Animal Crossing (The Very First One)
I decided to try playing the very first Animal Crossing game since I love both New Leaf and Happy Home Designer so much. I should probably get Wild World at some point in order to complete the series.
I very much liked that super cool dog musician K.K. Slider greeted me to start off the game. I'm a big fan, of course. He gave me some encouraging words of advice.
And then it was time for explaining my name and what I'm doing on the train to a strange cat who I don't even know. Nosy.
So I named the place I'm moving to Hell. Just for fun. I feel like the Animal Crossing series has managed to maintain a very consistent overall feel, even with Happy Home Designer, which approaches the game world from quite a different perspective. I think this original iteration is just as charming as the most recent games, and I think it has some unique charm of its own too.
I really like the slightly more impish design for the player character, as well as the acre and map system as they appear in this game. Here I am in my brand new house, complete with some default bits of furniture (Tom Nook generously gave me an unsellable radio).
Planting also feels different, and somehow freer. I also like the clock design a lot here. Man, it's all so cute.
I got a nice new sofa after running an errand for a villager, so my house is starting to look a little less empty already! I'm really impressed by the diary on the left here, which you can use to write real diary entries. I love writing stuff in games, apparently, and this one contains many options to do so - letters, the noticeboard, and my own diary!
I think we are all Belle. I went inside her house and she has gyroids that make mooing noises. Amazing.
I'm currently carrying a work uniform and two fossils. Just like in reality. I'm not going to start keeping a journal for this game like I do with New Leaf and Happy Home Designer, but I'm definitely going to play this one a lot because it is unique and lovely. Wish me luck in paying off my home loan and getting those fossils evaluated!