1. eyeliner

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    The game looks bad, sure. In today's screens at hi resolution. But at the time I enjoyed it immensely. And thought it was quite good looking. But it was the Euro version.

    It was so hard going to other people's villages... It was a far simpler and innocent time.

    The man behind this fan translation is amazing.
     
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    I tried the new one, deleted it after 30mins, shit and boring game.

    One thing that annoys me with nintendo is the cheapness and not paying for vocal actors and theres nothing worse than having to sit read endless shit and tapping the a button, its old and boring...... its nintendont!
     
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    You encourage Nintendo fans everywhere. :P
     
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    well its not like its not true, problem with the fans is they cant handle negative views against their beloved recycle whore, cheap nasty inferior hardware company that only cares about recycling its same old shit and fancy gimmicks to "print" money, than actually keeping to its bs promise they crap out each gen, and actually release hardware capable of playing todays games NOW, not wait generations later for a full price port of a title you can buy for a few quid.

    yea, i love it, thing is, nintendo used to be my number1, but since the n64 theyve just gone down the shitter.
     
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    Maybe I'm just dumb, but I fail to see the selling point of these games. Is it a simulator like sims? Or just like one of those games you pay every day cause of daily task unlike some MMO or Mobile game? :ninja:
     
  6. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?
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    I want a version of Animal Crossing run through a bunch of translators ending in English. I feel like that'd be a quality series for that.

    We get it you're an old man that doesn't understand the Switch or why porting things to it is actually amazing because it makes them -portable-.
    Herp fucking derp. Not like they stopped MAKING games they just do both now. What a concept!

    Sorry i'll get off your lawn old man, i'm over here stop yelling at the sky.
     
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    Almost forgot, no bunny day.

    No special event will replace stuff you get for more than a day.

    You start with a house with a HUGE basement instead of a tent.

    Nes games!

    Sure the graphics have not aged well and you can't change the face, hair and skin color of your character but that's just cosmetics.

    Socialisation simulator, the goal if you wanna call it that is to get the biggest house ever and complete your inventory list, plus doing all holidays and social events at least once. Once you have done that, that should take at least a year or two without cheating, there is nothing else to do in the game save playing the Nes games (Gamecube versions only).
     
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    I thought this article had an interesting perspective:
    On Animal Crossing: A Bleak Portrait of the Human Condition

    I collected just about everything in the 3DS version; that was rather diverting for a while. It kind of lost its mystique after I ventured online and encountered one of the more toxic communities. Probably for the best. At least the included version of Puzzle League is nice; the board game (from Amiibo Festival) is cute, but depends a little too much on RNG.

    I still play the mobile version for some reason, but it's really gotten quite mindless. Back when it was first released and they weren't quite sure what they were doing they would mix things up a little. I was hoping the big update a few months ago (which coincidentally made it stop working on a lot of Android hardware) would have some surprises, but it's still the same old thing – plant the flowers, do the fishing tournament, collect the gyroids, get some fortune cookies, and if you miss a day you can't get the big whatsit prize at the end of the month. I should focus more on Pokemon Go instead; at least that gets me outside.
     
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    Being on mobile sounds even more extreme to the idea of a game with a "Daily chores list quota" that I dislike about games in general. I never actually played one of these games, but the way it is constructed seems much like it. The fact it run on "Real time clock" system just adds to the idea. Playing the game cause you're given daily objectives sounds like a huge inconvenience. Even in MMO games where you just want to be able to pick up, play as long as you want, stop and continue whenever you very well please.

    Maybe I don't know that much about it, but even watching people play just looks boring with nothing engaging or interesting to find appeal of. But maybe I'm just used to the fantastical worlds or fantasy settings or sci-fi theme of some other games that I'm being biased or not giving it a chance. But then again, how it's advertised doesn't really help to make me find it interesting either. Even a game like that Atelier Ryza advertised as a game where crafting things is the main focus, least has some RPG action combat to draw in those kinds of fans. :ninja:
     
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    The game, at least before the Mayor thing, was a socialisation simulation. You talk to people you do tasks, you earn money, pay your debt, get a bigger and bigger house, you fill the museum with fossils, bugs and stuff, you make friends and eventually those friends leave so you make new ones. There are holidays and special events but unlike the latest game (BUNNY DAY SUCKS!) thry don't steal two weeks and change of your life in a single event.

    This is why people are so interested in an old game:

     
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    Eh, it's part of the "fun" – it gives things a sense of risk and immersion. Besides, in New Leaf, at least, you can set the clock to whatever you want every time you start the game, if you want; you don't even have to change the system clock. (Some of the animals will accuse you of being a time traveler, but there are no real consequences generally.)

    New Horizons is probably a different matter, but the "Mayor thing" in New Leaf was generally quite unobtrusive.
     
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    I just feel it was annoying. Not only they make you live on a tent, instead of a house, not omly you have to keep paying for upgrades, but be the mayor too?

    Also it wasn't until the Switch game they finally removed the "grass gets ruinrf if you walk over it" thing..Only to add the nightmare know as bunny day that's actually like two weeks.

    Edit: Plus no basement or Nes games.
     
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    New Leaf and the mobile version are the only games I have direct experience with, so maybe I'm missing more than I know, but I just don't see how you can find that annoying. I guess accumulating bells to pay off new projects can be bothersome, but you can pretty much ignore that aspect entirely, unless the occasional snippet of villager dialog is too much pressure?
     
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    On the Gamecube game you start with a bigger house that later games and you also have a basement that has a lot of space.

    On the DS game you have no basement and start with a smaller house.

    Later games have you start on a tent.
     
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    So small it was the first GameCube game to ever be pirated also, I'm pretty sure the Animal Crossing Loader by Eurasia near enough loaded the entire game in to ram via the broadband adaptor.

    Certainly set an interesting precedent that it was possible to stream GameCube games over the network.
     
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    That's interesting, I never knew that. Cool stuff!
     
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    Fun fact, the game used to be even smaller but it was delayed by a month to add the GBA stuff. And then it became a few mbs bigger when it was localized to America and even more stuff was added. And then this version with even more stuff was released in Japan.

    This last version was originally going to be localized as Animal Crossing 2 on the Gamecube but the failture of the E-Card reader outside Japan axed the idea somehow. Plus the game was deemed too similar and they also didn't want to make the effort to make this game compatible with the previous one.

    Remember how people complained the Wii game was basically the DS game with extra stuff? Well this would have been worse.
     
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    In my opinion, Animal Crossing is better than any other game.
     
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    Honestly: I never really understood the appeal of animal crossing
     
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    Hi, I knew the first animal crossing had come out on n64 only jap.. Then on gamecube.. But this version + what would it be? Is it in the form of a n64 dump? How to play it on swiss/ds mios/Nintendont?
     
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