The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

One thing people have always loved about The Sims is its quirky made-up language. It's become so popular since the series debuted that fans now affectionately refer to it as "Simlish." It doesn't make much sense, but half the fun comes from deciphering what sims are trying to tell you by the tone of their voice and the little emoticon-style icons that hover above their heads.

Nintendo recently released Tomodachi Life, a 3DS game that takes a great deal of inspiration from The Sims. Both are great, but they diverge in one key area. Instead of sims, you populate your village in Tomodachi Life with Miis. And oddly enough for a Japanese game exported to the U.S., this one actually has the little virtual critters speaking in plain English.

Maybe "plain" is an overstatement, because Tomodachi Life is a decidedly eccentric game. The vast majority of my time spent playing so far has been devoted to stopping by the apartments of my various Miis and hearing what they have to say, even having surprisingly two-sided conversations with them.

They always begin with a thought bubble:

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

Tapping on it prompts the Mii to say whatever's on their mind. There's no telling what'll come next, however.

Here are some of my favorites, starting with what FredBob asked after I burst that particular bubble:

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

No. Wait, what?

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

Oh FredBob, you always know just what to say...

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

But do you always have to get so deep on me?

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

Hey, I'd feel that way too if I was wearing a hamster suit.

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

Wanna talk about it?

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

Don't worry, Rick Ross. I know just how fantastic you are.

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

Hey, you're not so bad yourself!

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

That's fair. But you are also wearing a pretty big helmet...

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

What did I just say?

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

See, Stannis Baratheon, this is why everyone's scared of you.

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

Well, we have these things called cat videos...

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

What?!?! You're Batman. You never get tired!

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

...Marcus Fenix says from his jail cell...

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

You and me both, Lisa.

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

Brag about it, why don't you?

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

Is this about the pasta I just gave you for dinner?

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

Sure, why not.

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

...

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I'm impressed we're even having this conversation!

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

I...see...

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

Easy for you to say, you're wearing one of those judge wigs!

The Weirdest Things My Miis Are Saying To Me

Ok, I guess I'll check back in with you tomorrow.

Trust me, there are plenty more where these came from.

But before I keep talking about my batch of Tomodachi Life islanders, I'd rather see some of yours! Please drop some of your favorites in the comments below. I even prepared a quick little guide to capturing and sharing photos of the game if you're anything like me and don't understand modern technology.

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