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.
The best reason to consider picking up Nintendo's new console. Yes, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may go down as the finest game Nintendo's yet made. But you can play Zelda on Wii U. 1-2-Switch only works on the Switch. It is an absolute blast, a party game nonpareil, but also a showcase for the sort of "next-gen local play" possibilities the Switch may turn out to be persuasive enough to give literal legs to.
Yes, this is way too expensive; yes, it's in need of a decent amount of fine-tuning here and there; and yes, after getting a taste of a mini-game you have pretty much experienced everything it has to offer. However, while 1-2-Switch is not as good as it should be for a launch title, and although it gives a bitter tech demo aftertaste, it's hard to deny how fun it can be when gathering a bunch of friends ready to go bat-switch crazy with it.
1-2-Switch is a unique game thanks to the Joy-Con controllers. It is a party starter, but the party will not last very long.
By refusing to bundle 1-2-Switch with the base system, Nintendo has missed out on the kind of exposure that marketing simply cannot buy you; as a stand-alone release it feels too fleeting and ephemeral, but as a free pack-in it would arguably have been much more appealing.
1 2 Switch can provide you game sessions full of laughs and fun, but on the other hand it's just a collection of tech demos for the Joy-Con capabilities that unfortunately are not as deep to sell them as a retail package.
A proof of concept more than a game itself.
I haven’t been this disappointed with a Nintendo game since Wii Music. Superficial tech demos camouflaged as mini games. If at all, the fun is very short-lived.
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