The Nintendo Switch has been pretty divisive. It's a tough sell and gamers have tended to fall into one of two camps, ultimately loving it or hating it—basically you've either pre-ordered or you're not interested. Or you don't pre-order for ethical reasons but you're still interested... anyway.
Regardless of your opinion on the console itself, I think we can all agree that 1-2 Switch, the game that #Nintendo loves to show off alongside their pretty new hybrid, feels... well... it just looks weird. And awkward. I'm not exactly sure who its odd collection of mini-games are really for. Plus the latest announcement only adds to my sense of confusion.
'1-2 Switch' Has Got Some Really Odd Mini-Games
1-2 Switch feels like the sort of game that should be bundled with the console as standard, and even then I'm not sure I'd play it. A large proportion of its mini-games feel somewhat gimmicky—scratch that, they're super gimmicky. Games about shaving your face or picking up a telephone aren't going to convince anyone that dropping 300 bucks on a #Switch was a worthwhile purchase.
Which is a shame, because there's room for the #NintendoSwitch. It allows you to seamlessly move from a grounded home entertainment system into a portable tablet with extra power! I can imagine it being a godsend for couples that don't want to give up each other's company to enjoy their hobbies or people who want to kill a couple of hours with Breath of the Wild on their morning commute. However, I struggle to believe anyone would want a Switch for this...
Perhaps I'm being a little overly critical since I can imagine myself cradling the Switch in my arms only to drop it and break the damn thing—but perhaps 'Baby' is just a terrible mini-game that has virtually no marketing appeal? I dono, how do you feel about it?
Some Of The Other Weird '1-2 Switch' Games
If you're also not a fan of 'Baby' then don't fret, 1-2 Switch will feature 28 mini-games, the weirdest of which include...
There's nothing I love more after a long day at the office than coming home and competitively pretending to do the same thing I do at the office. 'Telephone' lets you race to see who can answer an imaginary phone the quickest—preparing you to whack yourself with the headset in the morning.
'Face Stroke' allows you to simulate the feeling of someone gently caressing your face without the need for any human contact. On a serious note it's 'Shaver', a game where the goal is to shave more of your face than your competitor. Though both of these actors look like they've already won... kinda awkward when you both dress the same though right?
Okay, so this one is basically a Harry Potter fan game, and no doubt there'll be that one person screaming out "Avada Kedavra" whilst playing. It's you, isn't it?
And finally, with no need for any further explanation...
Maybe you could just pick up Super Bomberman R instead, which seems like it would be a much more entertaining party game and you're not going to have to vigorously shake a bottle of champagne to do it. Much better.
Is anyone out there interested in 1-2 Switch?