History VideoGame / AnimalCrossing

27th Apr '16 3:51:52 PM talewind
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* ''Animal Crossing'' [working title] (Mobile; 2016) A spin-off for smartphones that will have the ability to connect with ''Animal Crossing'' games on Nintendo consoles.
27th Apr '16 9:14:53 AM Quanyails
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* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCommunication: Type 8, most animals can talk. Though the cast is made up of sapient TalkingAnimals, the ''Animal Crossing'' universe does have non-talking animals, most notably [[NoCartoonFish fish]]. Strangely, there also seem to be non-talking birds, hamsters, and dogs ([[FurryConfusion that you can basically keep as pets]]), even though there are also bird, hamster, and dog villagers and {{NPC}}s...

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* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCommunication: Type 8, most animals can talk. Though the cast is made up of sapient TalkingAnimals, {{Talking Animal}}s, the ''Animal Crossing'' universe does have non-talking animals, most notably [[NoCartoonFish fish]]. Strangely, there also seem to be non-talking birds, hamsters, and dogs ([[FurryConfusion that you can basically keep as pets]]), even though there are also bird, hamster, and dog villagers and {{NPC}}s...



* SoleEntertainmentOption: Speak to a neighbor when an event is coming up in game like a fishing contest. They also tend to complain when there aren't any events that week.

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* SoleEntertainmentOption: Speak to a neighbor when an event is coming up in game in-game like a fishing contest. They also tend to complain when there aren't any events that week.



* WallsOfText: Mr.Resetti never really goes through with any of the threats that he levies towards you should you reset and incur his wrath. However, the real punishment is time wasted on him going through his spiel. Exactly the thing many players wished to save by resetting the game for better results.

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* WallsOfText: Mr. Resetti never really goes through with any of the threats that he levies towards you should you reset and incur his wrath. However, the real punishment is time wasted on him going through his spiel. Exactly the thing many players wished to save by resetting the game for better results.
27th Apr '16 9:02:28 AM Quanyails
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* PutOnABus: Frillard from City Folk is completely gone in New Leaf. As well as the Goddess Serena, not to mention many villagers were removed from earlier installments such as Weber. Though some have returned, some still haven't seen since the first game.

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* PutOnABus: Frillard PutOnABus:
** Frillard, Serena, and many villagers
from City Folk is ''City Folk'' are completely gone in New Leaf. As well as the Goddess Serena, not to mention many ''New Leaf''.
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villagers were removed from earlier installments such as Weber. Though some have returned, some still Weber haven't seen since the first game.returned.



* SelfDepreciation:

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* SelfDepreciation:SelfDeprecation:
27th Apr '16 8:57:27 AM Quanyails
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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d slightly when you actually catch a piranha in ''Wild World''- your character asks "What river is this, anyway?"

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d slightly when you actually catch a piranha in ''Wild World''- your World''--your character asks "What river is this, anyway?"



* NPCScheduling: Mostly played straight- many characters will appear at specific places throughout the day. Taken to literal levels in that you can actually schedule a time to visit a NPC in his/her house, or schedule a time where a NPC can visit your house. Averted with Redd and Gulliver in ''New Leaf'' though, where both characters seem to appear on random days in the week, and sometimes never at all. Others like Katarina and Gracie also show up randomly at first but can be convinced to settle in the Shopping Area eventually.

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* NPCScheduling: Mostly played straight- many straight. Many characters will appear at specific places throughout the day. Taken to literal levels in that you can actually schedule a time to visit a NPC in his/her house, or schedule a time where a NPC can visit your house. Averted with Redd and Gulliver in ''New Leaf'' though, where both characters seem to appear on random days in the week, and sometimes never at all. Others like Katarina and Gracie also show up randomly at first but can be convinced to settle in the Shopping Area eventually.
27th Apr '16 8:39:13 AM Quanyails
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* DemotedToExtra: Several of the constant characters in ''New Leaf''. Sable and Blathers have both been largely decharacterized. Mr. Resetti is entirely optional, because Nintendo acknowledged that Resetti scared and upset many younger players. Tortimer used to be the mayor in previous games, but since ''New Leaf'' gives that role to the player, he's retired to the Island and hosts tours there. Even Tom Nook could be seen as this. In previous games, he ran the general store and unless his shop was closed, chances are if you played the game, you would be seeing him. In New Leaf, while he still features at the start of the game, he now runs a home improvement store and house upgrades are optional for the first time; it's possible that once you pay off your mortgage to never have to see him again.

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* DemotedToExtra: Several of the constant characters in ''New Leaf''. Sable and Blathers have both been largely decharacterized. Mr. Resetti is entirely optional, because Nintendo acknowledged that Resetti scared and upset many younger players. Tortimer used to be the mayor in previous games, but since ''New Leaf'' gives that role to the player, he's retired to the Island and hosts tours there. Even Tom Nook could be seen as this. In previous games, he ran the general store and unless his shop was closed, chances are if you played the game, you would be seeing him. In New Leaf, ''New Leaf'', while he still features at the start of the game, he now runs a home improvement store and house upgrades are optional for the first time; it's possible that once you pay off your mortgage to never have to see him again.



* GoodLuckCharm: The Celebration Hat from Katrina in ''New Leaf'' eliminates bad luck. There's also the rare FourLeafClover, which has a 1 in 40 chance of obtaining it.

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* GoodLuckCharm: GoodLuckCharm:
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The Celebration Hat from Katrina in ''New Leaf'' eliminates bad luck. luck.
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There's also the rare FourLeafClover, which has a 1 in 40 chance of obtaining it.being obtained.
27th Apr '16 8:31:10 AM Quanyails
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* ChasteToons: Tommy and Timmy resemble Tom Nook in miniature, and he says they are his nephews. Various Animal Crossing websites list them as his sons, however. Some Lazy and Jock type villagers will say that Nook found them in the street. Oddly enough, Tom Nook has also stated that the boys are not actually related to him, that he took them in as his apprentices and treats them like family, so it's unclear which account is accurate.

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* ChasteToons: Tommy and Timmy resemble Tom Nook in miniature, and he says they are his nephews. Various Animal Crossing ''Animal Crossing'' websites list them as his sons, however. Some Lazy and Jock type villagers will say that Nook found them in the street. Oddly enough, Tom Nook has also stated that the boys are not actually related to him, that he took them in as his apprentices and treats them like family, so it's unclear which account is accurate.



* ComMons: The sea bass, to the point where your character {{lampshade}}s it by saying "What, you again!?" What makes it especially irritating is that they resemble coelacanth, ''the'' rarest fish, while in the water. The freshwater {{Com Mon|s}} is the black bass.

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* ComMons: ComMons:
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The sea bass, to the point where your character {{lampshade}}s it by saying "What, you again!?" What makes it especially irritating is that they resemble coelacanth, ''the'' rarest fish, while in the water. water.
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The freshwater {{Com Mon|s}} is the black bass.
27th Apr '16 8:26:45 AM Quanyails
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** In ''New Leaf, your neighbors might offer to give or sell you an item. If you refuse, they might give it to you anyway.

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** In ''New Leaf, Leaf'', your neighbors might offer to give or sell you an item. If you refuse, they might give it to you anyway.
27th Apr '16 8:25:01 AM Quanyails
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* BreakTheCutie: It's stated that back when he was young and idealistic, Tom Nook tried to enterprise in the big city. Which after many failures and betrayals broke him and in turn made him somewhat colder. In turn, this distanced him from his friend Sable, who also in turn had a huge fight with her sister Label. Label left. Her sister and best friend not part of her life anymore made her [[HeroicBSOD cold and distant]] Though it's slowly being fixed in New Leaf, as Sable and Label made up, and she and Nook are starting to patch up their friendship.

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* BreakTheCutie: It's stated that back when he was young and idealistic, Tom Nook tried to enterprise in the big city. Which after many failures and betrayals broke him and in turn made him somewhat colder. In turn, this distanced him from his friend Sable, who also in turn had a huge fight with her sister Label. Label left. Her sister and best friend not part of her life anymore made her [[HeroicBSOD cold and distant]] Though it's distant]]. It's slowly being fixed in New Leaf, ''New Leaf'', as Sable and Label made up, and she and Nook are starting to patch up their friendship.
27th Apr '16 8:22:05 AM Quanyails
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** The player character counts as well, Wild World and City Folk play this trope straight in which you can actually see the other players in their beds. The other games it's merely implied. Though s/he can overplay this trope by being asleep for weeks, months and years. Or never wake up ever again.

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** The player character counts as well, Wild World well. ''Wild World'' and City Folk ''City Folk'' play this trope straight in which you can actually see the other players in their beds. The In the other games games, it's merely implied. Though s/he can overplay this trope by being asleep for weeks, months and years. Or never wake up ever again.
25th Apr '16 11:24:43 AM PDL
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** The female protagonist of ''Happy Home Designer'' made an appearance in ''Videogame/MarioKart8'' and on the back cover of ''New Leaf''.
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