With COVID-19 having absolutely crushed any prospect of conventional socialization these past few months, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a welcome escape for many. The sweetly simulacrum, undoubtedly one of 2020’s defining titles, has enthralled many with its charms and economics. When the purveyors of turnip.exchange are bringing in a cool $15,000 a month, well, some of us here at Too Far Gone decided it was worth a discussion.
On Parody and Satire, our last video, sought to take a game that spoke to the community, and explore what we considered to be some of its more potent elements. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Just Eat My Turnips is us aiming for something a little bit different. It’s a contemplative reflection, a personal exploration of “value” and how that relates to a game I couldn’t have cared less about (conversely, New Horizons gripped many of the Goners).
When you’re told to work from home, to stay away, to not go near your loved ones, it’s worth taking stock of the things you find important. Whether it be possessions, experiences, art, friends, health, or just virtual vegetables–figuring out what that means to you can be an interesting exercise. Anyway, you’ll find our new video embedded below. I hope you enjoy it.
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