Nintendo’s life sim brings people together in more ways than one.
When my dad first brought home a Nintendo Switch for the family to share at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown, I couldn’t wait to finally start playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons like all of my friends had been for weeks. I mainly looked forward to collecting all of the custom designs I’d seen people posting on Twitter, visiting my friend’s islands, and finally being ‘in’ on the hype that had consumed basically everyone I knew and every social media platform I use.
One thing I didn’t anticipate was what would come out of sharing an island with my 55-year-old father.
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