Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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My first console Animal Crossing title and released just at the beginning of the lockdown. The game is a quiet and comforting experience. It is the perfect island escape, drawing you in to play day after day.
Animal crossing saw a rise in sales right after its release and i'd say it's the case of impecable timing due to people getting bored cooped up in their homes. And it's also kind of the best time to play this game. People had so much time to spare or it's the perfect game to escape the horrors happening in real life.
Unfortunately for me, though i really wanted to play this game at its peak, i picked up the game at a later time (i'm broke af). I enjoy sim, lifestyle and building games and i wouldve immersed many hours into this game if i had it earlier.
But to be clear, i'm still enjoying the game but now that things are slowly getting back to normal, and people broke free from pigeon holing, myself included, to deal with shiz, i don't get to play and enjoy myself as i intended to. Especially since the game adapts the real time cycle, i feel like i'm missing a lot when i only get to play it for a short time at night.
Nintendo came at a perfect time to release this game. At the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, everyone was scattered and forced to quarantine. Fortunately I owned a Switch and this helped me retain some of my sanity as the world slowly adjusts to this deadly virus.
The comforting characters and Tom Nook's capitalist empire kept me busy most of the time. It generated hours and hours of me scrambling to find that perfect fencing post, or pave that ideal road for my little villagers. It even forced me to learn about Interior Design!