Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS

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  • Summary: There are no points or levels, just a myriad of sights and sounds, places and activities...all ready to explore. Spend your time passing new ordinances—or going fishing. Hang out at a coffee shop or visit a tropical island. It's up to you. Your game is what you make of it—and personalizingThere are no points or levels, just a myriad of sights and sounds, places and activities...all ready to explore. Spend your time passing new ordinances—or going fishing. Hang out at a coffee shop or visit a tropical island. It's up to you. Your game is what you make of it—and personalizing your world is part of the fun. Create cool patterns for clothing or furniture, build new structures in your town, design gardens and museum displays, and so much more. Time passes in the world of Animal Crossing just as it does in real life. Celebrate holidays and see the seasons change. Meet new visitors or get gifts from your neighbors. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Aug 26, 2013
    100
    Animal Crossing: New Leaf represents not only the pinnacle of the series, but also the ingenuity of the life simulation genre.
  2. Jun 4, 2013
    97
    It’s not something that you can marathon, it’s not something you can “beat,” and going in without those expectations will ruin it for you. Its portable nature, plus all of the extra features that they’ve been adding since the first game on the GameCube make this not only the best game in the series, but also a perfect starting point for newcomers.
  3. 90
    The definitive version of one of the best feel-good franchises ever.
  4. 90
    Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a beast of a game, featuring hundreds of hours of open-ended gameplay. If you were turned off by the lack of structure and real goals in previous Animal Crossing games, nothing here will change your mind.
  5. Jul 12, 2013
    90
    New Leaf is a truly magical game. It is the best entry in the series yet.
  6. Jun 4, 2013
    84
    New Leaf has an addictive bent unmatched in most other titles, and it will keep those even mildly interested coming back for days and days.
  7. Jun 4, 2013
    70
    A new leaf has not been turned. Rather, an old dog is on display. Faithful, loyal, and hard to dislike, but you know what it can do already.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 145
  1. Jun 9, 2013
    10
    Much different than the previous DS version I popped in the old game today to see the difference, and "Animal Crossing: New Leaf" is so muchMuch different than the previous DS version I popped in the old game today to see the difference, and "Animal Crossing: New Leaf" is so much smoother and better in every way! The whole game seems happier and Nintendo really listened to its fans. It may sound silly, but being able to sell all your items at once or have the owl appraise all your items at once saves a ton of time and is so convenient! No game is perfect, but this is so close! 9.9/10 Expand
  2. May 14, 2016
    10
    There is no doubt about it. I LOVE Animal Crossing. I've been playing it since the Gamecube and have tried (I think) every iteration since.There is no doubt about it. I LOVE Animal Crossing. I've been playing it since the Gamecube and have tried (I think) every iteration since.

    New Leaf is unbelievable. I purchased this game almost two years ago and subsequently logged hundreds of hours into it. It's easy to do when you put in an average of an hour a day for a year into the game. And that's exactly what I love about it. You can literally log in for 20 minutes and be done for the day, just to get lost in an activity the next day and play for 2 hours. You can play it in the car for long periods of time, or just check on what's available in the stores while you are laying in bed.

    I love visiting other peoples towns and seeing what they have done. I love the feeling of wanting to catch every bug and fish.

    I just recently started this game again (about a month and a half ago) and have played it every day. I've brought it with me on trips to DC, Canada and NYC and kept it on me so that I could pick up streetpass houses!

    If you like Animal Crossing, get this game. It doesn't matter that it came out a few years ago. It's still relevant and their are still people playing! I just got 3 of my friends REaddicted to it. Haha.
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  3. Jan 26, 2015
    10
    I have logged 440+ hours on Animal Crossing: New Leaf! It is AC at its best, I have played all AC games to date.

    Pros: + You're the mayor
    I have logged 440+ hours on Animal Crossing: New Leaf! It is AC at its best, I have played all AC games to date.

    Pros:
    + You're the mayor this time!
    + Animals and their personalities
    + Fish, fossil, furniture collecting OCD!
    + customize town
    + Real time = extension of own life
    + mini-games
    + visiting other towns
    + streetpass integration

    Cons:
    - friend codes still a thing
    - repeating dialogue
    - flat terrain (compared to previous installments)
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  4. Jan 13, 2014
    9
    Incredible fun and super addictive. You'll find yourself playing this game all the time everyday because of its fun and easy to do game play.Incredible fun and super addictive. You'll find yourself playing this game all the time everyday because of its fun and easy to do game play. It's a nice game to sit and relax to. Expand
  5. May 27, 2014
    9
    Story: N/A
    Gameplay: 9/10
    - Simple and easy to learn. Art: 9/10 - Cute and quite adorable. Characters: 8/10 - All the villagers seem to
    Story: N/A
    Gameplay: 9/10
    - Simple and easy to learn.
    Art: 9/10
    - Cute and quite adorable.
    Characters: 8/10
    - All the villagers seem to have a certain type of personality, all interesting in their own way.
    Sound: 9/10
    - Pleasant sounds and music; DJ K.K. provides a variety of catchy songs.
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    - It is fun to play from time to time, but it can get extremely repetitive.
    I recommend people to play this with friends, since playing it by yourself can get boring really fast.
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  6. Oct 5, 2016
    9
    This game is a life simulation in that your free to do whatever you please to do. You can buy a house,built town projects, go to a differentThis game is a life simulation in that your free to do whatever you please to do. You can buy a house,built town projects, go to a different part of the island or participate in real life holidays(Christmas etc). This game is not designed to be beaten, its designed to entertain the gamer for a few hours every day. Furthermore. it's soundtrack makes the game relaxing to play as you fish, hunt for bugs,look for fossils among many other things. The only downside is some players might find it boring as it might get repetitive after hours of playing aside from that; its great game to play. Overall, as a first time player in the franchise i can say this game is worth the playing time and purchase. Expand
  7. Sep 18, 2017
    0
    Most boring game I've ever played. There is barely anything new you can do each day and nothing you do is engaging or fun. Terrible game,Most boring game I've ever played. There is barely anything new you can do each day and nothing you do is engaging or fun. Terrible game, wouldn't recommend. Expand

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