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We Could Use An Island Getaway with Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch

I Got Animal Crossing

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We received a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch free from Nintendo. They also sent me the sweet Nookinton’s shirt. Opinions are my own.

Well, there is no better time to get lost in a video game then when you are required to be in your house for weeks at a time. So the release timing of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is perfect. You can escape to a cute little island filled with adorable friends and neighbors while you perform various tasks to build and beautify your new home.

I have not played any of the previous Animal Crossing games, the only connection I have to this game is through and old game on the Wii U that had you running all over an island and picking up marbles while other people chased you. That was a fun game and I was so good at it. I also picked up some Animal Crossing amiibo figures and cards a while back and they can be used with this game, too.

We played for the first time the day it arrived and while I played through the beginning of the game the kids went and read the text in different funny voices. We all had a good laugh and were excited to play. I hadn’t realized at the time but we could have all been playing at the same time. We will have to explore that option soon. Up to four players can play on the same island at the same time using the same system and game. More can play if playing online or locally. The fun this is to create your island the way you want it and then visit other islands made by friends. There is a real social aspect to this game. It was definitely funnier when the kids were providing voices for each character. We laughed so much.

I have many many things to explore in the game but so far I enjoy the gameplay. It is going to take me awhile to figure out just how to position items around the island and how to cast in front of a fish correctly every time. That has taken a bit of learning. I do like crafting new things and getting more recipes for DIY projects. I’m shaking every tree and as such have gotten stung multiple times by wasps. But, that is island life, isn’t it? LOL.

You’d think that you’d be relaxing on a deserted island but you end up working like crazy all over the place. Not that it is hard work at all but work nonetheless. Tom Nook has got lots of things for you to do on your new island.

I will have to do a livestream of the gameplay soon.

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Video Game Review: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX


We received a free digital download of the new Pokemon-Mystery-Dungeon-Rescue-Team-DX game from Nintendo. Opinions of the game are my own.

Andy is big into Pokémon these days. He’s got tons of cards and always wants to play with me. He’s got some of the previous Pokémon games like Storm and Shield but this one is a bit different. This game has a beautiful watercolor look to it and in this game you go on all sorts of adventures as a Pokémon yourself. Yes, you are the Pokémon in the story and you get a partner to help you along the way.

When you start the game you are asked a bunch of questions that helps the game determine which Pokémon you should be. However, if you don’t like the choice that the game makes for you then you can choose your own Pokémon character.

Once you have assimilated to being a Pokémon in this world then you go on adventures though various dungeons to save other Pokémon or find things. You get a lot of different little quests to do. You battle other Pokémon with the help of your partner and you find different resources to help you get stronger or heal you.

This game is actually and enhanced reimagining of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team for Game Boy Advance and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team for Nintendo DS. Tose games get a stunning new look on the Nintendo Switch. you can see it all as you explore these dangerous dungeons!

You can find out more about this game on the Nintendo Website.