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3DS Animal Crossing: New Leaf - players list in first post/ now with added google doc. spreadsheet!

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This might be the one thing to convince me to get a 3DS...

Loving the fact that finally you can swim too as that always used to be a bit annoying!
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I was all ready to post "I don't want another Animal Crossing" and then I saw Bunnie in one of those screenshots, went "aww, Bunnie," and it turns out that I do want it.

Bloody Nintendo.
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I really really want this to be good.
Not just another GC/DS AC in 3D.

The game needs more areas to travel to.
Also online needs to be better implemented. The DS version when I played it was always crashing when trying to travel to your friends towns.

They should implement NES games again like they did on the gamecube animal crossing.
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I feel like I'm starting to turn into some Nintendo hating troll like Judgement Boy, but ... come [i]on[/i]. They were already taking the piss when the Wii version was the same as the DS version.
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I absolutely adored the DS [i]Animal Crossing[/i], quite literally robbed me of hours every day (I was a student back then) but this just looks atrocious. Admittedly a difficult sell with trailers but I'll generously describes its looks as a third-rate PSP game and while there isn't a tremendous amount they could do with the formula, what appears to be absolutely nowt disappoints. Very amused at the Link bit, I imagine to confuse stupid people into believing there's an element of interactivity with objects when we all know he's just going to push it back and forth, maybe turn it a bit.
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[quote name='Space Gibbon' timestamp='1307481007' post='7935444']
Trailer is up.
[/quote]

Lovely :wub:

Never played [i]City Folk[/i], and there seem to be enough upgrades from [i]Wild World[/i] to warrant a purchase. [size="1"](The gf won't be happy though... )[/size]
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[quote name='ann coulter' timestamp='1307479159' post='7935324']
I feel like I'm starting to turn into some Nintendo hating troll like Judgement Boy, but ... come [i]on[/i]. They were already taking the piss when the Wii version was the same as the DS version.
[/quote]

Oi! Fuck off! No hate for Nintendo. Merely wanting them to be great.
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It would be nice it it was a significant upgrade but I think every iteration of Animal Crossing has been worse than the last with the Gamecube version still being the best of all with the NES games even if it did have a hugely unwieldy password system to transfer items.
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[quote name='ryodi' timestamp='1307485841' post='7935785']It would be nice it it was a significant upgrade but I think every iteration of Animal Crossing has been worse than the last with the Gamecube version still being the best of all[/quote]
I agree, and furthermore Animal Crossing is one of Nintendo's own series that [i]really[/i] needs to be have a break from the sequel-churn to have its game design rebuilt from scratch.
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[quote name='Double O' timestamp='1307500034' post='7936050']
I am 100% having a zelda themed house.
[/quote]

Or you could just play Ocarina of Time and live in a Zelda themed world!

Seriously I loved Animal Crossing on the Cube but this needs a lot more to tempt me. Plus....there's something very uncanny valley about those shots.
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[quote name='Double O' timestamp='1307513542' post='7936097']
But I can't plant cherry trees in Hyrule. :(
[/quote]

I'm kind of surprised given the milking Nintendo do with Mario and Pokemon that we haven't seen Harvest Moon:Life in Hyrule Edition yet.
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This game could be all sorts of awesome with street pass.

I remember playing the US GC version every day for a year solid. Went on holiday only to come back and find my next door neighbor had left and the place was overgrown with weeds. It was heartbreaking so I never played it again. :(
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[quote name='Double O' timestamp='1307516308' post='7936128']
This game could be all sorts of awesome with street pass.

I remember playing the US GC version every day for a year solid. Went on holiday only to come back and find my next door neighbor had left and the place was overgrown with weeds. It was heartbreaking so I never played it again. :(
[/quote]

I had a very similar story with my GC version. I played it every day for over a year, only to go to a festival for a weekend and find out when I returened that Bones, the loveable, accident-prone dog had moved away. :( I never really got back into it again.
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[quote name='Katsuya Eguchi @ Nintendo']To those [i]Animal Crossing[/i] fans, I just would like them to know that there’s progress and we should be able to offer a new download movie soon. As for features and specs of the game, I can’t go into too much detail, but players will be able to arrange their furniture the way they like, and we’ll be offering new networking experiences.[/quote]

[url="http://kotaku.com/5812741/a-tiny-bit-of-news-about-the-next-animal-crossing"]Source[/url].

"interesting" ...
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I failed to see the "news" in that article earlier. I'm hoping for something good from this game and looking forward to it - after being a huge fan of the first DS outing. Here's hoping future announcements are a little more inspired.
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[quote name='Comrade' timestamp='1308266471' post='7956745']
Is that what qualifies as interesting in Animal Crossing now? What a waste of a series.
[/quote]

I've put 'interesting' between inverted commas now, so the irony isn't lost on some of the readers...
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[quote name='Comrade' timestamp='1308266471' post='7956745']
Is that what qualifies as interesting in Animal Crossing now? What a waste of a series.
[/quote]

It is a bit of a waste. You could forgive Wild World for being similar to the Cube version, because a) it seemed to be a perfect fit for handheld play and b) the DS wasn't as powerful as the Cube. But the Wii game, as fun as the core Animal Crossing mechanics still are, pretty much evaporated any goodwill towards the series, because it simply didn't move the series forward AT ALL. It's probably the laziest sequel Nintendo's ever done. My wife and son have started playing it since it was released on the Nintendo Selects range, but I used to love it too, and just doing exactly the same things as I've done in the previous two has lost its appeal.

Hopefully the online/StreetPass/SpotPass ideas freshen it up a bit, but we need a complete overhaul of items, and a far greater range of things to do. If it's just the same bugs and fish as the last three I'm not sure I'll bother.




(Of course I'll bother. But I'll feel angry with myself for doing so.)
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Animal Crossing has so much potential, it's such a shame it's not even keeping up with the level of progress in each new Pokemon game!
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Quick question: I can get the Wii version, new, for something like 6 pounds. Worth it? I played the GC one to death.
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