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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2008, 11:40:19 PM »
I'm rather disappointed by the lack of improvement this game shows. Given, I have not played it (the way all great internet kvetches begin), but bear with me -- it'll be short.

I liked Animal Crossing for the GameCube. It was fun, original, and addictive. I did a bit of homework on the series and managed to come up with a ROM of Animal Forest for the N64 (the game it was ported from). The graphics were identical. There's nothing wrong with this. They're charming in their simplicity and they really don't take away from the gameplay experience. The DS, obviously, didn't improve upon the graphics because its graphical potential is about on par with the N64. But there's no excuse for not improving the graphics on the Wii. I understand that this is the style of Animal Crossing games, and, please, I'm not asking for photorealism, but at least take the time to smooth out the corners and add some depth to the textures. Seriously. It still looks like an N64 game. We have games on the Xbox Live Arcade that look better.

And, again, I know that Animal Crossing is a simple game and not meant to push the boundaries of graphical technology, but there's a fine line separating "charming" and "lazy programmers", and I'm not sure Nintendo is riding on the right side of it.


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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2008, 08:04:56 AM »
It seems that they added a lot more features, granted the graphics look generally the same as the GC version...
Though the features may have been added in the DS version, which I didn't play...

Plus the internet connectivity is almost real-time, chatting and texting, I haven't had any lag while I was on with others

I wonder if the NES games (if there are any, I haven't found any yet, though I have been playing for a relatively short time) will include the 2 player option, while someone is in your town...
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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2008, 02:13:46 AM »
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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2008, 05:32:02 PM »
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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2008, 10:37:07 PM »
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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2008, 09:43:34 PM »
I have a question about this latest Animal Crossing, and the answer may determine whether or not I buy it.

I read somewhere that the day-night cycle isn't tied to the day-night cycle in the real world anymore.  Meaning that if you're playing at 6 p.m. in Jersey, it's not 6 p.m. in your town when you get there (assuming your system's clock is set properly).  Is that true, or is it like the other Animal Crossings, where if you wanted to see something at 1 in the morning, you'd either have to cheat like a horrible dirty cheating cheater, or actually turn on Animal Crossing at 1 a.m.? 

I hope it's not true.  The time being set to your machine's clock was one of the things I liked best.


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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2008, 09:54:35 PM »
I hope it's not true.

Then allow me to be the bearer of good tidings: it's not true.  Still tied to the system clock.  Which means that after a week's worth of playing, I still have yet to see daylight in Bupville.


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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2008, 02:00:44 AM »
Well City Folk's on my Christmas list, so until then, I'm building up my catalog in Wild World. In the meantime, if anyone else is still playing Wild World and would like to visit my town and shop at my Nook's (That's the only way to get it from Nookway to Nookington's if I understand correctly) I wouldn't mind exchanging friend codes. :^)


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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2008, 02:40:15 AM »
Yeah, I normally play around 6 a.m. which is dark so I bumped my time up 2 hours so I could actually see Nook, etc.

I also just figured out that you have to open the gate to let people in.  Did not know that.

I did go to Grug's town and steal some fruit for my first wi-fi adventure.  I'm a fruit theif!
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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2008, 03:04:55 AM »
Yeah, I normally play around 6 a.m. which is dark so I bumped my time up 2 hours so I could actually see Nook, etc.

I also just figured out that you have to open the gate to let people in.  Did not know that.

I did go to Grug's town and steal some fruit for my first wi-fi adventure.  I'm a fruit theif!

Hehe! Some of my friends said you were there! I left the gate open while we were doing some drawing.
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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2008, 09:11:31 AM »
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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2008, 06:45:47 PM »
Yeah, I normally play around 6 a.m. which is dark so I bumped my time up 2 hours so I could actually see Nook, etc.

I also just figured out that you have to open the gate to let people in.  Did not know that.

I did go to Grug's town and steal some fruit for my first wi-fi adventure.  I'm a fruit theif!

Are you after any fruits still? I just mailed you an apple (because apples were the last fruit my group of friends needed and I sent them to everyone!)
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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2008, 12:43:45 PM »
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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2008, 05:15:13 PM »
Got this for Christmas. I get the feeling from playing a bit of it that this is essentially just a port of Wild World, which I played for like a year straight, but what the heck, I'll play it again!  ;D

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Re: Animal Crossing: City Folk
« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2008, 06:34:53 AM »
I didn't expect to get addicted to this game after playing the Gamecube and DS versions to death, but one of my friends gave it to me for my birthday. Here we go again...

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