Most people might have started hearing about Animal Crossing just last year when Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released on Nintendo Switch. However, the game has been around since 2001 and has spawned a series of games and spin-offs over time.
Review: Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a highly enjoyable game that has a loyal fan base, but it may be too strenuous for some players compared to other farming games. However, for those who are new to the series, it is a great entry point.
Plenty of Activities, So Little Time
Now, if you find yourself as a person who has all the time in the world and doesn’t have to worry about working 9 to 5 on a stuck-up job, then Animal Crossing New Horizons could as well be one of the best open-world farming games ever.
However, if you can’t thoroughly enjoy the game because of the everyday struggles of adulting, well, it’s still a pretty good game; it’s just that you won’t be able to enjoy it to the fullest. You see, many of its rewards are based on real-time.
Meaning, you need to reluctantly work on your Turnips if you want to sell them in the public market. On the other hand, this is also the best Animal Crossing when it comes to activities. And there are LOTS of things you can do here. Aside from farming and building, you can find money rocks, look for messages in bottles or even dig up fossils. All these activities could be extremely time-consuming—in a good way, of course.
At least it’s still better than having to sit on your butt all day playing mobile gacha games and spending tons of cash on it. New Horizons literally brings you to horizons around the world where you get plenty of fish to catch, people to talk to, and dozens of ways to earn money.
The Gang’s All Here
Isabelle, Tom Nook, and the rest of the original cast have returned to welcome you to your new home. That also means fresh faces to befriend and multiple ways to hang out with them. To add to the social part of the game, New Horizon’s multiplayer system is extremely smooth too; perhaps one of the best connections in modern games.
If you have a Switch, it’s definitely worth the money—especially if you don’t have other games on the console. If you ever thought farm work is strenuous, let Animal Crossing New Horizons change your mind. It’s a great game to spend time with friends and family, but playing it solo is great too.