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i really like the new animal crossing game
61 replies
37 days old
last post: Apr 29, 2020

i really like the new animal crossing game

1 Name: rain : 2020-03-23 02:05
timmy and tommy make me feel appreciated and i like collecting all the fruit and catching bugs it has really helped my depression and anxiety :)
2 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-23 03:47
i got koi today!
3 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-23 12:04
I love it as well, and it's helped my mental state greatly too, especially in the current situation.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-23 21:39
Just gave in and bought the game. I've never played an AC game but I've been meaning to for a long while now. I've been needing something I can just chill to ;w;
5 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-23 21:57
I've been needing something I can just chill to ;w;
Well my friend, you've picked the right game.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-23 23:13
I bought the physical copy of this game @ gamestop right before social media pressure shut them down. So far the first couple of days have been slow. The museum just opened. I wish I could interact with Katt more. The only way I can get a different response from her is hitting her with the bug net. Nintendo has faith that this game will be pretty successful. I already know everyone in Japan will be playing it since it's a perfect game to play indoors. It's like all the other AC games (except it feels smaller) but that still doesn't excuse the switch for being a glorified shovelware machine
7 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-26 03:14
Got a digital code today, and honestly I could spend hours on this nonstop. Something about is really damn wholesome in my experience, and I love the two other residents I got ^^
8 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-26 20:14
Did you accidentally mistake this place for twitter because we're talking about AC?
9 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-26 20:17
So I've been playing this game for days and nothing's happened. I still need 28 more iron nuggets so I can build the shop. Does the game progress after that? Apparently the only way to get more villagers is to buy amiibos or pay for online service and invite people? God I fucking hate nintendo
10 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-26 22:45
>>8 wut? lol
11 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-27 00:37
It's a buzzword 16 yr old girls use
12 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-27 10:14
I've been meaning to buy a console and start playing games again but I've been wondering, does Animal Crossing and other current popular titles force microtransactions for doing anything fun?
13 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-27 11:44
Does the game progress after that?
Yes, it does. Complete the shop and more stuff will start to happen.
Apparently the only way to get more villagers is to buy amiibos or pay for online service and invite people?
No idea where you heard this but it isn't true. Complete the shop and not too long after that you'll get the chance to choose plots of land for more people to move into your island.
14 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-27 13:28
>>12 No microtransactions, just a slightly obnoxious requirement of an online subscription if you want to go online. Same goes for most of the first-party switch games afaik

>>9 You should start getting some residents around day three or so, you can get new ones to join from getting a nook miles ticket and visiting an island- You can also get more iron nuggets that way (that, and waiting a day to mine your rocks again)
15 Name: Paperplane : 2020-03-30 09:38
I know that the NL character models were necessary for more customisation but I honestly really miss the more chibi like designs from WW and LGTTC.
The new slender designs creep me out tbh

just my 2cents. Nowadays I don't even got time for a game like AC. Back in school I loved it but now I got an actual house and garden to look after and my vidya backlog is already big enough so I can't afford playing something like AC for an hour a day.
But once I'm retired I can really see myself going back to the series.
16 Name: Paperplane : 2020-03-30 09:40
Well muh anxiety and depression itt also kinda looks like teengirl social media if you ask me. But that's probably what they're aiming for anyway.
17 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-31 00:34
This game sure is everywhere, haven't felt his left out since school.
18 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-31 06:56
I've always been super far behind on all of the games my friends get into, since I haven't had the option of buying many of them on a whim. Usually I only get into a game as soon as everyone else is done with it, or years later. Sucks especially for things like Animal Crossing where everyones having fun with the multiplayer aspect, while for me its still gated behind also shelling out money for a Switch. At least the games I'm really into tend to have lasting multiplayer fanbases that I can fit in with.
19 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-06 12:24
Ah well, it's just a fad, like Pokemon Go, which I haven't heard anything about, in ages. I've found it's better to not pay much attention to what other people are doing, in any case.
20 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-07 01:52

Eh, you can still have fun with things even though they're a fad. No reason not to have some ephemeral fun with your friends.
21 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-07 12:00
I'm just worried they will destroy animal crossing culture. It was fine so far, until the new horizons.
22 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-07 14:36
Yes, but that particular fad costs a lot of money, just for a little "ephemeral fun", as you put it. It's not really worth it, especially when people who don't have the means to keep up with with their friends will just end up feeling left out over and over again, every time the next expensive fad thing comes along.
23 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-07 20:19
I'm just worried they will destroy animal crossing culture
What do you mean by this? In terms of memes and stuff?
24 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-07 20:48
Not him but it is annoying when everyone's pretending to be long time animal crossing fans despite the fact they're either adults that made fun of "nerds" in middle school for still playing nintendo, or they're thirteen yr olds that grew up with the 3DS. Animal Crossing itself is just a chore simulator but with cutsie japanese characters sprinkled in it. But even then you cant even interact with your villagers much in this game, as the game itself is more focused on "get items; show off your digital items!"
25 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-07 23:58
I don't see any issue with it if it helps people relax, especially with this whole pandemic thing going on so they can't go outside. This is why I started taking up the chores around the house. Cleaning helps to calm my mind and I like keeping the house clean and sparkling!
26 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-08 01:23
Well social media is structured in such a way that you only get to see the people who do whatever everyone else does, it's designed for lemmings who move in waves. Artists are the cutest, they draw nostalgic fanart of their very favorite childhood thing right when the remake/reboot is coming out. You're a big fan who spent 30 hours drawing this one picture but you didn't ever mention it since 2012. And of course they never touch it again. But what can you do, it's this or oblivion.
27 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-08 03:33
I can't afford it. My partner is letting me play hers. Honestly it's so friggin fun that I want to buy a switch just for it.
28 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-08 05:22
Just download an ISO. It's not worth spending hundreds of dollars on a console that has like five decent games that are literally all long running nintendo IPs (advice from someone that bought the god forsaken console when mario odyssey launched)
29 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-08 06:12
Maybe it's because I'm lonely, but I feel like I dont fit into the animal crossing community because it seems like everyone is playing it "wif dere hubby uwu".
30 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-08 09:57
I had the DS version, it gets boring real fast.
You're better off reading the book

Play Stardew Valley, it's literally the same
31 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-08 20:50
Have you considered the Gamecube version?
32 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-08 22:32
I think I have issues with the nature of the game itself, you repeat the same things while all that changes is the goalposts. I prefer games where you move from landmark to landmark until it's over, like interactive stories, point-and-click adventures and the like. Wish they made more of those but I admit they're not the best if you have a lot of time to sink.
33 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-09 02:20
Honestly games like Animal Crossing give me panic attacks. It seems like the type of game that always wants you do more and more stuff for your villagers
34 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-09 02:31
seeing throwaway use of "panic attack" to express mild discomfort gives me aneurysms
35 Name: Paperplane : 2020-04-10 10:22
seeing throwaway use of "aneurysm" to express slight anger gives me panic attacks
36 Name: Paperplane : 2020-04-10 10:30

You don't really NEED the AC community at all. Multiplayer in this game is a gimmick at best and most of the game's content in SP only anyway. It can be fun with friends but at its core it is a singeplayer experience so I don't get people ITT fussing over teens online being retards as always. So don't get the idea that this is some sort of community driven game. You can totally ignore MP and the internet for this one unlike WoW, LoL or some online shooter.
37 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-11 00:06
please stop, this throwaway use of hyperbole is giving me PTSD
38 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-11 06:13
I decided to get the game more or less based on this thread, it seems like a relaxing time. I never played an animal crossing game before but the community aspect of the village/island seems appealing to me.
Multiplayer in this game is a gimmick at best and most of the game's content in SP only anyway.
Oh that's good, I was scared when it told me I couldn't visit islands without paying the annual fee.
39 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-11 20:32
spend the whole week fishing for a water egg
finally catch one!
you can't hold this item, swap it with another
okie dokie
there's no space to put this item on the ground!!!! :3

40 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-12 05:24
The real water egg was the friends you made along the way
41 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-12 05:25
Speaking of which, do Animal Crossing characters still speak like asylum inmates?

I love eating my toenails! Quack quack!
42 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-12 16:46
tfw I'm too poor for online service and I dont have a girlfriend to help me with the game so I'm still stuck in a shitty house with no toilet or anything. Just useless fucking items and three useless fucking villagers.
43 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-13 07:33
This game is not for you.
44 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-14 06:49
Is that so? Honestly I've been playing this game for a while and I just feel like I'm so... behind. Everyone else has so much cool stuff in this game. Do you really need to have a girlfriend/friends in general to have a fun time in this game?
45 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-14 07:18
I think he's saying that you're not under the right mindset, you're constantly comparing your village to what you see online.
Animal Crossing is all about starting from little and slowly growing it over a long period of time with the limited resources you have to make the island uniquely yours, its not necessarily about building a huge mansion as it is about nonchalantly adding to a house until it winds up just as big later on. You're just thinking about getting flashy things immediately which isn't how the game functions.
Its not a rat race, you say yourself you're not playing with other people so why are getting worked up about e-celebs getting farther?
46 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-14 19:23
You don't need anyone to have fun in this game. Animal crossing exists because one man in nintendo some time ago was feeling lonely and nostalgic for better times. In his free time he started developing a game which could help him cope with this. You are trying to play it like this is fortnite. You don't understand how it works, and I don't know what else to say to you.
This is the kind of "destroy" I was talking about. For some reason new horison was HYPED AS FUCK by nintendo. Even by nintendo standarts this volume and spread of information is not normal. Animal crossing always was a niche game appealing to a niche crowd, who was playing it silently sitting in their armchairs and smiling into their blankets.
Today this niche crowd is dominated by incomparable amount of new players who know nothing about the game and have bought it because their cool and hip youtuber bought it. Considering how much themed and reliant on co-op and online now horisons is - this change in user base was planned by nintendo. It goes in hand with the ungodly hype. Because this way the game will sell better. Looks like nintendo is changing their attitude and policies.
47 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-15 00:18
The entire world acts on a memetic frenzy. You can see the big picture in the smaller things, human behavior is so predictable now that it could be converted in a fractal.
48 Name: Paperplane : 2020-04-16 19:28
Animal crossing always was a niche game appealing to a niche crowd, who was playing it silently sitting in their armchairs and smiling into their blankets.
Since WW it's been marketed to and played by mostly girls aged 8-14. I wouldn't really call it niche. If you played it as a boy it was wierd and you were probably the only one around but ALL my friend's little sisters and their friends were playing WW/NL on their DS (and I played with them, lol)
But you're right about this year's hype being in no proportion to its usual following.
49 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-21 18:01
Turnips are selling for 141 bells today. Go back to my house to pick them up, and they're fucking spoiled. Love this game so much
50 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-22 00:07
Thanks! Glad you're enjoying it!
51 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-22 21:29
I'll just sit here with my 3DS and ACNL in the "can't afford a Switch" corner.
52 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-23 00:25
I'll just sit here with my 3DS and ACNL on the "don't want to play acnh" sofa.
53 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-23 14:36
I'll just sit here with my DS Lite and ACWW in the "refuse to buy consoles with region locking" bed.
54 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-23 20:08
>>53 Is the joke the fact that Switch doesn't have region locking?
55 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-25 17:36
It was more that the 3DS does. I thought that adding an extra clause onto the sentence about how I also couldn't afford a switch would particularly add to the post.
56 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-26 00:13
>>55 Ah, I should've gotten the memo before I posted that haha. Shame that the 3DS does have region locking though.
57 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-28 21:01
Eh, I never play on consoles, is there any point of playing older animal crossings on emulators?
58 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-29 00:30
You'll get -10 to comfiness, but why not.
59 Name: Paperplane : 2020-04-29 16:47
Well the point always should be having fun of course. I think the best ones to emulate would be the Gamecube or the Wii one because those were not designed for handheld gaming so you wouldn't have much of a different experience.
On the other hand, the handheld ones (WW and NL) don't really get much out of being on a handheld despite mabye sitting in bed/on a couch while playing but if you're using a big PC screen anyway I'd go for the non handheld ones.

I think playing the GC one today would be a nostalgia trip since the AC games have legendary localisation and the games do a good job at capturing a certain Zeitgeist. If you want to go back to 2002 for a while that would be a great way I think.
60 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-29 19:26
I love it when it rains in this game.
61 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-29 20:53
I love it when it rains irl.
And I'm turning off my electronics, putting on a kettle and grinding the beans.
The sound of manual grinder mixed with the sound of rain is soft and comfy.


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