1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf... sounds like a collect-a-thon for nine-year-olds
Games like Persona might be a hard sell, but at least it has some surface-level appeal--for all of its weirdness, it at least has some traditional RPG gameplay to speak of. Animal Crossing is going to be much harder to argue for. Seriously, I don’t even know where to begin.
Okay, here goes: We all love being in debt, right? Shit.
Let me start over. Animal Crossing is charming as hell! Its colorful world, bizarre art style, and adorable (and well-written) characters are enough to turn your irises heart-shaped. Plus, there’s interesting multiplayer functionality and you can dig holes? There, I’ve managed to avoid having to explain why collecting fruit is so much damn fun. I’ll level with you: I completely understand why, if you’ve never played the games, all of us Animal Crossing lovers seem like we’re in some kind of cult. But if you join us, you won’t regret it. Or, hell, maybe you will. Join us.