Review: Tomodachi Life (Nintendo 3DS)

Reviewed by QuazaRayy, posted Oct 19, 2019, last updated Oct 19, 2019
Oct 19, 2019
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • PEGI Rating: Three years and older
  • Single player
    Local Multiplayer
    Online Multiplayer
    Co-operative
Tomodachi Life is a basic life simulation game for people who want something simpler than Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Let's jump in!
QuazaRayy
When you open the game you will see an overview of the island. When you start the game for the first time, you can name your island and make a mii of yourself. The game starts with you feeding your Mii and then introducing another Mii to your island for your Mii to be friends with. It's fun at the start and as your progress with the game's "story" (as it being a life simulation game, the story is as you make it), you will unlock more shops and eventually two Miis will get married. These Miis will eventually have a kid, this kid will take a few days to grow up. After that you can introduce your new child Mii, a mixture of the parent Miis, very simple representation of genetics and mutation, if you have less than the max of 100 Miis in your island to the island as a Mii or as a traveler going around other islands via StreetPass and coming back to your island with cool new items, clothes and food! However the game starts to get boring after you've seen everything, which is all the dialogues, the minigames, reached 100 Miis, got Miis married, traveled to different islands and got tons of StreetPass and SpotPass stuff. After a certain point, it becomes boring to the point of not being able to play the game. You leave it out and the island falls into disrepair and then you see it a few months or years later and boot it up to see all your Miis starved and sad and play it until it gets boring again or until you reset your save.
Verdict
Pros
+ More basic than AC:NL
+ Your friends being stupid in a game!
+ Concert Hall is the only fun thing that can't get boring
Cons
- Gets boring after a while
- Your friends being stupid in a game!
- Feels like a minigame collection disguised as a life simulator.
6 Presentation
After a while, the game feels like WarioWare but it's way more monotonous.
3 Gameplay
As I said it's just a monotonous minigame collection with a life simulation finish.
1 Lasting Appeal
Got everything there is to get? Then the game is unplayable because you can predict everything!
3.5
out of 10
Overall (not an average)
Seriously this game is just plain bad once you get to the end as it feels like a waste of money because you finished everything! However if you like getting your friends to swear in a music video then this game has some appeal however during playing the game I did have some serious fun!


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