Dear Diary, I Played Tomodachi Life!

WARNING: THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!

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So with little expectations of this game, I did buy it.  I had seen some of the trailers and videos concerning it and I was little apprehensive to buy it, but after seeing SO MANY screenshots on Tumblr and on the web, I finally bought Toby and I copies.

So, the game turned out to be a lot better than I was expecting. It’s still very limited and as most of you know, the beta version was buggy, but so far, I’ve had no problems. Toby however, said that one day he started up the game and it froze, so he had to restart it. That’s been the only problem so far.

I’ve been playing it non-stop since Thursday and it’s been super fun! If you’re just a casual gamer, this is definitely the game for you. It’s quirky, cute, silly, and annoyingly addictive. So, the game is about you running this island and helping it evolve into a bustling utopia for your Miis. This is my island on the first day:

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You set up your Mii and your spouse’s Mii and your parents’ Miis and your siblings Miis, and any Mii you want to inhabit your island. My island’s name is Ομορφιά (Omorfia) and my Mii’s name is ncdogg, I’ll put up a QR code for the Mii later.

As you increase your Mii’s happiness you earn money that you can use to buy clothes, food, interiors, and hats. As you do more things in-game, you unlock buildings, music, photos, and items. The game has no storyline, but your real goal is to collect all of the items and make your Miis as happy as possible. So far, I have around 48 Miis inhabiting my island, so needless to say, you have an endless number of possibilities. Your Miis do all kinds of quirky things, like dying their hair, like my Dad did in the game:

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Play games with you:

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Have strange dreams:

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Use the gifts you give them:

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Rent-a-Dog Coupon

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They can become friends:

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Have fights with their friends:

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They can confess their hidden feelings for each other:

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They can get married:

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Have babies:

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You can dress them up and feed them:

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Probably the most fun feature in the game though are the songs you can get them to sing. You can pick a genre and change the lyrics and they’ll sing it:

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While the game lacks a story line, graphics, and really a few more options as far as mini-games, it makes up for in addiction, something to pass the time, and something different and unique. You can have literally hundreds of Miis in the game, so the possibilities are endless. I’m unsure as to why people are comparing it to Animal Crossing, all of you can keep that game is 10miles away from being similar to Tomodachi Life. I’d say a toned down Sims is more accurate. As someone who had close to no high expectations for this game, I’m actually impressed with the number of things that could be done. However, if you’re really skeptical, I would suggest just waiting for Tomodachi Life 2.

My Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

This is ncdogg,
By the power of cotton candy!

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