Ever since I played Wide World, I’ve loved Animal Crossing and New Leaf was no different. For a few weeks I got immersed and I fell in love with the game. But then I started devoting less and less time to the game’s upkeep. I lasted a lot longer with new leaf because of all the new features but eventually I grew tired.
I haven’t fully given up yet but I find myself booting the game up less and less. Animal Crossing isn’t a game you can occasionally dip into and I find myself getting tetchy when Isabel asks me where I’ve been. Is it my fault she doesn’t have what it takes to keep me entertained? Can I really be blamed for looking elsewhere?
The first sign I start getting bored is when Tom Nook’s repayments get too much. I no longer have the attention span to harvest fruit/bugs/fish on a daily basis just to get an extra room on my house. I want to develop my town more but I don’t want to buy loads of t-shirts just to unlock the hair salon, I’m quite happy in my Link costume.
Autumn has started and this does mean a new host of bugs and fish to catch which could mean I start playing more but with Pokemon X&Y due for release, wind walker hd and the new Link to the past on 3DS, I doubt I’ll have the time.
Being mayor of a town where you don’t get paid and are expected to fund every public works project yourself gets tiring, it’s a thankless job and I’m ready to hand in my notice.
So I’m sorry Isabel but I think we need a little break. We need some time apart and hopefully I might come back instead of trading you in for the new Harvest Moon.
I know you’ll take care of SipsCity.
- Gaming Monday – 10 Signs You May Be an Animal Crossing: New Leaf Addict (wendyhouseblog.wordpress.com)