I’ve given all the things that I had to complain about for each Animal Crossing game that I’ve ever played. Now, as we get (hopefully) closer to the announcement of the Animal Crossing Switch release date, I am going to talk about all the things that I loved about each Animal Crossing game!
Animal Crossing (Gamecube)
In this game, you actually get to choose when you want to do errands! Rather than an animal randomly running into you and forcing you to do something, there’s always a choice for you to ask an animal if they need you to do something. I didn’t have to stand around, waiting for an animal to possibly run into me! Sure, some of the errands were repetitive. But they were almost always Nintendo related! Like I would have to get Peanut’s Gameboy from another villager. Sometimes I would have to go to a bunch of different villagers to get one Gameboy, they just loaned the same person’s thing around to 20 different people! But it would be a way to get to know each villager, get a few free items, and have something to do all the time. It just made the world more alive.
In this game, it was hard to play multiplayer. This meant that the developers had to make most aspects of the game available to someone who wasn’t using multiplayer. I actually don’t know if there was anything special you could get through multiplayer that you couldn’t get through singleplayer. Maybe just getting fruits faster? This game seemed to have its own complete world because you didn’t have to have friends to play. I played this game as I was moving, and the only friend had was my sister. We share the same Gamecube, we couldn’t play together at the same time. We were able to work separately on beautifying the village and have an amazing time without having to worry about reaching out to strangers online to try to get something in-game, like you do in future games. This just felt more like its own enclosed world, which I loved.
This is just a small tidbit, but I love that the villagers have their own tents and igloos. Sometimes, during summer or winter, they would go camping somewhere else in town in the tent or igloo. It was really cute and I loved seeing who was on vacation each day.
I like that the post office would fill up so you would see the postman to get the mail. Again, just another small touch that made the game feel more alive.
It felt like a neighborhood when all the player’s houses were in a circle with the community board in the center. I had my sister living across from me and my dad (who played like twice lol) living diagnolly. My mom never played, but her “house” was there too. It felt like a family game even though we could only play one at a time. The golem personal assistants were also nice touches, and you could sell items to your family members who also played the game!
I could go on about this game, but I don’t want to make this post too long. This is probably my favorite, or at least a tie with New Leaf. Tune in next week for a few more of my favorite things!