I wish I had jumped on the Animal Crossing New Horizons train when I had planned to on its launch day but my husband was so set on getting me a Switch I skipped getting one myself, turns out that didn’t happen so I missed launch day. Turns out I missed the Easter and the Cherry Blossom events. A friend of mine time travel’s and let’s me relive those events though lol.
There are a lot of new and exciting features in Animal Crossing New Horizons that haven’t been included in the previous games. And a ton I’m super excited about!
Give me a game where I can fish, gather and craft and I’ll be hooked. And good graphics cause I can’t with Harvest Moon as hard as I try and Stardew Valley.
But the fact that they included crafting in Animal Crossing is like, a dream come true! I’ve been farming DIY cards like crazy! I know you can get two a day from your neighbors, there’s usually one a day on the beach and I even go to mystery island’s hoping to find bottled messages there as well! I haven’t gotten any from balloons lately which sucks. I’m currently looking for the iron stuff to finish my kitchen but I’m missing 2 of the other DIY cards needed to make it, freakin lame.
The cool thing is you can make things like fences, tools, stuff for your house and pretty stuff with the flowers. Not to mention all the pretty seasonal stuff you can craft as well with things like Cherry Blossoms, Acorns and Bamboo!
The only downside is things that are craftable can’t be placed in your purchase catalog for later.
I feel like fashion is the true end game here (and in FFXIV, lets be real). Once you unlock The Able Sisters there’s a kiosk in the back of the shop where you can access thousands of customs people created. From clothes to bedsheets to phone cases and even different types of paths! The possibilities for customization is now endless in this game and a lot of us are here for it!
This Cheshire Cat dress + hat was a custom I had found on Instagram; if you’re curious about my sources I have an Outfit Of The Day stories highlight on my Animal Crossing Instagram! I’m having so much fun dressing my character up!
But besides that, The Able Sisters also now have a dressing room where you can view even MORE clothing they offer! There’s some pretty nice pieces. I found a bunch of outfits that closely resemble Disney characters.
For example, every piece for these two outfits were bought from The Able Sisters shop. I honestly can’t wait to see what others seasonal outfits they’ll come out with!
We now have the option to create as well as get rid of any cliffs or ponds or lakes we want to! That is seriously ground breaking!
This gives you the ability to COMPLETELY transform your island HOWEVER you want, WHENEVER you want! You can create more waterfalls or take away waterfalls. I’ve seen some pretty awesome terraforming with other peoples islands and though I’m not artsy like that, I’m definitely trying!
You’re also given a handful of different types of grounding and paths. Allowing you to create pathways or even streets if you wanted to! There’s also the option of custom flooring, like the one above.
Anyone else get paranoid about not saving a game because of that damn funky beaver who use to pop up next to your house AND YELL AT YOU FOR NOT SAVING YOUR GAME? Cause yah, same.
But in this game there’s a lot of times it autosaves and not just that but if you’re doing anything regarding going online it saves the game for you. Oh the little luxuries in life!
I’m having so much fun playing Animal Crossing and I’m borderline obsessed (as I always end up getting like over any Animal Crossing game)! My 22 year old heart is bursting with the fact that this installment has a legit community! I started a blog for my Animal Crossing WILD WORLD game back in 2006 to keep track of my progress with catching bugs and fish but there wasn’t a platform for it or for gaming blogs really in general back then! It’s crazy to see how technology changes things in a matter of years!
With that said I have an Animal Crossing Instagram as well as a Twitter. They’re also good places to find a lot of inspo and custom designs!
Are you playing Animal Crossing? What has been your favorite thing so far?