I’ve been playing tomodachi life for awhile now. It’s an interesting little game. It’s casual and great to play for a few minutes rather than hours on end. You basically take care of all these Miis that you can create or import by QR codes or street pass. They usually need help with their friendships, romantic relationships, hunger, and materialistic needs (like they want a new hat or new clothes). Sometimes they’ll ask you to play mini-games and you get ridiculous prizes from it if you win, like a disposable diaper or a rose, and toilet paper or a box of tissues if you lose.
I think the most interesting thing about the game is the fact that these Miis seem to have a choice. I mean, in other simulation games, if you wanted to get two people together, you have the power to do that, but in this game, it requires coaxing them to go out with the person that you want them to go out with, and then they might break it off by themselves too! It took me a painstaking few weeks to get a pair together and then they ended up breaking up at the fountain a few days later because things weren’t working out. They’ll go after their own love interest and friends regardless if you like that match or not. So I’ve pretty much just gave up on having ultimate control (even though I try to control certain relationships here and there).
It’s definitely not a game for everyone but if you like watching people you know, famous people, and other characters interacting with each other, then this may be the game for you.