If this is how you feel, then I feel the delay is needed for them to polish things up, so that you can be excited for the game again.
I think it works for animal crossing. Realisitcally you get to a point where you spend a lot of time griding money anyway using one or two over-centralized methods (looking at you tropical island), so by breaking everything up all the little tasks will hopefully remain useful and keep up the variety. I think it's always easy to dismiss crafting a trend-chasing but it could be a really smart idea here
I kind of get your complaint about the materials.
As a gigantic fan of Animal Crossing since the very first one, crafting is the best thing they could have done, next to having access to the catalog from the get-go
Me and my friends are all super excited for it.
There are porcine animal friends and indeed some white-furred bears as well.
I actually prefer this stylistic choice of no more patterns.These look gorgeous. I love the graphics and the rain. Also love the fact that your neighbors are wearing cozy clothing during winter.
However, I miss the texture on grass and snow. It looks insanely smooth, and there’s almost no triangle/circle patterns which I loved.
I’m actively not trying to be peeved at the fact that they so blatantly tried to pass off insider info as predictions AGAIN. Listen, I know you want people to watch your videos, but when you start off your predictions video with everyone saying “ah of course Animal Crossing is delayed to early 2020” like it’s a forgone conclusion, people aren’t going to think you’re insightful analysts. You’re just leakers.
This is a valid and interesting point that warrants discussion, but I think the post you quoted was referring to the material data that the renderer uses to simulate lighting.I kind of get your complaint about the materials.
Most will think this is quite silly, but I agree that the material we collect by chopping trees etc feels.. cheap? One thing that I love in AC is how everything feels so organic to the game. I am a tad concerned about this and the introduction of crafting, so it is good that they have some more months to work on this kind of detail.
Yes! It doesn't feel nearly as calm and cozy as past games, and I'm not sure I like that. Hopefully it'll still be possible to do stuff like make a Tom Nook store at least.Like:
What is this? I’m not trying to play some town management game. I just want to chill with my villagers and make natural paths. Not these super straight lines that makes it look like a Tycoon game. Maybe it will grow on me with more gameplay. I hope this is a side area
I feel like I’ve entered the god damned Twilight Zone. For years I’ve been bitching about how New Leaf felt manufactured, superficial, and deviant from the spirit of Animal Crossing due to the unreasonable scenario it manufactured. And now, seeing a game that is on paper far more radically different from the original game, and far more ridiculous in scenario, I’m instantly charmed.
There are many female fans of Animal Crossing who have been very vocal about a new Animal Crossing. I invite you to consider how to talk more inclusively on the internet!
Pretty much lol. Glad I prepped myself beforehand. I said it before, this situation wasn't like "Xenoblade" or "Smash" at all. We went 3/4s of a year without seeing anything besides a title so a delay seemed very possible.
Oh, thanks for pointing that out! For a moment I thought there was another crazy fan annoyed with the crafting materials. I watched Treehouse gameplay again, and these pieces of wood keep bothering me lol
heck yeah, represent!
I don’t want to seem adversarial because you seem as chill as Animal Crossing itself, but this is a matter of opinion. A lot of tasks in Animal Crossing in the past felt like busywork to me because of how prescribed and static they were. You have to find the day’s three fossils, donate them, check for the money rock, speak to everyone you want to stay twice, etc.
That seems like a pretty bold assumption to make. There's plenty of us who expected a delay, without any insider info, just based off the information presented in front of us. Announced 9 months ago with not a single detail, not present in announced playable games (odd for a 2019 release), otherwise packed release line-up for the end of the year...I’m actively not trying to be peeved at the fact that they so blatantly tried to pass off insider info as predictions AGAIN. Listen, I know you want people to watch your videos, but when you start off your predictions video with everyone saying “ah of course Animal Crossing is delayed to early 2020” like it’s a forgone conclusion, people aren’t going to think you’re insightful analysts. You’re just leakers.
I showed my girlfriend, who doesn't play video games, this trailer, and she was so into it; I'm super excited for us to have something we can play relaxingly together that has a bit of life in it.Definitely. My girlfriend hates most videogames but can put hours into animal crossing. So many random tasks to do and goals you can set for yourself. The designing and organization are great outlets to relax for people.
You can come back days, weeks, months or years later. Will always be there moving on without you, haha.
Crafting, implemented by Nintendo who won't bend to the grindiness that ills of other crafting systems in the gaming industry, pretty much has no negative to me. It was great in Pocket Camp, it'll be even better here.
That's pretty much how existing Animal Crossing games work, minus the couch co-op part. So I'd say yes.So instead of individual save files, this game essentially has "islands" that multiple local accounts can access? So, theoretically, me and my girlfriend can have different user profiles on the Switch, but have houses on the same island. Sometimes she can play alone on that island, sometimes I can play alone, but we can also couch co-op and it's all persistent?