I’m new to the whole Animal Crossing ordeal, I’d like to know when you started playing? Let me know what you think of the new Animal Crossing, New Horizon. For me, at first, I was thrilled as I’ve always been a fan of the Sims. However, I knew that I’d grow bored of it after a while, as the same holds for the Sims.
Thankfully, while I did miss out on a few things due to simply not playing it much after launch. Yes, I did buy the game the first day it was released. My Switch has been one of those systems that just sort of sat there, nothing is done with it due to always playing PC games.
Now that I can fully stream my Switch without issues, I’ve gotten back into the game. It also helps to have friends to play with and to talk about. That being said, this is the main reason I choose to start blogging and playing more. You can watch me play Animal Crossing, Wednesday, and Sunday’s on Facebook.
Three things I don’t like about Animal Crossing
So the game is great, you can pretty much create your island as you see it. But I have some issues with the game and overall while some of these aren’t directly related to Animal Crossing, they do hinder the game experience.
3 Nintendo Online Play Sucks
Let’s face it, Nintendo has never been great with an online play they are even more behind with it than Sony was back with the Playstation 2. Some of the biggest issues I’ve had and seen others have is the fact that sometimes if someone gets disconnected in the middle of a game, everyone loses items if not saved in time.
Animal Crossing as an autosave feature, which is great but sucks when you are trying to have fun and you lose connection when visiting someone’s island. I’ve watched many people on YouTube lose items like fish due to someone leaving in the middle of play or disconnection.
This is a big bummer for the game but this is more so on Nintendo’s overall online play than really Animal Crossing itself. Still, the game suffers as a result.
2 The Friend’s List Is bad
The idea behind Animal Crossing is to spend time with friends and family on your island. Once you get the airport open and able to open your island up to others, you wanna get your Switch friends who are also playing the game to visit you! Maybe you wanna visit them too.
Least not until they visit you once first. The game will give you a new app on your phone called Best Friends, but there is no one there. Even when I have 10 friends listed on my Switch Profile, that play the same game as me; I can’t join me until I first open my gate with a special code. This code goes away if you lose connection or close your gate. Friends have to use the code to visit your island, then you can add them to your list in-game.
Why do I have a friends list in the Switch to start with if it’s not automatically imported into the games I play? Again, this sort of goes hand in hand with number 3, this is more a Nintendo poor online design than the game, but it still suffers from it. After all, the game doesn’t tell you this!
1 Tools randomly break
So this was a grinding aspect added to Zelda on the Switch to keep you playing. I didn’t, I hated it. I also hate it in Animal Crossing, while easier to just recraft your tools if they break. Still, I wish the game gave you some sort of idea of how long or how many hits you could use on a weapon before they broke.
A good example is a shovel, which you use more than any other tool. I’ve read places where people have stated how many hits you get before they break. But do those mistaken hits count? What if I hit a rock that I already hit? Does it count for actions, such as when I hit a rock and it gives me stone or nuggets only or any time I hit something?
This is by far the most annoying part of the game for me, even when you get higher up in DIY’s and craft the golden versions, they break.
So annoying! But even with those three things, that annoyed me, there are at least 5 reasons I love the game! That being said, come back next week when I talk about the 5 things I like about Animal Crossing New Horizon. I look forward to writing more Animal Crossing content.