The Animal Crossing series is notable for its open-ended gameplay and extensive use of the video game console's internal clock and calendar to simulate real passage of time.
The high level of customization in this game, some of which affects game play is also a notable feature.
Compared with other games, such as Minecraft, opportunities for cyberbullying are low. The multiplayer experience is well shielded, so the chances of your child finding themself in a risky situation are much lower than in other online games. The player has to jump through lots of hoops if they want to meet people outside of their friends list. They would also have to manually make someone a ‘Best Friend’ for them to get in touch or make changes to their island.
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