Twitter is kind of an Animal Crossing hellhole right now. I mean that in the most respectful way, I swear. Going through the #AnimalCrossing hashtag will flood the viewer with all sorts of screenshots, videos, and fanart of a large variety of villagers from the latest installment: New Horizons. Many people have opinions on these villagers; I, included. After playing the game daily for over a month now (have not missed a single day), I’ve come to the conclusion that I think a lot of the villager list is cute. But who is the cutest? You will not find out here, because I go for the more vague “visually appealing” moniker. Continue reading “Top 10 Most Visually Appealing Animal Crossing: New Horizons Characters”
It’s been some time since I’ve done one of these “personal predicament” posts. Typically, these are things that I experience in my day-to-day life revolving things that interest me, that which confounds me or seem interesting enough to think upon. The “art” of critique and critical thinking is something that floods my mind often, and recently, Animal Crossing has been the primary subject. This will not be a full-on review of New Horizons (though I do have one), nor will it be a dissertation on why the original game is so much better. This will cover something I’ve felt a common occurrence in games from then and now, which has affected the way I approach and appreciate titles: speed.
No, Sonic the Hedgehog will not be mentioned here (though it could). Continue reading “Old Games Are Fast, New Games Are Slow | One of Many Personal Predicaments”
Okay, so, Animal Crossing. It was pleasant. Pleasantly stupid. The first thirty minutes of this movie was fun. Nothing happened, but it was at least watchable. The main character is eh, the other characters are eh, the animation is eh, the sound is nostalgic, since I’ve played the game, so, in essence, this movie was eh, with a splash of nostalgia.
Of course, I’m a critic first, so nostalgia has nothing to do with how I rate things. Kinda-sorta. It’s complicated. I’ll start with the plot. Ai is a new villager in a town called “Animal Village.” Very creative name, I must say. She goes around and partakes in activities that are typical of a newcomer: exploring the town while being forced to work.
Continue reading “Thoughts on Animal Crossing (Movie)”