When last year in the month of November Nintendo initially released Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, most of the players were into it. However, the game felt slightly somewhat by Animal Crossing standards. It lacked the open-ended nature of the past games, and it really did not offer a whole lot to do. But there is something regarding the laid-back, leisurely nature of the series that makes it a big fit for the smartphones. It is a mini-escape that the players could pull out whenever they need it. The game has continued to grow and improve.
The core of the mobile game always was solid and enjoyable. Pocket Camp gives the players a small slice of a campground to decorate however they want, and it surrounds them with animals that they could befriend and run errands for. The players could progress at their own pace and the game has a charm that makes it incredibly propelling. It is very relaxing to spend just five minutes fishing or watering plants.
Nintendo, over the past few months, has built on that foundation with new content and features. There have been some big changes. Players could now craft their own clothes, swap furniture with a confused seagull, and cultivate a garden. There also have been multiple quality-of-life enhancements.
The feature that has got many players coming back to the game the most is the limited time events. The fishing tournament has attracted many players, where they could get fish tanks in which to display some of their catches. There have also been the gardening contests, where the players need to plant certain flowers to propel special bugs, and themed events where they could unlock rare items.
Of course, these kinds of updates are not unique to Animal Crossing. The mobile games and the other service-oriented experiences such as Fortnite constantly are updated in order to keep people coming back regularly. The thing that makes Pocket Camp stand out is both the quality and the frequency of its updates. There appears to be a new event every other week, and for the most part, the players have enjoyed each one of them. Likewise, even though the players play regularly, it feels like there is always something next for them to build towards.
The Pocket Camp still is not a full-fledged Animal Crossing game. It is basically a streamlined take on the franchise, built and designed for quick bouts of play on a smartphone. But with each and every passing day, it becomes closer to that ideal. With these types of daily games, people are often found playing them more out of a habit than that of enjoyment; it is a thing that the players do, rather than a thing that they love. That has not been the case with Pocket Camp. Instead, the players look forward to checking it out every single day. Having said this, there is a new fortune cookie shop coming up to the game, where eating a cookie could somehow unlock the items like a rocket ship or a pop star stage.