Animal Crossing: the Game That Took Over my Life
Story by Oliver Kriska: Brightonian Staff Writer
On March 20, 2020, the long-awaited and anticipated Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out. Fans old and new were joyous at the news and rushed to buy it. I was one of those people. I’ve always lived vicariously through my friends playing the previous games, but actually having a copy and being able to play it whenever you want is a whole new experience.
The basic layout of the game is that you’re going on a deserted island getaway. You’re dropped off at the island with two other random villagers. From there you pay off your debts to a raccoon, take care of your island, and grow a community. Of course, there’s a lot more to it. Like gather and collect your favorite villagers, go on quests, explore mystery islands, and much more!
I’ve had this game for about a month and I find it impossible to put down. There’s always something to do, and the graphics are mesmerizing. I love listening to the sound of the water and keeping an ear out for flying presents. Overall, it’s a great game to play to pass time during quarantine.