Easing Out of Animal Crossing: New Horizons


From year-round events, to hundreds of villagers to meet, to the struggle of paying off your mortgage, Animal Crossing games are generally designed with longevity in mind. With New Horizons, it’s probably the best equipped in the series to keep players engaged for years to come.

I’ll certainly pop back in from time-to-time to manage my turnips and partake in major events. However, my daily grind is probably over at this point. And that’s okay.

Will admit that my expectations for New Horizons were pretty low. Having burned out on the franchise many entries ago, I thought I was in for more of the same. To my surprise, there were enough new wrinkles to keep me engaged for over 100 hours. Had a great time building up my house, meeting new villagers, and helping to transform my wife and I’s island into a five-star destination.

With that out of the way, there’s not much left for me. I guess I could go down the dark arts of flower breeding. Maybe cashing in countless Nook Miles tickets in order to meet every villager. Or further refining my island so that every inch of it is to my exact specifications. Not really interested in doing any of those things, though.

Tom and Isabelle, it’s been a slice. Steff will likely hold down the fort for the foreseeable future. Will continue to check in for good turnip prices and big events. For now, adieu.


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