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The game's premise is... interesting. However, the game gets really boring after a short time. for 40 dollars, this game should have had more content.
Tomodachi Life is an interesting title which stands out among the other 3DS Games. Given that it was released outside of Japan because of a very successful marketing campaign (And the attention brought to it by the Miiquality campaign), this game has a lot of unusual and quirky humour which is sometimes avoided by other games.
Tomodachi Life is a game which can be played both for prolonged periods of time and in short bursts, and is great for when you are out and about. Once you gain enough Islanders, enough things begin to happen which certainly keep your interest piqued.
Although this review is short, I must go! Vinesauce's Vineland Islanders are waiting!
Tomodachi Life is a rather interesting game. I'll admit I was skeptical about it at first since it's not much of a game and more of an experience or time killer. But when I got my hands on it, I can now safely say this game is truly a gem.
The main humor comes around from seeing who will team up with who. For example on my island, Toy Chica is best freinds with Rainbow Dash,Groot is married to Gardevoir and Blue Boy's favorite food is crisps. With a lot of possibiliteis, it is certainly entertaining to see what will happen in the game, but what's the best is that it manages to suck you in. Beyond the idea of your favorite characters meeting up with eachother and formin relationships, you actually do find some awesome gameplay. That dosen't mean it has flaws though. Some minigames are annoying "I'm looking at you Wrestiling) and the baby games aren't anything special, but those can be ignored for what is present...a solid game. I recomend picking up digitaly though. It's not a game you would play for hours on end, but mainl every few hours to check on your 3DS. If you have some money left over, this is a decent investment.
Tomodachi Life isn't so much a game as it is a heavily modified Tamagotchi-like thing that finally brings some entertainment factor to the eye-splitting dullardry that was the original, personality-less Tamagotchis (did anyone have even five seconds of actual fun with one?). You create an island, and populate it with... whoever you want! Family members, celebrities, fictional characters, even made-up ones! (But don't create Let's Play people because that's just sad.) Specifically referred to as "lookalikes" and not the actual persons, they basically just live their strange little lives with minimal input from you such as food, clothes and playing mini-games with them. And the end result is nothing less than disarmingly charming, unpredictably funny, and sometimes even heartbreakingly sad.
I know this much; my life is richer for the wonders of Tomodachi Life. Stannis Baratheon beating Anju in a rap battle. My lookalike Dennis Wilson imitating real life by generating the personality of a restless, fun-loving drifter with a soft side. Brian Wilson finding his other half in The Boss. Paul Williams, Shelby Flint, Michael Nesmith, and I having a Wii U and/or maraca shaking party?!? Worth every goddamn penny. And those just-barely-teetering-above-the-Uncanny Valley synthesized voices of theirs are just the cutest thing ever. I'm not one whose critical eye is easily blinded by cuteness but GODDAMN, I pity the man who could resist something like this, for they are hardly human.
However, your actual input can feel rather secondary at best, and as the dialogue inevitable starts looping, it starts to feel more and more like a chore. Thankfully, unlike Tamagotchis these guys can't die. ...Or can they? Jesus, if that happens I'll have to go back to the therapist just like when Wolfgang moved away! Aah, be right back to finish this review, I have to go give Bob Holly his favourite food... LOLLIPOPS. And why not?
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