- Release date: 10/13/2016
- Developer: Nintendo
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Genre: Simulation
- Content rating: ESRB E
- Features: 1 player
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Nintendo Game Review - Animal Crossing: Wild World
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Animal Crossing: Wild World is the second game released under the popular Animal Crossing Series. The October 2016 release gives you a fantastic opportunity to walk in someone else’s shoes and to control all aspects of their life.
Animal Crossing: Wild World features a lot of graphics design improvements compared to the series’ previous releases. The images sport 3D animations with well-drawn characters and backgrounds. Another positive thing is the use of a wide variety of colors on the different game environments. However, there is some slight pixelation which negatively affects the quality. The pictures are also not very detailed, which is especially the case for the animals and humans.
Animal Crossing: Wild World is a social simulation video game. One thing that makes this particular edition unique is the fact that the main character and the location are essentially unnamed. There is also no specific backstory. You get to go on different adventures as you explore the town and its surroundings.
However, where it fails in the historical development, it makes up for it with the numerous gameplay options available. You get to control your character’s life as they explore the area and get to meet and interact with locals. The primary game objective is to participate in as many local activities as you can. You earn points for taking part, and these can be cashed in for various amenities and accessories.
One of the best things about Animal Crossing: Wild World’s gameplay is the wide variety of unlockables. There are more than 600 items that you can collect. The objects include all sorts of things from clothes and flags to home accessories and fishing tools.
You can use the GamePad to play this Wii U version of the game. As far as control options are concerned, the simple point and tap model makes it kind of boring. What this means is that you will not truly get the most of what this console has to offer. It also lacks action, with the most excitement you get being from ordinary activities like fishing and cooking.
Replay Value: 5.0
The game has fantastic replay value mainly because of the extended storyline that follows real-life time and seasonal cycles. Another reason for the high replayability is the multiple subplots present. You access a different one depending on the activity you choose or the locals you interact with. Finally, all the customization options will give you a chance to play again if only to switch things up for your character.
All factors considered, Animal Crossing: Wild World is a good game. It has beautiful graphics and enjoyable gameplay options that will keep you busy and entertained for a while. However, if you are a fan of action and intensity in video games, you might have to compromise to enjoy all that this title has to offer. All in all, it is a pretty decent game that anyone can enjoy.
With all that it has to offer, Animal Crossing: Wild World is a game that you should consider getting.
Pros : Good graphics.
Numerous game customization options.
Cons : It lacks exciting plots and scenes.
Replay Value 5.0