I feel like I may be the only one on the planet, but I just don’t get Animal Crossing.
I’ve seen/read a lot about them over the years, but never actually played one. I told myself that this time, with the latest release, I was finally going to dive in and see what it was all about. I got as far as the checkout screen in the Nintendo store. I just couldn’t bring myself to pull the trigger and spend $60 on something that looks so… dull.
Meanwhile, my personal social media becomes filled with talk about building things, and island visits, and turnip prices, and it sounds like I’m missing out on something amazing, like all of my friends see something I don’t. But none of the footage or reviews of these games offer me any insight into what’s so captivating. It all just looks grindy and boring to me.