Nintendo has yet again impressed me with their newly released game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Once I checked out my App Store to search for some games and stuff, this was the very first thing that showed up on the list. Its ratings absolutely amazed me, however I was a bit hesitant. It must be a game only the kids would enjoy, I thought. In case you didn’t know (which I doubt, you must have heard about it by now especially if you’re a Nintendo fan or simply a gamer), this is a free-to-play social simulation mobile game in which you design a campsite with friends and featured animals. Visit the official site right here for the full details.
My husband was actually the one who first introduced the game to me. But I didn’t give it much attention at first because the name didn’t bug my curiosity. It was then that I finally downloaded it after seeing the great reviews written by grown-ups, I suppose they weren’t kids. Believe it or not, I’ve been hooked on it since Monday. You see, it’s been only 3 days. Should be too early to write this, but definitely not! There’s never too early nor too late for a review, right?
The game has proven me wrong. It isn’t just for the little ones at all! I never thought managing a camp could be this fun. I love almost everything about it. From the rules, music, design, characters, down to its sound effects. Let me just list down the other things I love about this game:
- It gives me the chance to be creative which is something I am not in real life. Well, not in all aspects but mostly I’m a bit lazy when it comes to that.
- Unlocks my imagination.
- Psychologically, it empowers me to be me as I am the camp manager. I have the freedom to do whatever I want in my camp.
- It’s for free (with in-app purchases) without the very annoying ads. There’s only one space for the ad that’s tiny. Doesn’t hurt your eyes in any way. I can’t stand those games with ads that interrupt you during the game. Have you ever tried those?
- Violence-free!!! That’s why the game is okay for kids starting at the age of 4.
- Not only is it a game to kill time, it’s surprisingly educational. It taught me names of marine species in English that I didn’t know. Funny how a game does that to a 27 year old woman like me.
- There’s always something new to do especially with the seasonal events.
- This game somehow teaches or reminds you to be patient. If there are items/ furniture that catch your eye or need to invite animals, you have to craft them and wait for minutes and long hours to get hands on them.
- Lastly, it’s a fun way to learn a foreign language (it’s available in 6 languages as of this writing) especially if you just want to enhance your vocabulary. I’m a foreign language (Japanese and Korean) learner myself. Also, I’m an English teacher, but there’s absolutely a room for me to learn more English words and expressions since I’m not a native speaker of the language.
If I find something that would change my mind, will definitely write it and share with you. Are you playing it now? Tell me what you think! Not playing? Would you even try?
FULL DISCLOSURE: This is not a paid/sponsored content. The opinions expressed are completely my own based on my experience.