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  • Summary: (Also known as "Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City") If life were an endless vacation, what would you do? Go fishing, collect shells or watch fireworks with friends? Build a snowman, exchange presents with family or decorate your house for the holidays? Take a trip to the city, go on a(Also known as "Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City") If life were an endless vacation, what would you do? Go fishing, collect shells or watch fireworks with friends? Build a snowman, exchange presents with family or decorate your house for the holidays? Take a trip to the city, go on a shopping spree or visit friends from all over the globe? In Animal Crossing: City Folk, life moves at a relaxed pace, but the world brims with endless possibilities. There's always something new to do. In the living, breathing world of Animal Crossing: City Folk, days and seasons pass in real time, so there’s always something to discover. Catch fireflies in the summer, go trick-or-treating on Halloween or hunt for eggs on Bunny Day. If you're in the mood for something a little faster paced, take a bus to a new urban city area that’s unique to Animal Crossing: City Folk. There you can catch a show at the theater or check out the sales at Gracie's boutique. But if you don't show your face back home for too long, your neighbors will miss you. Up to four people from your household can live and work together to build the perfect town. Design clothes and patterns, write letters and post messages on the bulletin board for each other, or invite up to three friends to visit your town using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. With the new WiiSpeak microphone, it's like you’re all in the same room. The microphone sits atop the sensor bar and picks up the conversation of everyone in the room to encourage a more inclusive experience. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. The feeling of progression and development is a great draw as well.
  2. Nintendo Gamer
    80
    Only the stony-hearted would fail to appreciate at least some of this game. [Jan 2009, p.48]
  3. It's still a great game but fans of the DS version are going to feel short-changed by the lack of imagination in this Wii retread.
  4. An excellent choice for newcomers to the series; for long-time fans it's a bit like watching a remake of your favourite classic movie: predictable, with no major surprises in store... but certainly no less enjoyable than the original.
  5. Edge Magazine
    70
    City Folk is effectively Wild World 2.0, allowing players of the DS game to migrate to Wii and continue pottering aimlessly around their mature towns, bringing their possessions and neighbours with them. [Christmas 2008, p.97]
  6. Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City can be judged in two ways. For gamers that are new to the series and for the experienced Animal Crossing gamer. For the first group Animal Crossing is a must buy if you own a Wii. For the second group the game will be one big déjà-vu. The game offers very few new and innovative elements in comparison to it's predecessor, but comes with a very strong game concept. Having this said, gamers that never played an Animal Crossing game can easily add one point to its grade.
  7. 50
    Ultimately, Animal Crossing: City Folk doesn't take any meaningful risks, sticking to essentially the same formula we've seen in the previous GameCube and Nintendo DS games. While those games were quite entertaining, and this newest version doesn't debut anything meaningful, we'd have liked to see something new from Nintendo this third time around.

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  1. Positive: 30 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. ????????
    Nov 22, 2008
    10
    Why do people always say: "There's not enough improvement, and it's just like the prequel!" I mean that's what I like in aWhy do people always say: "There's not enough improvement, and it's just like the prequel!" I mean that's what I like in a series! I hate it when game's get too much *Improvement* because some times it makes a once good series into a bad one people liked previous AC games so Nintendo probably just didn't want to rock the boat! And NO the graphics don't look like crap I personally think they look GREAT! It may be like other AC titles but that doesn't change the fact that it's a great game! Expand
  2. robertoh
    Dec 20, 2009
    10
    i think that the people that voted under 5 badluck because you can do anything acsept kill yourself but its a shame you know when you get i think that the people that voted under 5 badluck because you can do anything acsept kill yourself but its a shame you know when you get bigger houses well you never STOP!And is it hard to get the pond by the gate. Expand
  3. Jun 2, 2018
    10
    (9.5 IS MY TRUE SCORE OF THIS GAME BY THE WAY)
    Has none of the negatives of Wild World which are a bad map look, appearance, and no good
    (9.5 IS MY TRUE SCORE OF THIS GAME BY THE WAY)
    Has none of the negatives of Wild World which are a bad map look, appearance, and no good holidays. City Folk doesn't have too good of villager dialogue and the dirt deterioration system is majorly flawed, but I love the rest of the game aside from this. Since the game looked better than Wild World, I could get invested into it. It also added my favorite song, K.K. House, and my favorite holiday, Festivale. Don't buy this if you don't have a nunchuck. The original and New Leaf are better but I still greatly enjoy this game.
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  4. Sean.F
    Jan 18, 2009
    8
    So. People have been saying bad things about this game. So.... its Animal Crossing: Wild World on wii. SO The hell what? The city may not addSo. People have been saying bad things about this game. So.... its Animal Crossing: Wild World on wii. SO The hell what? The city may not add much but its better looking, bigger, and The Wii specific controls make it a hell of a lot easier to use. Ignore those congenital idiots who call themselves 'critics' and buy this game, before someone else does! Expand
  5. Apr 29, 2020
    8
    This game gets a bit too much flack for a side feature. While i do of course agree the city is a bit... lacking at its core its still animalThis game gets a bit too much flack for a side feature. While i do of course agree the city is a bit... lacking at its core its still animal crossing but there really isn't any reason to play this over the newer games due to the grass deterioration and a lack of QOL improvements Expand
  6. Dec 14, 2011
    7
    Better graphics, impressive improvement and added features. (such as going to the city) The charming characters become more aware of yourBetter graphics, impressive improvement and added features. (such as going to the city) The charming characters become more aware of your presence, history and whatever you have done. It is definitely worth playing, easy to get the hang of it. However, I prefer the DS version. There is just something missing in this Animal Crossing that make me really really like it... Expand
  7. PaulinaH
    May 9, 2009
    3
    The game was really fun until all the grass suddenly disappeared, and the fact that it takes over 8 months to re-grow the grass and you not The game was really fun until all the grass suddenly disappeared, and the fact that it takes over 8 months to re-grow the grass and you not being able to walk on the "growing" grass took all of the fun out! It's not fun to live in a wasteland, i don't really recommend this game to animal crossing fans! Expand

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#7 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
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