Also the one-year-anniversary upgrade introduced new (by a previous match ) villagers, that need you to Animal Crossing Bells buy a card bunch to get anything at all out of it. So technically it isnt even free. Its DLC, except you get physical cards for this that you cant use for anything besides scanning in Animal Crossing. People love using the phrase"bare" to explain a game they don't like now. Countless individuals played many hours of ACNH upon release and enjoyed it. I am not even super into Animal Crossing as a franchise and even I played 80-plus hours. ACNH is not"unfinished" in the manner that Cyberpunk was in which it was borderline unplayable for those with consoles and even mid-tier PCs. I also just purchased it and like other rogue(insert genre)ish games, there's so much that's beneath the surface which it is fun learning it as you go. I'm not gonna try any kind of min/max runs till I have exhausted up to possible Even though I don't like it by a"gamer" perspective, I believe free upgrades were the way to go. Some of the casual players I understand all have really excited for the upgrades and many haven't played the previous ones. So to them it's like continuous trickle of Animal Crossing Items For Sale new stuff.