There's been a lot of talk lately about how Animal Crossing: New Horizons has arrived at the perfect time, helping us to occupy ourselves and escape from the craziness of the real world at the moment. Being stuck indoors means that plenty of us have been playing the game for hours and hours, but we're guessing you haven't been playing it quite like this.
Australian streamer TheMattyAP is set to embark on quite the journey, committing himself to a two-week-long livestream of non-stop Animal Crossing gameplay. It'll be kicking off this Friday, with viewers being welcome to hop on and watch him play, eat, sleep and repeat for the entire two-week period.
Speaking to Nintendo Life, Matty says, "I’ll be playing Animal Crossing the entire time and hope it will be even more successful than the first week". You see, he's actually already done a full week's worth of streaming for the game, and is now preparing to start all over again for double the time. You can see the original one-week stream over on his Twitch channel; the finale is embedded below.
To be honest, doing nothing other than playing Animal Crossing for two weeks sounds like a dream come true right now. Here's hoping it all goes well!
So when his villager sleeps he sleeps I hope. 336 hours of fishing seems horrifying.
Thats a hell of alot of fishing, bug catching and chopping wood. No thanks. 2 hours is my max
This sound so dull, I doubt I would want to watch this idiot play for five mins, let alone two whole weeks.
Good luck to him, and a good publicity stunt I guess – but seriously, that does not sound like an interesting watch – It would be far better for his viewers to just play the game themselves and youtube specific things along the way.
I just watched a few videos to see the limits of terraforming, specifically to see if caves and tunnels were possible. So stuff like that is good to watch – but this. No thanks mate.
That sounds dangerous, I hope he knows what he's doing.
That's just a whole new level of craziness right there.
@Incarna I went all in for 4 days (and all in for me means it shows I've played 35+ hours) and I haven't played more than 20 mins since. Just sold it on ebay. It's a lovely game, but once I realized the hours upon hours to put into it, I lost interest. I'm more of a "small samples" for enjoyment kind of guy. A Mario Kart race. A couple Smash battles. I couple rounds of Splatoon 2.
@Incarna that's how I've been playing though my mini-sessions usually last 2-3 hours
I don't l really don't understand twitch. And I really don't understand wanting to watch him play animal crossing? Two weeks?
tfw your favorite streamer gets an entire article about him
@SkullDragr I can totally understand burning out after playing that much in 4 days. Animal Crossing games are best played in 30-60 minute sessions in my opinion.
I know some people play them longer, but I have fun just popping in for a bit every day. I’ve already played my hour today, so now I’m off to other things.
@SkullDragr "I'm more of a "small samples" for enjoyment kind of guy. A Mario Kart race. A couple Smash battles. I couple rounds of Splatoon 2."
Well, yeah, that's exactly how you were supposed to play Animal Crossing. It's not the Witcher. You're supposed to play for 15 - 30 minutes, catch a fish, give it to a hippopotamus, and leave. I mean, the day night cycle, the seasonal events... I thought it was obvious that Animal Crossing isn't a game for binging. It's a modern Tamagotchi.
@nimnio oh wow, is that it? I wasn't aware there were recommended or even required ways to devote time to a game. Thank you for that, Mr. Game Master, thank you. I feel so enlightened today. May I list all my games so you can educate me on how to play which one?
Playing video games for one week Nonstop can be very dangerous.
Wasn't he agreeing with you? I took his statement to mean he can absolutely see how you could burn out on Animal Crossing binging it for a week. Yes it was designed for shorter sessions as evidenced by certain things only happening at certain real-world time. If you play non-stop, you're stuck doing filler activities while you wait for different fish or bugs to spawn; for flowers to cross pollinate, fossils to spawn, or fruit to bloom. Acknowledging that developers make games with a vision of how it's intended to be played is not logically equivalent to telling you how you personally are allowed to enjoy the game.
I think this game is best to be played in short bursts, it would really get tiring and probably annoying if I tried to play it like that.
Depending on what I am doing in the game, I can easily play for 4 or 5 hours in one session. Last weekend I spent like 7 hours in one go after I unlocked terraforming. There's a lot more than bug catching and fishing to do. I imagine this person will be visiting islands, making custom designs and doing some serious, high detail work, on his island.
My concern is - leaving the Switch on, all day, every day, for two straight weeks. That doesn't seem like a good idea to me. Even if he takes short breaks to restart the Switch once a day, running the thing constantly like that would worry me.
that’s at least a C+
I'd be lucky to hit an hour of time a day let alone weeks. Must be torture watching some random guy play.
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