Kill Screen’s Tomodachi Life Review: Correctly Philosophical
The oft-discussed Tomodachi Life is now available for the Nintendo 3DS, and creative critics have all sorts of comments.
The game that, according to our featured critic of the day, is a combination of The Sims and Animal Crossing, has generated plenty of controversy. Many have gotten into a snit concerning the impossibility of having a same-sex relationship in the game, but we’re not interested in the politically correct or social ramifications of the game.
What we’re interested in is the exquisite review penned by Kill Screen’s David Wolinsky, who tackles the nuts and bolts of the game by infusing some philosophy and psychology into the analysis. We appreciate the effort and the discerning gamer will, too.
Why We Like It:
— When a game makes an albeit charming, laid-back approach to reality, a critic should adopt the appropriate tone. That’s precisely what we get here; an evaluation that’s a little tongue-in-cheek, a little serious, and a lot of fun.
— Focuses on the core of the gameplay experience. Any critic that delves beneath to get to the root of the matter has our attention. Bottom line: Tomodachi Life isn’t quite so “unlimited” as advertised.
— Throughout, the reader finds intelligent, compelling writing. Some critics have a great intro or a finisher, or they shine for a brief moment when tackling a personally emotional element. But this critic shows a veteran touch by producing a review that’s top-quality from beginning to end.