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If you had told me that I would be working from home self isolating for what could be almost half the year back in January, I wouldn’t have believed you. I had so much to look forward to: Animal Crossing in March, a BTS concert in June, seeing family and friends for holidays… Even going thrift shopping has been cancelled as we all try to stay inside for everyone’s health. But that’s exactly what happened. Plans were cancelled. Life feels cancelled, but at least I still had Animal Crossing to look forward to in March… A light in the darkness for most gamers and “non-gamers” alike.
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Enter the world of Animal Crossing. Make friends with the animals, fish to your heart’s content, find every fossil to be displayed at the museum, decorate your house over and over again… You can totally ignore all responsibilities (like paying back loans) and do other things in the game if you just don’t feel like dealing with the stresses of the “main” story line.
With the release of Animal Crossing’s Pocket Camp, I found my love again for Animal Crossing. I haven’t picked up New Leaf in quite sometime, but Pocket Camp is a different kind of Animal Crossing. AC has a way of soothing and relaxing me after a long day at work. As a “quest-er” of gaming, I quite enjoy the meaningless tasks of helping the animals, gathering fruit, planting flowers, fishing for rare fish, catching exotic bugs, and decorating my camp ground.
The cute graphics, simplistic shading, and adorable game mechanics bring me back to those good ol’ GameCube days. Nostalgia and simplistic themes make this game very easy to just play and not worry with trophies or story lines. Even now, AC still carries weight within the gaming community. It’s definitely my favorite game to just “live” in.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, there was a guest post on A Geeky Gal about Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and even a Saturday Suggestion post! Can you tell it’s a game that I still manage to pick up on my 3DS when I need some down time? With Animal Crossing’s Pocket Camp out on mobile, anyone can dive into the world of Animal Crossing. I highly suggest trying it out if you enjoy quests and non-story-ish content.
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What game would you choose to ignore the story and just “live” in the world? Would you like to see a Saturday Suggestion on Animal Crossing’s Pocket Camp? Let me know in the comments!
This game is for sure my new addiction. I bought a 3DS solely for the purpose of playing this lovely gem. I actually had the first one for my GameCube and completely fell in love! Don’t let the art style fool you into thinking it’s just another kids’ game. It’s for anyone and everyone (trust me, I’m 21 years old). The point of this game isn’t reaching new levels or gaining points. The point is simply adventure. You get to spend your time just exploring this amazing, creative world all in real time.
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– By Matt, Normal Happenings –
Hello there. I’m Matt from over on Normal Happenings. In the spirit of our blog partnership, Megan and I are doing a guest post exchange. Oftentimes, I discuss topics on my blog of a more practical or philosophical nature. So it’s rejuvenating to be able to just geek out about things here on a blog that’s all about geeking out. We’re publishing these articles at the same time, so you can go here to see Megan’s post over on Normal Happenings.
So I have a confession to make. I love the video game Animal Crossing. I can’t get enough of it. From designing my own home to finding fossils to interacting with my neighbors, there’s something incredibly fulfilling about playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf. In fact, since I got my 3DS, I’ve spent more time playing New Leaf than other game. Even more than Zelda, which, you know, I named my blog after.
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