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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. Expand
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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: 54 out of 87
  2. Negative: 5 out of 87
  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. Jan 6, 2016
    10
    Tomodachi life is a great time waster, funny simulator, and overall just plain fun! It doesn't feel very limited at all, and you can fill upTomodachi life is a great time waster, funny simulator, and overall just plain fun! It doesn't feel very limited at all, and you can fill up your apartments with up to 100 Miis! If you enjoy Animal Crossing, you will most likely love Tomodachi life. Expand
  3. Jun 9, 2014
    9
    Tomodachi Life is a great game. It may not appeal to every kind of gamer but if it clicks with you, it will be a fun experience. I thinkTomodachi Life is a great game. It may not appeal to every kind of gamer but if it clicks with you, it will be a fun experience. I think you're able to enjoy the game much more if you have a lot of real life friends or a lot of favorite famous people/characters to add. The game has made me laugh so many times and even when I've played more than 10 hours it I still want more, though I'm starting to feel it a bit repetitive. I'd recommend adding few characters first, specially if you want a special pairing/relationship, cause the more characters you have the hardest is for them to "find" each other. Then you should add tons for more random relationships. I'd recommend this game to everyone who isn't really into violent or action games. 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. Oct 29, 2019
    8
    Tomodachi Life is definitely one of the quirkiest games I have ever played. With your mii characters in the center, quirky wits, and handfulsTomodachi Life is definitely one of the quirkiest games I have ever played. With your mii characters in the center, quirky wits, and handfuls of weird activities, you should definitely consider playing this game if you’re into the life simulator genre, or if you want something a little more quirky.

    You get a real sense of customization when you realize that you can customize your miis looks, voice, and even personality, to make each mii unique in their own way. You also have the ability to customize the clothing they wear, the look of their apartment room, their catchphrase, and even the lyrics for their next greatest song at a concert. You can put any type of mii into the apartment for your mii to get along with, from your family, to friends, to celebrities, to complete strangers or made up people, or even video game characters. This ability gives off a strange vibe that no other life simulator gave me before, and I can’t explain it, but it rocks.

    When your miis move into your apartment, you can feed them, solve their problems, change their attire, let them sing their heart out at a concert, or you can watch any action unfold by simply seeing what your miis are up to. Your miis even have the chance to romance and make babies, which is really cool to witness.

    One feature I loved is the concert feature, where you can give your miis the ability to sing at a concert, with you being able to change the lyrics to whatever you please. With 8 different genres to choose from, and enough lyrics to customize, the possibilities feel almost endless. I could go on and on about the amount of weird activities that your miis can do, but that would take forever.

    My only problem with the game is repetition. Once you put enough time into the game, you eventually see events begin to repeat themselves, and eventually you’ve seen everything the game has to offer, and it loses its appeal. However, it doesn’t occur for a good while and the amount of content in this game to begin with is astonishing on its own, so don’t feel repelled by the eventual sense of repetition.

    All in all, Tomodachi Life is a wonderfully quirky and unique life simulator that puts your miis at the center and creates an experience unlike anything else. Although it isn’t perfect, it is definitely a game to pick up if you enjoy life simulators, quirky experiences, or both.
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  6. Apr 8, 2018
    7
    Endless. The game is creative but proposals are rare which kinda upsets me. I have like 30 miis still no proposal
  7. Oct 19, 2016
    0
    Grandparents can **** with their grandchildren.
    In fact you can do all kinds of incest. At the end everyone ends up ****ing each other and
    Grandparents can **** with their grandchildren.
    In fact you can do all kinds of incest. At the end everyone ends up ****ing each other and created a strange community.
    Who has programmed this have a serious problem. They could have done better and more beautiful.
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