Animal Crossing: New Horizons came at a perfect time. We were inbetween acceptance and denial, reaching for something to bring back normality. Thankfully, that's Animal Crossing's whole thing. We were all chomping at the bit to start our island adventures with some even petitioning for the game to be released early. It started off amazingly, with all the brand new features like keeping us island representatives active. And then some of us hit a wall.
Like many veteran Animal Crossing players, I was hyped for New Horizons' release. Well, it's been out for just over two months now, and, I've got to say, I'm a teeny, tiny, little bit disappointed with what Nintendo gave us. To be perfectly frank, I think Nintendo dropped the ball hard with this one, and I'm going to take this article to outline the reasons why. Not to say that any of this stuff will stop me playing the game, it won't. I'm going to continue living my life on this game like I'm not allowed to leave my house. Anyway, let's get into the... ahem... 'criticism'.
It's up for debate what people may class as old games or retro but shouldn't retract from a fan's enjoyment. While your Dad might consider Pong or Arkanoid retro, you will consider the likes of Medieval and Croc to amongst those retro titles. The point is it's all quality gaming and can still be enjoyed by both sides of the retro spectrum. Sega made some great video game consoles back in the day and fans were particularly sad when they had to stop due to financial constraints. Their games however were just as good and they made some great role playing games back in the day. What instantly springs to mind is the epic martial arts title Shenmue which may have caused their financial downfall because of it's massive budget. I however would like to focus on an unheralded Espionage RPG for Playstation 3 and X Box 360.
We are all aware of the large spectrum of games available to the public. On one hand, we have our hardcore gamers who live for the Souls series and frequent the FG community to participate in FighterZ or MVC3. Then there are the more calming, sandbox games such as Minecraft and, of course, Animal Crossing. AC premiered back in 2001 on the Nintendo 64 in Japan. Now, in 2020, Nintendo released New Horizons in March with amazing reception, surpassing Nintendo's lifetime sales predictions within the first 11 days. As a veteran AC player, I am not suprised in the slightest.
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It's about time this game got some more love.
First, I just got say that there may be some spoiler in this blog, so if you haven't got the game or don't want to know what happens in the game then please don't read beyond this point.
I have been playing a lot of older video games from my collection lately and noticed that Nintendo having two systems at any given time, such as when they supported both the GameCube and Game Boy Advance (GBA) or the Wii and DS, did not necessarily mean that either system got fewer games than the other. Nintendo only supports the Nintendo Switch at the moment, but their game releases do not seem to have increased proportionally despite the Switch being advertised as both a portable and home console.
I’ve already poured a lot of hours into Animal Crossing New Horizons already. I’ve been catching fish and bugs, digging up fossils, donating to the museum, talking to villagers, and trying to play the stalk market correctly even though my stalks are tanking right now. While the game has its flaws, it is still very enjoyable and a fun to play game. Players can even come up with their own challenges like trying to collect all the fruit or build a stockpile of wood and iron so when your tools break you can easily make new ones. But there are still things that I would love to see be added to the game. With updates happening to the game quite regularly, there is plenty that can and might still be added to the game.