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    Tomodachi Life, initial impressions

    I've only played it long enough to create a couple of Miis, move them into a pair of apartments on the Island on which the game is set. Watchatoa Island is the name I came up with off the top of my head. Don't ask me why. It just looked like Watchatoa Island to me.
    The Mii creation process is exactly the same as what you've become accustomed to on the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS so there's no surprises there. What is interesting and fun is the selection of a voice. You can go with one of eight presets, choose a randomized voice, or customize your Mii's voice. I chose to customize my avatar's voice, which can be varied on eight different characteristics by adjusting a sliders. Once you have your Mii's appearance and voice set, you select personality characteristics that will result in one of sixteen personality types.
    And so life on your island begins. Once your Mii is in his or her apartment, he announces that he or she is hungry so it's time to go to the store and buy some food. You select the food mart on the map that's displayed on the touch screen then you take the food you've bought to your mii and present him or her with it. Problem solved. You're told that when you solve problems, your Mii's happiness increases and therefore your bank account increases. Thus, the happier your Mii residents are, the more resources you have to make them happier in the future.
    Your Mii announces that he or she is lonely so it's time to create another character with whom your Mii can interact. My Mii's new neighbor is a female named Sara. Sara Spunda. So the two of them are introduced and you get to watch them interact, which is fun in and of itself. That seems to be the basics of the gameplay; you listen to your various residents and do what you can to make them happy, give them gifts such as clothing and furniture for their apartments, and watch them all interact in unpredictable ways based on their personality types. Because of that lack of predictability, the game looks like it will be a riot as I add more residents to my island.
    That's about it. I just took enough time to get through the introduction, but I wanted to throw some thoughts out there and see what other peoples' impressions are. Does anyone else have Tomodachi Life yet?
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    I LOVE IT! <3
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    So you can't use Miis on your system? Is there a cynic personality?
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    To question 1 or 2?
    *"What people call love is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, then it slowly fades leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it, your parents are gonna do it, break the cycle ladies and gentlemen, rise above, focus on science."

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    Dammit! What's the closest thing to cynicism?
    *"What people call love is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, then it slowly fades leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it, your parents are gonna do it, break the cycle ladies and gentlemen, rise above, focus on science."

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    Eh. I don't really know? xD
    I've only played for some 3-4 hours today :O
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    You choose where your character is on a continuum of various personality traits like serious/relaxed and quirky/mainstream (that's not the exact pairings but you get the idea). It wouldn't surprise me if one of the 16 personality types was cynical in some way. The answer to Question 1 is that you have to start your Miis from scratch. You can't just swipe them from your system.
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    So money can't buy happiness, but happiness gets you money?
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    But you can import them straight from your system o_O
    I've done it with all my Mii's.

    Just choose: Import from Mii Maker.
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    It's a positive feedback loop. Money buys goods and services and/or solves problems, which makes the Miis happier, which earns you more money than you invested, which you can then use to buy yet MORE happiness which will then get you MORE money. Where does this money come from? It seems to be a physical manifestation of happiness itself. Either that or someone's printing some counterfeit bills...

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    That makes it the best kind of game. I'm now getting this when I'm back in Maryland.
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    Wrong about what? I never said it would be a bad game, I just said it wouldn't sell well and would get Ok reviews. I still stand by this game is going to tank. I legit got the only copy my GameStop had and it wasnt even a pre-order.
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    That means it had already sold like crazy, and there was only one game left.
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    There we go. I stand by my previous statement.
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    Nice try...but the manager said it was the only copy they got.
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    Ok... But it's Ohio. If this game really does rely on Streetpass for a lot, I don't think Ohio is the best place for that.
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    Objection. That's circumstantial evidence. The GameStop I went to had a good sized box of them and there were some preorders. Following your logic that should mean it should do swimmingly based on my knowledge of the situation. I'm not saying Tomodachi Life will do very well because it was a risk for Nintendo to bring it out in the U.S. I'm saying that the evidence you're using to back up what amounts to a hunch is weak

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    It doesn't rely on Street pass for much other than exchanging items, as far as I can tell.

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    I stand corrected. I just figured out how to do it. I also figured out how to import streetpass and spotpass Miis into my Mii maker. Reggie Fils-a-Mech is now one of my neighbors.

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