Given the lack of content for younger gamers out there, it’s nice to see this worthwhile sim arrive on the Switch
Before going too far into this, let’s be clear from the get-go… my approach here is to evaluate it within the market segment it is intended for, which would be younger and less experienced gamers. Though there have been a variety of pet sims that have tried to capture the essence and fun of Nintendogs on the system, honestly none of them have even come close to matching its variety and simple charms. Wisely pivoting from dogs and cats to horses, while Horse Club Adventures won’t likely put up much challenge, it is still well-produced, engaging (at least as much as this segment tends to be), and reasonably intuitive the majority of the time. In the case of some mini games involving activities or grooming tasks you can engage in with your equine companion it may take a few attempts to really get the knack of what they’re looking for you to do but as a whole the level of difficulty tends to be low and extremely approachable, which is probably a good idea considering the likely target audience. If you have a youngin who is just getting into games and loves animals this is among your best options on the system, though granted there isn’t much decent competition overall to be certain.
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