10 Reasons Why Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is The Perfect Game For Now
Since it's released on March 20, Nintendo's game Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become such a hit. Almost everyone who has a Switch plays it, and those who don't even buy new consoles just for this game. It's hard to say whether its popularity has something to do with the special home isolation time, but there are solid reasons why you should consider playing it now. Read on to check out why, and maybe you'd grow some interest and start playing too!
1. Relaxing Chores To Do
Your primary "task" in the game is to make a deserted island the way you want by doing various things, which includes fishing, picking fruits, catching insects, collecting materials, etc. They are all as relaxing as you imagine, which will soothe yourself during the stressful time.
2. Socializing With Friends
When you're stuck inside for a day or two, it may still be ok, but you need to stay connected with people when the home staying lasts months. It's very safe for you to socialize with friends in the game by inviting them to your island or vice versa. You get to do all the fun things with them online, including enjoying the "nature" when you can't in reality.
3. Just Like The Reality
Although it's a game, it's relatively similar to the real world in many ways. For instance, you need to sell stuff for bells to pay your mortgage, just like in real life. And once you cut down a tree, you can't get any material from it, which makes you want to live a sustainable life.
4. Freedom In The Game
Surprisingly, you still have a lot of freedom in the game, even with some seemingly major tasks. Decorating your house and managing your land, you name it. There is so much you can do, especially with friends. Just imagine when your friends think they're lucky enough to catch some rare fish and you're not, you can directly show off yours to "fight" back or just hit them with a butterfly net if you prefer that way.
5. Sync To Real Time
One of the amazing parts of this game is that it runs in real-time, which means that when it's 8 in the morning in the real world, it's exactly how it is in the game, including how time passes. It will give you a better reality-mimicking experience when you spend time on the islands.
6. It's A Process
Since it's in real-time, you can't expect to play this all day without doing anything else in real life. Why? It's simply because materials like trees and fruits need time to grow, and house upgrades will also be finished the next morning, which allows you to put the game down for a break. It's all about the process like real life.
7. Looking Cute
Well, the most apparent reason to play the game is that you can't resist such an adorable-looking one, at least not the talking animals. The cute Nintendo style makes the game even more relaxing and soothing, which seems to be what you need right now, a temporary escape from the real world.
8. A Game For Everyone
One of the best things about the game would be that it's rated E for everyone. You can not only play it with your friends but also your family. If you desperately need a solution for kids to behave during this home-staying time, try playing this game with them as a bonus or simply a cheerful activity for quality time.
9. Easy To Play
What's more, it's very easy to play since it's made for everyone. There are only a few moves you need to know, such as picking/collecting, running, checking your bag and phone, etc. For those who don't play games that much, this one can be a nice attempt to enter the game world.
10. Learn Something From It
Although it's a relaxing game, you can still learn something from it. For example, when you donate things like insects and fossils to the museum, Blathers, the owl who's in charge, will tell you some knowledge about the item like a cute version of the encyclopedia.