Im trying to decide which one my girlfriend and i should start playing together in the same town. Ive played every game in the series so im not necessarily looking for people to tell me the differences, ive played them all pretty extensively lol. My girlfriend however, has only played New Leaf. Now dont get me wrong, New Leaf is great and she really enjoys it and we both play together on our own 3ds's (?) but i want to see if she would enjoy to also play an older game in the same town together and im not sure if we should go the City Folk route or Gamecube route. I love Gamecube but its got a lot of nostalgia going for it for me, but not her. Im not sure if she would enjoy that many less features vs the more features in City Folk, which is closer to New Leaf. What are your opinions?
City Folk, to me, is absolutely lifeless. It felt like higher resolution clone of Wild World with holidays and a city that was also boring. The only cool thing CF added was the credit card (I think that was the only thing lol). Besides that, the original beats it hands down. It's my personal favorite game ever made, and for good reason. While it did create everything that is staple in AC, there are many things is just did better, such as the unforgettable music and holidays that weren't afraid to go out on a limb, such as Halloween causing the villagers to chase you and turn your clothes into rags if you had no candy. The music is by far the best in the series, and better furniture was present, such as NES games. The island visitors are far better with much cooler stories, such as Wisp being a soul deliverer and afraid that God will punish him for losing souls. I still prefer the acre system than the current (regardless of being the u popular opinion), and the game was much more of a challenge than the rest, with trees being more difficult to grow and the fish being more difficult to catch as well as spawn (for example, it took forever to find a red snapper in the original, whereas Wild World had em left and right). Maybe I'm a little bias, but the game had magic that made everything okay just by playing it.