I remember being a little kid running over to the video games section in Walmart and seeing the Animal Crossing GC cover art on one of the flashing TV's. My friend had AC:GC but I didn't know much about the game at the time. The franchise itself though fascinated me. It seemed like such a laid-back, casual cute game with talking animals as neighbors; I had to check it out. When CF came out for the Wii, my parents got it for me with the Wii for Christmas. I started playing and I was hooked ever since. I eventually moved on to WW (I know I went out of order LOL) and now NL. I still like to play the old games just to throw back to old times. The game itself was so unique and I loved its charm and relaxed vibe. There were no major quests or puzzles; it emulated real life in the cutest ways.
Thank you for the Reese memories (7/9/13-9/27/17)
About ten years ago, one of my babysitters was playing Wild World at our house, and my older sister became interested in the game. She bought a copy of Wild World, and of course, as an impressionable younger sibling, I wanted to play the game, too. I played on her copy at first, and eventually I got a new one that my younger sister and I shared. I loved the game because I could do whatever I wanted. If I wanted to hit villagers with a net and make them angry, I could do that. If I wanted to become Biskit's best friend, I could talk to him as much as I wanted to. If I wanted to completely trash my town, I could do that and no one would complain. With all of those features and more, it was pretty easy for me to fall in love with the game.
A friend of mine had his DS stolen in 2008, when we were nine. After that point, he obviously didn't have much use for his DS games, so he handed them out at school, and I was lucky enough to receive his copy of Wild World. It didn't really hold my interest much until I discovered ACC.
For some reason, I still remember my original villagers - Chevre, Bob, Apollo, Kid Cat, Stitches, Pudge, Filbert and Rosie. (Pudge seems to have followed me around; I've had him in all my New Leaf towns to date.)
There's no place like 192.168.0.0/16.
In 2006 Christmas, I think I got Animal Crossing Wild World as a present. I played it pretty much everyday. Then I noticed, not long before I joined ACC (March), I found out I could visit other towns and I was very interested in trying this WiFi feature out. The only way I was able to try it out though was to join a forums and ACC was the one. From there, I was able to try out the WiFi feature and I enjoyed it very much. Never thought it was even possible at the time of me playing with other people on a video game I enjoy.
The name's David!
Who said that?
Hm, I can't remember the exact year but it was somewhere around 2004 where my friend let me borrow Animal Crossing Population Growing, after being injured at their house. The game hooked me from the start. I loved being able to have my own house that I could decorate to my liking. The feel of the game was also so magical and calming. I would play it every day after school, sometimes even skipping doing homework to play (oops). I've been hooked ever since.
*Rugby Tackles pedro_collins & ACWWFreakazoid*
^ Because they copied my signature!And they threw cake at me! :(
I had a gamecube cheat codes book and brought it to school one day in around 2005/2006. One of my friends asked to copy down some AC codes. While he was doing that, I asked him about the game and he told me it was awesome. I asked my parents for it for Christmas and got it. I've always loved it since then.
Let's go Gophers! Ski-U-Mah!
Sorry, I don't accept random FCRs.
I got my GameCube back in fall of 2002, and with my GC, my parents let me choose one game to get with it. ACGC and Super Mario Sunshine had just come out, so advertisements were all over for each game. Of course I had to have one of the newest games for the system. I picked out Super Mario Sunshine. I was quite familiar with Mario games, so I was certain I'd enjoy it. I had no clue what this "Animal Crossing" was, and frankly, it looked pretty dumb, from the perspective of a nine year old seeing the case and the ads.
Fast forward to sometime in 2003, I was at my grandparents' house and my aunt had ACGC for her GameCube that she'd let me play when I visited. I figured, "what the heck, might as well try this game that I shot down", and within fifteen minutes or so I was already hooked. I didn't get the game instantly after that trip, but I definitely knew I wanted it, and eventually the time came where I was able to get ACGC. Unfortunately, that day was Halloween of 2003. Let me tell you, being an AC newb on Halloween in GC was a very, very bad and frustrating moment. Nontheless, I moved forward from having what little I earned being stolen from villagers, and played the game on and off for years. I kind of regret originally passing up on the game, because in the long run, I've enjoyed ACGC much more than Super Mario Sunshine. It's still my favorite AC game to date.
Crossing animals since 2003.
Do any of you young whipper snappers remember Blockbuster? This is before streaming and redbox kiosks and such. There were actually stores where you could go to, browse the shelves and rent movies and eventually video games. Blockbuster was the happening place to be on a Friday night. It was packed with people renting DVDs and before that, *gasp*, VHS cassettes Memories
Anyway, I used to subscribe to a gaming magazine called Electronic Gaming Monthly and had read about Animal Crossing within its pages. At first I was interested, but not that interested to actually buy the game. I was in my early 20s and it looked like a "kid's game" and I had to be a "serious" gamer. I finally had gotten a PS2 in addition to my Gamecube. As fate would have it, sometime in October, I ended up renting AC from Blockbuster for a week. I instantly became hooked! I played everyday. A bit in the morning before work and in the evening after work. I was fascinated by the fact that the game went on without you. That the game progressed in "real time". I was sad to take the game back after a week. I wanted to know what would happen to my town! I ended up buying the game a couple months later and spent a good year playing on my own, even so far as to buying an extra memory card to start a second town to try and complete most of my catalog. Still nowhere near a full catalog. Eventually I found ACC and ending up filling my catalog to almost completely full. I've been a fan of the series ever since.
"I am the rocks of the eternal shore. Crash against me and be BROKEN!!"
Apocalypse - X-Men: The Animated Series
I think it was Christmas 2008 when I got the Wii and Animal Crossing City Folk. I played that game through 3 Wii's. Each time my Wii died I replaced it with another one so I could play ACCF again. Sadly my towns were saved to the console, not to the disk, so I would have to start a new town each time. With the internet shut off for the Wii, I slowly lost interest. I sold my last Wii and Wii games to get the Switch. Here's hoping Nintendo gives us a new Full Animal crossing and not some spin off for the switch. I have four towns for my 3DSXLs of which I have two. Makes moving things around so much easier and I don't have to wait for my sister-in-law to open one of her 7 towns!