Will this home design experience be a happy one?
GAME: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
PLATFORM: Nintendo 3DS
EuroGamer (Matt Wales)
“Charming yet utterly aimless, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a curious off-shoot that’s best for those with a sweet tooth.”
GamesRadar (Daniella Lucas)
“One of the most perfectly executed and unbelievably charming sets of design tools I’ve seen in gaming.”
GameSpot (Justin Haywald)
“Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer does so much right … But that’s not enough to make up for the shallow, unrewarding experience.”
IGN (Kallie Plagge)
“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.”
Polygon (Griffin McElroy)
“Making homes in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is enjoyable, but it’s just not enough to hold up the weight of an entire game.”
VERDICT: It just might be worth trying your hand at some interior design.