New Horizons is a really contradictory match for me
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However, the pile of missing content and features is really frustrating. I understand nobody wants to compare this into Pokemon (since Sword/Shield have a lot of other problems past missing Pokemon and will cut features more frequently ) but Animal Crossing is a string that has historically had almost all of it is items/collectibles and features carried forward in some capacity. Even small things like getting a reward for saving X quantity of money from the bank are directly up dropped.
New Horizons is a really contradictory match for me. On the other hand it really does move the show forward in some smart ways (deocrating and landscaping, NookMiles is a much better implementation of the MEOW Coupons from Welcome Amiibo) but at precisely the exact same time when you return to the really small details it feels like it is less fully featured compared to New Leaf. I like the game a lot, and moving back to playing my New Leaf city on the 3DS tiny screen is not exactly comfortable so I'm hardly going to fall New Horizons, but I can not shake the feeling it may be a lot better, and I expect the game team hears that kind of feedback and strives to react to it.
My hope at this point is that they're secretly working on a big content ditch that'll come out across the anniversary of this game and they've just been spoon feeding us little updates to maintain us invested. I really like the new features they've added and I love the aesthetics of this game, but it's those previous features that kept me spent in the series. NL obtained that fairly big amiibo update, something similar would do wonders for NH.
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