Biff Bam Pop! Kids’ Princess Plays Animal Crossing: New Horizons

What would we do without video games? In this time of social isolation, gaming can be a great way to pass the time, and bring people together as well. It all depends on how you want to spend your time. The grownup here has been playing Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York on the Nintendo Switch, and has had a good time with it. The Princess, on the other hand, has been knee-deep in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. And she’s digging it.

Andy Burns: Hey kid!

The Princess: Hi.

Andy Burns: So how have you been passing the time on your Nintendo Switch?

The Princess: Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

Andy Burns: So I know nothing about Animal Crossing. 

The Princess: Neither did I until now.

Andy Burns: Ok, so explain it to me, please. If you were going to describe Animal Crossing: New Horizons in one sentence to someone like me, who doesn’t get it, how would you describe it:

The Princess: It’s a game where you’re a human exploring a world of random animals. There are animals called Nooks. They are the main characters of the game. You get to pick a character and you get to play as that character.

Andy Burns: But what sort of playing??

The Princess: It’s like an adventure game. My character lives on an island, and you do island things like collecting fruit. You make things that will be helpful on the island.

Andy Burns: What kind of animal is your character?

The Princess: A human!

Andy Burns: Hold on – so you’re telling me you play as a human, and the characters you encounter are animals?

The Princess: Yes! Animals like penguins, sheep, mice, and dogs.

Andy Burns: Do you build your own homes?

The Princess: Yes. My home has a Nintendo Switch, two beds, a radio and a lantern.

Andy Burns: That sounds very comfy. Is it?

The Princess: Yup. Also, a cool thing about Animal Crossing: New Horizons is that the time matches up with your time. Say its 1 pm in our world, it will be 1 pm in Animal Crossing.

Andy Burns: So that means when its nighttime here, its night time in the game?

The Princess: Yeah!

Andy Burns: Tell me something. Do you know what the point of the game is?

The Princess: Not really, because I’ve never played an Animal Crossing game before. It’s fun to explore.

Andy Burns: Do you think you need to have played other games in the series to enjoy this?

The Princess: Nope!

Andy Burns: So what’s your favourite part of creating a world in this game?

The Princess: It may seem odd but I like the controls. They’re easy to get the hang of and you can memorize which button to press if you’re doing something.  A is to select what you want to grab. Y you can pick things up with.

Andy Burns: So the controls make sense?

The Princess: Exactly!

Andy Burns: Kids and adults really seem into Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Why do you think that is?

The Princess: Because it’s easy to get the hang of. The graphics are cute, that helps.

Andy Burns: Ok. I feel like I should try this game myself. What do you think?

The Princess: Sure!

A lot of adults I know are into Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and seeing as we all have some time on our hands, I think I’m going to delve into it as well.

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