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Earlier this week was Video Games Day and I was planning on having this post go up then, but life had other plans. My week has been busy and insane and I think I’m looing my mind. However, it’s now the weekend and now it’s time to forget the week’s event and relax with some games! I thought I would share what’ve been playing recently and what’s on my wishlist for the next steam sale.

I hope you let me know your take on any of the games I talk about today or what you currently have on your wishlist in the comments!

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We Have A Winner! (or 2!)

CONGRATULATIONS! 

My giveaway ended yesterday and today I drew the winners! I am so excited to announce nerdygimpblog & the_valerie as the winners!

I had a ton of fun doing this giveaway so maybe I’ll do more in the future. Is it weird to enjoy giving things away!? 🙂 Maybe in the next one I do I can include Canada, shipping is such a tricky thing! But for now I can’t wait to get their prizes off in the mail to them!

Thanks to everyone who entered, and spread the word about the giveaway, a lot more people entered than I thought would! It was very encouraging to have such a good response to the giveaway since I’ve never done one before.

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The grand prize winner -nerdygimpblog- won 3 packs of Animal Crossing Amiibo Card Series 2 & an Animal Crossing Amiibo Card Folio.

 

 

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The runner up -the_valerie- won an Animal Crossing Amiibo Card Folio.

Who Want’s Free Stuff?!

Animal Crossing ProjectClick here to go enter the giveaway.

Who doesn’t like free stuff? I know I do! Over the last weekend I gathered up a whopping 25 packs of Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards Series 2 Packs, when my intention was to stop at 20, well I opened 22 packs which leaves 3 packs. I’ve decided to create a giveaway! How lucky for you all!

I decided to do a give away because I know after release day these can be hard to find, and I’ve gotten more than my fair share. I don’t NEED the packs so why not share? I wanted to create a giveaway that is fun and “free” to enter, so for 10 entries all you have to do is answer a question, and for another entry you can “watch” a YouTube video (just click it so you get the entry!), the rest are up to you-to follow me on twitter, subscribe on YouTube, etc.       I wish you all the best of luck!

(Please note: Winner must be a United States citizen, not doing any international shipping, to expensive, sorry!)

The giveaway will be open from today, January 25, 2016 until February 1, 2016. Winner will be contacted February 2, 2016 and will 24 hours to respond before another winner is picked.

Amazon Links for product descriptions:

Animal Crossing Amiibo Card Folio

Animal Crossing Amiibo Card Series 2 Pack

ACAC Series 2 Is Coming!

Animal Crossing Project .jpgPlease tell me I’m not the only one who is like super stinking excited for this!?!

I finished my Series 1 collection in November, so it took me about a month to get all the cards which is pretty good! I think the most interesting part was seeing all the trade sites pop up. I got half of my cards through trading. It was such a great experience, not only did I get to trade with awesome people but I also made some new friends!

Last time I went running all over my city and the right next to me looking for series one, which while fun, also took up most of my day. So this time around I have new game plan! (Because I love to make plans, I also love making lists!)

I am going to the GameStop in the city next to mine because they are a larger one, and get more stock generally. Last time they also did not have rules about how many packs you could buy. Then if I don’t get 10 packs (min, 14 packs max) from there I will be going to the GameStop in my town to see how many I can get. I have pre-ordered 6 packs from Amazon, which are scheduled to be delivered on the 22nd, which is pretty cool. Last time I had to wait like 3-5 days after to get them, so it’s cool Amazon has their act together. I also went to Walmart’s site to pre-order, only to find that I could only order 1 pack so I didn’t even waste my time on that. If it turns out to be worst case scenario, & I can’t get any cards from GameStop then I will be getting more from Amazon. (Apparently Target also will have them, but I doubt the one in my area does…)

I plan on getting a total of 20 packs, I did the same last time. Which is around $120, and 120 cards which I feel super comfortable with. I put Christmas money aside for Series 2 as well as Series 3, umm so thanks relatives for supplying money for my addiction problem. 😀

Once I get all my packs I am going to do a pack opening video (which I am super excited about!), I should have done one for series one but I just never thought about it. At that time I will also be updating my trading site, click here to see it, it’s just a little place where I can keep track of trades, and what I have to offer.

For the next two days I am going feel like I have ants in my pants, with so much build up of excitement! Is it the 22nd yet??

My Thoughts on ACAC Collector’s Album

I made a YouTube video! I never make videos but I really wanted to share my thoughts on the Animal Crossing Amiibo Card Collector’s Album. I wanted to because how it’s being advertised is reprieved as one way, when the design of the album is actually different. Hopefully my thoughts help people decided if this is something they are interesting in purchasing or not.

 

Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival Thoughts

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Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival came out on November 13, 2015, so it has been out for just over a week. I love, l love, love Animal Crossing, it makes my heart so happy.

SPOILER WARNING! I am going to speak about aspects of the game that might spoil the game (if that’s possible), depending on your definition of the concept. Please consider this a warning.

Also, these are just my thoughts, everyone opinion is valid, and I appreciate and respect everyone’s. Please extend me the same courtesy.

I was on the fence about the game. I probably would not have bought this $60 game if it wasn’t bundled with three amiibo cards (Stitches, Goldie, and Rosie), I really couldn’t careless about the Isabelle and Digby amiibos, as I have explained in other posts I live in a small apartment can I don’t have a ton of room for the space the amiibos would take up (let’s be real, if I started I would not be able to stop).

So I bought the game bundle. Cool, cool. I had heard a few things about the game before playing it myself, but I withheld judgement, because I thought it was going to be a situation like HHD, where you either love it or hate it. Turns out, I think I was right?

My boyfriend and I loaded it up and played a 2 player game, the game took us about an hour. It was the worst hour of my video game playing life. Basically this game is a dice rolling simulator. Now that sounds very harsh, and it’s suppose to be, since the Animal Crossing community deserves more, and Nintendo has the resources to make a better game. I knew there were mini games, and there are, but they are not part of the main game. Which I found VERY disappointing.

Literally all you do is wave your amiibo over the sensor to roll a die, and buy turnips to attempt to play the stock market. After about 15 minutes my boyfriend was so board. But I was like “No, no, there might be more, let’s keep going.” I was wrong, mistakes were made.

So after my initial interaction to the game I felt super confused because I can’t believe that Nintendo would try to sell a $60 dice roll sim. I just couldn’t. So the next day I gave it another go. I played the game by myself with 3 npcs, this was also a mistake. It was awful. However I did unlock the first mini game. Great? Like what am I suppose to do with that?

I thought the game was going to be an Animal Crossing skinned version of a Mario Party game. I would be super satisfied with that. Like straight up, as a consumer I would be good.

I had a low expectation bar for this game, and it couldn’t even meet that. At this point I am seriously considering taking the game back and trading it in.

Now I know I have been very negative so let me talk about what I did like about this game. 

I liked that the developer added in cute bits and videos of the villagers and players interacting, and giving a description of each day they lived thought. For the games I did play that is what kept me going for being entertained.

I like that the developer picked Goldie to be the “leader” of the game, I’m glad it wasn’t Isabelle, or something. There are so many great villagers and they all deserve to shine, not only that we all like different ones so it was nice to see that light being shared. 🙂

I liked that at the end of the game you could save your amiibos progress and there were goals and rewards set up as incentive to play the game more. Such as reaching level 2 you unlock a costume and emote, or what have you.

I like the mini games, but I wish they were included in the main game. (I’m going to hold out hope that I just haven’t unlocked that bit yet???) I honestly think if the mini games would have been included in the main game I would have a very different feeling about this game.

I liked the incorporation of the Animal Crossing world into this game, such as playing the stock market, fishing tournaments, and holidays (such as the harvest festival and toy day).

So at the end of the day I feel like this game is not worth $60, to anyone who wants the amiibos or the game just wait till they are sold separately, or the game goes on sale. I’m not going to rate this game because I think that system is broken and stupid, so I’m simply going to recommend if you thinking of picking this up, go to YouTube watch some vids, and wait for it to go on sale. Also if you have/are a child between the ages of 3-7-ish they would probably love this game for like a day, maybe two.

I sincerely feel like this is a missed opportunity for Nintendo, which makes me uber sad, I don’t want this game to be bad, and I want to give it every chance possible so I am going to continue to play it for about a week and if by the end of that I feel the same I do right now, I’ll be taking it back. 😦