Farewell, Animal Crossing

Well, the time has come at last. After more than three months of daily play, it’s finally time for me to retire Animal Crossing: New Leaf… at least until this winter. I currently have two games to review for work on my docket, with another couple due to arrive in the mail tomorrow. Alas, there’s simply no more time to muck about in the town of Telebuni.


On the plus side, it means I’ll never see Broffina again. This weird bird-person moved out of town months ago, but every day she shows up during daylight hours in my shopping district. Her house is gone, but she’s always here. I assume she sleeps in a box behind the shops. It’s weird.


Looking back at the past three months, I’ve done a lot of things I’m not proud of. But the worst is probably the way I planted rows of shrubbery parallel to every rock in the town so I could have something to brace my back when I went searching for money rocks, preventing the force of hitting the rock from pushing me back and ensuring I could scrape every last bit of cash from the day’s special stone.

It’s probably good that I’m moving on, yeah.

7 thoughts on “Farewell, Animal Crossing

  1. You should be ashamed.

    You’re supposed to plant the shrubs diagonally to prevent the rocks from pushing you back. It keeps you in one place instead of a row, where you can be pushed off to the side laterally.

  2. Planting shrubs? I always just dug two holes before checking each rock. What did you do in Wild World, where there were no shrubbery?

    • Man, how is digging holes every time you test a rock a better idea than a one-time permanent solution?

  3. Seems like the more things change…
    Glad I didn’t invest in what I already knew. Nothing ever changes in these games, from sequel to sequel. You can add “more features” until you’re blue in the face, but Animal Crossing will always be Animal Crossing. I played the original (GC) version longer than I probably should have, and when I got to Wild World, I realized enough was enough. I’m not surprised at all that this game is still the same ol’ game with nothing more than a fresh coat of paint.

  4. Are you using a specific video capturing program to get those pics from your 3DS? Just curious.

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