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  • Summary: What happens when friends, family, and celebrities become Mii™ characters and live together on an island? Tomodachi Life happens! Start by creating Mii characters and customizing everything about them. Have fun recreating your best friend, your favorite actor, mom and dad,What happens when friends, family, and celebrities become Mii™ characters and live together on an island? Tomodachi Life happens! Start by creating Mii characters and customizing everything about them. Have fun recreating your best friend, your favorite actor, mom and dad, co-workers...whoever! Then watch as they rap, rock, eat donuts, fall in love, break up, go shopping, play games, and live their crazy Mii lives. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. 90
    Endlessly charming and unusually engaging, Tomodachi Life is a fantastic diversion.
  2. Jun 20, 2014
    83
    This is the sort of game that open-minded players will love if they give it a chance.
  3. Jun 7, 2014
    80
    Tomodachi Life is more toy than game, but it’s an intriguing, colorful, and consistently surprising one.
  4. Jun 6, 2014
    70
    Tomodachi Life is a trip into a world where your Miis live out a never-ending series of bizarre and amusing adventures. While I’m glad that Nintendo of America decided to take a chance in bringing it our way, those adventures are unfortunately tainted somewhat due to a few gameplay decisions that really should be rectified in a future sequel.
  5. Jun 6, 2014
    70
    Tomodachi Life is not really a life simulator. If you were expecting a sort of Animal Crossing with Miis, you are going for a huge disappointment. As it is, Tomodachi Life is a fun game to play for a few minutes once in a while: it gets pointless and repetitive fast, but it's always fun to see Miis interact and do weird things.
  6. Jun 27, 2014
    65
    It could've been perfect as a 3DS integrated experience, but, as a standalone game, it lacks the depth of other simulations.
  7. Jun 5, 2014
    50
    The abundance of surreal moments make for game that's fun to tell others about, but dull to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    Tomodachi Life is a fun game. Overall, I enjoy the feel of it. Its happy, silly and fun! 10/10. Also, don't mind the social justice warriors.Tomodachi Life is a fun game. Overall, I enjoy the feel of it. Its happy, silly and fun! 10/10. Also, don't mind the social justice warriors. They tried too hard to hurt the game. Expand
  2. Aug 6, 2014
    10
    I've been gaming for most of my life and this is easily my favorite game. Good gameplay, easy to enjoy, and filled with new surprises. PlusI've been gaming for most of my life and this is easily my favorite game. Good gameplay, easy to enjoy, and filled with new surprises. Plus I've only played the demo! Expand
  3. Jun 9, 2014
    9
    It's kind of hard to call it a game but, as an experience, Tomodachi Life is fantastic. Being able to watch your friends and family developIt's kind of hard to call it a game but, as an experience, Tomodachi Life is fantastic. Being able to watch your friends and family develop individual lifestyles independent from the real world is extremely entertaining. While you don't have a lot of input on their lives, the interaction doesn't seem all that limited and you're able to influence a lot of their decisions, mainly involving connections with other islanders. There is an overwhelming amount of content in this game; from mini games, to dreams the islanders can have, to the amount of different context that shows up from your islanders, it consistently feels fresh. There are many different places to visit on the island, each with their own events that take place at certain times of the day. The item catalog is quite impressive as well, and the trial-and-error process of finding out which food each islander likes and doesn't like is addicting and worthwhile. You can also trade items with friends in an attempt to collect everything that the game has to offer, and you get one special "export item" that you can distribute to other islands via StreetPass. The sense of humor is very wacky and the game never ceases to put a smile on my face. It's difficult to put into words, but this game just has that Nintendo charm to it; you know it when you see it. Everything from the humor to the art style just gives it a unique feel and creates an atmosphere that makes me feel like a kid. This is an excellent 3DS title and a quintessential Nintendo title, and I strongly encourage anyone who's looking for something hilariously offbeat to give this one a shot. Expand
  4. Jun 15, 2014
    8
    Überraschend gutes Spiel hatte es eigentlich aus der Laune heraus für meine freundin als kleine Überraschung gekauft da sie sims animalÜberraschend gutes Spiel hatte es eigentlich aus der Laune heraus für meine freundin als kleine Überraschung gekauft da sie sims animal crossing etc schon gut fand
    Als ich die Packung geöffnet hab lagen 2 demo download codes mit dabei, ach testen kann ja nicht schaden
    Die demo fand ich schon so dermaßen sympathisch und voller charm das ich direkt nochmal zum laden bin und mir das game für mich selbst nochmal gekauft hab.
    Ich spiele es jetzt sozusagen mit meiner Freundin seit ca ner Woche und hab Mittlerweile wohl mehr stunden damit verbracht wie mit so manchem Mega Blockbuster aaa Titel

    Es gibt einfach so viele Momente wo absolut in der art einfach einmalig sind
    Und auch wenns kein spiel ist was man stundenlang aktiv zockt , nehm ich den ds alle halbe Stunde zur hand um zu sehen ob wer hunger hat oder ob ich meinen Schützlingen beim verkuppeln helfen kann

    Ich bin gespannt wie lange es mich noch motiviert allerdings hat mich das game absolut überrascht
    Da ich immer dachte das es mir zu schräg ist, wirkt auch absolut so
    Kann aber nur jedem raten mal die demo zu testen und sich ein paar Männchen zu erstellen ( bei mir zb freunde und verwandte oder bekannte)
    Ein herrlicher zeit vertreib den man mehrmals am tag zur hand nimmt
    Ich mags nicht mehr missen :)
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  5. Jun 7, 2014
    8
    Fun game and enjoying watching the everyday interactions of miis. But sad to say you will either love or hate this game. The game is fun,Fun game and enjoying watching the everyday interactions of miis. But sad to say you will either love or hate this game. The game is fun, silly, funny but can also be shallow, weird, and bizarre at times, I cannot really recommend it to everyone. Expand
  6. Nov 5, 2014
    7
    I would not call Tomodachi Life much of a video game. It's a time waster life sim, but it's really good at this. It's very funny at timesI would not call Tomodachi Life much of a video game. It's a time waster life sim, but it's really good at this. It's very funny at times and it's cool to jump on and update all the Miis living on your island; but when it's all said and done, there's no end or ultimate goal that you're trying to accomplish; you're merely playing with Miis and putting them in funny situations. The street pass function is good, and I would say that this is better in this then other games. When two Miis have a baby, the baby grows into a child and can then travel to other people's islands via street pass. You also receive new clothing items via street pass. Expand
  7. Aug 7, 2014
    0
    Is repetitive, all time you do it the same like this: speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speakIs repetitive, all time you do it the same like this: speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak speak Expand

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