YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg used his platform to demonstrate why, while some say Animal Crossing: New Horizons is relaxing, it’s really not.
In his video, uploaded on April 15, Kjellberg was playing the game and getting the hang of the recent Switch title when he began to make his case.
“When Jack (Jacksepticeye) told me about this game, he was like, ‘Oh, Animal Crossing, you should play it. It’s so fun and relaxing.’ No it’s not!” the YouTube king exclaimed.
According Kjellberg, anyone who claims Animal Crossing is relaxing is a liar. (Timestamp 5:50 for mobile viewers)
“The game has mortgages and it has stock markets,” the Swede said before diving into the the turnip game.
“And don’t even get me started on the stress with Easter,” he laughed. “Imagine you’re playing an RPG and you’re trying to level up. But all of a sudden the game introduces RPG Easter Mode and then everything that gets you experience points are cut in half because instead you get eggs.”
Animal Crossing’s Easter Celebration, or “Bunny Day,” was certainly stressful for members of the community, who were outraged by how many eggs they were getting.
Despite the stress of the event, which ended on April 12, for the most part, Felix seems to be enjoying his time playing Animal Crossing – even in the face of stresses with the stalk market, mortgages and never-ending eggs.
New Horizons was extremely well-received by critics and fans. According to the review aggregator site Metacritic, the game has an overall rating of 91 with 102 critic reviews.
The game also sold very well in Japan, where it became the fastest-selling Switch title to date, beating out the likes of Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
Who knows what the future of the game holds, but hopefully PewDiePie joins in and continues to play.