So I've been wanting to buy a new 3DS game, but I don't know what I should get. I've been thinking about getting Tomodachi life because it seems pretty fun. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews, but what do you guys think? Some questions I have: -Is it anything like Animal Crossing? -Can you choose to do whatever you want when you want, or is it a game where you have to do things by a predetermined order? -How do you make money? -Does it get boring fast?
Any feedback would be great thanks!
Animal Crossing New Leaf, Animal Crossing (GC)
It's not really similar to Animal Crossing at all. The closest it gets is dressing your Miis and giving them different items/interiors for their apartment. Scheduled events occur at certain times each day. Outside of those events, you can chat and play games with your Miis. There's a lot of minigames to play with them, but you have to wait until they ask you to play so occasionally you can find yourself with nothing to do. You can also help them romance and marry other Miis, have babies, etc. There's a daily donation event where each Mii donates money to you. The more Miis, the more money. Sometimes your Miis will give you silver and gold coins for playing and talking with them and giving them gifts, which you can sell for a lot of money. The game lasted me ~80 hours before I got tired of it, but if you're the kind of person who doesn't like repetition in games then you probably won't get as much value out of it. But I paid $30 for it so I'd say I got my money's worth. You'll just want to make sure you get a lot of Miis so you'll almost always have something to do with them.
It is a lot of fun at first, but it does get repetitive after a few weeks (or possibly sooner, depending on how much you play it). But like the others have said, the more Miis you have, the longer the fun will last. Or if you don't have a lot of Miis, you can always scan QR codes of other people's Miis to add a variety of characters to your island.
New Horizons, Breath of the Wild, Collection of Mana
my 2DS came with Tomodachi Life & while it is a fun little game, it got really repetitive for me very quickly.
it is fun though & entertaining (i found), but as many others have stated, the more mii's you have the better. i ended up creating really stupid characters to get more fun out of the game.
you don't really choose what they do, the mii's will do their own thing only with slight guidance from you every now & then. ultimately though, they'll do what they want.
you can customise them a lot though: their clothes, their house, what they eat, their relationships (to an extent), where exactly they live in the apartment block.
it's not like animal crossing at all in my opinion, there's not really any comparison between the two. apart from the fact that you can't control the villagers, you can't control the mii's (or islanders rather).
you make money by doing tasks for the mii's & you will be rewarded with money.
to be honest, if it didn't come as a package with my 2DS, i don't think i would have bought the game. it is fun, but by no means worth the full RRP (however much that may be for you).
I love it just because of the quirkiness, to be honest. I still play it every now and then and I've had it since maybe a week or two after launch. The more Miis you have, the better (though my one complaint with it would be that the cap is only 100). It's not at all like Animal Crossing, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
I'd liken it more to a virtual ant farm, only with virtual people, and you have a bit of say in what they do. That said, it's not really something you can binge play for hours on end. Play for a little bit to check on your islanders, save and put it down, and pick it up again sometime later. That's how to get it to hold your interest.
Mostly, I think the concert hall, the photo studio, and the dating/marriage/kids system is the selling point. Any two Miis you can think of can get together, for example, your friend's sister and Xemnas from Kingdom Hearts, or your uncle and Scarlett Johansson. I have a couple on my game that I'm super happy about just because the TV show they're on utterly refuses to put them together, and on this virtual island they are happily married and have seven children.
I don't know, to me it's worth it if you don't burn yourself out on it by playing too much. Pop in and check on them every so often, and you'll be happier with it.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Persona 5 Royal, My Time At Portia
In my opinion, if you can snap it up at a good price ($19.99 or less), I'd get it. It IS a fun game, but it gets boring after a while. Don't expect an Animal Crossing game out of it, because you will be bored quickly, then. You can't travel around town or go fishing.