Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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Animal Crossing is a far more attractive version of reality than this one. Catching bugs isn’t disgusting, avoiding people you don’t like is easy, money literally grows on trees, everyday junk is actually worth money, and (best of all) debt has no interest, even if you never make payments on it. Animal Crossing: New Leaf steps up the formula from the previous version, City Folk, which felt nearly identical to the DS version other than graphics and the largely skippable city. (more…)

Relic Expedition

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In the heart of South America lies treasure from a lost civilization. Treasure seekers have gathered to explore the unknown surroundings and collect their riches. Relic Expedition is an ever expanding tile game, firmly backed with an unknown jungle theme. Beyond tile placement, there are elements of set collecting, dice rolling, and even a small amount of resource management. At first glance you might slap a “roll and move” label on Relic Expedition, but it grows into much more than that as the game progresses. (more…)