Screen shot from Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review

By Melissa Zuniga

 

Animal Crossing is back in action, but this time for the Switch. Who could’ve asked for a better game during this time? 

 

Animal Crossing is a story-driven adventure game about moving to a deserted island in hopes of making a new home for yourself. From chasing all sorts of bugs to slingshotting presents from the sky, the island is all yours and the opportunities are endless. Luckily, you’re not alone. You come with two characters and three workers from Nook Inc. If there was a goal to the game it’d probably be to fully upgrade your house and museum and completely refurbish the island to your liking. 

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The storyline follows your own pace. You decide when to upgrade your tent, build the museum and so on. Since Animal Crossing happens simultaneously with the time on your clock, it could be considered a slow-paced game yet enjoyable. You do have the ability to “time travel” if you can’t deal with all of the waiting, it’s a sure way to get things done quicker.

 

The multiplayer feature makes this gaming experience 10 times better, both online and local. Through multiplayer, you can visit your friend’s island, exchange gifts and even leave notes on their bulletin board for all to see. In the past, this was primarily a solo game, but now you can go on this adventure with your friends! Just be sure to buy Nintendo Switch online before you invite them.

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I’ve come to find that the only thing that can really hurt you are those god awful tarantulas. So, if you’re looking for an easy game where you don’t die, this is the one for you. It’s cute, adorable and easy-going. The perfect way to get away from reality.

 

I barely touched my Switch before this game came out and now I can’t put it down. I guess you could call it an obsession.