Anticipated Arrival: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Beloved franchise Animal Crossing gets ready for its Nintendo Switch debut!

If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package! Sure, you’ve crossed paths with colorful characters near and far. Had a grand time as one of the city folk. May’ve even turned over a new leaf and dedicated yourself to public service! But deep down, isn’t there a part of you that longs for…freedom? Then perhaps a long walk on the beach of a deserted island, where a rich wealth of untouched nature awaits, is just what the doctor ordered!

Peaceful creativity and charm await as you roll up your sleeves and make your new life whatever you want it to be. Collect resources and craft everything from creature comforts to handy tools. Embrace your green thumb as you interact with flowers and trees in new ways. Set up a homestead where the rules of what goes indoors and out no longer apply. Make friends with new arrivals, enjoy the seasons, pole-vault across rivers as you explore, and more!

This new addition to the Animal Crossing series launches March 20, 2020, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system.

Features

*Customize your character and home, and decorate the landscape (with furniture, if you like!), as you create your very own island paradise.

*Experience a robust new crafting system—collect materials to construct everything from furniture to tools!

*Enjoy a variety of relaxing activities like gardening, fishing, decorating, interacting with charming NPCs, and more, as classic Animal Crossing experiences come to life in fun new ways within the deserted-island setting.

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What is it?!

The newest game in the Animal Crossing franchise, Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Pretty much you play as a customised ‘villager’ who lives with a few animals. Traditionally you were located in a small village, however in New Horizons, you are on a deserted island where you start from scratch.

When is it coming out?!

March 20, 2020.

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Why do you want it?!

I really love the Animal Crossing series, I clocked a ridiculous number of hours on my 3DS New Leaf game as well as the Happy Home Design. I’m really looking forward to playing the new game not only because of the different narrative set up but also because it’s on the Switch.

Also I love the sense of accomplishment I get when I finally complete a big challenge or pay off a loan. If only it was all this easy in real life 😋

Also I just watched the newest Nintendo Direct about it last night and I am SO PUMPED for the game!

Why does everyone else need it?!

Animal Crossing is just so dang cute! You need it because its not a traditional game, its one you return to over and over, playing for a little bit at a time. It is just so much fun!


Are you an Animal Crossing fan? Are you as excited as I am? Who is your favourite villager? Mine is Lily, she’s just so sweet and adorable 🐸

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Currently Consuming: Untitled Goose Game

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It’s a lovely morning in the village, and you are a horrible goose.

Yep, you read that right, in Untitled Goose Game you play as a goose who goes around and antagonises a village full of people. The controls are literally, walk, run, duck, grab, honk, and flap your wings. It is literally the funnest game I have played all year.

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Anticipated Arrival Rundown

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In the time since posting my first and second Anticipated Arrival Rundowns, I finally have access to and gotten around to two things on my list. Check out the below two items I’ve been waiting for and finally experienced ❤


Fence by P.S. Pacat

PostAnticipated Arrival: C.S. Pacat’s Fence Vol.1

It has been pretty much a year since this Anticipated Arrival post and I can update that I have finally gotten around to reading this gem. I am a big fan of P.S. Pacat and her Captive Prince series (I totally have signed copies 😱😍) so anything new by her was a must read. And Fence really is a must read!

I finished the first volume of Fence in one sitting and fell in love. I was lucky enough to have Volume 2 sitting next to me and have just recently received my preorder of Volume 3 😄 For such small volumes they pack in a lot of story. I found all the characters very compelling, the art beautiful, and I really just want more so I can see where the rest of the story leads.

I would really recommend picking up Fence if you see it!

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Currently Consuming:When the Night Comes

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Supernatural polyamorous shenanigans – I’m hooked

About: When the Night Comes is an episodic fantasy otome game with supernatural elements.

You are a Hunter, and you’ve been called to the quiet town of Lunaris to assist the local Enforcers with an investigation into a series of increasingly unsettling murders.

Immerse yourself in the world of Witches, Vampires, Demons and Lycan’s as you slowly unravel the mystery that lies deep within the roots of the town.

The question is, are the creatures of the night the ones you should really be afraid of? 

You might even fall in forbidden love along the way.

Taken from the When the Night Comes Offical Site
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Anticipated Arrival: Tropico 6

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What is it?!

Tropico 6 y’all!

The latest game in the Tropico series! I loved number 5 but sadly did not obsessively play it as much as Tropico 4.

There isn’t really a blurb for the game but if you really want to break it down – think of Tropico as Sim City but if it was run by a Cuban dictator. It’s a world building simulation set in a banana republic kind of island where you try and juggle the political, economical, and social issues of the island as you try and stay in power throughout the ages.

El Presidente is back!

Features:

Play on large archipelagos for the first time in the series. Manage multiple islands at the same time and adapt to various new challenges.


Send your agents on raids to foreign lands to steal world wonders and monuments, to add them to your collection.


Build bridges, construct tunnels and transport your citizens and tourists in taxis, buses and aerial cable cars. Tropico 6 offers completely new transportation and infrastructure possibilities.


Customize the looks of your palace at will and choose from various extras.
Tropico 6 features a revised research system focusing on the political aspects of being the world’s greatest dictator.


Election speeches are back! Address the people and make promises that you can’t possibly keep.

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Stardew Valley

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Blurb: You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?

  • Build the farm of your dreams: Turn your overgrown fields into a lively and bountiful farm!
  • Express yourself: There are hundreds of character & home customization options to choose from!
  • Master your ranching skills: Raise animals, go fishing, tend to crops & craft useful machines for your farm!
  • Become a part of the local community: Pelican Town is home to 30 residents you can get to know!
  • Meet someone special: With 12 townsfolk to date, you may even find someone to start a family with!
  • Explore vast, mysterious caves: Encounter dangerous monsters & valuable treasures deep underground!

Release Date: 26 February 2016.
Played on: Nintendo Switch.
Genre: Simulation. Role-playing. Farming.
Mode: Single Player and Multiplayer.

My Thoughts: Stardew Valley is a farming simulator with a plot heavy edge. The basic plot of the game is you are left a farm by your grandfather who has just passed away. Your character decides to leave their unhappy corporate life and give farming a go. Already a win for me.

I will come right out and say that Stardew Valley is very similar to the Harvest Moon games. However, the two games differ through their content. Stardew Valley is more mature in the subject matter that is included in the stories (I’m looking at you Shane). Also unlike Harvest Moon I don’t feel like pulling my hair out at the slow pace of the game 😛

Stardew Valley is a pretty much a step up from the Harvest Moon series.

I have a fondness for simulation games and the fact that this one is so filled with plot is amazing! I have previously played Stardew Valley on my PlayStation, however the file corrupted so my amazing farm and newborn baby with Shane has been lost to the ages 😥

With the game being available on the Switch (which I play way more than any other console) I couldn’t help myself and I purchased the game again. No regrets.

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Best Bits: So many compelling characters! I think I’ve figured out which character to romance and then I have a cut scene with another character and suddenly I’m questioning everything.

My current play through is as a male character and I am thinking about pursuing Alex. I really enjoy the characters of the game, they’re all really varied and with my second play through I am finding all sorts of things that I missed before. The game has so much content!

I love this game. It has just the right mix of farm simulation and role playing to keep my attention for hours.

Recommendations:  I would really recommend this game for people looking for a fun and engaging simulation game. It is very easy to lose hours to this game as it keeps you hooked with so much content.

Honestly, I’d recommend everyone give this game a go, it’s from an indie developer and is just so fabulous. You don’t need to be a fan of the simulation genre to find enjoyment from this game.

Go on, give this game a go!


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Quick Picks: Xmas Presents!

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Prepare yourself for an incredibly self indulgent post about all the things I want for Xmas!

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Candy Mountain Yule Log

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Quick  run down: Every year I try and buy a few of these limited release bubble bars. The bars smell amazing and are so easy to use. You simply crumble them under a running tap and bam – you have a bubble bath.

It appears that this year instead of being little pyramids, Lush has made them into a bit more manageable shape. I usually try and grab as many as I can in the online boxing day sales but I never turn them down as a present!

Quick reasons why I love it:

  • The Smell: They are amazing – a soft and sweet vanilla.
  • The Luxury: Bubble baths are a large part of my self care routine and these beauties make them all the more luxurious.

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Tropico 6

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Quick run down: I have sunk so many hours into the Tropico games. Tropico 6 is a simulation game where you play as El Presidente, a ‘legally’ elected leader of a Caribbean/Cubanesque island.

Pretty much this is Sims City but on a island with a catchy soundtrack.

Quick reasons why I love it:

  • The Soundtrack: the Latin jazz sounds that play throughout each of the Tropico games.
  • The Humour: the humour of the game is really tongue in check. The reoccurring characters of the game are also really fun.

Lunar Chronicles

The Lunar Chronicles Box-set

by Melissa Meyer

Quick run down: Okay so stay with me on this one, I own Cinder and Winter. However, I do not have the other books. I also love box sets so…

If you don’t know the series, I would really recommend you check out it out! The books are retellings of classic fairy tale and they are all interconnected and amazing. I tend to recommend the series to young adults at the library and I haven’t had any complaints yet.

Quick reasons why I love the series:

  • The larger story: The five books all interconnect to tell a larger story. I’m just going to let you in on a secret, the ‘Winter‘ book is about ‘Snow White’ and the other characters from the book all join together and there are ‘seven’ of them… Yep details like that make me so happy!
  • The covers: I know a lot of people give Cinder a tough time about the cover – what with the whole weird looking foot in a shoe but I love it and I love them all!.

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Anticipated Arrival: InstLife

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What is it?!

instlifepicInstLife is a mobile, text based, game that allows you to live the life of a randomly generated person. For each year of the persons life you are able to make decisions on how they experience the world.

Does your person stay in school? Do they find love early in life? Have children? Follow the law? Smoke? Drink? Cheat? You get to decide and then see the consequences.

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Anticipated Arrival: The Sims 4 – Seasons

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What is it?!

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The Sims 4: Seasons expansion pack!

Finally the best of the additional content has made it to the game 😀

Add weather to your Sims’ lives to tell new stories, enjoy seasonal activities, and celebrate heartfelt holidays with The Sims™ 4 Seasons. Make the most out of the weather all year round, from crisp snowfalls to sweltering heat – every world is affected by seasons in unique ways. Create a winter story with ice skating, befriend a magical scarecrow at the fall harvest, share a spring fling during a downpour, or host a summer pool party. Gather friends and family to celebrate holidays complete with traditions, gifts, and special guests. Stay warm or keep cool with all-new outfits to brave the elements. Even begin a blossoming gardening career as a botanist or by crafting floral arrangements!

• Experience Impactful Weather
• Revel in Seasonal Activities
• Celebrate the Holidays
• Grow Your Gardening Career

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Currently Consuming: The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya

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Look at all the pretty boys you can ‘love!’

About: The Men of Yoshiwara: Kukuya is a Japanese romance visual novel that follows the story of a user-named character (in my case Gertrude Issaprúde) as she (hopefully) finds love.

I’m not going to sugar coat it, the main character is offered the chance to spend one night with a courtesan in a brothel. Players are then given the option of which man to select for the night. Each selection offers players a longer story that explores that character in more depth. Depending on how well you answer prompts and how much the character likes you (a points based system determined from the answers you select), you finish with one of two happy endings.

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