UGO writes: "As the biggest game of Nintendo's holiday season (not counting Wii Music which Nintendo doesn't even consider a "game" in the traditional sense), Animal Crossing: City Folk carries quite a lot of weight. It's the closest thing to a hardcore first-party game for the Wii in the coming months, and it features cute animals, fossil collection and apple picking.
Of course, if you've ever played an Animal Crossing game, chances are you understand why this release is a big deal. Slowly but surely, Animal Crossing games steal your life. You'll start playing it one day, and within a week you'll be frantically checking Tom Nook's store to see if a cool chair is in stock, or making sure your orange grove is looking healthy. Whether you like Nintendogs or Doom, the affect is usually the same...Animal Crossing is, quite simply, crack."