"It turns out that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is very friendly," Ross Minor said in the first of two videos uploaded to YouTube this spring. In it, the blind athlete and YouTuber demonstrated how the combination of the game's sound design, mechanics, and customization allows him to enjoy the game in a way that does not rely on the line of sight. Animal Crossing Bells can help such players save many challenges and enable them to build their own island as soon as possible.
Nintendo is generally slow in implementing accessibility features. The Switch only received button remapping in April of this year, which is a common feature on other consoles, and many first-party games lack reliable accessibility settings, especially when it comes to forced motion control. New Horizons lacks an option menu with basic options that often appear in other games, such as switching of brightness, sound level mixing, or tactile feedback. Legally blind writer Dominic Donegan pointed out in his comment on "New Vision" that "settings such as increasing contrast, increasing UI size, and magnification" can help many people play games.
At the same time, players are looking for their own solutions. The customizability of New Horizons makes it a leading example, but it clearly shows the limitations of burdening players. Minor's fully customized island still shows obvious omissions to him, and the exquisite exterior design cannot avoid other problems such as the. In the end, these things need Nintendo's attention to be truly realized. Even so, Nintendo is still sought after by players, and the Nook miles Ticket is helping players build an ideal island as soon as possible.