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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the 272nd episode of Fandom Games' comedy series Honest Game Trailers. It was written by Max Song, Andrew Bird, and Spencer Gilbert. It parodies the life simulation video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It was published on April 14, 2020. It has been viewed over 800,000 times.

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From the developers that can sell us just about anything, even exercise (Nintendo), and the franchise that turned home ownership from a dream into a virtual reality (Animal Crossing), comes the latest installment of everyone's favorite indentured servitude simulator, only this time, you have ultimate control. That's right! Toilet in the center of town! Who's going to stop me?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Sink your shovel into the unhallowed ground of New Horizons, the most anticipated game on the Switch since Smash Bros., rocketed to a whole new level of popularity through a combination of the social media era, new online features, and the fact that we're all locked in our houses all day, causing everyone to strip-mine the content of this relaxing casual game for online clout in a matter of weeks and use it as a replacement for the social life they're not having, as the monkey's paw curls and grants the wish we've all had that our real life was like our Animal Crossing one. (a player character just lies flat on his bed)

Step back into the repetitive loop of manual labor that has been the trademark of the series, that will have you harvesting fish, fruits, and materials to pay off your debt to the cuddly raccoon slumlord we all love and despise, and collecting furniture and items to line the walls of your debtors' prison, with the added bonus of the crafting so you can ravage the natural beauty of your island and turn it into chairs, that you'll mainly use to remake your broken tools over and over again. But at least you're earning Nook Miles for every time you touch a rock or take a dump that you can use to get cool stuff for your town, Nook-branded gear, or trips to nearby islands to plunder, which you'll need to funnel back into building stuff for your island needs, all of which you pay for yourself, in a microcosm of the crushing alienation of capitalism you play out in your free time for fun. I just lost half my bells on the Stalk Market, and now I'm filling my inventory with rocks before I walk into the ocean!

Discover the bevy of landscape features added to New Horizons that allow you to plot where your villagers' homes will be, relocate almost any building you want, find and choose your villagers on mysterious islands like you're playing a gacha, then have your middle manager evict them if they're ugly, and move land and sea to terraform your island in any way you want, as New Horizons gives you more options than you ever thought you needed to finally make whatever insane themed island you could possibly imagine, or just stack up piles of whatever furniture you end up finding like a normal person. I was thinking something baroque with a hint of anxiety disorder that won't let me throw away this barbecue grill.

Experience the broader... "horizons" the new Animal Crossing brings to the table, as the expanded online mode allows you to visit your friends and others' islands. Then, remember how terrible Nintendo is at doing anything online, as you're forced out of whatever you're doing when anyone comes or goes from your island to watch a minute-long animation that's cute approximately ONCE. Then, watch it ten more times as people go in and out as you're frozen in place for, like, fifteen minutes, and get disconnected immediately when someone turns off their Switch, until you finally get a session going and realize there's not actually that much to do except hit each other with axes.

So pick up those branches and get ready to reset your Switch clock (you filthy time-traveler, you), in a game that feels like a sorely-needed breath of fresh air, that brings a bit of relaxation, self-expression, and Zen to very stressful times... unless you compare your town to people on the Internet, because then, you'll probably just feel like garbage. Why do I feel jealous when I also don't want to put in the work?!

Starring: Tanooki Suit Jeff Bezos (Tom Nook); Light of My Life (Isabelle); The Store Life of Zack and Cody (Timmy and Tommy); Hocus Pokeus (Sable, Mabel, and Label); Professor Owl (Blathers); Hedwig (Celeste); Joesy Camel (Saharah); Delta Airlines (Orville and Wilbur); Pepe La Pumps (Kicks); Kid Chameleon (Flick); Bidoof (C.J.); Money Trap (Daisy Mae); A Living Nightmare (Zipper); and The 402 Villagers You'll Go Through TO GET NONE OF THE ONES YOU WANT.

Animal King

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The honest title for Animal Crossing: New Horizons was 'Animal King.'

Nothing is more adorable than Isabelle, am I right? (shows a clip of Isabelle interacting with the Doom Slayer) But you wouldn't want to make her ANGRY! YOU WOULDN'T LIKE HEEER WHEN SHE'S ANGRYYYYYYY!!!

Viewer Comments Edit

Please say: "Someone has to protect this family from the man who protects this family." - Eleazar Tiu

Say "Ohana, Ohana means Family", cause Ori looks like stitch 😂 - Romel Nicdao

Please say: "(insert whatever the announcer wants to say here)" - Brendan Lafferty

Please say: [to his goons] "Don't worry guys, you can beat Batman, you're the best, at least the best I could find on such short notice" - Исламхан Балтабай

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Reception Edit

Honest Game Trailers - Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a 97.0% approval rating from YouTube viewers.

Production Credits Edit

Honest game trailers animal crossing new horizons

Written by: Max Song, Andrew Bird and Spencer Gilbert

Edited by: Max Song

Production Coordinator: Ryan O'Toole

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