Friday, 28 June 2013

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Diary #3: Words of Wisdom

Animal Crossing and The Last of Us were released on the same day. It's fair to say I neglected TLoU for a while so the roles reversed a bit. I still go on AC everyday to get the fossils/gyroids/fortune cookie but I don't go back and raid the tropical island for the many Bells it provides. These screenshots come from across 10 different days. They are also not in order, due to being spread across 2 different folders.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013


Following the 3DS update this morning which brought with it DLC and more puzzles for StreetPass Mii Plaza, and coupled with the announcement that later in the year Nintendo will activate StreetPass Relay Stations across Europe and the US, I was thinking of how to improve StreetPass further. The big issue with StreetPass at the moment is that people don't pass others a lot. And whilst the Relay Stations will certainly attempt to resolve the situation, I still think there's room for improvement.

Each time Nintendo sends out a new puzzle, a message appears which states that it is possible to get new pieces from SpotPass (for those who are unaware - StreetPass is local Wi-Fi for when two 3DSes are in close proximity which triggers sharing of data, SpotPass is internet based for Nintendo to send data). And yet, we only ever get one piece per panel (or a new panel set, where more than one new panel is added). Surely, we could be able to share some puzzles with our friends?

Monday, 17 June 2013

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Diary #2: Life's a Musical

Whereas the last instalment of the diary consisted of 3 days of playing, this all happened today. It was quite eventful - paying off another of Tom Nook's loan, starting work on constructing a campsite and visiting the island. That 1,000 Bells charge to go to the island seemed a little steep but, dear lord, it pays off quickly. Also, you are treated to a song on each trip to and from the island.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Diary #1: It's Full of Jokes

When I'd told my parents to get Animal Crossing: Wild World for my brother one Christmas, I wanted to know why he hadn't played it months later. So, just like with his copy of Minish Cap, I started playing and got hopelessly addicted. The thing about Minish Cap, though, is that it has an ending. Granted, I never actually saw that ending (I reached the final boss and never beat him, until the 3DS release) but the point still stands - Minish Cap's ending is where the addiction ends. Animal Crossing's never-endingness means the addiction has no ending. Until you forget about it, return to your town and see weeds have grown everywhere and just give up.

The same thing happened with Let's Go to the City (or for you Americans - City Folk), only I asked for it. So surely, the same thing is going to happen with New Leaf? Probably. Anyway, here's a diary of the first few days, accompanied by screenshots.