Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Review

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Alright, so I have been spending a lot of time playing Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. I have every single Animal Crossing Game except for the N64 version and the Amiibo Festiva (Which I do not consider to be a real game). Therefore, I was really looking forward to an animal crossing mobile game. Although the reactions are mixed, here are some of my opinions on it.

On Animal crossing pocket camp, you are in charge of a campsite, and your job is basically to recruit other animals to come and live in your campsite. To do this, you must fulfill requests for them, and you must build specific furniture for them.

Alright, so many people are annoyed with the time that you have to wait to harvest certain things or build certain furniture. However, this is perfect for me. I want a game that I don’t have to sit and waste time playing¬†because I have a lot of other things to do, like reading books or doing homework. This game allows me to wake up in the morning, harvest some things, set some furniture to craft, and then I go to school. By the time I come back, most of my stuff is done, and then I can invite some more villagers to my town.

The only thing that irritates me is that there is not a WHOLE lot to do. The villagers have cute little cutscenes from time to time, but more often than not you just get a short conversation. I bought the KK Slider chair thinking that I would be able to customize my music, but he usually just plays one guitar song (or two). Then, the last thing that irritated me was the fact that there was little to no interaction with other players. I was hoping that they would at least have a chat box where you could make a friend group and talk to them while you were playing, rather like Clash of Clans. At best, I hoped that the people would be able to participate in island minigames like Animal Crossing New Leaf. Nevertheless, there is almost no interaction with friends, besides seeing their islands.

Overall, I hope more stuff is added in updates, but the game is a beautiful time waster, and I find myself playing it almost every day.

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Animal Crossing #4: Animal Crossing Gamecube 2002

I loved this game so much when I got it about 6 years ago. I was starting the process of moving from a town to a city, so my life was pretty crazy, but everything in this game was peaceful and stable. This game was truly all inclusive and you did not have to play multiplayer to receive anything that made this game any more entertaining. Whether this was because the multiplayer process included switching memory cards rather than going online was the most likely reason that this happened, but it definitely showed the creators’ effort with making a game that would be fun for hours by yourself.

The animal speech in the series turned into gibberish for the other 3 games since this one, however in this game you can actually listen to them speak and decipher some words and phrases that sound like a warped/sped up version of English, giving the villagers a more realistic feel although still animals.

Up to 16 villagers can live in your town at a time, and a system is in place where you can go up to any villager and ask for a job immediately, meaning that you will never run out of things to do. Nearly every weekend an activity occurs whether it is a bug/fish competition or a holiday. The mayor is involved in the town allowing you to be in charge of the lighthouse for the night or handing you event related gifts.

KK Slider, a staple for the series who provides music for the custom houses, starts his career as a railroad stop singer before he is upgraded to a cafe singer in the later games. hqdefault

There are random things to do around the town to keep you busy such as watering flowers, talking and making friends with the villagers, kicking a ball around, digging up fossils and treasure, or stocking the museum with bugs, fish, and fossils. There is never a boring day when playing this game.

If you are looking for an amazing retro gaming experience or simply want an Animal Crossing game that you can play for hours on end without needing multiplayer to progress, this is definitely the game for you.

Overall Rating: 5/5

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About Me: Animal Crossing Game Review #1

si_nds_animalcrossingwildworldMy favorite game series has to be Animal Crossing. I just love how you get to create your own world from scratch and they give incentives for completing all the tasks such as filling the museum or buying all the upgrades to your house or filling your town with gardens and trees. Not to mention you can create very real bonds with the AI villagers in the towns that fill your day to day activity. I am going to be ranking the 5 Animal Crossing Games I own from Gamecube to 3DS on either daily or every other day until I have finally finished the list. So now, for my least favorite Animal Crossing Game, Wild World.

#4. Animal Crossing Wild World

This game could have been so good. However they basically took the Gamecube version, took all the special events/holidays that had anything to do with religion out, replaced them with pretty boring ones, and then made the town smaller. I understand that they were probably trying to make their game open to more people, but when it’s Christmas and you are expecting at least a present or some extra snowfall or something, you will be disappointed.The removed holidays also include Easter, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day. This means that your Animal Crossing Wild World year consists of mostly Bug-Offs and Fishing Tourneys.

Animal Crossing Wild World was not a bad game for the time, considering how they took a really detailed gamecube game and turned it into a fully functional DS game. When it was on Gamecube, the multiplayer functionality was so complicated, including exchanging memory cards, that most people would go their whole game time without once playing online multiplayer with anyone. However, on the DS they tried to force you to play with other people. If you wanted the fully upgraded Nook’s/General Store with a place to customize your hair and face, you had to have someone visit from another town. They had both local play and online play that would satisfy this feature. But if you were like me, your wifi was invisible to your DS and no one you knew had the game. So that meant that I was locked out of this feature indefinitely because of not being able to play with anyone else.

In wild world, they took away the infinite asking for jobs system. In the gamecube game you could talk to any villager, ask for a job, and they would give you one most of the time. This kept you fairly busy in the time that you were playing, as you ran random errands like “fetch my gameboy from Peanut” or “Get my soccer ball from Static”. In the DS game, a villager would have to randomly ask you to run an errand, which was pretty rare, so you had no real reason to do much besides get on to collect daily fossils and fruit if you didn’t want to spend time doing activities for yourself.

I did love my time with Wild World simply because I could take it everywhere, however the more years pass and the more new Animal Crossing games come out, the more I realize that it had a lot of potential and it did not quite live up to it.

Overall Rating: 3/5

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