- Animal Crossing: New Horizons players are time-skipping to make the game more enjoyable.
- Why can’t we just let people play how they want?
Franchise “purists” have a problem with this, for some strange reason.
Almost single-handedly, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is saving us from the coronavirus pandemic . Or at least the boredom of staying trapped inside for weeks on end.
The game has sold millions of copies on multiple continents; It’s truly a worldwide phenomenon. But with millions of players come millions of playstyles, and some Animal Crossing elitists are taking issue with a longtime gimmick.
Their gripes have never seemed less relevant.
Longtime Gimmick Turned “Crime” Online
Using time-skipping, some New Horizons players have built massive houses or accumulated ridiculously high bell counts that simply wouldn’t have been possible without tinkering with the console’s internal clock.
No one cared about time-skippers when the first Animal Crossing title came out in . Back then, you were free to time-skip without judgment or apology.
But what wasn’t a “problem” before has become one thanks to social media. Fans innocently showing off their upgraded villages are being shamed by purists.
My only question is: Who cares?
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is For Everyone
Animal Crossing is a game for chilling out. You build out your village, catch some bugs, and hang out on your own virtual island.
Why are some gamers getting so offended by how others play?
Does it offend purists? Do they feel that their accomplishments are less valid? That insecurity has nothing to do with time-travel. It shouldn’t matter what others are doing – as long as they’re playing how they want.
After all, players want to see Isabelle, the franchise’s best character.
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