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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: 87 out of 87
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  1. Apr 2, 2020
    100
    If you’ve never played Animal Crossing before, New Horizons will suck you into its ostensibly calm island world like nothing else. For series veterans, you will eagerly surrender to this whirlpool, only to emerge in time for the next entry in the series.
  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
    Nintendo Switch gets another must-own exclusive as Animal Crossing: New Horizons delivers on the expectations of fans without scaring off newcomers.
  5. Mar 27, 2020
    90
    A perfect entry-point for series’ newcomers and a warm comfort blanket for veterans, this is what I wanted out of my favorite series’ Switch debut.
  6. Mar 16, 2020
    90
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is beautiful and peaceful, offering safe harbour from the stresses of everyday life. There’s so much to do and so much to see, so what’s wrong with making a back seat?
  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
    #EpicWin This game is everything we love about the franchise and much more.
  2. Mar 24, 2020
    10
    Absolutely amazing! All the customizing is so fun and the graphics are so cute!!
  3. Mar 20, 2020
    10
    Cant stop playing!
  4. Mar 23, 2020
    2
    This game has some great elements and it is a lot of fun for the FIRST player to boot it up. For every other user who shares the switchThis game has some great elements and it is a lot of fun for the FIRST player to boot it up. For every other user who shares the switch console you are given a sub par experience. Only the first player to start the game gets to experience the whole game, complete with building shops, completing tasks for Nook, moving buildings, unlocking recipes, and generally continuing the storyline. Everyone else does not even get to help donate resources to building projects so their ability to progress in the game is limited by how much the primary player has unlocked. Nintendo is basically trying to force households to buy multiple consoles and multiple copies of the game as that is the only way for everyone to get the full experience!
    The island also does not have enough resources to go around when you have to share those resources with everyone else in your household who plays the game. It can easily create tension and arguments as players fight over the valuable resources like iron that are in limited supply but are needed for crafting. I love the animal crossing series and was really looking forward to this game, but since my husband happened to log on first, I do not get to experience the game as it is meant to be. I am so frustrated that Nintendo would limit us with this one island per console garbage!
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  5. Apr 6, 2020
    0
    One island per switch! Disgusting... Do not purchase until problem is rectified. Bought to play with family and now my purchase means nothingOne island per switch! Disgusting... Do not purchase until problem is rectified. Bought to play with family and now my purchase means nothing and I'm diminished to playing follow the leader. Considering moving onto a console that respects their clients. Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2020
    0
    Bought a Switch and this game for 2 kids who will be spending a lot of time at home for the foreseeable future. Can only have 1 island???Bought a Switch and this game for 2 kids who will be spending a lot of time at home for the foreseeable future. Can only have 1 island??? Very disappointed. Expand
  7. Mar 21, 2020
    0
    This game is just further proof that Nintendo refuses to understand what people want from an online experience. Only one island, combined withThis game is just further proof that Nintendo refuses to understand what people want from an online experience. Only one island, combined with whoever leads gets all the items picked up. Bottom line is if your not leading your not progressing. Expand

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