My girlfriend has been playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf for about a week now. She decided to get it after two failed attempts to get into the Harvest Moon franchise on 3DS. I guess those games just moved too slow for her.

So now she’s spent the last few days trying to convince me to get my own copy so we can visit each others towns. I’m not sure how that works, but I’m guessing there is some cross benefit to our characters.

At first I wasn’t sure if I was ready for the level of commitment this game seems to require. It always seemed like a lot of time consuming farming to me, but so far it hasn’t been that bad.

I picked a bunch of fruit as I walked through my town, and easily had enough money from their sale to buy a net and shovel. As I understand it, bugs and fossils are pretty valuable, and I need money to build my house.

I don’t know if I like how it requires you to play at specific times for “events”, but it is a pretty simple matter to doctor the time, and the penalties for playing the Time Lord seem to be limited.

With both Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem added to my digital collection, I seem to be burdened with an overabundance of options on my 3DS. I have yet to finish Zelda, or Luigi’s Mansion, or Pokemon X, and there are several GBA titles that I had yet to realize were available as part of the Ambassador’s program.