative experience thats a world of its own.
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ESRB: E - (Everyone)
Number of Players: 1
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: September, 2002

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