I've had this game for 2 years and I still love it! It's unlike any other video game I've ever played. The characters, the graphics, the creativity - all amazing. The elements that make this game seem like real life are the time of day, weather, and real seasons. During the day - blue skies and maybe a few clouds, or rain. At night, starry constellations and the Moon. Springtime is filled with green leaves and flowers abloom, while Summer gets hot (the perfect time to tan your character!). In Autumn, leaves turn brown, in Winter, snow blankets the ground in a white wonderland. There's so much to do - decorate/upgrade your house, plant flowers and trees, fish, catch bugs, dig up fossils, dress up your character with clothes and hats, or just talk to your friendly (and sometimes not so friendly) animal neighbors. The addition of wi-fi connection to party it up with friends is simply an awesome experience. You can meet some great people. I'd recommend this game to everyone - it's completely appropriate, even for young children. Bottom line: YOU NEED THIS GAME! GO BUY IT NOW!