Man, whoever’s doing the writing for Animal Crossing’s famous enforcer of good gaming edict deserves a drink on the HOUSE! Mr.Resetti, while usually a long-winded chap, gets right to the point in his latest appearance in the recent Wii U download, Animal Crossing Plaza, as he describes other townsfolk as being a “Bunch o’ weirdos and resetters. . .” I literally laughed out loud as I read this! Resetti’s suspicion and overall contempt for his village-dwelling peers plays into the classic character type of a cop who's seen too much time on the beat, and I, for one, am loving it. Resetti, you jaded mole, you! Maybe it's time for retirement.
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In a world like Animal Crossing’s where there isn’t a set goal and there are no real villains, could Mr.Resetti be construed as an enemy? Speaking as someone who never (ahem) changes their clock to manipulate gameplay, I’d certainly say not. But to the AC cheater? Maaaybe. Sure, you’ve got Copper and Booker serving as officers in the game’s police station, but when it comes down to it, they’re just there to run a lost and found! Resetti’s the REAL enforcer of law out here, and if I were an offender, I’d definitely be scared. I mean, just LOOK at that rage!
Resetti’s here to COLLECT!
Through four Animal Crossing titles and a Smash Bros. appearance, Resetti’s proved his quotability in spades. I suppose when it’s your job to punk out players who forget to save their game with what’s supposed to be an annoying amount of dialogue boxes, you’d BETTER have a line or two that bares remembering. These screens only begin to hit the tip of the rambling Resetti iceberg, and I’d say that even the most honest player will find it’s definitely worth not saving your game at least once just to see this dude in action. In a world of game enhancers and glitch exploiters, it’s comforting to know there’s someone out there fighting the good fight. Nag on, Mr.Resetti! Your pursuit for pure game play ethics will not go unnoticed. -T.C.