Topic: Where to start with Animal Crossing

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Hi Guys.

I consider myself a big Nintendo fan, for nearly 30 years now.
However i have never played an Animal Crossing game.

Not sure if its because by the time the series came over to the UK i was probably about 19 or 20 and the cutesy asthetics were something i passed on.

The more time has gone on though, and now in my mid 30s i dont care about how a game isn't supposed to be aimed at me, i just want to play them. I picked up New Leaf for the 3DS, and want to start playing it this weekend.
With the Switch game coming out soon, i thought i best get some time in with this version first which i hear is one of the best in the series.

How is it best to approach the game as a newcomer to the series?
Any advice will be appreciated.

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Animal Crossing is a series that very much evolves with every instalment. Usually when the latest games comes out, there is little reason to play the old ones.

With that in mind, I would go with New Leaf.

You could wait for the Switch release, but that would cost a lot more and we know nothing about it so far.

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Yeah every Animal Crossing game basically just adds new features on top of what was in the previous ones. There are a few features exclusive to the older games, like the city in the Wii game, but unless you're a die-hard AC fan you're better off just playing the newest main-series game, which is New Leaf. Of course, there's a new game coming to the Switch this year, but you don't have to buy it as soon as it comes out if you want to stick with New Leaf for a while longer (it will keep you busy for a very long time if you get really into it).

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