For the past three weeks, Tomodachi Collection: New Life has been the best-selling game in Japan—and in its first week, the best-selling game in the world.
When I picked it up, I knew next to nothing about it. I had heard that it was a sequel to the Japan-only DS title Tomodachi Collection and played like a cross between Animal Crossing and The Sims. And as the original game sold over three million copies in Japan, I was excited to pick up this new one.
But whatever I expected when I thought of “a cross between Animal Crossing and The Sims,” it wasn’t this. Instead, I found myself in a world of my favorite childhood characters, playing very odd mini-games in between listening to their bizarre demands. Check out my notes of my first three-and-a-half hours of play below for the full story.
Minus 2 Hours
After finding out that Miis will be the only characters in the game, I scour the web and fill up my 3DS with Miis of various famous game, movie, and TV show characters.