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Still addicted to Animal Crossing

On 09/29/2020 at 08:23 PM by Ranger1

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So yeah, still playing far too much Animal Crack Crossing. It doesn't help when Cary keeps feeding my addiction by sending me presents on a daily basis, lol. Thank you, Cary! I have, however, been quietly amassing a bunch of other games.

Physical copies (other than Animal Crossing and LoZ Breath of the Wild) are Collection of Mana, Octopath Traveler, and Super Mario 3D All Stars. Here is where I admit to never actually having spent more than maybe 30 minutes on any Mario game in the past.

Digital games I've added are pretty varied. Having regretted giving Lego City Undercover away to my nephew, I bought that one again, also Picross S, Gone Home, Kentucky Route Zero, Glass Masquerade Double Pack, A Short Hike, Cat Quest (I needed something silly, don't judge, lol), Burnout Paradise Remastered, Mini Motor Racing X, and Star Ocean First Departure R.

I'm putting off Breath of the Wild and Octopath Traveler for winter, I've dabbled a bit with Cat Quest (game is far tougher than it looks, I have died many times over), A Short Hike, and Kentucky Route Zero. I've played enough of Super Mario 64 to rage quit, gotten into Super Mario Sunshine (and then got pulled back into Animal Crossing), and remembered how hard early video games were with Collection of Mana. Learned I suck at controlling the car in Mini Motor Racing X (I'll get better, I'm sure), and got sucked into Star Ocean First Departure this afternoon. I've also finished a couple of games already, and jotted down a few thoughts below. if you haven't played Gone Home and want to, stop reading now.

Well gang, I'm off to the supermarket for a frozen pizza and some ice cream. Until next time.








Gone Home was good. I love a good story-driven game. It did hit pretty close to home for me for a bunch of reasons - Coming out as trans three years ago was one of the hardest things I've ever done. And one of my nephews was disowned by his father for being gay.

Glass Masquerade was kind of fun, I like jigsaw puzzles but can't do them at home because of my cat. I bought it because I remembered Cary wrote a review about it and it sounded lie something I'd like. I did, but there wasn't a lot of replay value there.

I love the Picross games. Picross S was fun, and I solved all the puzzles probably a bit too quickly. It was kind of like when I open a bag of White Cheddar Cheetos Puffs (aka Cheese Crack in my house), once I start, I have a hard time stopping. Luckily, there seem to be several other games in the series for future puzzle solving fun.



Cary Woodham

09/30/2020 at 08:14 AM

Yeah sorry about sending you stuff in Animal Crossing.  You know I'm a freak with that game.  I bought a 7 dollar Animal Crossing shirt at Wal-Mart the other day.  

Here's my review of Mini Motor Racing X.  I really liked it.  If you don't like the controls, you know you can always change the camera angles from top down to behind the car, and it might make it a little easier.

Nintendo just released a Japan only SNES Picross game on the SNES player that i'm going to try at some point.


09/30/2020 at 09:36 PM

I look forward to my daily Cary mail/presents fix. I'd send you stuff back, except I'm always sure you must have it already. And one of your postcards/presents was the absolute best and got favorited - the bag mask and your comment. My dad and I used to watch (and quote) Bugs Bunny cartoons together all the time, and even though my dad's been dead for 12 years, I still miss him. Some days more than others, and the day you sent that was one of those more kind of days. Thank you.

And I read your review earlier today and made that change based on what you said in the review and it did help a lot.

I've played a couple of puzzles in that game. Have fun with it!

Cary Woodham

10/01/2020 at 07:59 AM

Well I'm glad you got that Sylvester Jr. reference.  I wasn't sure if you would.  You know what's funny about Sylvester Jr. is that when my cousin had her first baby, one time I was over visiting and was holding her baby at the computer and we were looking at pictures of Looney Tunes characters to entertain her.  She just stared most of the time, but when I pulled up Sylvester Jr., she would laugh and giggle and really react.  I could pull up a picture of regular Sylvester and she'd be like, 'meh,' but I'd pull up Sylvester Jr. again and she'd go crazy again.  Months later they visited us and we went to Six Flags Over Texas.  At the Looney Tunes gift shop there, can you guess which plush toy she picked out to buy?  That's right.  Sylvester Jr.!  So aside from the paper sack, "Oh the shame..." bit, that's the other thing I remember about Sylvester Jr.


10/01/2020 at 10:40 AM

That's so cute! When my nephew Austin was born, I cross stitched Sylvester Jr. on a bib for him.


09/30/2020 at 07:44 PM

I keep seeing a sale for Lego City Undercover and want to buy it so I can finish it. However, I have the crazy notion that I'm going to play through every last Lego game starting with the first one I haven't finished, that being Lego Star Wars III (I think). So I resist buying another one until I finish that. 


09/30/2020 at 09:38 PM

I am a Lego game addict. I think Lego City Undercover is one of the best ones. The Star Wars ones are good, but not not even close to being my favorites. It's not you, it's the game, trust me. 


10/01/2020 at 03:01 PM

Lego games go on sale pretty frequently. I think I'll get Undercover next time. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

10/01/2020 at 04:32 AM

Well, you're certainly going to be busy this winter. I played the demo for Octopath, but haven't bought it yet. I really think you'll like it though. It's the perfect flavor of old school with a really unique visual aesthetic. 


10/01/2020 at 10:38 AM

All the people I trust on these things have told me I'll like it.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

10/01/2020 at 04:39 AM

Also, Mario 64 definitely can be frustrating, and I heard Sunshine is so-so, but Mario Galaxy is definitely one of the best games I've ever played. 


10/01/2020 at 10:39 AM

I want to finish Sunshine first. I like it so far.

Casey Curran Staff Writer

10/05/2020 at 11:56 AM

I've been off Animal Crossing since June when my unit got activated for the riots and millions of bells worth of turnips went bad when I was gone. I had fun with it when I played it though. I'd recommend playing Galaxy in TV mode when you get around to it, the motion controls don't really translate well to handheld play. And whatever you do, do not go for 100% in Sunshine. Getting all the main sprites is fun but those blue coins will destroy you.


10/05/2020 at 06:56 PM

Thanks for the tips. I actually rarely play my Switch on the go, I like having the option, but really perfer to leave it hooked up to the TV.

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