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Octane

@hirokun And I'm sure quite a lot of people don't want to buy amiibo to get everything out of their game, including me. So please keep them out of it. I prefer every bit of content to be accessible without the use of additional accessories. If they include all this amiibo and micro-transaction stuff, blegh... I'm not a fan of that.

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Ste

hi everyone,

I don't know anything about the Animal Crossing games, would someone give me a brief description? I know they are popular and have a very loyal following that I may try this one, but would like to know more.
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Silly_G

@Ste : It's a relaxing sort of game where you can perform little everyday tasks in a town (in real-time) populated with adorable (and witty) animals. Residents will periodically move out while another replaces them.

You can go fishing, catch insects, breed flowers, participate in local competitions, look for hidden items (that can be donated to the museum), customise clothing items etc.

There isn't an awful lot to it (it's the subtleties that give the game its trademark longevity) and is a bit of a hard game to define genre-wise. It's the sort of game you'll find yourself playing in short bursts over a long period of time. If you're curious, New Leaf Welcome Amiibo is really cheap and is the most up-to-date Animal Crossing game at the moment, but perhaps you ought to wait for the Switch version. If you are looking for a goal-oriented game, you will be disappointed, but if you are after an easygoing experience that you can play at your own pace, the Animal Crossing games are among the best of their kind.

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farrow000

Animal Crossing is a franchise I know nothing about that I am curious to try out so I might pick it up once I see some more gameplay footage

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Eel

I have been recording a lot of animal crossing wild world gameplay... Not sure if watching me play will make you wanna play though....

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Cynas

Yosheel wrote:

it was definitely intended on their part, since regular villagers don’t check for tiles before placing their house.

I didn't realize that was added when the amiibo functionality came. I haven't really played the game since before the amiibo update. Either way, even if new villagers move in away from my set paths it's annoying to have to create a new road to their house, especially when I have the trees and flowers set up the way I like.

I also just remembered the Switch doesn't have a camera so they won't be able to do QR codes to get designs from other people. Hopefully there's a search feature to be able to grab other people's designs since I'm not artistic enough go make my own roads. I also hope we can save more designs per character since in New Leaf I needed to use 2 characters to get all the road tiles.

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Eel

Maybe they'll implement an online catalogue of sorts instead of qr codes

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Yorumi

The main things I want to see in the new game is more things to do, better interaction with neighbors, and more emergent gameplay. The biggest problem with any AC is the gameplay loop. After a while there's not much to do besides hoard junk. You're going to run out of fish and bugs until you hit a new time marker. It would be fun to have some more procedurally generated things. We have swimming now why not diving on reefs? They could be randomly generated. Cave exploration, both on land and underwater. Things like that could add much needed variety to the game.

They need tasks too, like say I want to throw a party. Well I need to buy decorations, cook a bunch of food for everyone etc. You could even carry that over to allowing you to earn bells with jobs. Earn money working in the coffee shop, maybe sew stuff for the able sisters you get the idea. Having a lot of options would be really nice and keep the game feeling interesting longer.

Likewise invest a little time making the villagers more interesting. Give them more to say to begin with but also reasons to interact with them. Maybe we can go play a game and actually play it. Some backyard baseball, or a game of tag or something.

Allow us to build our own personal aquariums and terrariums, with customized shapes and put what we want in them. More broadly said encourage player creativity much more. Give us the tools to really get creative, really build neat things, really invest time in. AC needs to take some queues from minecraft, the sims, harvest moon, and rune factory. Obviously don't clone their systems but see what keeps people playing those games for years and adapt it to AC.

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DarkRula

The largest town ever. The Gamecube sized town of 5x6, but there's now three of them attached together. Island tours get reinvented to be different and playable in the town itself. And last idea for now, a campsite placable in the town that will raise profit for the town and bring new residents to interact with without them being permanent residents.

Seeing that trailer got me hyped for the time when it will finally arrive - I'm hoping sometime summer.

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Eel

I'd rather keep things simple and contained.

Its great to add variety and new things to do and see, but I also want a game I can play for 20-30 minutes every day and feel satisfied with what I did.

I don't want to spend 60 minutes hitting rocks in a giant town just to find the one with money in it.

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Octane

@Yorumi Throw in that island survival game from the Wii U game, that didn't look half as bad as a side thing. What about a card game or something along those lines? It's one of the things I got hooked on in The Witcher 3, collecting all the Gwent cards, and playing the game itself. Sometimes I just played an hour of Gwent in-game.

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hirokun

Octane wrote:

@Yorumi Throw in that island survival game from the Wii U game, that didn't look half as bad as a side thing. What about a card game or something along those lines? It's one of the things I got hooked on in The Witcher 3, collecting all the Gwent cards, and playing the game itself. Sometimes I just played an hour of Gwent in-game.

yes. to everything yes. If everything is not in it I would be confused. They added some cool stuff to new leaf last year too which I'm sure will all make a comeback too.

I'm just wondering what new interesting things they might add too.

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Yorumi

Octane wrote:

@Yorumi Throw in that island survival game from the Wii U game, that didn't look half as bad as a side thing. What about a card game or something along those lines? It's one of the things I got hooked on in The Witcher 3, collecting all the Gwent cards, and playing the game itself. Sometimes I just played an hour of Gwent in-game.

That would be really cool too. You could do things, trade cards with villagers, build a deck and challenge them. Anything they can do to keep you coming back is a good thing in my mind.

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Mountain_Man

Octane wrote:

@hirokun And I'm sure quite a lot of people don't want to buy amiibo to get everything out of their game, including me. So please keep them out of it. I prefer every bit of content to be accessible without the use of additional accessories. If they include all this amiibo and micro-transaction stuff, blegh... I'm not a fan of that.

I agree. Locking minor content behind what is essentially a paywall annoys the hell out of me.

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Eel

The magical thing with animal crossing is that you don't need the amiibos to get their content.

You just need to know some who has them and is willing to give or trade for the items.

I've given away several 3DSs and WiiUs in New Leaf.

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hirokun

@Mountain_Man I mean, you can spoof any amiibo you want if it really bothers you. So far amiibo haven't done a whole lot to lock you out of anything meaningful afaik.

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Heavyarms55

So I was thinking. This game is probably my most anticipated game coming to the Switch right now, what exactly do I want from it?

Basically, I want to core gameplay of New Leaf retained and expanded on. The core of interacting with villagers, catching bugs and fish, collecting fruit, and paying off your home while expanding your village. There are 3 things I want to see expanded:

1. Your home. I want to be able to go bigger, with more options to expand, more customization inside and outside. I'd like a defined backyard - with a garden.

2. The garden. I don't think we need to go full on farm sim - we have Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon for that, but I'd like to see some ability to do some crop raising. It could be done in real time, with a big payoff for days/weeks/even months of tending that garden, then you sell your prized crops at the end of a season. Going a little further, a public greenhouse where you work with your villagers together to tend crops and share the profits.

3. You're the Mayor again. I want to see your control of the town expanded - I want to see some kind of voting system. Let's say there is some big project you want to do. A mini-game of sorts could be talking to your villagers and convincing (or bribing with goods or favors) enough of them to support building that public greenhouse (for example). Finally I'd like to see your town start out smaller than New Leaf, but be upgradable to be significantly larger than it was in New Leaf. You do that voting mini-game, plus raise the funds to make your town larger by buying more land. This would add a lot of customization to the game and provide more long term goals that just paying off your home.

Also honorable mention: I want more Amiibo support. I liked the Welcome Amiibo update a lot. I'd really like to see all Amiibo supported with themed items from their respective series. Or if not all Amiibo, all distinct Nintendo ones. I understand they'd have to get extra permission to use the Sonic, Dark Souls, Metal Gear and Pac-Man Amiibo. (But how cool would it be if we could get stuff from all those series?!)

Anyway, so long as we get a good genuine Animal Crossing on the Switch, something comparable to New Leaf, I know I will be happy. But this is what I'd want to see.

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Octane

@Heavyarms55 Mayor feels so OP, I think you can do most of that without being the mayor. I liked that feeling in the original Animal Crossing, just moving into a village, messing about with the fish and not paying off your loan.

They should definitely add in one of those roomba grass mowers, I ain't got no time for the weeds!

Octane

Eel

I don't like having one character being more special than other characters.

Isabelle can be the mayor, and still give us the choice of doing all the same things. Through her.

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DarkRula

I'm thinking more of a joint-management position. Isabelle would handle the mayoral duties while player character one is the voice of the town - making the decisions of where things will go for the betterment of the town. As fully interactive as you want it to be, so your town could remain at its base form or show off as much creativity as you're willing to put in.

So long as we're all in agreement that we can stop villagers moving in completely randomly, I don't think it really matters if the player mayor role comes back. Though if it does allow us to pass the role to another player character.

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