This time round, I'll be talking about Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. It's quite different from the usual ACs, in the sense that you literally do nothing but design homes over and over and over again.
So, from the beginning, you come in as a Nook's Homes employee, and right after you pick a avatar design that you like, you head straight in and design one of your colleague's home. The client will provide several items that must be used, along with a theme for the house design.
For example, the first was to design something with a lovely atmosphere (if i remember correctly), and you literally do not need any brains to go about it. You can just pick any furniture you like, and as long as you use the required furniture that the client provided, you pass! Of course, if you wish to follow the theme, it's still easy as pie because everything you need is already labeled.
My third client wanted a Rococo themed design, and I didn't even need to think hard because there was already a selection titled Rococo wallpaper, Rococo flooring, Rococo bed, etc.
After designing a few homes, you'll be upgraded, and will be able to start designing facilities. The first will be a school, and you'll get to pick the external paint color (although only three choices). You'll proceed to design a classroom, and only one classroom.
Further through the game, you'll get to pick plots of land for your clients, and you can actually just pile all of them on one plot of land without repercussions. You'll also be able to start design their gardens and facade.
This goes on and on and on, though you'll be able to upgrade houses from one room to three rooms, and the same goes for the facilities. You'll also be able to change your avatar style after the tenth design.
There really is nothing much to do but to design and redesign your neighbor's houses over and over, and after a while, I had to give up because I felt so bored and stale.
Of course there are smaller details, like being able to take photos of your designs, and using the amiibo feature to get several other neighbors, but ACHHD doesn't pose much of a challenge. In fact, as a designer, I'd say the only challenge I've faced is trying to fit all my furniture into the small room early game, but once I've given up on fitting a toilet/bathroom in, I'm all settled.
Overall, ACHHD is a great game for designers, and especially so if you're a bored designer who has too much time on their hands. However, as someone who constantly need new things and new challenges, this is a no-go for me.
I'll probably set this aside and play something else. Well that's all for now,
Nerd out! (None of the photos belong to me!)
Written by: ninetylives