Animal Crossing New Horizons

November 5, 2020 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | THUMBNAIL REVIEWS, VIDEO GAMES |

(On the Nintendo Switch Lite) [See TVC’s review of an earlier emanation here] A Millennial may annoy with ‘their’ incapacity to deal, and impatience, with technology older than today, but that level of irritation is as nothing compared to that engendered by an adult of the Silent or Boomer generation who says, upon facing an item of technology newer than the fax, “I’ll have to ask an 8 year old how to do that!” (this would be said with an implied LOL if that weren’t something that only the under -10s understand). Even Lynn Barber of that generally old-person-friendly magazine…

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SimCity BuildIt

May 9, 2017 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | THUMBNAIL REVIEWS, VIDEO GAMES |

EA Games for mobile devices. All Sims games, except the slipshod versions made specifically for the Nintendo Gameboy (in its various manifestations), are hypnotically addictive. SimCity BuildIt keeps you, as Mayor of an ever burgeoning metropolis, on your toes, constantly needing currency (of at least three types) to enable an increase in population, which creates a need for manufacturing, which creates a need for space expansion, which creates a need for expansion icons, which creates a need for currency, which…..In fact, it is not your toes which get the work out, but your fingers, hopping like acquisitive fleas across your mobile device….

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Animal Crossing – 3DS

November 5, 2014 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | THUMBNAIL REVIEWS, VIDEO GAMES |

I have 5 million bells in the post office bank but that old meerkat or whatever he is, is not impressed with the state of my house. Everytime I start doing the place up, inspired by the show houses, I get distrac-  ooh look, a new snowdrop!  there’s a sheep with earrings!  I’d better go sell some fruit.  The game does raise some moral questions.  I have a second character whom I created solely for the extra storage space.  Poor, neglected little Freesia.  It’s like having a clone who’s kept only for body parts.  A pointless, repetitious, sickeningly cute must-have game for…

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