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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. 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. ????????
    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. cheesewizz
    Nov 16, 2008
    10
    'Tis a good game, really good. The graphics are really enhanced and gamplay is SWEET! With the touch of "The City", the game brings most 'Tis a good game, really good. The graphics are really enhanced and gamplay is SWEET! With the touch of "The City", the game brings most fun and enjoyability. High Five Nintendo! Expand
  3. Feb 3, 2014
    10
    improvements of this is way more enjoyable then wild wold
    it one best animal crossing games that i played alot the title has quite alot
    improvements of this is way more enjoyable then wild wold
    it one best animal crossing games that i played alot the title has quite alot things to do in the city
    one more step foward for city folk and it's fun won't stop here
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  4. ShiftBox
    Nov 23, 2008
    8
    Do you like Animal Crossing? Do you have a WiFi connection for your Wii? If you said yes to both of those questions than this game isDo you like Animal Crossing? Do you have a WiFi connection for your Wii? If you said yes to both of those questions than this game is definitely worth it for you. The addition of online makes it worth your time to get the sweet items so you can show them off. Wii Speak can be pretty awkward when talking to strangers so it may not be worth it for you if you don't have any friends with the game. Overall I enjoy it. Expand
  5. Apr 29, 2016
    8
    This is one of the most underrated games on the wii. A lot of people say that their was not enough changed in this game from Animal CrossingThis is one of the most underrated games on the wii. A lot of people say that their was not enough changed in this game from Animal Crossing on the Gamecube, but I don't think thats necessarily a bad thing. All of the stuff that made the original Animal Crossing and Wild World good are here. The game still has an amazing soundtrack and the unique Animal Crossing visual style. While going to the city isn't that exciting it was still a nice touch. Just because a game is previous to the one before it doesn't mean its a bad game. 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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