Then I realized that I was full fledged addicted to this game, just as I thought I would be, so what exactly would I be waiting for? There is no end game, and besides, this addiction can only go two ways: Get better or get worse. I'll let you decide which direction is which.
Anyway, with that being said, allow me to present my write-up for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, a game which I have been playing every single day since I downloaded it from the eShop just one week ago.
Compared to the last Animal Crossing on the Wii, this version is leaps and bounds above its predecessor. They didn't really take anything away from the game, just added, as well as make minor tweaks to the game play and the already familiar mechanics and style that gamers have become familiar with in the series.
It's just amazing to me how addictive this game is. I am perfectly content sinking 20-30 minutes in at a time, several times a day, if only to do the normal, daily "chores," like pick weeds, check my mailbox, collect fallen bells from shaken trees (bells = the currency in this gaming world), find the daily money rock, chat it up with the villagers, check the store for new items, and pay off some debt. Oh, and let's not forget some fishing, bug catching, fossil excavating and selling/donating my catches and finds. All this stuff is easily doable in short little bursts, especially the fishing, where I can run around and fish until my pockets are full and call it good for the time being.
I still have many, many things to do in this game, such as the seemingly endless job of upgrading and paying off my house, decorating my humble abode, and since I am mayor of my town (which I aptly named "Limbo"), there are a lot of public works projects waiting in the wings as well. Oh, and apparently there is this far off tropical island somewhere, that while I haven't figured how to get there yet, will allow me the opportunity to catch new fish and bugs, as well as play some mini games and other fun activities - from what I hear, at least.
So yeah, this is Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It's crazy, as no game like this should be this fun or addictive, but it is. Also, I have jumped back on the belief that this game is built for handheld systems as opposed to consoles, especially for its ease-of-play and desire to pick up and play on a whim. And for further proof of the madness of this franchise, Nintendo just announced last week that an "Animal Crossing Villager" will be a brand-new character for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game.
Talk about an addicting game...