Animal Crossing: New Horizons's lack of familiar faces has me focusing more on its faults

April 14, 2020 1 min read

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has had the most successful launch on Nintendo Switch. Perhaps even the most successful launch in Nintendo's history. In a time when people are losing their jobs, staying inside, and banking on a $1,200 check from the government, it has smashed sales records and become the most talked about game on Twitter. If you were to tell me we'd all be mostly talking-about Animal Crossing just days after Final Fantasy VII Remake released, I would have called you crazy.

But here we are, all in this journey together. Bunny Day is over, with the egg hunt overshadowing the cherry blossom event, and our first fishing tournament is complete. Now, we all sit and wait for Earth Day to arrive on April 22. But that's not all we're waiting for. Many of the staples of the Animal Crossing franchise have yet to show up in New Horizons. We knew the game was going to be a slow burn just based off the first few weeks with it, but I didn't think so much would be held back.

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