people who have never played animal crossing but read the “the terrible secret of animal crossing” fanfiction then went out to buy the game and got all suprised and shock when the game wasnt anything like the story
That link is just lame. Why do people take a peaceful game and turn the nice characters into not-so-nice ones? It really makes me angry and I don't find it funny.
I find it hilarious and very clever, actually.
The internet is full of this kind of thing. People make parodies of children’s television, movies, etc. to appeal to an older audience, not even to be dirty, just to give it some humor. Obviously Animal Crossing was made for players of all ages, meaning Nintendo had to make the content of the game suitable for younger players. This can make the game dull for older players, and what people do to spice up the game is give it an arc/plot/adult humor.
"Then something happened that surprised me more than I thought was possible anymore. Nook began to sob. This wasn't the Nook I knew. This wasn't the Nook I wanted dead. This was a broken man named Tom."
The new Animal Crossing comes out next month. I’m super excited for it because me and Rory and Will are gonna get it and trade all the fruit and fuck up each others’ villages. But at the same time, my glee is also a bit tainted because I know how the Animal Crossing cycle works.
Phase 1: You’re really fucking pumped and play it for like 8 hours a day, working on cleaning your village and paying your debt to Tom Nook. This goes on until you finish the last stage of your house and get the golden statue of yourself in your village.
Phase 2: You’re really excited that you have all this disposable income, so you go around buying ALL THE THINGS.
Phase 3: You realize that after paying off your debt to Tom nook, the game is kinda boring, because there’s not really much left to do except looking forward to holidays and turnip selling days.
Phase 4: You start slacking and don’t play every day. Your village suffers slightly from it, but it’s not something you can’t handle. Cleanup’s not too bad and no one’s mad at you.
Phase 5: You start taking off more time between days when you play. Your village starts to look like butthole and the villagers keep guilt tripping you for being a reclusive shut in.
Phase 6: It’s been like a month since you last played and all of the animals are being super mean and passive aggressive. The ones that have stayed, anyway. Many of them have left. The town is overwhelmingly in need of taking care of. You still could fix it if you want, but you’re not sure you want to put in the energy to do it.
Phase 7: You have been putting it off for at least a year because the animals were so mean to you last time and you don’t know if you want to even go back to your village. But eventually curiosity gets the better of you and you boot up the game. Everything is fucking different. Your town is full of weeds ands roaches. Your house is dark and dusty and dirty. You don’t know any of the animals in the village anymore. They keep talking about how there is a ghost in your house because they see lights on at night but no one ever comes out and it’s quiet during the day. Everyone’s strange and unfamiliar and mean and you turn that game the fuck off because you are too freaked out to continue.
That’s what happens to me every time I play an Animal Crossing game. So, as happy as I am for it, I’ve got that in the back of my head, taunting me and taking away from my excitement.
…. Aaaaaand now I want to go read The Terrible Secret of Animal Crossing again. It’s perhaps my favorite video game creepypasta, not because it actually scares me, but because whoever made it was really creative with the use of in-game stuff and screenshots. Like, that took effort, man. Not like that stupid Ben Drowned thing.