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Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

Nintendo
Sep 25, 2015 - Nintendo 3DS
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

16%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Game Informer
5 / 10
GameSpot
5 / 10
Polygon
6 / 10
USgamer
3.5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Charming yet utterly aimless, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a curious off-shoot that's best for those with a sweet tooth.

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Happy Home Designer gets pretty much everything right when it comes to decorating, encouraging creativity, and exploring different styles. It's sometimes unsatisfying to work without a sense of progression, but taking away progression unlocks means there's no limits on the creativity you can express with Animal Crossing's huge range of options. There's no shortage of actual designing to do, and the series' charm prevents it from becoming just a series of soulless tasks. Plus, you won't have to worry about being in debt with a raccoon this time around.

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A stripped down Animal Crossing with a premise so lightweight it can barely be said to exist at all, and yet there's still an undemanding charm to its no-octane thrills.

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Utterly charming with a fantastic set of design tools, but it'll make you crave the freedom of more traditional Animal Crossing games.

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It's a deep dive into Animal Crossing's ordinarily shallow home-design pool, without the town elements that make the series such a success

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Despite revamped controls and a cheerful aesthetic, Happy Home Designer still feels like a dead-end job.

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Happy Home Designer fails to build on its foundation

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Happy Home Designer may not be your typical video game, but that's precisely what Nintendo was aiming for. It's not about challenge or winning or competition, but rather about playing interior designer to a host of creatures. While it's mostly very good at what it does, the specifics of what it does won't appeal to most gamers, or even most Animal Crossing fans. Taken on its own terms, however, the only area in which Happy Home Designer falls short of its rather relaxed mission statement is in its social and sharing features, which feel rather anemic.

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