Animal Crossing DS
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Walk around town fishing, decorating, and planting fruit trees. It's a town sim, but imagine a town where they gave peace a damn chance. The DS version isn't a wholesale sequel; it mostly adds new characters and locations, plus Wi-Fi Internet multiplayer. Now you and your pals can act all girly together.
If it weren't almost three years since the original came out, this might have been just what the town mayor ordered. But in those years our yearning has become deeper, and this simple rehash feels slightly lacking. You can create your own multiplayer events, like competitive fishing, but they're aren't actually worked into the game. We're also disappointed by AC's use of the touch screen. You still have only the soft keyboard to type--some form of Pictochat would've been perfect here. Still, "There are many, many features in the DS version that weren't in the GC version," says Producer Takashi Tezuka, "so I don't think that anyone will be disappointed."