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DS Daily: Emergence Crossing


The Terrible Secret of Animal Crossing made one thing clear to us: Something Awful goons are really funny. Well, two things: the first one, and also that it is possible to view Animal Crossing very darkly. Arriving in town penniless and homeless, you're immediately indentured to Tom Nook and forced into labor, not only by him, but by the other animals as well. Sometimes they give you their garbage as a reward.

We're pretty sure we only see the game that way because we're horrible people. The open-ended nature of Animal Crossing allows you to see what you want to see in the game, and to a certain extent fill in the life stories of your avatar and the surrounding animals. Whether this manifests in your mind only or in some kind of recorded tale like The Terrible Secret is just a matter of your own judgment. Do you see a narrative in your Animal Crossing life? Or is the game completely mechanical by now?

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hvnlysoldr1

12-11-2007 @ 10:27AM

hvnlysoldr said...

I've never played those games before...

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Steinmania2

12-11-2007 @ 1:47PM

Steinmania said...

ya know, reading this kinda makes me want to play animal crossing again...

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12-11-2007 @ 11:13PM

flamingsquirrel said...

holy freakin crap, this is AWESOME.

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