Last month, I stumbled upon Animal Crossing: Wild World for the Nintendo DS. It is a videogame and I did a good job of describing it here:
Mike and I have been in disagreement for the last month about whether to add quotations from the game into our collection. I wanted to add them, but he didn’t think quotes from a videogame would be understandable on their own. He thought they would be inside jokes that didn’t stand up on their own merit. After weeks of discussion, we finally decided to add the quotes. Here are some of my favorites:
In the end, I decided that I would enter these quotes into our collection because so many people play this game. There is a generation of children who are going to get their morals and their views of life from this game and I couldn’t be any happier about it. Just like Sesame Street taught me to read and instilled me with a sense of wonder and joy at learning, Animal Crossing will teach kids to handle money, hold down a job and cultivate friendships. I couldn’t ask for any better introduction to those subjects than Animal Crossing.
I have been delighted on a daily basis by the personalities of the characters and the wittiness of the dialogue and letters that are written. There is a lot of repetition in this game, but that doesn’t make it any less witty. A special thanks to Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka, and Toshihiro Kawabata for the excellent script!
Click here or all of the Animal Crossing quotations that made it into our collection: