Animal Crossing's in-game social component seems to be growing at a never-ending rate. Happy Home Designer keeps treading that path and its main activities focus on one of the players' favourite aspects of the series, home decoration. With an enormous wealth of resources and its simple, intuitive controls, this is a perfect introduction to the series and a potential major influence to its next chapter.
I love This game!
It is a real good change in the animal crossing series.
instead of the regular game this time you are designing houses and places for your village.
this is so cool. you start off with lots of items and then you can unlock more items. they say you need the amiibo cards to play the game but i discovered you don't really need them as characters just show up in front of your door every time you play. you can also change seasons, and build buildings and objects for your town.
I think this is a really good idea and every time I am playing this I am on it for at least an hour every time i am building a house. As you go you unlock more content,villagers, designs, etc......I'd recommend it if you are a hardcore animal crossing fan! -)
I'm easily entertained. I'm loving this game and can't put it down! Already purchased 7 6-packs of Amiibo Cards... addicted. I LOVE IT and get lost in it every time I pick up and after can't put it down.
fourth and likely final review for new horizons
converted from a wrongful 0 rating
amazing pumpkin farming
good custom design
decent roof color choices
savings progress is too slow
in conclusion an amazing game for specifically this world
This would have been an excellent DLC for New Leaf ( wich uses ALOT of it's asset). There is not much more to it than just build and decore a few building and **** music is repetitive as well. There is no challenge, your customers will be happy whatever you **** games offers you alot of possibilites of themes and items, but I am dissappoint that some get more care than others. The tactile gameplay make everything easier and faster, wich is pretty nice. Overall, it's a nice little game ( even if it's feel like a dlc) that you should get at a little price.
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is not a game you’d expect to be worth $40, until you play it.
This problem-solving, interior design romp came out for the Nintendo 3DS late last month, to many players’ surprise and fairly favorable reviews.
Sure, it’s not your typical AC title where you plant trees and go fishing, but it’s an extension of that, and it works wonderfully. The game puts you in the shoes of the game’s aptly-named Villager, allowing you to customize gender, appearance, clothing and more. For the first time ever, your Villager can shave the sides of their head. This is what modern-day Nintendo looks like, people.
Anyway, you take a series of quests in the form of designing rooms, and you gain the trust of your clients while working as a commissioned employee of Nook’s Homes. For players of the original series, Nook needs no introduction. For those unaware, he is a very, very annoying anthropomorphic raccoon who demands way too much from you.
In HHD, the Villager goes from designing small bedrooms and living areas to classrooms and larger spaces. There is an unbelievable amount of furniture and accessories to choose from, and it’s admittedly fun to mix and match different elements.
In one situation, a client named Goldie wants a room that could be seen as “a forest of books.” The game drops in a couple of necessary-for-completion items and in this case a bookshelf (go figure), a phonograph and a stack of books.
Another situation has the Villager designing a classroom, complete with desks, a blackboard and computers. You can then add anything from the furniture catalog. This includes rugs, lamps, showers, fridges, plants and, you guessed it, more. In keeping with tradition, most of the series’ mainstay characters make an appearance. Nook is obviously here, along with Isabella, the puppy-turned-secretary from Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
The game also makes use of the New Nintendo 3DS’ amiibo functionality, in the form of trading cards. The cards are sold in six-packs and are available (if you can find them) for $5.99 a set.
Each card has a character on it and when placed on the New 3DS’ bottom screen (or the addition NFC reader for older 3DS systems) that character shows up in the room you’re in. It’s pretty neat.
For what it is, the game is deep, engaging and frustratingly organized.
But maybe it would have been better as an expansion for the already superb New Leaf.
Either way, if you’re looking for a digestible way to pass an hour at a time or if you’re already a fan of the Animal Crossing series, be sure to give this one a chance.
- Nicholas Friedman, Denton Record-Chronicle
Disappointing. After completing the facilities of the main town, which likely won't take long, all there is left to do is make houses for the oodles of random villagers. There is no grading your performance so you can just put down the 3 or 4 required items and your villager will still love it. It's very open ended but not in the usual good animal crossing way where you have the choice of many activities and can set your own goals. You don't have your own house, which would have been nice, instead after logging your work for the day, night automatically goes to day. There are villagers in town and you can visit past villagers you've designed homes for but there is much less dialogue than in the main games and they repeat themselves more often. You can upgrade your equipment and unlock new mechanics for home design with the Happy Home Handbook, but just like the facilities this can be finished pretty quickly and after that there isn't much to keep the player motivated
Hardcore Animal Crossing fans WILL be disappointed if they play this game. The game is boring, even with the "Oh-So-Cool Amiibo feature". The game is extremely repetitive, and pointless. You don't even get rewards or anything after designing a house well. This game should have been cheaper.
SummaryShow off your style by designing homes for all of your favorite Animal Crossing villagers! Use your creativity to design the perfect house-inside and out-for both old and new friends. With the new amiibo cards, you can call your favorite villagers into the game.