Animal Crossing: New Leaf
I comfortably put over a hundred hours into New Leaf, which is very atypical for me. It took a while for this version of Animal Crossing to click, but over time – and after playing a great deal with other people – New Leaf turned into a daily ritual, an experience that is more meditative than demanding (despite an expectation, at a certain point, that you’ll play it every single day to get the best gear). New Leaf is a game where your eorts pay o over months and years, but which keeps finding ways to reward you. It’s like living a happy, simple second life, but one that you only really have to check in on.