To tell you the truth, I don’t feel like Animal Crossing: Wild World is a video game. To me, it’s more of a hangout. It’s a fantasy world you can go to, to escape from reality... especially if you enjoy collecting furniture and planting pear trees. Wild World takes you away from your dull and boring life, to an alternate world full of cute animal characters with massive heads. While you have your own situations in life, so does Animal Crossing.
Having not played the original Animal Crossing game for the Gamecube, I decided to pick this game up for the Nintendo DS and enjoy it anywhere. When I first started the game, I found myself in a car with some pirate-speaking animal named Kapp’n. I had to go through a series of questions so the game could determine what kind of person I was and what kind of town I wanted to live in. Once I was finished with the questions, I arrived in my town to meet a raccoon named Tom Nook, who owned a shop called Nook’s Cranny. Tom Nook gives you a home as well as a job. The job that Tom Nook gives you serves as a way of learning about the Animal Crossing universe. Eventually you will gain enough money from selling items to pay Tom Nook back for buying you a home.
Once you pay off your house, you are free from work and Tom Nook’s shop. After I paid off my house, I had no idea what to do. In fact, I didn’t think there was anything else to do. Wild Word doesn’t give you certain tasks, so it’s up to you to decide what you must do. What is there to do?
Well, one thing you can do is customize your home. You can buy wallpaper, flooring, and furniture. Objects you can buy can be as basic as a sofa, bookshelf, or chair, but you can also buy some unusual objects such as a space station, merry-go-round, or ship cannon. Each furniture item has its own series or theme that all match.