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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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Score distribution:
  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
    This game is simply amazing. This game is amazingly cozy and feels really at home on the switch. It's a game that can be played for eternity.This game is simply amazing. This game is amazingly cozy and feels really at home on the switch. It's a game that can be played for eternity. The multiplayer is a little laggy sometimes while playing online but since you can control exactly what other players are allowed to do. Local multiplayer is really boring but that doesn't really effect my experience with this game at all. Anyone who gives this game below a 7 have no idea what they are talking about. This game is a replayable masterpiece. Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2020
    9
    I've put about 250 hours in at this point and I still don't see a day coming where I don't check my island. This is my first Animal CrossingI've put about 250 hours in at this point and I still don't see a day coming where I don't check my island. This is my first Animal Crossing game and so far in having a blast. Starting out with a desolate nothing island and building it up to an metropolis has been the best thing while stuck at home. Expand
  4. Mar 27, 2020
    3
    Nos lo compremos mi pareja y yo y nos decepcionamos al ver que no podemos crear una isla cada uno ni que el segundo personaje pueda hacer misiones.
  5. Apr 26, 2020
    1
    RE: One Single Island Per Console, Shared by all users.

    It is incredibly frustrating that the game is only One-Island-Per-Console. My wife
    RE: One Single Island Per Console, Shared by all users.

    It is incredibly frustrating that the game is only One-Island-Per-Console. My wife and I have different users and NSO sign-ins, and it sucks that we can't each have our own island short of buying two Nintendo Switches (difficult with COVID) and two copies of the game.

    Why on earth would Nintendo go out of their way to make this unlike almost every other game and application ever written that respects multiple users. It is bad enough each user can only have one Island/World/Profile, but to force other users to share them is really really dumb. Like to the point my wife doesn't even want to play a game I'm pretty sure she'd love.

    Anybody who has ever had to share a console knows that this sucks. Anyone with siblings over 30 knows how bad it sucks when someone screws with your save-data-slot. There isn't only 128K free for save data. The files cannot be that big. There is no good reason for this.

    While the game is wonderful otherwise, this is a glaring, absolute foundational defect that completely ruins the gameplay and usability. If there is some technical reason why this "must" be the case, the island is going to get extremely small if 7 additional users put buildings on it.
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  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 5, 2020
    0
    My brother received this game for his birthday and we were both super excited to have our islands but after he made his island we realizedMy brother received this game for his birthday and we were both super excited to have our islands but after he made his island we realized that it was only 1 island per switch, this is such a stupid, dumb, idiotic rule. Now my brother is the only one who can play the game and I'm stuck not being able to play. WOULD NOT BUY FOR MULTIPLE PEOPLE! Expand

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