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About this game
Developer: Nintendo EPD
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Throw an impromptu party anywhere with anyone thanks to a new play style in which players look at each other—not the screen! Bring the action and fun into the real world as you face off in wild-west duels, cow-milking competitions, a copycat dance-off, and more. Each game takes advantage of the Joy-Con controller features of the Nintendo Switch system in different ways. While the action unfolds off- screen, the audience watches the players themselves instead of the screen. That makes it as hilarious to watch as it is to play – an instant party amplifier!
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The quirky, bizarre nature of the unique mini-games make it a funny, memorable experience, but some games are hard to play at first due to unclear tutorials and dialogue cues. Despite its oddities and flaws, I have had so, so much fun playing and watching 1-2-Switch with a small group of friends that I can recommend it in that specific situation, but I don’t have much desire to go back.
1-2-Switch instead wants users to stare each other in the eyes and simply pretend they are placed in any of the 28 included scenarios. Now, far be it from this reviewer to dismiss the power or importance of imagination – and there’s no denying that it’s a unique way to play a game – but it’s obvious that this wasn’t built to be a bread and butter game for the platform. Upon reflection, it’s simply a sampling of the gimmicks that may or may not be used in future Switch games with fleeting appeal.
I’m not sure who 1-2 Switch is really for. As a full priced title, I don’t feel the core gaming crowd will find much appeal here and for the more casual crowd, there isn’t really anything instantly captivating or fun enough to hold interest for more than a couple hours. Having to constantly swap accessories in and out becomes tedious as well.