Years ago I used to like the Sims but have never seen Animal Crossing. I find I am too busy for these type of games as they take a while. My favourite used to be Settlers. I prefer simulator games rather than fast action.
My children played sims but Ive no idea about the others. I just never got into that whole game playing idea.
The only one I liked was years ago my first PC had a game called mind maze answer general knowldge questions to gain trophies move through a castle and rescue the damsel lame but I liked the quiz element
I don’t know mind maze Cassandra, but it does remind me of a set of puzzles which was called Pandora’s Box. It is the only game I have ever completed all levels on my own. It was simply a set of puzzles though, not a sim of any sort.