Much like Pokémon in many respects, Animal Crossings has amassed a large fanbase following the first release in the ever-popular franchise. So much so, it's hard to escape the feverish hype surrounding Animal Crossings New Horizons.
And little wonder. Besides, Animal Crossings provides soothing escapism from the frantic firefights and fast-paced shooters of the current day. A series, every bit a social simulator. But with therapeutic qualities more in tune with casual gamers.
In turn, this gives the game an exclusive niche to work within.