Wii's World writes: "The Animal Crossing franchise was just one of many Nintendo IPs that started off on the right foot. However, sadly, this is one of very few that are slowly going downhill. Does this new installment make up for Nintendo's obvious absence throughout the second half of 2008? Or does it fall under the now oh-so-common category of "Casual gaming"? Can casual Wii players really corrupt such a popular series? Let's find out."