We have got another event here in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and it couldn’t be more different than Bunny Day, our last major event. Nature Day is the game’s Earth Day Event, and it runs from today, April 23, to May 4.
About Nature Day in the game, a famous British news website Independent says Animal Crossing’s Nature Day event is a farce. Furthermore, they say the game teaches kids toxic lessons about the environment.
You must know the whole article itself doesn’t read as harshly as you might think from that scathing headline but tells about the game’s central system of catching bugs, fishing, and chopping down trees to earn rewards or a financial gain, noting that this practice doesn’t exactly align with the message put forth by Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.
Check out a paragraph below:
In the game you can deforest, fish and loot as you please, leaving behind you a large number of stumps and holes in the ground. After you have drained every last drop of value from an island’s resources, you can return to your own, and the island you left behind is sunk in the ocean after being used. It’s almost as if the game is giving the ancient kōan (zen term) its personal touch: if 30 trees fall in a forest, and no one will ever know about them, do they make any other sounds besides “cha-ching” (onomatopoeia of the sound that money makes)?
What do you think about think about it?