If you could will one video game into existence right this minute, what would it be?
My gut reaction is to say Death Stranding. I’m dying to know^( , but then again… maybe I’m not? The bizarre trailers, the drip-fed clues, the imaginative fan theories and wild goose chases — it’s all so very captivating to watch unfurl from the sidelines. There’s much we ^( . I like it that way. The build-up is all part of Kojima’s mischievous charm.
There are countless other upcoming games I could point to instead, and I’m sure you have a not-so-short list of alluring 2019 releases buzzing in the back of your mind. But after coming off the winter break having played far too much Stardew Valley while half-watching Hallmark movies and other cheesy yet comforting holiday fodder, I’ve figured out what I need most: Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch.