Animal Crossing: City Folk - Game Only
I've been an Animal Crossing fan since day one, and I've bought every single Animal Crossing game that has come out. In fact, part of the reason I bought a Wii was so I could try the new AC game. That was 2 years ago, so I had to wait a little longer for this game than expected. To be honest, I knew whether or not this game was good, I was going to buy it anyway. I was just hoping it was better than Wild World which was simply an utter disappointment. Thankfully, it was. The new Animal Crossing must've been at least 10 times better than WW. But when I compare it to the original AC, which was far better than WW I'd have to say that the two were pretty equally matched. Customize your appearance- I like the fact that you can wear hats and other accessories that don't have the same pattern as your shirt, unlike in the original one where your hat always matched your outfit and you could only wear a cone hat (girl) or a viking hat (boy). Clothes- Another great thing was the new "Pro" feature that was available when creating designs for clothing. Now for a small fee, you can make different patterns on one side of the shirt and a different pattern on the other side, and the sleeves can also be different colors. Unlike in the original one, where the pattern you made would be on the front, back and sleeves. The only problem with this of course is the fact that the "Pro" method only works on shirts, not umbrellas, hats, etc. But if you're working on an umbrella or hat design, you don't have to pay money for it this time like in the other AC. You also get to see how your design looks before you finish making it, so you don't end up wasting money on an ugly design. Holidays- I LOVE the holidays in this game, and was relieved to see they brought them back from WW. This game has all of the holidays the original had, plus a couple of new ones like the candy festival and bunny day (Easter) although I was hoping that by some miracle they would add in a Hanukkah-themed holiday... But all of those lovable characters like Franklin the Turkey and Jingles the Reindeer are back once again. New Items- Like in WW, they added a lot of new furniture, furniture sets, new clothes and accessories, as well as new fish and insects to catch as well as the silver version of tools. (Shovel, Net, Fishing Rod, etc.) New characters- There are quite a few new faces in this installment, some who are new neighbors and others who are holiday characters or characters who live in the city. Upgrading your town- This part I thought was pretty clever, because even after you payed off your debt to Nook, you still had something to do. You and any other human who lives in town with you can make donations to the town. This is pretty cool because you can the wishing well back from the original AC and you have your choice of getting a Lighthouse like in the original or a windmill. New ways to handle money- I thought it was pretty cute that now you have ATM machines in the city and at the bank. You also get your own credit card. Though it doesn't work exactly the same way a real one does... Graphics- I felt the graphics were slightly better, and the colors were very vibrant. Human houses are scattered throughout the town- I thought this was a nice change, because I didn't like the fact that the houses for the humans were always in the same place, right next to each other. Now one character can live by Elmer, and one character can live by Teddy. The barber is available right away- I enjoyed that you could get your hair changed right away in the game instead of having to wait until the town shop got upgraded. There were of course the few downsides that this game had as well. The City- Not really my favorite. I was sort of expecting the city to be bigger with more stores. To be honest, there isn't a lot to do there, unless you have lots of money to throw away, or have a ton of friends who own this game who have lots of money to throw away. Of course, it is fun t
Escape from real life with Animal Crossing
Animal Crossing is game that captured my interest several months ago. Because I only got my Wii Mini in November, I never got a chance to play any Animal Crossing game. After I discovered Animal Crossing: New Leaf, I was disappointed that it was for a system I don't have (Yet. June better get here quick, so I can get my 3DS), but after doing research I discovered it's Wii title, Animal Crossing: City Folk. I was overjoyed! When I got it, well, at first, I wasn't very impressed. After playing it for a while, I got very bored. But, this is a simulation game, so I shouldn't have expected much. I almost considered trading it in for something else. HOWEVER, that was just the first day. Before I traded it in, I decided to give a few more days, to make sure I really wanted to get rid of it. The more and more I played it, the more I liked it. I got this game in early November; it is now early April, and I am loving it.
One of the best things about this game is that almost everything is customizable, all the way to the inside of your house, to what your character looks like, right down to changing the town tune and your villagers catchphrases... Well, only if they ask for it, that is. Another great thing is, is that this game relays on real time from the Wii's internal clock, so if it's night in real life, then will be night in game. Even the shops open and close during certain hours. You can also celebrate holiday's in game, too! Even your own birthday! And on Saturday nights you can go to the roost and listen to K.K. Slider's songs.
All of the character's in game all have different personalities. For example, Lolly is a preppy villager, so she'll be easy to befriend, but Astrid is a snooty villager, so she might not get along with Lolly, and she'll be a bit harder to befriend. But the problem here is, is that you can only have up to eight villagers at a time. This will not change if you make another account. The only time when you can get more is if you are just starting out when you only have six of them, or wait for one to move out. This can be emotionally painful if a villager you like moves out.
Did you know that this game can actually help you improve money management skills? Well, kinda. When you start, you are asked to find a house and then go pay off whatever amount bells (the currency) you're asked to get. And it can get a bit outrageous. I was asked to pay off 260,000 bells to upgrade my house, and I still have another 170,000 or so pay off. And the more you upgrade, the higher the cost, of course. At least you don't have a time limit to pay it all off, so you can take your time doing so. Just don't forget that you still have to pay it off to finish your house. Or go blow it all off on things you really don't need.
The graphics? Well, they're pretty good for a Wii game, and some of the past few games I've gotten tend to look pretty polygon-y, but, sadly, this also goes into that category of looking like a PS1 game. But I think the cutesy factor makes that fact a bit easier to swallow.
Now, if you can do me favor, can you scroll up and see the thing that says if I would recommend this to friend? I said no, because this game does take up a lot of time. If you really like it, you'll probably spend about 4 hours at most playing it. Also, this game is for casual gamers, no skill needed to play it. But the main reason why I said "no" is because I know my friends would not like this game. One plays Sonic the Hedgehog and the other play's Legend of Zelda and Pokemon, and both tend to be fairly busy. But if you know a friend who would like this, then go ahead suggest it.
So does Animal Crossing:City Folk get the stamp of approval? You bet it does. When real life gets boring, you can always visit your town for a break from reality. Go see how your villagers are doing, go upgrade your house, go find some fossils for the museum, etc.. But most importantly, have fun and enjoy your new life in Animal Crossing.
This was the first game I bought in the animal crossing series and I have played it for years! The graphics are great, the music is sensational, and the gameplay is great! I love the feature where you can go to the city. It gives you lots of variety of the types of stores you can visit. I also love that you don't have to share a house with the other players. It is truly great!
SO PERFECT, except a MAJOR glitch. DON'T BUY.
As you can see, everything about this game is great. When I was a kid I played Wild World, and I wanted to get to play Animal Crossing again. So since I didn't have a 3DS for New Leaf, I figured I'd get this game for my Wii. Everything was great until I found out a horrible feature Nintendo added in, not realizing it'd be such a problem. The grass in this game deteriorates drastically. If you run, it will go away quickly. Which doesn't make sense to me, because walking everywhere would take forever. If the grass is gone, first your town looks like a hideous desert, and certain bugs won't show up, and in the winter you can't make a snow man because snowballs only form on grass patches. The grass deteriorating feature was supposed to be so you could make your own paths in the game, but I know for me at least, I never run in the exact same places every day. It's an annoying feature that for me has made me give up on the game, since after a few weeks I can already see my grass going away. Grass also takes a very long time to grow back. Do not get this game, if I had known about this feature I wouldn't have bought it myself.
Too much like its predecessor, Wild World for DS
City Folk has hardly brought anything new to the series in comparison to Wild World. Only differences is that players get their own smaller, separate houses and that graphics were updated a bit. I do not recommend this game at all for those who played Wild World. Even if you haven't played Wild World and if you have a Wii that's backwards compatible with GameCube game just get the original gamecube version with a gamecube controller and memory card. If you have a 3DS, skip Wild World and go straight for New Leaf.
Best game ever XD
This game is suitable for all viewers :) Any kid could play this game because it is appropriate. It teaches you financial skills, along with knowing how to buy a house. You are able to earn your own money, and celebrate several occasions. We would recommend this game to all gaming types. Its casual, fun to play when you are stressed, and just when you want to relax! Any age can play it, that's an amazing part of this game, along with being able to play whenever you want, and always finding a new adventure around the corner. So many hints and secrets :) Thank you for providing our families with an amazing game. XD
HEY, THERES ANIMAL CROSSING HERE!!! BEEP BEEP!!!!
Animal Crossing Wii is a blend of modern and outdoor activity fun! There many things you can do in animal crossing such as work in a store or go fishing or catch insects. You can even own a house and make your house suitable and whatever you want it to look and be like. You can buy clothing and change whatever you want to like. You can look like a loyal Samurai or a cool dirty pirate. Best of all, the main thing in Animal Crossing is that you can own a town. Name it, decorate it, anything. There are endless activities and possibilities in Animal Crossing. Not to mention your imagination too. I mean there are adorable animals that walks on 2 legs and talks. This is a must have for Animal Crossing fans!! THUMBS UP IF YOU'RE STILL PLAYING THIS IN 2013!!!
i love it
i love this game it is addicting. You can ecscape the reall world to go to this paradise.... just watch out for bees.
This game is awesome but it get boring after you pay your house off and it could use more things....
A nice addition to the franchise with minor faults
I've been a fan of the Animal Crossing series since the very first game for the Gamecube, and it'll always be one of my absolute favorite games. The original was great but limited. Wild Word heavily expanded on the first game by adding so many new features and greatly improving on the ones already in place. City Folk, while being a good sequel, however, did not have as much of an impact, and I feel its actually the weakest game in the series. I will say that City Folk did deliver some great new features that have ultimately improved the series though. For one thing, the addition of Pro Designs was a welcome feature that really allowed those with excess creativity to really show it off. Being able to talk with fellow players over WiiSpeak was also a nice change for the series. The City aspect was great in theory, but actually left the least impact for me. It was lacking. You'd go there, and maybe have 2-3 things to do per trip. All in all, City Folk was pretty decent, but with the removal of some of the best features (such as having a huge mansion house), it fell short of being the "Next Gen" of Animal Crossing. Even so, I did enjoy the game enough to warrant buying Animal Crossing New Leaf, which looks the be the epitome of the Animal Crossing Franchise, and I can't wait for the next installment. It promises to be the best one so far with tons of new features, and even bringing back the best features from all the past games.