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Offline ebeth

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Animal Crossing: The game that has killed my love life
« on: April 08, 2008, 01:48:41 PM »
It all started innocently enough.

My boyfriend, his sister and his mother all got Animal Crossing for the holiday and began playing it.  Now, months later I am left, alone and naked in bed while my boyfriend shakes trees, sells fruit, writes letters, and runs errands.

Could someone explain why this game is so addicting when all I have seen of the game is basically what people tend to do in real life?

I'm frightened because this past weekend I received this game as a birthday present and I am expected to begin playing this game asap.  Will I too become sucked into planting flowers and trading wallpaper?.
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Re: Animal Crossing: The game that has killed my love life
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 03:52:31 PM »
Its a safe world...the only threatening thing in the animal crossing world is Resetti. And you only see him if you turn the DS off without saving.

I see the appeal, but I hate that Tom Knook is such a good business man. I mean the guy holds your house hostage until you pay him back, and until then, you are his slave. Tom knook keeps a heavy hand with his tyrannical rule of your town. You may get to name that town, but it is his.


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Re: Animal Crossing: The game that has killed my love life
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 10:18:34 PM »
The game is cute and simple, but there's always something to do. Each villager has a "unique" personality that makes the town really seem alive and, oddly enough, you'll find yourself somewhat caring for the creatures. There is a good balance of collectable junk and "mandatory" tasks to do to keep the gamers attention for much longer than any game ever should.

And, yes, Tom Nook is a G.


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Re: Animal Crossing: The game that has killed my love life
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 10:26:01 PM »
I was addicted to animal crossing for a long time.  I would skip sleep to play.  I can't explain it either because I never liked "The Sims" or anything (I am a big fan of SimCity though).  Luckily I have overcome.

On the other hand, this post makes me want to play again.
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Re: Animal Crossing: The game that has killed my love life
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008, 09:01:04 AM »
You're lucky your boyfriend doesn't play World of Warcraft, that'd end all his outside relationships.
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Re: Animal Crossing: The game that has killed my love life
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008, 08:44:05 PM »
Speaking of Animal Crossing  :'(

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Re: Animal Crossing: The game that has killed my love life
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008, 10:49:55 PM »
..........that made me really sad


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Re: Animal Crossing: The game that has killed my love life
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2008, 01:18:26 AM »
sad for me too but in a good way.  that love exists beyond the borders of death sort of way. 


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Re: Animal Crossing: The game that has killed my love life
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2008, 05:42:25 AM »
Wow...just wow.  That's a very strong story.  Going to have to show that one to my roommate.
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Re: Animal Crossing: The game that has killed my love life
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2008, 09:15:56 AM »
It all started innocently enough.

My boyfriend, his sister and his mother all got Animal Crossing for the holiday and began playing it.  Now, months later I am left, alone and naked in bed while my boyfriend shakes trees, sells fruit, writes letters, and runs errands.

Could someone explain why this game is so addicting when all I have seen of the game is basically what people tend to do in real life?

I'm frightened because this past weekend I received this game as a birthday present and I am expected to begin playing this game asap.  Will I too become sucked into planting flowers and trading wallpaper?.

Almost sounds like me and my Sims 2 Obsession. Before my gaming laptop decided not to work for me (I play the game on this poor 7 year old desktop PC which was not meant for gaming if that shows you how addicted I am to the game.) I'd be dead to the world whenever a new Expansion was released.
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