Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an expanded, polished, next-generation reboot of a classic Nintendo game that's full of surprises.
An impressive suite of improvements combine with a more clearly defined structure for Animal Crossing's finest outing to date.
There continues to be nothing quite like Animal Crossing, and New Horizons proves that there's life in the old Nook yet.
Animal Crossing finally gets a sequel that moves the franchise forward, in a surprisingly timely release that is perfect for this year in terms of both its gameplay and its philosophy.
A new challenge system reinvigorates the familiar core, providing a wonderful incentive to explore all of Animal Crossing's myriad activities. This cheerful life sim is the next best thing to an actual vacation
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a respite from the current state of the world. I find my general anxiety slowly subside as I run through my town, water my plants, and build furniture for the sassy chicken gentleman living down by the beach. It’s exactly what I need right now.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons gives you more creative freedom and more to do on any given day while preserving what makes the series special.
I know this can’t last forever. But in the meantime, I’m going to absorb as much from my time here as possible in the hopes of taking at least a little bit of Aurora back with me.
With real-world headlines more harrowing than ever, there's never been a better time to go on vacation within Animal Crossing: New Horizons.