But, it appears that progress for the shared island as a whole is gated for everyone but the first player.
Anger is currently spilling over into MetaCritic, where fans are logging in to “review-bomb” the game.
Over 160 negative reviews have been recorded at time of publication, with many of them marked as 0.
One of the first tasks in the game requires the primary resident to donate five creatures to Tom Nook for study.
Until the primary resident donates these five creatures, a number of features remains locked for all other players, including the much-needed axe.
“This is really sad and destroys the backbone of what makes me love Animal Crossing.”.
Polygon has reached out to Nintendo for comment on the issue and whether it’s something that will be addressed in the future. »