Animal Crossing: New Horizons will probably ruin my marriage

Josh of KnowTechie writes: "If you don't know by now, my wife is a casual gamer but with the announcement of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, our marriage may be at risk."

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Jin_Sakai6d ago

Never played Animal Crossing before. Can someone please explain what’s so addicting about the game? I’m considering getting Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

TheGamez1006d ago

I still have no idea what makes the animal crossing games good. Ive always just thought it was sorta a harvest moon clone but much more for casuals and kids. May give the switch game a shot.

NecrumOddBoy6d ago

Animal Crossing is a life sim more than a farm sim. You live in a silly town and do tasks and such. The original on GameCube and the DS one are addicting because they were good and charming. The series fell off these past years with a bad Wii game and a mobile bore.

I hope this is a good one. Looks fun. Great time killer

The 10th Rider5d ago

It hardly fell off. The Wii game we as still fairly well received and the 3DS game remains popular today despite failures like Pocket Camp and Amiibo Festival. The issue is just that they haven't put out an actual real Animal Crossing game since the 3DS game, which was a huge success.

PinkNekoFire5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

They are a casual life sim. Has something to appeal to a lot of OCD itches. Game goes in real time, and goes by the systems clock. If you turn it on at 8AM on August first, it's the same in the game. You can fish, catch bugs, dig fossils, all at different times of the day / year. Collect furniture to decorate your house, clothing, become friends with the NPCs, multiplay and visit friends towns, do holiday events, the list goes on and on. The core games have literal years of content. Not a huge fan of quirky silly Nintendo stuff, but fell head over heels in love with this series from a random buy back when the DS was current. The offshoot games are hit n miss, but fun in their own way.

Jin_Sakai5d ago

Sounds pretty awesome. How does farming play a role in the game? I loved Stardew Valley.

PinkNekoFire5d ago

@Jin No farming. People were just using that as a sim comparison. You can plant and crossbreed flowers though.

And why the downvote? Pretty sure I didn't say anything in there other than factual stuff 😅 Oh, maybe cuz I said I'm not a fan of quirky Nintendo games? Not a Nintendo diss people. Just an opinion. Not a fan of pretty much any silly, quirky, childish games / tv / anime. Not a fangirl either. Buy whatever system and whatever games I want 👍🏻

Was it my reference to the DS? Again not a diss. Was referring to when the DS was, y'know, the current Nintendo handheld?

I mean, bring on the downvotes. Was just curious what caused that one lol

PhantomS425d ago

It's just a fun game to kick back and relax with. Live the day to day life and the music is really mellow and calm.

Tross5d ago

No!!!!! Don't sell your soul to Animal Crossing! Enjoy your life of freedom, and do not give in to curiosity. What I'm saying is, there's a lot to love but therein lies its problem. Once you're hooked, it's too late for you. You will be under Animal Crossing's spell until the stars align and you are freed from its grasp. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

A former Animal Crossing addict

MeteorPanda5d ago

it's the small micro management. the joy of paying off a bill. interactions always seem fresh an interesting, the rng is not so aweful. decorating a town, the events.

so much to do in a non hurried pace.

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bluefox7555d ago

It'll likely be the reason I'm forced to rebuy the switch. My girlfriend is a semi gamer, in that she plays 3 games: Skyrim, Diablo 3, and Animal Crossing.