GIZORAMA - With the exceptionally over-hyped release of 2013's most lovable collection of fuzzy, furry, and (sometimes) flirty villagers, the world has embraced Animal Crossing: New Leaf with open arms. Our 3DS gameplay has shot up, players are continuing to plug in and play, and there seems to be no end to development in the game. Just look at the percentage of players who time travel (in an otherwise Sims-like progression in-game, which mirrors real time via the Time/Date stamp on your 3DS)-- when will we ever stop to take a breather?
Regardless, the appeal of the Animal Crossing series isn't new to planet Earth. 2004 was the year of Animal Crossing, with their first release on Nintendo GameCube. Players instantly became friends with their villagers in a town where they suddenly became mayor-- often, with no warning of the decision. As the story unfolds, rather your daily play consumes your time, villagers grow fond of their mayor. You are asked to do favors, bring items, develop their town, and get to know the villagers around you. Attachment is inevitable.