I am an Animal Crossing newbie; I have never played any of the prior Animal Crossing games. They’re the sort of game that I was peripherally aware of and occasionally had an idle thought of playing, but that thought never translated to action. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp made that final translation easy, by being both free and easily available for my phone.
I first encountered the Animal Crossing series through Animal Crossing: Wild World (2005) for the Nintendo DS. Growing up, we were poor and I never had a Gamecube, so I missed that first iteration of the game, but I’ve made sure to pick up the main Animal Crossing games since then, including New Leaf (2012). I would always play those games for days and days, hours at a time, catching fish, selling beetles, trying to pay off Capitalist Overlord Tom Nook, before setting them aside for months, and return to find my poor town drowned in weeds. (Note: New Leaf is much better about not letting weeds overrun the place, and I am grateful.)
Azha Reyes spends entirely too much time playing video games, and even more time rambling about them. They’ve been known to cry about character development on occasion. They rarely shut up at @writethenoise on Twitter, if that’s your kind of thing.
Happy Wednesday! What games have you been playing this past week? I’ve been immersed in Life is Strange: Before the Storm episode 2 emotions since its release. After playing it twice and watching many playthroughs from different streamers, I’m impressed with its wealth of gameplay and dialogue choices.
Writer at Sidequest and WWAC; past: Newsarama, Comicosity, executive editor of Kollaboration. I’ve watched over 200 hours of Life is Strange playthroughs. Talk to me about LiS, The Last of Us, and the games and fandoms you love! Twitter: @loudlysilent