My 8 Year Old’s Review of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Available On: Switch

After designing our characters we’re flown to a tropical island, armed with little more than a tent and some basic tools. We’re already in dept to benevolent landlord Tom Nook, but thankfully everything we do, from catching bugs and fishing to chopping wood and crafting furniture, earns Nook Miles that can be redeemed to upgrade our tent into a house and unlock bigger storage, better tools, and more juicy upgrades to transform our island into a personal paradise.

For our Animal Crossing: New Horizons review, I decided to try something a bit different. The sim life game is particularly kid-friendly, and my daughter happens to be at the perfect age to fall in love with it. After a week, she’s played more than I have. I sat down with her and we talked about what she liked, and didn’t like, about the game.

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Set Sail for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Out Now on Switch

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One of the most anticipated games of the year has finally arrived. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now on Switch via physical stores and digital download on the Nintendo eShop, for $59.99.

In New Horizons you’ll customize your character and travel to a deserted island. The island won’t be deserted for long as you harvest resources, build tools, and craft buildings and furniture. All this work will attract new island residents who want to join with your friendly community.

“In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can transport yourself to a virtual island paradise,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior VP. “With relaxing gameplay you can enjoy by yourself or with friends and family, the game is a breath of fresh island air.”

Nintendo will supply free updates throughout the year, starting today. The first update adds the seasonal holiday Bunny Day in April. Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can also use NookLink to scan custom QR code patterns from New Leaf and Happy Home Designer using their smartphones, and download them to New Horizons.

New Horizons supports online and local multiplayer, though you’re limited to one island per Switch system. Up to four players can play locally on the same system and game cartridge, or up to eight with additional systems and games.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp mobile players can link their accounts to receive special items in New Horizons, and 50 Leaf Tickets for Pocket Camp.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now on Switch. It’s rated E for Everyone.

Xbox One S Roblox Bundle Includes 2,500 Robux and Exclusive Avatars

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Xbox and Roblox released a new Xbox One S Roblox Bundle, for $299 at the Microsoft Store and retailers worldwide. The bundle includes exclusive Roblox content, as well as 2,500 Robux, Roblox’s in-game currency.

The Roblox Bundle includes a 1TB Xbox One S console with controller, as well as a 1-month trial of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Xbox’s Netflix-like gaming subscription service which includes over 100 games, and Xbox Live online multiplayer.

Roblox is a massively popular kid-friendly online game where players can create and play mini-games, hang out with friends, design homes, and socialize in towns. It originally released in 2006 on PC and arrived on Xbox One in 2015.

Last year Roblox surpassed 100 million monthly active users. The PC version is a wild-west of content and gaming, while the mini-games are more heavily curated on Xbox One.

Roblox is already a free-to-play game. The Xbox One S Roblox Bundle includes additional exclusive content and in-game currency:

  • Exclusive Avatar Bundles
    • Brawk Tyson, Featherweight Champ
    • Metal Menace Mech
    • Kijo the Vengeful Samurai
  • Exclusive Accessories
    • Word Championship Belt
    • Mecha Domino Crown
    • Kidomaru the Cursed Blade
  • 2,500 Robux

Avatars and accessories can be mixed and matched. Robux can be spent in the in-game shop to purchase items, emotes, avatars, or upgrades.

Roblox is rated E10+ for Fantasy Violence.