You're able to find these little usb dongles you adhere in the dock that allow you to use pretty much any control with it, Ive been using my own 3rd party ps4 controller along with a ps5 one. Only downside is Animal Crossing Items it's one controller per dongle but it is a nice choice to have and they are just about ￡15 a pop. BOTW and games such as odyssey are all EXPERIENCES you can dive into. You've much less in your hands, more RNG, exploration etc.. Way better introduction to Nintendo and the switch than animal crossing ever is. (No danger to creature crossing of course, the games look great)
It is not competitive at all but... the auto acceleration and steering assist makes mario kart SO FUN for young kids. Among my cousins scarcely understood what he was doing but had a great time engaging with the slightly older children!
Yeah you can lower the settings and also make it simpler but unless you're the minority who doesn't care about losing, then you're competitive. And obviously when you are an adult playing against individuals who are children or elderly children, you're not likely to care about shedding weight.
I know Mario Kart is insanely competitive but I figured talking about young children (under 4) and elderly adults who have never gamed I was leaning on the ability for mario kart to be inclusive to a wide range of play. There's a place for competitive kart and then there is allowing your young relatives like winning every once in a while perusing beneath the attack of the grim shell you picked up on the first lap and were holding onto only to beating their spirits and show them exactly what the real world is like.
Coming from somebody who has played every Animal Crossing, I agree it feels a bit lifeless, they gutted the game and have been slowly trickling in older features/characters through updates, you can not even update the Nook shop which was a staple of prior games, I could absolutely admit that they fucked up, despite me having 500+ hours in New Horizons.
Also, the hardcore players will absolutely buy it twice only to have several islands. I bought ACNL two (one physical, one digital) for that reason and that I currently have digital ACNH and am thinking about picking up a physical backup only for a fuck-around island.
I purchased it due to the hype. This is famous to say, but the game is so dull. After you get your three of four key buildings done and a couple of island residents, all you have to do is gather materials and craft stuff in a work bench. Or you can purchase things at the general store. But it's super repetitive and I can not find a reason people are so crazed about it. Like I can not even spend a complete hour on the match at a time.
That said, I truly do think it's an wonderful game but I wouldn't have put so much time to it if I wasn't playing with friends and family. During the pandemic, we'd get on and enjoy each others company, Talk about what fish we got, any cool items we had Animal Crossing New Horizons Nook Miles Ticket at the shop, commerce and gift items to each other etc..