How are you gonna play the new Animal Crossing?

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Poll How are you gonna play the new Animal Crossing? (118 votes)

Handheld 27%
TV Screen 19%
Little from column A, little from column B 32%
Not gonna: show results 21%

As much as I think it'll look great on a big TV, I'm not sure I can see myself playing Animal Crossing without a touchscreen these days. I suppose they could use the joycon sensor as a pointer, but it still seems like a hassle. Touchscreens change stacking fruit from a tedious, time-consuming chore into a slightly less tedious, time consuming chore.

How about you fine city folks?

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With my feet like a normal person. Why?

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Why would we need a pointer? They can definitely just improve inventory stuff and make it fine for both. I dont enjoy the tiny screen or the neck pain it invites, I want my town to shine on all 60 inches of my tv! I've hated touch controls since forever though so I'm a bad example.

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Excited to finally see Animal Crossing up on my tv again, but I often end up playing stuff in handheld so it'll definitely be a mix.

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I've hated touch controls since forever though so I'm a bad example.

Nonsense. You're an excellent example of someone who hates touch controls and would rather play on a tv. This poll is for you friend.

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Never played an Animal Crossing before, so if I found Stardew too directionless and vague but liked the idea of it, ya'll think I'll like Animal Crossing more?

I voted both because that's usually how I play Switch games.

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@sloppydetective: No. I would say that Animal Crossing is more directionless and vague than Stardew. You do various tasks to make money to pay off your loan or buy furniture, Donate fossils to a museum, talk to a couple animals, and then wait 22 real life hours so you can do it again the next day. Sometimes Santa Clause comes to hang out.

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@rejizzle: ok good to know. For some reason I got the impression that Animal Crossing was more structured and straight forward. I guess I'll wait for a Quick Look and possible review as I'm starting to think this will not be for me.

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I think my 5 year old will enjoy it so we'll definitely play it on the TV (on that very fine Animal Crossing Switch) buuuuut I will probably also keep a separate camp on my Switch Lite for me and so we can trade fruit!

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#10  Edited By glots

I used to play almost exclusively on tv, at least when it came to the bigger games, but Luigi's Mansion 3 I played maybe an hour or two with a docked Switch and then +15 hours in handheld mode, because it was just so much more convenient to pick up and continue playing. So I might continue that trend if I end up picking New Horizons.

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I barely take my Switch out of the dock. I am getting the Animal Crossing edition Switch but I'll most likely still play it almost exclusively on my TV.

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I've played my Switch pretty much exclusively handheld since Mario Odyssey. The only exception is when I want to show off a game to someone else, but that's not very often. I basically play my Switch when I'm out and PC or PS4 at home.

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I've been surprised how little I've used my switch hooked up to the TV lately. When I first got it I used the TV view almost exclusively but now I'm more handheld. The pick up and play nature of Animal Crossing makes me think it'll be more of a handheld game for me with the occasional use on the TV if I think I'll be playing it for a while.

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I've rarely used my Switch in handheld mode. That thing's basically a home console for me. I can't wait to lazily play this on the big screen, from the couch, curl up with the cats, and wonder how many beetles I need to hock to Tom Nook's kids to get out of debt.

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I play quite a bit in handheld but the TV will be the fight I am likely to lose, we bought a second switch for xmas just so my wife and I can both play AC:NH in our own towns. We both played side by side in AC:NL and we will continue to do so here!

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