What are the benefits?
Many players enjoy the opportunity to step away from their busy and often stressful lives and virtually relax on a fantasy island.
A wholesome game, Animal Crossing centres around unleashing the player’s creativity and encouraging them to nurture their relationships with other characters. They also learn about taking responsibility for caring for their island. There is no violence, whatsoever, in this gentle game, nor any competitive edge.
Unlike many games, where players can pay for power-ups to speed up the passing of time in the game, Animal Crossing teaches children patience; they will have to wait for real time to pass for their buildings on the island to be completed.