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15 hours ago, Moiraine said:

I was a sucker and bought Animal Crossing. And I don't get its popularity (at least not yet). My theory is for a lot of people it's the first game of its kind they're playing. Whereas I play lots of different games and this is similar to several I've played. You gather stuff and learn recipes and build stuff then you gather new stuff and learn new recipes to build cooler stuff.

What I don't really get though, is why it is more popular than Stardew Valley. Stardew Valley is better, imo. It has more humor in it, and you can kill some things.

 

5 hours ago, Cdog923 said:

 

Stardew is exactly why I've held off on getting Animal Crossing. I just started Summer of year 8 on my farm. 

 

Funny because my girlfriend consistently hogs the Switch to play Stardew but she also badly wants Animal Crossing at the moment. I'll have to relay your thoughts.

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2 hours ago, Danny Bateman said:

Funny because my girlfriend consistently hogs the Switch to play Stardew but she also badly wants Animal Crossing at the moment. I'll have to relay your thoughts.

 

 

I found this to be a good description although I have a friend who loves Animal Crossing and couldn't get into Stardew Valley - although, I think she doesn't like to be challenged in a game. She won't play any fighting games. With Animal Crossing there isn't really any challenge. With Stardew Valley there is some, and you have to use your brain occasionally, and if you want to make a s#!t ton of money you have to figure out the best way to go about it. Animal Crossing is more wandering around catching things and I think eventually planting lots of fruit trees. But as far as I know so far, I think fruit trees are the only real farming you can do. And there aren't levels of fruit trees as far as I'm aware.

"Active Member. There's really nothing to achieve in Animal Crossing, so you'd get bored easily, but the game isn't meant for you to be impatient. It's not a boring game because the purpose of it is to simulate a fantasy life where you can live out your days by catching fish, bugs, and interacting with animal citizens."

 

I find I'm already bored of Animal Crossing and I'm on day 3. Admittedly I got bored of Stardew Valley somewhat quickly as well but it took a lot longer, maybe 2 months? And for me 2 months is a fairly long time to keep playing the same game. I dunno what it is but I have less attention span as I get older. I think as a kid I didn't think about the formula of games as much. Now I know it's just a skin and I'll get to the end game and I think too much about the "point"  instead of just enjoying it.

 

But with Animal Crossing I'm pretty sure I figured out what the end game is gonna be already and it doesn't really appeal to me. Still giving it a few more days to change my mind though. I do find this real time aspect of it interesting though since I've never seen it before. I did get excited when I woke up this morning to see what the island would look like when I logged in. Then it took me about 20 minutes to do everything I really needed to do for the day unless I just want to make some more $.

 

^ I can't believe how long this post is - but I'm currently putting off getting some work done.

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Super Mega Baseball 3 came out this week. I haven't gotten it yet, but I played the **** out of 2, and love it. 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: I whipped these up right before the Corona cancelled everything - 

 

 

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NBA 2k20 by myself and AOE 2 definitive with friends on PC.  The new path of exile season Friday looks interesting.  I'm not sure I have the time for that one right now.

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I regret buying the deluxe edition of The Last of Us 2.....

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2 minutes ago, Ziebol said:

I regret buying the deluxe edition of The Last of Us 2.....

 

Why?

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On 6/19/2020 at 3:35 PM, Cdog923 said:

 

Why?

It’s terrible and the story is abysmal 

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11 hours ago, Ziebol said:

It’s terrible and the story is abysmal 

 

Ah, ok. I see that it's pretty divisive, and the dichotomy between professional reviews and user reviews is downright Last Jedi-esque. 

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