For the last two weeks we’ve been playing the new Nintendo 3DS game – Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer.
If you familiar with previous Animal Crossing games then you’ll be right at home with this title. It’s all the things you loved about doing up your home in Animal Crossing, but that’s the whole game.
Yes it sounds like you might be missing out on all the fishing and bug catching, but it’s actually really fun decorating other peoples homes.
You work for Tom Nook as a realtor at Nook Homes. Your job at first is to decorate your clients new houses to their specific tastes. However you soon advance onto actually finding a plot and designing the exterior of the homes too.
Plus it’s not just home owners you have as clients. The lovely Isabella from Animal Crossings town hall comes to engage your services, having you build and decorate various new civic buildings like schools and hospitals, and new shops and restaurants for the town.
Theres so much more furniture and furnishings to choose from than in Animal Crossing, so you can really go to town on your clients houses. Harnessing all your interior design powers.
A feature which I didn’t get the chance to try, but will definitely be on the look out for are the new Amibo Cards. Each pack of cards come with 3 Amiibo cards. Each card is an Animal friend, and you can scan the cards on your new Amiibo enabled 3DS or with the NFC reader accessory. The animal from the card that you’ve scanned will then be in the game, and you can invite them to different events in your town.
I really enjoyed playing Animal Crossing – Happy Home Designer. It’s a gentle game, no checkpoints or levels to complete, it’s very easy going. It’s been great for me to sit down for 20 minutes when the kids have gone to bed after a stressful day, and relax and unwind by designing someones house and garden.