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  • Summary: New Frontier Days ~Founding Pioneers~ is a town-building simulation game, where you command your pioneers to colonize a new land. The pioneers are capable of "Logging", "Mining", "Hunting", "Fishing" and many others. Command them accordingly, and build your own town efficiently. [ASW]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. 75
    New Frontier Days offers a very different experience from anything else in the early Switch lineup, and I think it’s a valuable one for people who enjoy this type of game. While the game can be overwhelming at times, it’s very rewarding to see your little settlement grow and thrive. Unlike some similar games, it always feels like you’re playing an integral role in what’s going on, but that also means you always have to give it your full attention.
  2. Mar 11, 2017
    70
    New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers is a real surprise in the Switch's launch lineup: a focused town-building sim with an addictive gameplay loop that looks decent, sounds great and plays well. A lack of variety and an unambitious presentation are notable drawbacks, and will keep it from being a long-term investment for many, but what's here is enjoyable enough, and certainly worth a shot for sim buffs looking for something simple and fun.
  3. Apr 25, 2017
    60
    New Frontier Days brings a new genre into the Nintendo Switch and this conversion is promising in some aspects. The game boasts a very long lifespan and the controls are very competent and compelling. Unfortunately the game also stops short at fully captivating the player, as some actions become repetitive too quickly and some aspects of the game, such as its audiovisual component, deserve a better treatment.
  4. Mar 10, 2017
    50
    New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers doesn't venture into uncharted lands from the construction and simulation game territory, yet it's a pastoral, simple and efficient introduction to the genre, although such lack of ambition shows limitations sooner rather than later, whether because of the repetitiveness or the absence of multiplayer.
  5. May 8, 2017
    44
    New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers features a gameplay loop that's quite entertaining, and it's definitely one of those pleasurable, time-consuming style titles. I cannot suggest it if you’re not fond of the town-building simulation genre though, as it is not as nice to see as it is to play.
  6. Mar 8, 2017
    36
    There are not enough building options, it lacks content in general and it is not very pretty.
  7. 30
    The gameplay loops that New Frontier Days offers are addictive and it's easy to get dragged into watching the town build over a period of hours, but the $13 or so that the game asks upfront is about $11 more than I've ever been suckered into paying for one of these games when they're free-to-play on mobile (I got a little too hooked and enthusiastic on Sim City BuildIt once, so sue me).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Mar 20, 2017
    6
    Wtf with the press, why are you never right ?.
    This game for my taste was a pleasant surprise for the nintendo switch if it is true that it
    Wtf with the press, why are you never right ?.
    This game for my taste was a pleasant surprise for the nintendo switch if it is true that it does not have much originality but it is a "good indie".

    Very underrated for my opinion 6/10
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  2. Apr 29, 2017
    1
    Yet another trashy game on the switch that was only released to bolster the launch line up. I have already deleted it to conserve space and toYet another trashy game on the switch that was only released to bolster the launch line up. I have already deleted it to conserve space and to remove the embarrassment of people seeing this on my switch. Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2017
    0
    I myself bought this as a joke because it looked bad and boy was I right. It costs ten dollars and is like a mobile game that you can get forI myself bought this as a joke because it looked bad and boy was I right. It costs ten dollars and is like a mobile game that you can get for free it is a complete letdown and i recommend getting any other game than this I wish I could get a refund. Expand
  4. Mar 17, 2017
    0
    It lacks in every single way. The building system is awful, it feels like a mobile game and nothing about it is fun in any way.

    The worst
    It lacks in every single way. The building system is awful, it feels like a mobile game and nothing about it is fun in any way.

    The worst part is, because it's on the eshop you can't get a refund for it.

    Seriously do not waste your time.
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