Animal Crossing is a series that always tends to get critical acclaim or somewhat of a cult following, I never understood why. So I jumped in feet first to see what the craze is about. This is my review of Animal Crossing: A New Leaf.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is not really a game that is dependent on it’s story. You’re moving to a new town as an ordinary citizen. When you step off the train you are mistaken by everyone for the new Mayor. Despite what you say, you are made Mayor of this new town and it’s your responsibility to make it a fantastic place to live, or mould it in any twisted way you desire. Aside from a letter you receive from the real mayor more or less saying, and I’m paraphrasing here. “It’s all good homie, you be mayor. I’m outta here” That’s all the story and exposition you get. You’re right into the gameplay!
The best way to explain Animal Crossings presentation is, Joyous. It’s bright and colourful, joyful music and a lot of detail. Nothing is there for no reason. There is always some interactivity with it and it’s just fun to see how different things react and trust me. There are tons of different items to play with. Animal Crossing knows it has a certain style and it flaunts it. The only complaint I have with it is that when the 3D is on, the place just feels devoid of anything. 3D just feels like a second thought, and that’s fine. If anything it’s just me nitpicking. I can’t find any active flaws with New Leaf’s presentation.