Animal Crossing Too Little Kid Like?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by aleXXXps, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. aleXXXps

    aleXXXps Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    United States
    Chicago, IL
    I keep seeing all this hype for Animal Crossing New Leaf on the 3DS. As an adult gamer who's never played the series, I thought it kind of looked like it was geared towards little kids. Am I wrong? I'm a pretty casual gamer and enjoy RPG's and such, but was quite curious about this one based on all the news I'm seeing...
  2. kirbymaster101

    kirbymaster101 GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 21, 2008
    Just like Pokemon, these games are for all ages. For the most part, its obviously more targeted towards the younger audience but this isn't really an rpg if that's what you're going for. Its harvest moon without getting love points for banchelors/bachelorettes and alot more customization eg. your house,clothes, patterns, etc. I say go for it
  3. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Sep 13, 2009
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    Animal Crossing is one of those games you either love or hate - I personally think it's both ugly and tedious but it has a degree of charm to it that some people adore. Not my cup of tea, but if you come across it, try it out for yourself.
  4. Pedeadstrian

    Pedeadstrian GBAtemp's Official frill-necked lizard.

    Oct 12, 2012
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    I've known grandparents that are technologically inept, grandparents that play casual games, and grandparents that play World of Warcraft. Age doesn't matter when it comes to games (at least going down in age; a little kid playing M rated games is different). Like most Nintendo games (at least in my opinion), the game is designed towards kids, but enjoyable for all ages. I'm not exactly a fan myself, but that has nothing to do with my age.

    Basically what kirbymaster101 said.
  5. Chary

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    Oct 2, 2012
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    No. Animal Crossing games are sort of like the Sims, but cutesy-er and more interactive. It looks kiddy like, but once you start playing, you'll see the charm. I mean, my 56 year old dad plays it. I don't think 56 year old Iranian males play "kiddie" games.
  6. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng Wu-Wei

    Aug 15, 2012
    United States
    Finding that out myself.
    This topic has been brought up so many times, in youtube too.
    And always the answer is no. Just because it looks kiddy like doesn't mean it's fun for adults.
    Many reviewers and even 50 over people play these games and find it too fun.
    A game to escape your busy life.
    Just say you're a PS4/Microsoft/PC fanboy, you've played all games such as COD.
    You look at Mario games and say, please, COD is way manlier and better than this kiddish mario game.
    And they always miss the fun from the Ninty games. You'll never know unless you play.
  7. astrangeone

    astrangeone GBAtemp Addict

    Dec 1, 2009
    I hate when this topic comes up. (In fact, I'd be doing a youtube rant about it soon.) Games are not kiddy based on their graphics engine.

    I personally game to:
    - feel challenged
    - escape my busy and tedious life
    - to enjoy the storyline
    - to socialize

    Animal Crossing New Leaf is basically Nintendo's answer to the Sims. (You customize everything - your clothes, your hair, your town, and your life.) I find it addicting (I put in so much time with Wild World - the DS version)....
  8. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 2, 2009
    Gambia, The
    i never really understood whats up with the game, after all, the custumizing aspect still feel extremely limited. walking around, putting things here and there and spending hours to pay up to tom for a bigger house or some different music. presonally, i couldn't get bothered to play it over the 5 hour limit i usually give new games. nothing exciting happened, and i didnt feel like i accomplished anything.
    but thats entirely based on gaming experience, not on the way things looked.
    it does look like its for kids, but personally, i dont think i would've enjoyed this if it looked like dragon age or whatever
  9. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

    Sep 9, 2006
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    The music always pulls me in...

    I would buy this game just to have this playing all day long:

    The tunes in AC game always soothe.

    Kinda distracts from ones everyday life.
  10. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

    Aug 11, 2008
    United States
    Right behind you
    I remember the first day I got the GCN game, I played it for over 5 hours straight, It can get quite addictive. However, if you want your games to have a "point" then it's not your type of game. There's no real way to "win" and the game more or less goes on forever.
  11. Kikirini

    Kikirini Zelda Fangirl

    May 18, 2011
    United States
    Vermont, USA
    I have never quite understood why people worry about the "maturity" of games now. Are they really that insecure about their age?
    At this point, it's safe to say that a lot of children, 12 and under, play Call of Duty, and plenty of adults 20 or older play things like Pokemon... or, in this case, Animal Crossing. And last I checked, "E" means "Everyone," not "little kids only."
    If it's not your cup of tea, then leave it at that, since the debate about the childishness of games is stale.
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  12. ferofax

    ferofax End of the World

    Jan 26, 2009
    Because people still have that typical Nintendo stereotype going on, that their games are "for kids". Some generalize and make sweeping remarks about Nintendo as a whole, some only on specific "kiddy looking" games, but it's the same stereotype nonetheless.

    Basically, if it looks serious, it's for mature people (see GTA, lol). If it's cartoony, it's for kids (see Adventure Time, Pokemon, Animal Crossing).
  13. beta4attack

    beta4attack GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 16, 2011
    The world that never was
    Just because it uses a cartoon-ish style doesn't mean it's childish. It's a very addicting game for all ages, and it works better when you're older just because you put all the stress of work/school in it. It's like a gentle breeze in a hot day, so relaxing and fresh ^_^ But I, for one, don't think that anything beyond the letters/numbers/learning games are for kids only, and even then if an old guy plays those and enjoys them, who am I to stop them? What's important in a game is to enjoy it, no matter what the age-rating it is! And the age-rating system is not made to judge a game if it's for kids only or adults only, it's made so they can point out the things not suitable for younger people (Like blood, drugs, etc.) so if the game is rated for everyone, that means that there are nothing that is not suitable for everyone, and that's a good thing because... yeah, everyone can enjoy it, not only adults. Ehh.. I kinda went off-topic there with the rating stuff, sorry, but my point is that no matter what the art-style is, it doesn't necessarily mean it's not for children. For all we know they could make a cartoon-ish CoD-esque game someday X_X
  14. qweesy777

    qweesy777 Member

    Jan 8, 2013
    United States
    Its a little kid game... Don't try to make yourselves feel better about it, and animal crossing is:shit:
  15. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng Wu-Wei

    Aug 15, 2012
    United States
    Finding that out myself.

    Hehehehe, here comes the haters.
    Play the game bitch. Or this game is too good for you. Sorry.
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  16. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Awoo~!

    Sep 13, 2009
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    The games really don't have a target age group, it's more like the Sims with a cutesy texture over it. If anything it's a game made for anyone of any age to pick it up and enjoy it.
    I suggest if you want to know what the hype is all about, why not just pick up a copy yourself and play it. That's the best way to understand a game really.
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  17. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    he probobly plays COD with all the 12 year olds
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  18. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng Wu-Wei

    Aug 15, 2012
    United States
    Finding that out myself.

    Even I hate COD.
    To tell the truth, COD lovers are Nintendo haters.
    Youtube says it all.
  19. Lushay

    Lushay GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 15, 2009
    United States
    Maybe Nintendo should add a few more guns and strip clubs to the next animal crossing. Shake it, Mabel.
  20. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    they love the smell of balls on there head rather than fun