Well, I can’t deny the results of last week’s poll: only one vote for Dragon Age: Origins and the rest were all for Skyrim. Guess I’m glad I bought that Legendary edition of the Skyrim strategy guide when it released.
I knew Skyrim won the GOTY award for 2011, but I had no idea fans were that fervent to this day. I’ve never gotten so many demands on Twitter to play a particular game before. I hope I like it as much as everyone else seems to!
Of course, it will be sharing addictive time with Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I honestly cannot believe this little handheld game has prompted me to play at least once a day every day, especially since I really didn’t care for the first AC game on the DS. And yet, here I am, turning it on every day to collect what’s in my trees, seashells, bugs, fish, visiting the island and looting it, paying my mortgage, checking on mayoral duties, and checking to see what towns I can visit before opening my own gates and leaving my 3DS in limbo for a couple of hours. I don’t get it either.
I used to really like the Sim games back in the day, and my addiction to Tiny Tower and Pocket Planes has been documented before, so that’s the only reason why I can think I like ACNL so much. Obviously, it’s a bit more complicated than either Tiny Tower or Pocket Planes, which is probably why I’ll play it longer than I have those other two. Well, at least until all my friends stop playing it. It’s hard to really branch out your town and get unusual fruit when you can’t go steal some fruit from your friends. That reminds me…I still need to find a persimmon tree amongst my compatriots….