Worst Things About Tomodachi Life

The Top Ten
1 Miis break up

In this issue, I cannot tell you how much the save and reset feature came in clutch in these situations!

Due to the save and reset feature, breakups haven't happened on my island (nearly happened once), but I know the annoying pain-in-the-ass feeling of it if it does happen.

I added my parents to the game, and my mom wanted to break up with my dad. Luckily, I saved before, so I exited the game many times before they eventually agreed to keep the relationship going. Now they are happily married and have the best relationship out of all my islanders!

But the story would have been different if I didn't save my game before my mom popped the question.

2 Your Miis least favorite food is your favorite food in real life

This whole problem would have been easily solved if the game let you pick what foods you like and don't like at the start of the game!

Just think about if my Mii hated ice cream. I wish we could at least pick what three of our favorite foods are!

Or vice versa. My Mii's "super all-time favorite" is calamari. In reality, I can't stand the stuff.

3 Your Mii wants to marry the same person over and over again

Some of my cousin's Miis keep wanting to marry each other. Even worse, they always want to get married to a Mii that is their sibling in real life.

I know I had a couple break up, and one gets with somebody else, then the other person asks them out AGAIN!

4 The "sneeze minigame"

The worst thing about this is that it counts as a "problem" and not a minigame, so you can't even get a useless prize to sell at the pawn shop. I at least want that.

This is the worst thing about the entire game, and it's entirely pointless, seeing as it hardly makes their level go up either.

5 Babies

The female babies look like men, and the male Miis always have female features. They won't stop crying. What did the parents even do to make the baby cry? Fun fact: You can ignore the game for a week and the baby will be all grown up.

Here's a reason why I hate babies. In reality, babies don't cry a lot every day, but in Tomodachi Life, they become nothing but creatures that cry a lot. I don't want to hear another phone call about a baby again. This is why I disabled baby settings.

Just like say it's 2:29 PM, and you see the NEW! sign on the food mart. You buy that, then you leave the place, then a parent calls you for the baby. But you want to go to the afternoon market, so you say no thanks to taking care of the baby.

Now, after that, it's 2:30 PM, and now the event is BBQ. This is what makes people REALLY mad.

6 The Treasures being nearly pointless

All the treasures do is give you money by selling them at the pawn shop. That's it. I just wish you could do more with them, like decorating a Mii's room, for example.

Aside from selling them to the pawn shop or having your Mii offer them to another Mii, they have no use whatsoever! If you could at least use them to decorate the apartment or other parts of the island, they would have had some actual use!

The extra cash is nice, but most treasures are worth almost nothing (like tissue boxes and toilet paper). Those "treasures" don't even have uses. Smh.

7 The games

This has always been the worst feature in the game for me. Not only do the Miis constantly ask to play a game with you, but the games themselves are stupid (some of them are even present on this list!).

If you lose, the Miis give you either tissues or toilet paper, symbolically telling you to "cry about it." It's not funny. It's just the game trying to get you to hate your Miis.

What's worse? Sometimes, out of nowhere, the Miis will say, "Since you're here, let's play a game!" Seriously? I did not come here to play a game where, if I lose, you make a tasteless jab at me.

But what happens when you win? The awards aren't good either. They're just treasures that are only good for selling at the pawn shop.

Bottom line, I highly recommend ignoring the Miis with the green playing icon. The games are really not worth your time.

8 Miis asking you to treat them better then everyone else
9 They won't stop trying to confess to taken Miis

This is a really annoying issue, considering my island has a lot of romantic relationships. This stuff happens a lot, and it sucks.

This issue was most apparent when Butters Stotch had feelings for Trixie Tang, but she was dating Bowser Jr. in the game. I deliberately said "I'll help you" to lower his relationship with Trixie. (To be fair, I do this anytime it happens.) She didn't even show up!

Butters tried again, and Bowser Jr. showed up and knocked some sense into him. That only made things worse because he pretty much had a full sadness bar. I wasted a few resources trying to cheer him up, for God's sake!

10 Your Mii wants a specific food and you don't have it in your inventory

This is extremely annoying. One of my Miis was like, "I want a stuffed cabbage roll" (first of all, ew), and I did not have one. Fast forward to nighttime, and she has a dream about it. Like, what the hell, Nintendo?

It is annoying, but you can get rid of it by giving them a different food.

One time, my Mii asked for cornflakes, but it wasn't available at the supermarket. Then the next day, the cornflakes were available, but they didn't want them anymore.

The Contenders
11 It gets repetitive after a while

This is probably the biggest problem with most video games.

12 Your crushes Mii marries your best friend's Mii

This didn't happen to me, but it almost happened with my crush's Mii and my sister's Mii. Good thing a different Mii liked my sister, and they got married instead.

Yeah, this has happened twice now. First around 2 years ago, when Joseph married Megan but then broke up. And then, when Joseph became special someone's with Evie (my current crush). Damn you, Joseph!

I made my super mega ultra crush in the game, and soon my best friend in the game MARRIED HIM!

13 Fights

I feel like the fights only serve to "add tension," but they become boring when you realize that the process is, for the most part, the same for every fight.

A Mii says they had a fight. You calm them down with a music box or bath, they go to apologize to the Mii they had a fight with, and they make up. It's much worse when they don't make up.

Not only are two Miis in a fight, but it's so bad they're surrounded by an orange flame aura. While they'll take baths if offered, it won't help.

No, orange aura means you have to find a third party to mediate, and that person may be asleep or not home. Not to mention having to check everyone else who has a social problem bubble, hoping that's the mediator rather than someone just asking how you feel about their marriage or in a fight of their own.

14 Enforced heteronormativity

While it is possible to have gay or lesbian couples, the game expects your Miis to be straight. It doesn't feel like everyone is involved.

Does Nintendo have something against bi and gay people? Come on. If it allowed any Mii, despite gender, to become sweethearts, I wouldn't have to delete so many of my guys just to make sure everyone can possibly have a relationship.

Exactly. Like, I'm hella gay, and having my Mii forced into a heterosexual relationship makes her seem less like me. They should at least allow a toggle on and off for it, like they do with babies.

15 Going to sleep, sometimes way too early

This is the worst game ever made for insomniacs. It's the middle of the night, you can't sleep, so you want to play the game. But then all your Miis are asleep and can't be awakened.

Meanwhile, you have other things to do during the day and forget about playing. Repeat for several days running.

I'm usually super busy during the day doing schoolwork, sports, and the like, so I usually like to get my game on after dark. I really enjoy this game, but I'm pretty much forced to wait for the weekend to play because most of my Miis are asleep at freaking 9 pm. :/

16 Keep changing clothes without you noticing

This sucks if you have Miis based on games, movies, etc. You give them the clothing they would wear in their specific franchise, only for them to swap to something completely different.

This is annoying because I don't want them to, so that is why I never buy my islanders clothes. Also, there should be an option to sell clothes and hats so they won't have them anymore, and they won't change automatically.

I noticed that this happens more often when the weather is colder on the island.

So you have a Mii that's a specific character. You got them the closest outfit (and hat/hair accessory, if applicable) to their actual one the game offers. They beg for new clothes so often, you finally give them whatever other outfit to shut them up. Now, every login, you have to change them out of it.

17 Can only have 100 residents

It may not seem like a big deal, especially since you can actually have 100 Miis in your 3DS Mii Maker as well. But what about when someone has a kid you wouldn't mind keeping as a resident? That still takes one of those 100 slots.

18 Relationships don't always go the way you want them to

Two people you want to marry each other and have kids end up not even acknowledging each other's existence. A couple you regret allowing to date or marry stays together, and a couple you did want, or at least eventually warmed to, breaks up.

19 Having fights daily if you have maximum islanders

This is annoying. They fight over things that don't even matter like a teddy bear, food, or items, especially if they have a lot of friends.

How can you check to see who has more friends? Check the popularity rating on the Rankings Board to see who has the most friends. The higher, the more friends. The lower, the fewer friends they have among the islanders.

This is annoying, and I am already used to it, but I wish I wasn't. I get angry when there are three fights on my island.

This gets extremely repetitive, and it's made even worse if you already hated the fights up to this point.

20 They can be spoiled brats

This is a BIG issue with the overall experience of Tomodachi Life.

During fights (I'll keep this brief since I already mentioned this on the daily fights issue), sometimes during the apology scene, Miis will be stubborn and say, "I can't forgive you," and the other Mii gets depressed. But after a while, or straight away, the stubborn Mii will forgive the depressed Mii, removing all of the depressed Mii's sadness.

This is also a big issue with romantic situations. This is why I save whenever I see a pink love heart symbol (unless it's the baby or proposal one). Many of my relationships wouldn't have happened if not for the save and reset feature. Let me explain. Sometimes the Mii that was confessed to will say, "I'm sorry..." then I reset, and the Mii says "YES." Thank LORD for the save and reset feature!

However, sometimes, they won't say yes at all, causing me to reset about 15 times despite the Mii being single. This issue was most apparent when Luna Loud had a crush on Stan Marsh. Stan was single, but he kept saying no. Plus, Leni Loud showed up, and he said, "I'm sorry... Neither." I gave up after about 15 resets and settled for Luna not confessing. She just got sad, but I dealt with it in 1 minute anyway, and she hasn't confessed since.

21 The stupid proposal mini game!

I'm better at the proposal minigame now, but back in my noob days, I was constantly failing and had hardly any married couples!

I always lose! The thoughts sometimes go to the proposer but quickly switch to something else! I might press NOW! on John, but then they're talking about croissants!

When I wanted Lan and Zelda to get married, Lan or Zelda talked about something else!

22 Constant requests for new clothes, new hats, and new interiors

This is literally so annoying. I'm perfectly happy with the Miis' current things and don't want to spend money on things I don't even want to use, just so the darn request goes away.

My Mii requests nothing but new clothes, hats, and interiors. They probably hate anything they wear.

23 Mii babies never stop crying

This isn't a big issue, but on day 1, the baby is nearly impossible to calm down. Days 2 and 3 are not good either. Some babies are happy with my peek-a-boo technique, but others are stubborn and act like they're being assaulted!

Honestly, whenever I rock the baby once, it's happy! I feel as if I found the rhythm that it likes, but then the next day, it's completely different. Also, whenever I tickle it (when it's like 1 or 2 days old), it acts like I'm beating it with a bat!

24 They want new hats all the time

What's super annoying is the hat requests that come from Miis who were already wearing them even in the Mii Maker. You want hats to wear over your hat, really?

25 They fight over stupid things

This is always the case when fights go depressed, ):( they fight over TEDDY BEARS, random foods/items, or they're just yeeting stuff at each other for NO REASON! It's so dumb!!!

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