Soapbox: One Year On, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is History – Nintendo Life

I remember it clear and crisp: the gravel underfoot, the way my mum’s voice shivered a little when I asked her, with childlike genuineness, if there would be a World War Three. I had been learning about World War One and Two in my history lessons, and I envisioned biplanes overhead and the slide-whistle sound of bombs falling. In this virtual world, an utopia was being constructed, by the gamers who completely believed in it. Isabelle’s sunny personality and the tropical paradise of Egg has so little in common with the reality of the world in March 2021, and yet, at the very start of Spring, it’s tough not to feel like everything will be alright. Snowdrops and crocuses poke their heads out of stone-hard soil like a world waking up from a long sleep, and we understand– in spite of freezing temperatures– that the Earth is on the heal.

I remember it clear and crisp: the gravel underfoot, the way my mum’s voice shivered a little when I asked her, with childlike genuineness, if there would be a World War Three. I had actually been learning about World War One and Two in my history lessons, and I visualized biplanes overhead and the slide-whistle noise of bombs falling. In this virtual world, a paradise was being developed, by the players who totally believed in it.

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