A longtime hit in Japan, Tomodachi Life makes it’s North American debut with this 3DS offering and, as was promised when the title was announced, it is very, very strange. The game has clear influences and forbearers, best described as the hyperactive offspring of The Sims and Animal Crossing. It’s not a traditional game in the sense of there being anything in the way of action, suspense, or puzzle solving. Nope, it’s a life simulator and after you’ve gone through the process of setting up the world it’s designed to be played for about 15 minutes a day. It’s not a deep game or one that will challenge brain cells. But it is undeniably amusing, often hilarious, and always incredibly weird.