Animal Crossing brings me back to the days of my childhood when everything was innocent. Back when my grandma had me convinced there were fairies living under the caps of the mushrooms that grew across the front yard in the springtime after a heavy rain. Or that boiling water was more than water hitting a certain temperature. Anything that can resurface long forgotten memories such as these deserves a special place in my heart.

     Animal Crossing has changed very little from it's first iteration on the Gamecube, a series that kicked off the series with a bang on the fledgeling system. As time went on we were lucky enough to receive a new entry to the beloved series on every Nintendo system since. The changes added since have only made the series bigger, better, and more charming and New Leaf is no different.

     What makes Animal Crossing different can be found in it's story and objectives, from which there are none. The only objective, if you can really call it one, is to have fun. If you fell like you must you can make your own objectives and the stories come from talking with neighbors, catching bugs and fish, and playing with friends. All of these things can give you hours and hours of game play, I myself have clocked a total of over 90 hours. All of these make the game fantastic and fun and worthy of the $35 I payed for it and much more.