Lately, it seems like the game Animal Crossing has been all the rage, and everybody’s obsessed. Even Chrissy Teigen’s been playing Animal Crossing — but she’s not a fan of the new mobile version. As we know, Chrissy is a huge fan of Nintendo video games — lately she’s been playing Mario Odyssey a lot. So it’s no surprise that she loves Animal Crossing, too. The game, first released for Nintendo 64 back in 2001, came to smartphones last week. In this version, players build their own campsites and make friends along the way. And of course you can add IRL friends to your campsite.
The problem with the mobile version? Chrissy, like many other people on the internet, is frustrated with the game’s “task” system. The virtual animals you desperately want at your site won’t come over until you complete a task, like collecting fruit or building a chair. People seem to like building their campsites, but are getting annoyed by the specific demands from the animals.
Chrissy also points out the these animals don’t want to be your friend, they only want something from you. Which isn’t exactly the best message. People (or animals) who only want your friendship to get something out of it aren’t the best types of people (or animals).
Yep, Chrissy Teigen has a lot of opinions about Animal Crossing.
And Twitter definitely agrees.
No one should be this demanding.
That said, Chrissy has spent $120 on the game.
Yeah, that’s real money by the way. Much as Chrissy might be annoyed with how the game works, she’s spent genuine American money on it.
But still — enough is enough.
And Chrissy isn’t the only one to feel this way.
This version of Animal Crossing definitely takes on the “freemium” model of many mobile games. So it seems like if you’re a huge fan of the game, you may want to stick to your console.
We’ll be over here with our DS, thanks.