"let's start at the start..."
The Animal Crossing series is at heart a simulation game concept with cutesy rural/animal flavor. Its world is highly open to exploration, and there's really no condition for "winning" per se--it's more about what you want to bring to the game, what you're interested in, and how you want to express yourself. Winning is subjective in Animal Crossing; how do you personally define success? Whatever you answered, you're likely to find it!
Beginning the Game
"history starts now..."
Once you're "done" with all his tasks, you are free to explore the new town, and to determine how to achieve whatever kind of experience you desire from the game! Let's take a closer look at all that this entails: