I admit that I play other games besides Animal Crossing (heresy right?). One of the games I’ve been looking forward to is Fantasy Life. I bought it off of the e-shop the other day and have been thoroughly enjoying it. It’s done by level 5. Nobuo Uematsu (of Final Fantasy fame) did the soundtrack and Yoshitako Amano did the art (also of Final Fantasy fame). It’s kind of like a cross between Dragon Quest and Animal Crossing/Harvest Moon.
You start off by creating your character and picking a job. There are 12 different jobs to choose from. When I say job I mean job, not class so much. You can be:
- needle worker
I started off as a prospector because I um like to treasure hunt. I have since switched to a sorcerer. But I kept all my skills and can go back and forth willy nilly.
You can do so many things. The townspeople will give you quests ranging from getting them 10 apples to slaying a dragon! I’m only level 10. I accidentally took the dragon quest. LOL. There’s even a magical talking butterfly that rewards you for making people happy. 🙂 I don’t think the butterfly is quite what it seems though…
You can keep up to three pets. I have a cat. She goes on quests with me and fights by my side. (I mostly get her killed when I try and take on monsters that are too strong.)
You level up your professional skills by using them. You mine a bunch and your mining skill goes up. Use fire magic and your fire skill goes up. I haven’t tried any other classes, but I want to learn to fish!
Of course you can decorate your room. There are adorable costumes in the game. I got an angel suit and a devil suit from passwords in magazines.
I didn’t think there was a story in the game when I first saw it. I thought it would be very unstructured like Animal Crossing, but that’s not the case. There is a story. I haven’t gotten very far in it. You can do the story quest when you like, explore when you like, and further your profession when you like. It’s all about enjoying yourself and having fun. I’m liking it.
There’s local co-op play too and I’m hoping I can convince my husband to get a copy so we can go hunt dragons together. 🙂
Check out the video. Look at some articles on Siliconera I’m really hoping this gets localized!