Help me get into Animal Crossing New Leaf?

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  1. GameWinner
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    I've been on and off with this game for the past three weeks.
    For the life of me I cannot get into this game.
    Is there anything I should be doing to past time in New Leaf or something?
    I want to justify my $30 purchase. :(
     
  2. UltraMew

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    Try going on /r/AnimalCrossing.
     
  3. Joe88

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    its just one of those games you either love or hate
    if you dont like it now, we probably wont change that
     
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  4. assassinz

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    Isn't it just a game where you take time out of your real life and spend time collecting items and such in the game to trade/buy other items to decorate your house in the game? Sure you interact with others online, but why not just do the same thing in real life? Am I missing something?
     
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    Well, there's that issue with money and sociable, active neighbors.
     
  6. Foxi4

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    Animal Crossing is a great game for people who don't have enough troubles and work in real life - for all others, Harvest Moon: A New Beginning is the superior choice. I could never get into Animal Crossing myself and I don't think I ever will - it's just... dull.
     
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    I hate your opinions.




























    Just about all of them.































    To Foxi4
     
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    We live in free countries, you're free to hate them to your heart's content. :)
    Thanks! It's 4682-8782-5659. :yaynds:
     
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    1375-7596-0844 How about a Phione? :)
     
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    Already have a Manaphy - I do need the other legendaries though. Let's not derail the topic though, I'll add you to my Friends list and we can trade later. ;)
     
  11. earlynovfan

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    It definitely helps when you have a favorite citizen. Mine was O'Hare but he moved to my friends town so sometimes we hang out just so I can see him. :3

    Also, from what I have heard online, it was made to be a peaceful and relaxing game. I used to play during my lunch breaks at Walmart because fuck that place.

    If you are a completionist, it's definitely a game you will get some enjoyment out of.
     
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    I'll PM you.
     
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    gl if you don't like this game when you start, then you will not like this game ever. I don't understand the appeal of this game or any of the MH series.
     
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    I like them ive never played monster hunter it's true fine.
     
  15. Chocolina

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    Most of what you do in AC is catching bugs and fish. So much so that most of the side quests, events, island games, and optional tools revolve around catching bugs and fish. Add specific hour and seasonal schedules and you're guaranteed you'll spend all year catching bugs and fish, if you already haven't gotten sick of the game after at most, a month. Is anyone surprised that people would be bored of the game?

    Mind you theres vastly more depth and thoughtfulness in the AC games than most of the other triple A titles and RPGs, but to experience it all requires commitment that most gamers don't have. I myself always given up at about 70% or less completion as a month's worth of real time spent time traveling and I still missed tons of crap. I'm just plain sick of it. It doesn't help that seasons and days are broken up into quarters while moving in real time, but you can finish all your daily routines in 15-20 minutes, leaving the entire day left to just bug and fish. It seems like the game is designed for multiple short-bursts of gameplay throughout the day as there are vast amounts of time you'll have nothing in particular to do, but gamers like myself don't play like that, because my definition of "on the go" gaming is laying on my couch for 4+ hours with my 3DS.

    I havent touched AC since a month after it's release. But that entire month of AC did justify the $30. I suggest you go on Gamefags and add about 20 friendcodes that are playing AC and insist they make you a "best" friend
     
  16. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    If you have to force yourself to like something, you dont really like it.

    If you arent into Animal Crossing, you probably arent going to get into it. Its a life simulator with no objectives and its really rather boring.
     
  17. GameWinner
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    Unfortunately, I don't have a store near me that has A New Beginning but my GameStop has A Tale of Two Towns so how's that?
     
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    If you like fantasy elements, Rune Factory is what you should get instead.
     
  19. earlynovfan

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    I've heard the 3DS Tale of two Towns is really buggy, get the original DS one. If you are able to order through Amazon, A New Beginning is EXCELLENT. A bit odd frame rate at first, but you'll get used to it quickly.