Favorite Things to Do in Tomodachi Life
Tomodachi Life isn’t a game for everyone. It’s a life simulation game, but you spend a good portion of your time watching your Mii characters interact with each other with only occasional advice from you. So what is the appeal? How can some players (even someone like me, who normally favors story-driven games) put so many hours into Tomodachi Life?
Tomodachi Life marketed itself with the idea of putting yourself, your friends, and maybe celebrities into the game, but why stop there? Why not recreate some of your favorite characters? I spent a good portion of my time using Tomodachi Life’s extensive customization system to create Mii versions of characters from Ace Attorney, Professor Layton, and more.
Speaking of customization, there are a lot of clothing options in Tomodachi Life. It can be entertaining just to check the stores each day to see what they have and pick up some new outfits (or food).
Tomodachi Life has a lot of simple mini-games, as well as activities like performing musicals (with your own lyrics, if you chose), but one of my favorites is Tomodachi Quest.
Styled as a simple turn-based RPG, Tomodachi Quest can be frustrating and repetitive at times, but it’s also a fun little diversion that made me very happy when a full Mii RPG (Miitopia) was announced.
Tomodachi Life isn’t the sort of game you’ll play for long periods of time, but for a small gameplay session here and there, it has plenty of fun activities to keep you entertained. What are your favorite things to do in Tomodachi Life?