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Mowzle

Mowzle

Never ask a woman her age.

Female, United Kingdom

I got my first DS to play Brain Age, but it never recognized my handwriting. Then I got hooked on Animal Crossing. The rest is history.

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Tue 22nd November, 2011

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Mowzle

#2

Mowzle commented on Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - We...:

My pre-order copy should arrive by post on Friday, before we depart for an autumn break. Thanks for the initial heads-up Karen. I think I fancy learning to be a tailoress first off. Can't be stuck with drabulous kit.
;)
Looking forward to juggling this with my 14 month ACNL townies while away.

Mowzle

#3

Mowzle commented on Review: Cocoro Line Defender (3DS eShop):

@JakeShapiro Thanks for the review Jake. Love this game's art style, and hoped to go for it. Maybe need to have a rethink.
Not to be a nitpicker, but I think you have the wrong sort of "bare down" in the second line of paragraph 4. I have checked my dictionary, and I think that enemies are more inclined to "bear down", though given the scantily clad lass in the Conan advert right beside that statement, maybe it is more appropriate. ;)
Ooh, she's gone now!

Mowzle

#4

Mowzle commented on Review: 1001 Spikes (3DS eShop):

@Philip_J_Reed: Brilliant revue, Chicken. Thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable read (pun not intended).
Makes me want to try it when it comes to Europe, but as I'm the world's worst at platformers I think I'd end up cutting my own throat early on.

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#8

Mowzle commented on Swoon! Style Savvy: Trendsetters Is Getting "D...:

Your article had me in stitches Damien. Thanks for cheering up my week.
I played Style Boutique for some time while waiting for ACNL, and it was an enjoyable game - until I'd had enough of the girl who kept returning to my shop and NEVER liked anything I showed her.
Sadly I sold it back to Game and wouldn't be able to update it. Not sure I'd bother with a new version. I'm not really into non-threatening vacant expressions - been married to a non-threatening non-vacant expression too many years......although I don't know........

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#12

Mowzle commented on Feature: Your Guide Through Dragon Quest Monst...:

Thanks Kerry, seems like you had some fun. Game looks gorgeous, and would love to see how you get on.
@GC-161: We non-Japanese speakers would need a translation, but who needs localisation? It's a fairy tale, it doesn't have to make a lot of sense. If a person can cope with magic beans, beanstalks and giants, I can't see there's a problem.
Or was translation what you meant by localisation? Or am I barking up the wrong beanstalk entirely - no offense meant.;)

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#14

Mowzle commented on Tomodachi Collection: New Life Currently Being...:

I don't think this really would be my scene at all. My fantasy lives need to be truly out of this world. I really don't want even an approximation of urban reality. I'll stick with Animal Crossing for the moment.
Each to his/her own preferences.
Is there any news on whether Fantasy Life is ever coming to Europe?
I am willing to wait - just want to know if it's worthwhile hoping.

Mowzle

#18

Mowzle commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:

Well, I'm also annoyed about this ( could use a stronger word, but I won't).
I would have bought this on day one, it looks gorgeous.
How many more games are we NOT going to see released in Europe!
It's high time region locking was dropped.
I bet we'll never get Fantasy Life in Europe, either.
:(

Mowzle

#20

Mowzle commented on Animal Crossing: New Leaf Postmortem Discussio...:

I would like to know why, when Isabel is SO specific about where one can site a new project, it is then considered perfectly acceptable in the game to site a new animal resident's home just TWO squares in FRONT of a fountain statue!!!! With acres of open woodland readily available!!
That is bad game design, and almost enough for me to give up playing an otherwise wonderful game. That animal will be on his way out of my town ASAP and a park bench built in that spot. I nearly cried - truly.
I know I'm not the only player to have this experience - is it possible to issue a patch for this sort of thing?

Mowzle

#25

Mowzle commented on Weirdness: "Pikmin 3" Shows Off a House in Ani...:

Thank you for the heads-up Thomas. I couldn't work out what the blue spot indicated, even thought it might be related to TIY which opened this morning. Didn't think of the HHA exhibition area.
I've been desperate for a Robo floor and wall as I want a space style kitchen - now I can start making one. And there's an Outdoor Bath, and..., and.., oooh I can't wait to get up there with some Bells in my pocket!
Passes out, breathless.. :D

Mowzle

#27

Mowzle commented on Nintendo UK Launches Weekly Animal Crossing: N...:

@Samurai The purpose behind it all is just to enjoy the banter, the music, deciding what options you want to use in developing your town, and enjoying all the many activities on offer. You might not enjoy it, but so many diverse gamers just love playing it that I guess you can't really know until you try it yourself.

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#31

Mowzle commented on Review: EarthBound (Wii U eShop):

I do wish this could come to the 3DS. I've never played on anything other than a handheld, so I'm absolutely no authority, but would it be that difficult to bring it to the eShop for the 3DS?

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#34

Mowzle commented on Guide: How to Spot Fake Paintings and Statues ...:

Thanks Katy (and thonky.com) for such a comprehensive guide. Redd arrived yesterday, the second day in my game. Have played Wild World, so I was pretty cautious, but I bought the ancient statue as I decided I might display it in my home later if it was fake (I'm not the proud sort), but he now sends them in the post so I'm still waiting. Probably posts items so you can't go back and attack him with a shovel when Blathers says "no".
Curiously, he had the Warm Painting which I did not purchase, but I was unable to manipulate the viewing angle sufficiently to get a good view of another which had its' back to the tent door. I think he's already wised up to that one!
:D

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#37

Mowzle commented on Review: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS):

@TeslaChippie:

Thanks for that, I suspected that would be the case. I like to run a couple of towns and have pre-ordered the cart which I will play on my handsome new pink 3DSXL. I'll download another copy onto my older 3DSXL which I'll be getting as part of the "So Many Games" promotion. It's a real bonus! Not planning a System Transfer at the moment.
:)

Mowzle

#38

Mowzle commented on Review: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS):

@Superconsole:
Would you know whether the "save file" for this game is on the game cart itself, or is created on the SD card?
I ask this because I'm wondering if the cart version could be played in any 3DS console in the same way I could play Wild World in either my DS or my DSiXL.

Mowzle

#39

Mowzle commented on Review: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS):

Thanks Katy, didn't think you'd be one to do that, but I know it can happen.
Choose one's friends carefully is the rule of thumb I guess.
Cheating at fishing and bug catching is a different matter however...... :)

Mowzle

#40

Mowzle commented on Review: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS):

Now had time to read the review through properly. Thank you Katy - enjoyable and informative. I assume you are joking, but I do have a bit of a problem with this:-
"there is no greater feeling of satisfaction than taking your town with you to your best friend’s house, linking up and then axing dozens of their trees, stealing their fruit, and sitting back to watch their helpless expressions".
Maybe it's my age, or maybe I have an abnormal attitude to gaming, but I always put a lot of heart into my little town and I would be devastated if someone did that to it during a play session. I do hope that isn't a general trend.

Mowzle

#41

Mowzle commented on Review: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS):

I'm desperate for this game, and now I find I'll probably be too busy with visitors from the Friday onwards over the weekend to get to Game to pick up my pre-ordered copy until the Monday or Tuesday.
:(

Mowzle

#43

Mowzle commented on Animal Crossing Co-Director Thinks Tom Nook Is...:

Tom Nook WILL force you to take on another loan to upgrade your mansion when you have paid off your present mortgage. However, if you prefer to live in a smaller mortgage free home, you can do that by not completely paying off that loan. He'll never hound you to complete.
I have a friend who likes to live in her first tiny starter home in Wild World - goodness knows where she puts all her stuff :D

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#44

Mowzle commented on Animal Crossing Co-Director Thinks Tom Nook Is...:

I take people as they come, and Tom Nook has been kind and helpful to me, apart from being a bit snippy about my time keeping on my first day in Wild World. You could even commend him for offering a temporary job to a clueless greenhorn, as it allowed me to earn enough Bells to buy a fishing rod and shovel.
He has his demons, after all. His broken love affair with Sable (which he messed up) must affect his outlook on life.
Perhaps we should try and get them back together in New Leaf ;)

Mowzle

#46

Mowzle commented on Feature: The Neutered Malevolence of Animal Cr...:

Don't enjoy swimming? Found Wild World boring? Frankly, I think you're all just a bit overstimulated by games like Mario Kart (which makes me dizzy :D).
That's the whole point of Animal Crossing, you just potter about gently, chuckle at the puns and peculiarities of your fellow inmates, and chill out. I will concede it is a bit like living in an open prison with all the rules and regulations, but you won't have a coronary, though your blood pressure may drop so much your veins clog up. I can't wait for mid June. :*

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#47

Mowzle commented on Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Has Been Rated i...:

I've attempted a couple of Harvest Moon games, but just don't seem to be able to get into them. There's some interesting reviews for this around, however, so I think I might try it - if I get time free with Animal Crossing coming up soon, which should keep me busy for a year at least. :D

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#49

Mowzle commented on Talking Point: Why Nintendo Life is a Part of ...:

I played Animal Crossing Wild World for 18 months solid. Having no ability to connect with others on WiFi, I bought a second DS and game card so I could "visit" between my two towns and advance the gameplay that way - its a teeny bit difficult controlling two separate cards at the same time on one's own, but it did the trick. This time linking with "friends" on the 3DS will be a piece of cake.
I don't think there was any hour out of the 24 that I didn't play, just to listen to the music. I loved wandering around my town in the wee small hours fishing and spacing out on the tunes that play then. I recently revived my towns briefly to get back in the swing of things. Pure escapist bliss!
I can't wait for New Leaf and all the new experiences mixed with the old familiar ones. Only problem is it won't be easy just advancing the time on the 3DS to play the 3am shift at 11pm in real time :D - or maybe Jon will be able to answer that one.

Mowzle

#50

Mowzle commented on Animal Crossing: New Leaf Passes Three Million...:

I just can't decide whether I should add to the retail or digital sales numbers, but whenever I see a picture of that adorable little Shizue, the Mayor's Secretary in AC:NL, my heart just melts. I can't wait to meet her.