If You Aren’t Playing Animal Crossing New Horizons You Should Be

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I will assume you’ve been playing Animal Crossing or have at least heard of it. I have a long history with the game and it means a lot to me.

I’ve been playing Animal Crossing since middle school. I made my dad get me Wild World because all the girls at summer camp were playing it. My dad being the saint that he was made sure I got a new copy and not a used one. I would play this game for hours on end. It was my escape from the school drama and a way for me to take my mind off of the awkward stages of life.

Most people probably think playing as a character in a town with little animals is weird or childish. I would agree with you, to an extent. There’s a lot you can do. Like dig for fossils, catch bugs, and even fish! It’s a mindless game, a perfect way to take your mind off things.

My pink DS Lite broke on our way back from Cleveland which meant I was stuck in the car for ten hours with nothing to do. I remember brushing it off but really being so upset. Sadly, that was the last time I ever recall playing Animal Crossing Wild World.

Fast forward six years. I’m in Game Stop with my brother and I see a 3DS on sale for $100 and Animal Crossing New Leaf. I snagged both and the obsession began all over again.

In March, Nintendo released the highly anticipated Animal Crossing New Horizons. Instead of building your life on town, you start on a deserted island. There’s so many cool features like flying to mystery islands and meeting villagers who you can convince to move to your island!

I can’t help but obsess over catching fish and enjoying shooting stars. There’s something oddly relaxing about it. Since I live so far away from my friends, they visit my island and we can hang out that way! It’s pretty cool.


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-Jess Belmosto @jessbelmosto

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