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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. Positive: 79 out of 79
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  1. Apr 2, 2020
    100
    Being able to play the game with family in the same household may require a bit much (multiple Switch consoles and copies of the game) but when you get it all up and running, it is a great way to spend your time stuck at home. I’ve spent hours with the game every day since launch, and have yet to come close to being exhausted with it, and seemingly never run out of things to do. So, if for some reason you have yet to pick this one up, I’d definitely recommend doing so.
  2. Mar 16, 2020
    100
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is everything I hoped it would be, and it’s yet another stellar release that showcases a confident Nintendo at its best. It is excellent, and is easily another must-own Switch title – at least, if you can understand and embrace Animal Crossing’s uniquely lazy pace.
  3. Mar 30, 2020
    95
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is easily the best Animal Crossing game to date. This life simulator is the most immersive, feature-filled, and customizable to date, having exponentially amplified all the charm and addicting qualities of New Leaf. A must have for any fan of the series, or anyone who simply needs a distraction from the current state of the real world.
  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. Mar 26, 2020
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Mar 16, 2020
    90
    The amazing, relaxing gameplay we love is now available in a beautiful new look. The new quests and crafting systems are great for both newcomers and fans of the series and it is great to see Animal Crossing grow without losing its charm.
  7. Mar 16, 2020
    80
    While New Horizons doesn't do much - or anything at all, really - to win over anyone who didn't "get" Animal Crossing previously, veteran fans and interested newcomers alike will find 2020's sweetest, most wholesome game yet.

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  1. Mar 24, 2020
    10
    Animal Crossing New Horizons is a refreshing entry in the series by combining the best aspects of previous games and polishing them. As aAnimal Crossing New Horizons is a refreshing entry in the series by combining the best aspects of previous games and polishing them. As a whole New Horizons most resembles the GameCube entry from the early 2000s. With this resemblence comes a few features being cut but in exchange many have been added mostly in the way of customization from the freedom to place whatever you want on the island to the ability to change your characters physical appearance when a mirror is present. Overall NH is a fantastic entry. Expand
  2. Mar 25, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. even with the limitations, the game is still a solid game. an amazing game if you just want to relax and just chill. easy to pickup for casual gamers. Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2020
    10
    Cant stop playing!
  4. Apr 2, 2020
    3
    Can't progress in the game because my wife started playing first and all game progress is tied to whoever plays first. Holy crap dumb gameCan't progress in the game because my wife started playing first and all game progress is tied to whoever plays first. Holy crap dumb game design. Hopefully will get patched with a fix as soon as possible. Expand
  5. Apr 1, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A useless game that doesn’t work if you want to h e fun with your partner or family member. One island per console limits play to such a degree that it is no longer playable. Co-op is a joke and the limits they place on players they might as well just get rid of the option and just call it a single player game. Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2020
    0
    Can't believe the game only allows 1 island per console. Absolutely terrible.
  7. Mar 20, 2020
    0
    I purchased this game for my household (me and my GF) and she started playing the game first. There was no advertisement or clear indicationI purchased this game for my household (me and my GF) and she started playing the game first. There was no advertisement or clear indication of this but each switch console is limited to one Island and the first person on that Island has a much better gaming experience than anyone else. Anyone else that joins the island cannot build and building, set any mandates, and cannot progress in the story (e.g. getting tools) until the owner of the island does. There are also restrictions on what the second player can put in the musuem. There is no reason for there not to be a second game file for each profile on the switch and Ninentdo attempt to push people to buy seperate consoles for this game is extremely greedy. Gameplay is actually great but the severe limitations and no forewarning leads me to post this review to tell people not to buy this game if more than one person will play on the switch. Expand

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