411: "In the early years of the sadly reviled Gamecube, Nintendo began to pump out quite a few must-have exclusives. Wind Waker, Metroid Prime, Mario Sunshine, and what other game would stand astride the purple cube as one of the top exclusives? Animal Crossing, a game where you talk to animals, pay debt, and decorate a house. Despite how mind-numbingly boring the game sounds, it actually turned out to be quite enjoyable. Something about living among these creatures was, I don't know…charming. The game was launched in 2002 with somewhat surprising success, and naturally owners of Nintendo consoles were ripe with anticipation for the next adventure into an animal infested village."