"For players like my wife and her friend, Animal Crossing: City Folk is a disappointment. It is a lazy effort which lacks innovation and continues to spin the same old song and dance. Nintendo's failure to capitalize on the same innovation Wii is built upon is a crime. The story has "been done" and there is not much incentive to play the new version unless you threw out your old GameCube and just wanted to kick it "old school-style." It is more of the same with the added inconvenience of persistent load times "