Default Prime's Lucas Stephens writes, "Animal Crossing is now more than 10 years old. During these 10 years, the franchise has never really had a true evolution. Animal Crossing: Wild World on the DS brought a few new ideas to the DS, but it felt too familiar to the Gamecube classic. When Animal Crossing showed up on the Wii in the form of City Folk, it only recycled those idea that Wild World brought, truly making the franchise feel stagnant. Announced well before the 3DS launched, Animal Crossing: New Leaf promised to reinvigorate a tired franchise. Was waiting over two years for this title well worth the wait?"