It’s Got a Real Slow Start
If there’s one thing that’s going to catch out newcomers to the series and veterans alike, it’s how much of a slow start Animal Crossing: New Horizons has.
While in the past you’ve already had a town that’s bustling with people doing their day-to-day chores, exchanging gifts, and visiting shops, Tom Nook’s Island Getaway is a little more… limited.
At first, you’ll only have one or two buildings on your island, and the rate at which you can unlock and buy tools to be able to do more around the island is painfully slow.
Honestly, you’re looking at a good few real-life days passing by before things really kick off and the game transitions into its more open-ended, free nature.
Whether New Horizons is your first Animal Crossing game, or you’re a long-time fan, don’t let the first few days get you down. It’s well worth pushing through.