Greetings! If you are reading this, you are probably seeking help for Animal Crossing: New Leaf and fortunately, you’ve come to the right place! In our strategy guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to enjoy this quirky game.
For those new to the Animal Crossing series (where have you been?), throw away any expectations you may have about this game, especially since it’s not really a "game" in most traditional senses.
Well, at first, New Leaf seems like any normal game, as you step foot for the first time into a town occupied by friendly, talking animals. Then you’re given a couple of objectives, such as registering as a citizen and buying your first house.
But once you spend any long period of time with the game, you’ll soon discover there aren’t really any set goals to the game and the closest thing to a set goal–repaying your mortgage–will take weeks, if not months to complete.
If you’re suddenly put off by the game, don’t panic just yet! There’s a reason the Animal Crossing series is so hugely popular!
Because of the lack of goals and massive time-investment, it creates a very open-ended and unique game experience that relies heavily on two things: you and your imagination.
Of course, just those two things aren’t always enough, so that’s where we come in. We’ll be your helpful tour guide as you get to grips with life in your new town. Now, shall we?
Vincent - Animal Crossing New Leaf strategy guide editor