Animal Crossing: 10 best tips to play the zen game for Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing: 10 best tips to play the zen game for Nintendo SwitchAnimal Crossing: 10 best tips to play the zen game for Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch just hit its one-week anniversary, and I'm already obsessed with finding the rare fish, bugs and plants that populate the beloved franchise, especially online with friends. In fact, the slow-paced, anxiety-free island life simulator just might be the perfect antidote to the realities of social distancing and quarantine during the coronavirus spread. I've already dug up a few nuggets of wisdom to make the game smoother and more rewarding as you build your life on the island, and I've added more each day as I've explored. If you're unfamiliar with the series, a little direction can help you navigate the game so you're not just collecting everything you see -- there's a little more structure than meets the eye. So here are a few tips and tricks for players of all kinds, whether Animal Crossing is already at home in your Switch or still on your personal horizon. I'll update this post as more tips come along. Travel back in time before you move forward Time travel is a major theme in Animal Crossing, but a controversial one. Since the game takes place in real time, you actually have to wait a real day for buildings to get built and plants to grow. And Animal Crossing starts slow. So if you suspect you'll want a quicker start, consider setting your Nintendo Switch's clock back seven to 10 days. That way, as you play, you can bump it up ...
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