Friday morning I woke up in a productive mood. I went to work and decided to build a villa for my favorite inhabitants, and they asked me for a particular aesthetic and some furniture that they would love in their home. It took a few hours, but the finished design and smile made me feel rewarded. It was rewarding and relaxing, probably because I didn’t actually design someone’s villa in real life, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC allows people to spend time in a tropical paradise. I was able to lead a life that supports construction. Their dream villa.

New Horizon’s first (and last) paid DLC allows you to visit the resort archipelago and work at Paradise Planning, a company that helps villagers buy their villas. This is a concept familiar to anyone who has played Happy Home Designer, a spin-off of Animal Crossing released on 3DS in 2015. Take ownership of the land and build a house based on the specific theme or item the villagers want to house.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons version 2.0 update and screenshots of Happy Home Paradise

The actual building and decoration is relatively easy, but the simple instructions each villager gives you provide a lot of free governance and creativity. It turned out to be overwhelming for me and encouraged me to think outside the box when decorating with New Horizons. It’s fun to use my creativity to design something outside my home or island in a way that New Horizons hasn’t explored before. You can choose from several islands where villagers’ villas will be built. Each island has various characteristics, and the seasons differ depending on the season, which sets it apart from other islands. You can also customize the exterior and interior walls of your home with decorations by choosing the lot of land you want to use on the island. That much freedom may be a little overwhelming, but some related items that may help fit the client’s dream villa vision in case you crave a little more direction. You have the option to see. Happy Home Paradise also offers later the option to choose everything from items to the name of the house and build the client’s house without a brief description.

After a bit of play, you can also unlock a roommate whose two clients share a villa. Pairing a villager as a roommate can be very helpful if you have a client who wants a villa with a similar theme. Why not build a house and let them live together instead of having their own house? This is also great if you really need an excuse to finally let the two villagers pretending to be dating live together.

It’s fun to design something outside your own home or island


However, if you expect the entire furniture catalog to be readily available, you will be disappointed. Happy Home Paradise makes more furniture available as you progress, but it can burn slowly. This means that most of the decorations and designs you want to use in your client’s home are likely not available at the time of assignment. Fortunately, you have the option of remodeling your old home that you decorated, which prompted me to revisit and improve my previous project as I continued to expand my business. ..

The more clients that Paradise Planning gets, the more you can unlock. Outside the furniture, the unlockable also includes new customization features such as pillars, adding a second floor to the client’s home, as well as a soundscape that adds a certain amount of ambient sound to the room. My personal favorite was the ability to resize the room and set the room from 10×10 to 4×4.

In addition to recruiting clients visiting the archipelago, you can also use Animal Crossing’s extensive collection of Amiibo cards to unlock the ability to summon specific villagers. You can invite villagers from your own island, but you’ll need a little bribe to give them a souvenir chocolate that is sold exclusively at the Paradise Planning Office.

Speaking of buying things, you will be paid for your hard work with the Paradise Planning team. Instead of the bell, the traditional currency used in Animal Crossing, Lotti pays you with Poke. It can only be used for items you buy when visiting the archipelago. For example, buy food at a cafe, buy clothes at an apparel shop, or use that poke to talk to Wardell, a reserved and kind manati who runs a Paradise Planning gift shop, to expand your catalog. can do. Similar to Nuuk’s Crannie, 5 items will be on display and the items will be switched daily. These items are available in the base game, but new items introduced in Update 2.0 have been found to be readily available from Wardell. Is it even better? After spending a certain amount of Poke in the gift shop, Wardell will allow you to order the items you used to design your Paradise Planning home and ship them to your home the next day. This includes all color variations. Cataloging furniture in New Horizons will be much easier.

The more homes you complete, the higher your poke salary, but the first poke salary was fairly generous and you could buy most of it at Wardell’s gift shop right away. However, once you start opening other facilities in the archipelago, such as apparel shops, salary increases are somewhat balanced with other facilities that accept payments.

If you’re not really a fan of Poki, Paradise Planning Office has a foreign currency exchange that allows you to turn your Poki into a bell. Other than souvenir chocolates, seeing them sold at Nook’s Cranny, it seems that the items sold in the archipelago are not available on Poki alone. Indeed, it’s easier to catalog all the new items introduced as part of the new DLC and 2.0 updates for the base game, adding many options regardless of whether you buy the Happy Home Paradise extension or not. I did.

Other island facilities you can open extend to schools, restaurants and even hospitals. These are all the buildings that are vacant when you start the DLC. As you increase your paradise planning customers, Lotti, who is responsible for your business, will use you to customize these facilities for your customers to visit. This includes naming each facility and hiring staff to work there. And like Wardell’s gift shops, all facilities accept Poke as a payment method.

The facility is my favorite about a happy home paradise. There is plenty of space available on a real island, but suddenly it feels like you have a whole new map called your island. If you like making small skits and photos on Herb Island, you can open up these facilities and see the characters using these spaces to enjoy a community-like atmosphere. It really brings much more interactivity and makes the space feel more active than your own island. Your island is up to 10 villagers, and most NPCs have been relegated to specific locations.

Unlocking all facilities is just as slow burning, but this unlocking method allows you to physically see the paradise plan and the growth of the archipelago the more you design your vacation home. It’s just as rewarding because you can. You start with paradise planning as a small unknown business with a few stragglers coming on vacation. And it’s fun to get to where everyone wants to visit. This is very reminiscent of working hard to build an island up to 5 stars in the base game. We would appreciate it if you could choose where to place the facilities and the order in which they would be unlocked, but I think it would be much more realistic to open a hospital or cafe in front of the school, which is the first facility to unlock.

All the new skills and tricks you learn in the archipelago will spread to your main island. Now you can propose a remodeling of the villager’s house. You can also decorate some of the furniture (except for room sizing tools) or give it a nice glow. It’s a pity that room-sized tools aren’t available on the main island, but the option of remodeling a villager’s house is a nice option. Especially if, like me, you could get your favorite villagers faster and instead of getting a real home, you could get a default home that depends on your personality. In my case, one of my favorite villagers, Drago, usually has a lot of cool empire-themed decorations, but instead the default laziness with a log hut like an earthen floor interior. I had a villager’s house. You can refurbish the house without kicking him out and bring him back via Amiibo, so you can save a lot of headaches on my side.