As a longtime fan of the Animal Crossing series, I was admittedly late to the party when it came to New Horizons. I have a soft spot for the simple, zen mechanics of early GameCube titles — I play the original Pikmin because it’s calming and I know the game by memory, but I’ve never picked up the sequels. The original Animal Crossing was far from perfect, but it was lovable. Its mechanics were simple, there was an easy cheat to get infinite wealth, and you could tend each digital acre of your town in discreet squares until they were…

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Arts fundraiser, illustrator, and freelance writer. Featured on Esquire.com, Fatherly, and others. Three-time @quora Top Writer. http://www.mattbecher.com

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