Well, we finally got Brewster and The Roost in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, after what it looks like Years of people ask. So, we are all completely satisfied and relaxed now, right?
of course not. Brewster was just the beginning. There are still plenty of features people would love to see in New Horizons, and many of them come from New Leaf, the previous game. We’ve covered the missing/wanted features before – in celebration of the game’s first birthday, and even in April 2020, less than a month after launch – and annoying, a lot of things we wanted to see in that time be resident Not in the game.
So… what else would we like to see in New Horizons? What will make us return to our neglected islands? And what are we still playing on, almost two years after release? Let’s get into it…
Brewster Roost Upgrades
We know we’re going to get The Roost, but we don’t know what that is Means distance. The bird-run café will be inside the museum, next to the art gallery, but will it be like New Leaf? In 3DS Animal Crossing, you can work in the coffee shop after ordering coffee several times, and then take part in a small mini-game, where you can serve coffee to the islanders. It was a bit tricky game, and required the use of a guide if you wanted to get it right – but no doubt players would love to have them in the game.
There was also an option to watch concerts with the KK Slider in the Wild World and City Folk, although New Horizons instead put the KK Slider in the arena. What if it rains? Poor, soggy KK.
But what if we dream a little bigger? How about something the new In the cafe? Perhaps Brewster could hold seminars, or TEDTalks, or…poetry nights. Perhaps the café could turn into a bar at night (highly unlikely, given Nintendo’s family-friendly vibes). Perhaps, given the new location of The Roost, there could be some kind of connection to the museum itself!
Or how about…
gyroscopes. The Roost was closely associated with the Gyroids, with Brewster providing storage, displaying in a coffee shop, and even owned by him Digestive. Could the addition of The Roost mean the return of everyone’s favorite Bois? We certainly hope so.
In the past, the thyroid would haunt the little figurines you could dig up, and each would make a different noise when “activated”. In the old games, they were kind of…singing, sort of, to whatever music you’re playing. Imagine putting them around the KK Slider in the arena on Saturdays!
Resetti, Gracie, Dr. Shrunk, Wendell and other special characters
Previous games have featured a large number of characters, but most of them have been made into Isabelle or Tom Nook in New Horizons. We know Mr. Resetti lurks, of course, because he runs a rescue service and has a figurine in the game, but… it’s different.
New Horizons did not have as many visitors as before. How about the fashion-focused giraffe Gracie, or the terrifying, blank-faced cat, Blanca? Maybe we can interview Happy Home Academy employees, like Digby, Lyle and Lottie, to bribe them to get more HHA points? Or Katrina, the fortune teller, Doctor Shrink, the odd psychiatrist, Wendell who sells walruses, Pete, Phyllis, and Billy the post office workers, Booker and Cooper the policemen, Harriet the hairdresser, or even… Joan, the pig who sells the turnips that have been Replacing him with Daisy May? What happened to Joanne, Nintendo?!
Most of all, we’d love to see Kapp’n. Not only because we love the old class, but because its appearance on the sidewalk means the possibility of getting away on a new adventure.
We’ve been replacing a hundred Zipper T. Bunnies with one glimpse of our old friends.
More multiplayer activities and mini games
It’s nice to be able to visit our faraway friend’s islands during this pandemic, but LORDY feels like you’re grating the teeth to bypass countless loading screens. Nintendo’s online multiplayer has never been its forte, and the company seems to prioritize cute-in-the-universe animation loadouts and long conversations with Orville more than it does quickly, which we can understand.
But at the end of the day, it would be nice to have more things to do with said friends. Right now, we’re very restricted to visiting each other’s islands in online play, and that’s only fun for a short while. We like to have some experiences, adventures and games that we do as a pair or a group.
Tortimer Island, from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, was a lot of fun, albeit confined to that small island – but you could easily hook up a few friends to help you catch all those lucrative fish and insects, which made making the money that much more of a fun experience.
The May Day maze event featuring the return of the Rover was one of our favorites so far (although you much prefer Halloween and Game Day), so any expansion on this topic would be most welcome.
Excuse me. Excuse me. We’ve said our article about this enough times already.
This also applies to buying things – let’s buy all the accessories without having to buy them one by one in the dressing room!
“I caught a sea bass! No, wait – it’s at least C+!”
“I caught a sea bass! No, wait – it’s at least C+!”
“I caught a sea bass! No, wait – it’s at least C+!”
Just throw us in the sea and let’s get really drowned, Nintendo. It wouldn’t be too hard to add a few more options to the dialogue we’ll be seeing more often, and the same goes for Mysterious Islands – it won’t go wrong with some other island types, especially when tickets are expensive to buy and And therefore It takes a long time to use.
Also, let’s cheer up the villagers a bit, eh? We’re a bit tired of hearing one story about Maglevs in Love.
More creatures to catch
Having spent nearly two years catching fish bugs, and eventually deep sea creatures, many players will now have completed their own Critterpedia and captured every creature in the game. Not much of a challenge anymore, once the museum was finished and when the snorkeling was added it gave us something new to do for a while – could another new way of catching creatures be added to the game?
As we described before, you can have a special new NPC that comes to town once you’ve filled up your Critterpedia, like Professor Oak in the Pokémon games, and tells you all about rare, mythical or even mythical creatures that you need to hunt. Or maybe a new type of foliage or flower that attracts new insects, or a new item that lets you discover things you couldn’t see before.
And if we’re really talking about it…how about a new place to go, full of bugs and rare and exotic fish?? Give us a good reason to own our bug net and fishing rod again!
Possibility to change the resident representative
It may have taken a while, but Nintendo has finally updated the game to enable it to transfer your island to a new Switch using the special Island Transfer Tool. You can also move single players to other islands if they are not an island representative, but at this time it is still not possible to switch an island resident representative.
The resident representative has the ability to build new structures, move existing structures, pay off the mortgage, and generally make decisions for the city. No one you share the island with will be able to do these things without the actor’s help.
If you have children, partners who no longer play the game, or roommates you no longer live with, this will be a problem after a while. Why don’t you give us more freedom?
Isabel is more helpful
Listen, Eze, we love you, but… if you’re going to make us listen to your morning flyers every day, please At least give us useful information. Is Reid in town? Does Gulliver need our help? Just tell us what we actually want to know!
We pretty much had everything we wanted. But collecting furniture is part of the reason we play Animal Crossing… so would it be okay to ask for more? Some of us dream about the return of the Rococo Series, the Alpine Series, the Minimalist Series… and most of us look at the wealth of furniture at Pocket Camp (which you can interact with!) with envy.
Seasonal crafting recipes, Nook Shopping options, and occasional brand partnerships (such as the Sanrio Collection) are welcome additions, but the slow reduction of non-themed furniture is just that. too much to bear.
What can we say more than that? It is very frustrating to have to make multiple tools every day. Even Minecraft has a repair feature. Shouldn’t golden tools be unbreakable anyway?
Shop upgrades and new stores
We’d like to revitalize our little island a little more, and since Kicks rolled into the Able Sisters, and the Leif Shop became nothing but a wagon, we wonder what else we could get. Do you remember the hairstylist/stylist at New Leaf? Sure, we can do it ourselves now, but it’s completely different. Or how about the weird Dr. Shrink nightclub?
We’ll have to reorganize our perfectly designed city, but it’s worth more things to spend our money on, after the mortgage is paid off.
We already have crafting…how about a little cooking game? Give us something to do with all the fruits, fish, and nuts we have, other than sell them, process them, accidentally eat them and need to use the toilet, just like in real life.
This one is generic, and it touches on a lot of things we’ve already said, but… The thing we love about Animal Crossing is that it felt like a little life. New Horizons puts a lot of emphasis on the decorative aspect, which is good, but that’s what it means life little shortage.
The villagers seem a little uninterested, and there’s not much they can do or interact with. Nobody visits your home anymore without an invitation (although that’s a good thing). Since craft, hairstyles, and customization are done by you now, there are fewer reasons to hang out around town, or with other characters. Even though you are no longer the mayor of the entire city, you are actually talking to people less. It’s a very lonely life.
Maybe The Roost will change that…or maybe it won’t.
reason to return
Not many of us really know what we want, specifically – we’re just hoping for some reason to get back into the game, after giving it up months ago for one reason or another.
Whether this is a massive upgrade, a game-changing addition, or just the “more life” we talked about above, what we’d love to see is something that draws us back in.
We can only hope.
Still playing Animal Crossing on Switch? Will any of the above get you back in the game? Let us know in the comments below!