Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Simulation Game

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is a simulation business game developed by Nintendo’s planning and production division and sold by Nintendo. It is the first traditional Chinese version in the series.

The game was first announced at the Nintendo Direct Meeting on September 14, 2018, and will be released globally on the Nintendo Switch platform on March 20, 2020.

Same as the previous Animal Crossing series, players can freely choose one of several maps randomly given by the system as their residence in the game. Players can do whatever they want in the place where they live, such as planting flowers, digging for fossils, fishing, catching insects, etc. The difference is that the game introduces a new DIY system, players can use various materials on the island to make props or furniture.

According to a report released by Famicom on March 25, 2020, the game sold 1.88 million copies in Japan three days after its release, setting a record for the first week of sales on the Nintendo Switch platform (including download version and package version) ). The sales volume was 11.77 million in 10 days, and the sales volume in six weeks has exceeded 13.41 million.

Background setting

Players will start a new life on the uninhabited island. In a world that goes on at the same time as reality, I live casually every day. From fishing, insect catching, gardening and other outdoor activities, to room making, clothing and other various fun, enjoy a happy life through a year.

This time, “Nook Inc.” planned the “Unmanned Island Migration Package Plan”, where players will move to an uninhabited island and start a new life from scratch. That being said, “Nook Inc.” will provide support even if you don’t know where to start, so don’t worry. Players can also live on the island and have the opportunity to meet a group of animals who have participated in the migration plan together. Tools and furniture needed in daily life, branches and stones can be obtained from the island as materials, DIY (Do It Yourself) do it yourself. Furniture can be placed inside and outside the house. Players can freely adjust, change their home style, enjoy the experience and arrange their ideal life.

Players can live leisurely and unrestrainedly on islands with different appearances in 365 days.

Character setting

Player

After starting the game, players can create their favorite characters by pinching people. Players can freely customize the name, birthday and appearance of their characters. If you want to change your appearance after the game starts, players can also make adjustments through the mirror or dressing cabinet. Players can also wear women’s clothing freely and will not be restricted by gender.

Villagers

Villagers are residents who live on the player’s island in the game. There will be at least 383 animal villagers in the game, and the player’s deserted island can only have up to 10 villagers.

NPC

Scene map

The scene map of the game is not particularly large, and the player lives on a small uninhabited island. The main place of activity for players in the game is their own uninhabited island, where players can plant flowers, dig fossils, fish, catch insects, etc., and decorate their uninhabited island. In addition, players can purchase air tickets to go to the material island, and freely take anything they like home. The area of ​​the material island is not as large as its own uninhabited island, but there may be resources on it that its own island does not have, and more animal villagers can be encountered.

Game evaluation

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” can get a high score of 38 points (out of 40, four single scores of 9, 9, 10, 10), and the game was awarded a platinum award by the magazine.

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is an extended, polished, and next-generation restart of a classic Nintendo game.

Although the gameplay is very simple, “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” continues to show incredibly rich content and exquisite details, and it also inherits many of the core fun of the series to this game-players can experience the most A fascinating revenue cycle; you can meet the most vital NPC; you can also enjoy a quiet mini life that belongs only to the player on this unique island. If the player has never been exposed to the “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” series, then this is the best time to enter the pit.

As a sequel after many years, “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” did its best to do its best. The three-dimensional development direction makes all expansions become more diversified, and the rich system structure allows players to give full play to their own Creativity. Today, when fast-paced works emerge like a tide, “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” once again proves that this combination of “quiet and slow” also has its own place. It is like a small dream, but simplicity contains infinite surprises and possibilities. The new collection and production elements have also greatly improved the game’s durability. If there is a dream island in the player’s heart, then this “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is the ticket that can take the player to it.

In general, “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is a game that you expected to be fun, but you didn’t expect it to be so fun. It once again refreshed the upper limit of content and gameplay previously maintained by its own series.

The game is full of details and surprises. Different from ordinary games, it has a clear goal. The gameplay of Dongsen is relatively unique, and it brings people an unfettered and life-oriented experience. Coupled with a large amount of rich content filling, players can always enjoy the fun of exploration and creation.

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