Oh yeah, that is certainly true. And it's annoying many gamers because the material they're withholding was available in Nook Miles Ticket earlier games and staples of their franchise (it seems strange to make us wait 1-2 years for Brewster, by way of example). They obviously want to milk this game for as long as they could (even more so now that it's become a huge success as a result of Covid).
Exactly! We haven't even gotten any genuine new content aside from... pumpkins? Every upgrade so far has just been incorporating things from previous games. While it's wonderful to have upgrades to pull me back to the match it'd be even more difficult to add new characters/events/furniture we have not seen before.I thought it was only coincidental that the game was released during lock down. I don't know what to think
There is a whole lot of things missing but a slew of developments also. Nowadays, I am not really surprised when a new software (including games) fail to add features of the previous iterations. The missing sets I can understand with the regular updates and it appears to follow the Animal crossing cellular game model, but things like: villagers moving in and outside homes, requesting to See your house, hide-and-seek type miniature games, arbitrary activities like kicking around a soccer ball are something that gave villagers lifetime
Honestly, this is one reason I could not really get into NH. Among my favourite items in NL was that you can simply speak with the villagers and they'd always have something interesting to say about the city or the time of the weather or what you or they were wearing and they would often give you some task or a query after just some interactions. I think I could count the amount of tasks I have been given in NH on one hand and even though I haven't played that much that they rarely tell me something fresh. I actually really miss NL's music but I think that's the case for cheap Animal Crossing Bells most people