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  • Summary: If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package. Sure, you’ve crossed paths with colorful characters near and far. Had a grand time as one of the city folk.If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package. Sure, you’ve crossed paths with colorful characters near and far. Had a grand time as one of the city folk. May’ve even turned over a new leaf and dedicated yourself to public service. But deep down, isn’t there a part of you that longs for…freedom? Then perhaps a long walk on the beach of a deserted island, where a rich wealth of untouched nature awaits, is just what the doctor ordered. Peaceful creativity and charm await as you roll up your sleeves and make your new life whatever you want it to be. Collect resources and craft everything from creature comforts to handy tools. Embrace your green thumb as you interact with flowers and trees in new ways. Set up a homestead where the rules of what goes indoors and out no longer apply. Make friends with new arrivals, enjoy the seasons, pole-vault across rivers as you explore, and more. Expand
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  1. Negative: 0 out of 111
  1. Apr 8, 2020
    100
    The latest Animal Crossing is also the best, full of life, charm, and near-endless ways to make your very own island paradise.
  2. Mar 16, 2020
    100
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the best game I've played this year, and immediately cements itself as one of the generation's defining experiences. Fans will be playing it for years, watching as the seasons roll by and unveil the true potential of what has been created here.
  3. Mar 16, 2020
    95
    New Horizons is the crown jewel in the beloved Animal Crossing franchise: Nintendo managed to surpass every expectation by refining the gameplay with a plethora of features which improve visuals, quality of life and customization.
  4. Mar 16, 2020
    90
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the perfect island escape, drawing you in to play day after day. All of the charms of the series' previous games are here, but with gorgeous new graphics, DIY crafting and the eventual ability to remodel your island, you can really create the island settlement of your dreams.
  5. Apr 2, 2020
    90
    If Animal Crossing was always a very simple concept with very complex features, New Horizons is a toy hammer with the capacity to forge a universe, powered by each player's imagination. It's must-have game in the library of every Nintendo Switch user that perfectly exemplifies Nintendo's idiosyncrasy. Similar to a bonsai, It offers something that can be cared for and appreciated every single day.
  6. Mar 23, 2020
    90
    Animal Crossing New Horizons is simply adorable! Its world full of colors, its cute look and its multitude of possibilities make it an absolutely awesome and extremely generous game. The crafting allows a very satisfying experience, you can do just about anything on your island and transform it radically at your leisure. This exotic adventure is a real piece of paradise and the feeling of freedom is total.
  7. Apr 12, 2020
    70
    By consolidating so much power in your hands, the game threatens to upend the Animal Crossing vision of community living.

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  1. Mar 20, 2020
    10
    Cant stop playing!
  2. Apr 7, 2020
    10
    The best game in the series yet, all the new mechanics are a breath of fresh air for the series.
  3. Mar 23, 2020
    9
    Great game and so relaxing. If you liked the previous ones in the series you'll this. Many new features and enhanced but still charmingGreat game and so relaxing. If you liked the previous ones in the series you'll this. Many new features and enhanced but still charming graphics. Must buy switch and switch kite game Expand
  4. Mar 31, 2020
    3
    If you have a family of kids who might have some interest in playing this game and you don’t have enough Switch consoles for each of them toIf you have a family of kids who might have some interest in playing this game and you don’t have enough Switch consoles for each of them to have their own island, you may want to reconsider your purchase to avoid family feuds. Currently sharing with 4 family members (5th one pending) and while this game is fun for a solo player with your own island, once you have new players move in, you have to share (Or force others to share) limited resources, creative space, argue over plots of land, villagers and landscaping decisions. You have to greatly modify your play in order to accommodate for others on your island, which may be fun in some cases (co op with your SO) but with kids/others who will ruin things or don’t care about sharing.. your game experience is significantly reduced. Only the first player gets the special missions/rewards and any additional profile that moves in to the island is left in the dark as far as instructions and introductions and additional perks. For $60 you get to fight over who gets to play first in the day to get the limited resources of the island, and for the small cost of ANOTHER console, you can have a separate island for a second player! In the past you can easily have extra game cartridges/memory files for new islands but now you have to buy a whole additional console?! With 7 players in the house, we do pretty good with sharing the Switch so we know we don’t need a second one, so why would you force your players to have a second console for another island? This is outrageous of the game developers, and I will not condone this behavior by big companies who already have a lot of money to begin with. I refuse to patronize Nintendo and Animal Crossing any further because of their apparent and disgusting greed. Expand
  5. Apr 13, 2020
    1
    Just bought this game with my sister. I am now a proud second-class citizen of the island of Toaster, unable to progress the story of a game IJust bought this game with my sister. I am now a proud second-class citizen of the island of Toaster, unable to progress the story of a game I paid full price for... Expand
  6. Apr 13, 2020
    0
    It is not a multiplayer game. it is a single-player game where others can visit and support your Island. That's it. No method to changeIt is not a multiplayer game. it is a single-player game where others can visit and support your Island. That's it. No method to change Residents or share Residency. Tech support had zero solutions. My wife and I allowed our son to play the game first and it is now unplayable for us. I'd get a refund if I could. We bought it as a multiplayer game and shared family experience. Expand
  7. Apr 2, 2020
    0
    You need to pay at least 200 dollars (for a switch lite) just to have an individual island between people, unacceptable.

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