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1-2 Switch - Nintendo Switch

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun Party Game

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    Eddy
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    After writing this review, I felt I should preface it by saying up front that my rating is based mostly on price. As a game itself, it is definitely unique and fun. At $20-$30, I would have given it 5 stars for being cool, quirky, and showing off the system. At $50, it feels overpriced. I had been a huge proponent for this not being a pack-in title, but after playing it.... it should have been a pack in title. It tells the story of the system.... take it anywhere you want, hand a joy-con to a friend, and play with the goal being fun more than the highest quality graphical output. Additionally, in the same way that Wii Sports introduced us to motion controls and NintendoLand introduced us to the novelty of having a second screen; this title serves to show off all the cool little things the joy-cons can do (really refined motion control, IR, HD rumble). The mini-games themselves are mostly fun. The haptic response of the HD Rumble in the marble box game is a real standout. Others are more confusing or awkward than enjoyable. I'd say about half the games are good, 25% are bad, and the remaining 25% are somewhere in the middle. My real issue with this game (beyond the price) is the annoyance of constantly taking the wrist straps on and off for different mini games. While not rocket science it's also not exactly easy. Sometimes it doesn't make sense why you can't leave it on for particular games but they tell you take it off. It's almost impossible to press the release button and slide the wrist strap off without pushing some other button. Also, there's enough resistance in the hardware that you have a nagging fear that you're forcing it apart and that the whole thing will break. It's not a bad game, and young kids will like it, but you're not missing much by skipping this one. If you plan on showing your system to friends coming over and just want to introduce them to the joy-cons then it's worth having. As a standalone game it's weak.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Aims for modest fun and generally succeeds*

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    Oddzilla
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    *with the exception of price and value 1 2 Switch is a game that succeeds on its own merits. It aims to refocus your attention from the TV and instead focus on your own opponent. Herein lies the rub, however. In many cases, the mini games succeed in creating fun experiences, especially with kids (Draw, Milk, Plate Spinning, Treasure, Joy-Con Rotation) but there are still quite an astounding number of duds at hand (Gorilla, for instance, was just lame and got no response). Even more confusing, some games like Ball Count or Liars Dice might be too slow, cerebral, or complicated for what the other games in this package are trying to accomplish, which makes the entire thing somewhat less cohesive as a party game. That being said, they are still fun if you are doing a one on one session with a friend. The other main issue is the price. At $50, it's hard to say that this is worth the purchase. Personally, I'd be comfortable with asking people to pay $20 or so. Those who argue that this should be a pack in title for the Switch aren't wrong either and I'd expect it to be one come the fall pre-holiday season. All in all however, if you're willing to look past the pricing issue, there are positives here in that the game _experience_ is something that isn't currently replicated by any other currently out there (barring something like Johann Sebastian Joust, which costs considerably more to set up than the 50 bucks of value here)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun with family and friends

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    Coden
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    I bought this game knowing that I wouldn't play it a lot. But I wanted to grab something else other than just breath of the wild. I played it with my girlfriend for about 10 minutes and got really bored of it. I took it out and honestly thought I would never play it again. Then my girlfriend's niece and nephew came to our house to stay for a night. They hadn't seen or heard too much of the Switch, but they were aware of it and seemed interested in checking it out. 1-2 switch being the only game that I had that multiple people could play. I felt bad and had to reiterate that the system just came out and I was sorry for the lack of games. I thought they would become disinterested quickly. Boy was I wrong. They got to the point in the game where you unlock all the minigames, and we all started passing around the joy-cons. The game turned out to be quite fun! We were laughing and having a blast! Now I can't wait to pull it out one weekend and play it while drinking with friends. It's not the best game ever, but it will do for a party game for now until we get another Mario party, or when Mario kart 8 is released. With the small lineup of games for the switch right now, this is a game that you could either miss out on and never worry about it once we start getting more titles, or you can play right now and enjoy it while you can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Reaaady - Steaaady - Don't buy this game!

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    Hoshin
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    I knew this game wasn't going to be great, but I still went ahead and picked it up since I have kids and was looking for a game that would show off some of the Switch's capabilities for friends. This is not the game to do that. The games just aren't that fun. The video instructions on how to play each minigame are cringeworthy and the games have you constantly attaching and removing the Joycon straps: some suggest having them on and others don't. It's a huge break in the action that occurs generally every 2-3 games. One of them has you hold the Switch like a baby. That's a minigame. Really. Another one has you hold a yoga pose to see who can be still better. I'm putting myself to sleep just thinking about the games while writing this review. Some games are fun: The quick draw is OK, fake draw (in which the announcer says a bunch of words beginning with F - frog, fair, fight, foul before saying FIRE in an attempt to throw you off). The plate spinning game is fun, as are the ones where you're milking a cow and guessing the number of balls in a box. Other than that, there's just not much to it. I'd wait until this title inevitably drops to $10 or $15 before buying it otherwise you're throwing your money away.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it, even if it's on sale

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    SSPA77
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    This game if you want to call it that is nothing more than a tech demo trying to show developers how to use the new hardware. Not even Nintendo can make that fun. The problem here is that none of the demos are expanded into anything that I would call an actual game. Where Wii Sports excelled, 1-2 Switch fails...miserably. I'm sure they didn't want to rehash the same games that they featured on Wii Sports, but doing exactly that would've been better than this mess. Based on the reviews I read, I knew I wasn't going to pay full price. Instead I waited and purchased it on Black Friday thinking "at 50% off, I would be able to find at least $25 worth of enjoyment out of this, right?" Wrong! Nintendo should've called this Tech-Demo Party. I don't know...maybe someone out there thinks it's fun to hold, feel, pick up, swing, twist, or turn a controller and at the same time try to do it better than a friend or family member standing beside them. Maybe you'll get some fun out of this. The only laughs I got were when I realized how stupid I looked trying this out and that my $25 would've been better spent on the eshop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Boring

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    Cheapchan
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    I brought it to my friends house and we all played it that one time. I actually just left it there for their 2 young kids to play since I was sure I wasn't going to pick the game up again. There are a lot of mini games and some were fun but nothing worth repeating. We had the most fun with the boxing game. We first tried playing with the small tablet screen but realized it wasn't working since we couldn't look at the screen and stand far enough away from each other to be safe, so we had to attach it to the tv. Some of the games actually need that side piece that attaches to the controller...before I thought it was just for a strap but it's actual buttons (you can play the game without it but the button are more depressed so they're harder to press) The straps were definitely needed when the 3 and 5 year old were playing! My friend and her young son had fun playing it together just goofing around while trying to teach him too, so maybe it's more of a family game than group of adult friends game. Just glad this game didn't cost as much as the other Switch games!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun, but Shallow

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    Jocur
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    There is a lot of fun to be had with 1 2 Switch if you have the right environment, that being a few friends together in a quieter setting (many of the games are sound based, so not ideal for a party environment). It's a good game if you want to have people come check out the switch as it puts a lot of what the console, specifically the joy cons are capable of at the forefront. There are some stand out games like Quick Draw, Boxing, and Milk that we went back to over and over again, but a lot of other games felt more of a one off experience that lost some appeal the more they were played. Plus, there is no solo experience to this game and not much substance past a quick board game style game mode that adds some structure to playing the minigames. I wouldn't say it should have been a pack in, but it surely doesn't need to be $50. I think $20-$30 would have been fair. One standout for this title is Ball count. It's a spectacle of the hardware and shows the promise of "HD Rumble." I'd say hold off on this one. I expect a decent price cut in the coming months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Party Game

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    GREX
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    I couldn't give but I wanted to give three and a half stars out because it's bad because it is what it is it's 28 party games they're really easy to play but you have to play with in the sandbox Nintendo creates because it's very easy to cheat but why she you want to have fun so even though I'm giving it three and a half Stars that's only because maybe there could be more maybe there could be records or Rewards something to more to achieve the other reason is because it's only $10 cheaper than Zelda really it should be 20 maybe even $30 cheaper it's not a bad game and it's a definite must buy with the Nintendo switch at lunch not because of the lack of games because anyone and everyone can play of all ages it's fun whether you're drunk or sober I myself play with my daughter and if I take the switch with me we could have that fun on-the-go no matter where we are not just play Zelda that's the beauty of the system that's the beauty of the game until it evolves maybe they'll even release DLC but it's still worth the buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    1-2 Buckle My Joy-Con Strap

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    Paul
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    So enjoy being more physical, active, and surrounded by friends with something to do. This game is it! This game whereas does seem to fall slightly on my scale to greatness due to the cost (if you catch it on sale its not a bad thing to own) especially if you frequently have company over for game nights with some friends (all ages) some games will for the adults seem provocatively suggestive in nature as you milk a cow? Yep milking the cow! Other games will be silly in nature as you strut your stuff on a runway bring out that inner model in yourself and just have fun with an all around a good time. 1-2 Switch gives something for everyone to do to pass the time have a few drinks with some company and keep the conversations flowing. Great for all ages! The only recommendation I'd have is try and catch it on sale sometime, and don't be disappointed when you turn it on for the first time and only have 3 games you must unlock the rest of the switch (easily done) by playing the first 3 a few times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Only fun for an hour....

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    TPas
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    My son has been waiting and wanting this game forever so we bought a Switch and this was the first game we purchased. His, as well as our families, interest and use of the game only lasted for about an hour until we wanted to play something else. With the small selection the eStore has this shouldn't be the only game you have. The novelty wears off quick but the controls are surprisingly accurate. The motion sensor detection is pretty accurate and less finicky than what I remember from Sonys Sixaxis controllers. It only shows the small potential of what this console can do. It was a bit disappointing to spend $40 on a birthday gift that my son and family only use for a few minutes a day at most. Zelda is probably going to be the better buy. Or Bomberman. Unless you are going to use your Switch at a party or gathering all the time I would stay away from this game. The system wasn't really meant for that kind of thing anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun for the family- No TV required

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    LansingsFinest
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    One thing to note is that most of the games will require 2 players, and there isn't an option to play against the computer based on the way the game works. This is a game based primarily on the sensitive motion controls, rumble feature, and gyroscopes in the Joy-Con controllers. The gameplay is based on the premise of the controller being used as some other object such as a sword or ping pong paddle... works well, and the rumble feedback is precise enough for it to not feel gimicky.. at first it seemed there were only about 5-6 games to choose from, but after playing some of those for approx. 15-20 min a slew (10-15 more)of others unlocked meaning there will be some mileage to get out of this one... if you own a Switch, this is almost a must buy based upon the sparse launch lineup, and the fact that you can tell Nintendo spent time fine tuning the feel and precision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun party game. Should have been bundled.

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    Mark
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    After taking turns playing Zelda, my family and I were wanting something we could play together so we picked 1-2 Switch up. We have had a ton of fun with this game! The game is a collection of fun minigames you can play with someone else. If you're buying this game to play by yourself, you're not going to enjoy it. You really need other people to get the most enjoyment out of the game. The game is a bit expensive for what it is though. I feel maybe $40 or even $30 would have been a better price. Better yet, this would have been a great game to bundle with the system like Wii Sports was with the Wii. If you're looking for a fun game to play with friends and family, this will certainly scratch that itch. It's up to you to decide if the price is worth it though. I expect this will eventually be marked down quite a bit once more games come on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fun for the family and entertaining guests.

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    marqwest
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    We picked this game up for my son's 8th birthday. Little did I know that it would become a great gift for us all. The gameplay is paced well, clean graphics and simple to the point tutorials to keep the game moving along. I'd say this is a must have to the switch collection if you bought your Nintendo switch to serve as a family and friends gaming console. I haven't played this on the go yet. However, I'd imagine the gameplay to be better on a larger screen though. Some of the games within can get a better tune up (hopefully with an update in the future). When it comes to guessing games that require vibration sensitivity to be the key factor to gaining a win, some of the gameplay falters due to this lack of proper sensitivity you'd expect to be worked out. But its minor compared to the fun and laughs this game brings to the table.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

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    Harv
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    This game is garbage. Even if this were a free game included with the Switch, I wouldn't play it. I'm embarrassed that I paid the same price as Breath of the Wild for this. I should also mention that I don't have this game anymore. I cut my losses and sold it back to the store. What makes it so bad? Half of the game is just actors pretending to have fun as they explain the ridiculous, unimpressive, overly simple, and uninteractive mini games. I mean they literally tell you that you shouldn't be looking at the TV while you play the game. How am I supposed to play two player ping pong with no ball, no table, no onscreen visuals, and the stereo panning capabilities of an LCD TV or the Switch itself. Impossible. I expected this game to be on par with Warioware, but it just wasn't. I don't recommend this game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not really a video game.

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    aHarmlessFly
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    When they announced this I made fun of it pretty hard, it really isn't a video game that needs a console. That being said, I am happy with my purchase. I used GCU and purchased this game for around $40, IMO was way too high. This game should have been bundled, or cost $19.99. After you get through the "training" you will unlock all 28 games. I have played them all several times, and there are a few that just aren't responsive, and won't work. This game is Hilarious fun for my 5 year old and we play it together. I would not take this to a rooftop party with your friends or anything unless you don't want to be invited back. I would say this is an OK buy IF you can get it for Under $40, Ideally $20, and you will be playing with your family, or friends that don't enjoy life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced fun.

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    Sworbachev
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    Danced between 3 and 4 stars, but 3 seemed a hair harsh. Honestly, $50 is way too much for what this game is, but with a Best Buy Gamer's Club discount, it's a little more palatable. Most of the games are pretty responsive and extremely entertaining, especially when you have guests over. However, note that you'll have to unlock many of the games as you play. In hindsight, this should have been either A) bundled with the system or B) priced significantly lower ($20-$30). Then again, I bought it, so I am part of the problem. My mistake! Worth picking up if you don't mind paying a little too much for a solid party game. If you can wait, maybe stick around for a price cut. More video game news and reviews on the 2v1 Podcast on iTunes

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Probably not worth the money

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    JonSmith
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    I own over 30 Switch games, so I love the platform. I bought this one hoping it would scratch my Wii Sports itch but it failed at doing that. The games outside of quick draw lack any sort of skill- you just wave around hoping your wand or whatever wins. By forcing players to look at each other they basically took the fun out of video games, and what we have here is a great concept but a bad game. The only use would be if you have young children (and so winning based on skill isn't even something you want), or if you want to experience HD Rumble as the ball game is a great demo of that. Outside of that there are better games on the system, even better party games frankly like Snipperclips.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad party game...decent ice breaker...

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    CajunAsian

    Picked up my Switch and spent hours on Zelda (Amazing!). Thanks to an awesome deal I got also 1/2 Switch for waaay less than MSRP. Not bad. Some of the mini games are fun, but aside from the initial novelty...this game overall does not have long term replayability (Sadly). This game is a solid 3. Those rating this a 1 because it is not a 'pack in' with the console should be ignored. Give it a year and the Switch will be sold in bundles like the XBONE or the PS4...MS & Sony did not sell their initial consoles with a 'pack in' either for those with long term memory issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo's Attempt at a party game

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    TheChamoan
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    Wanted something to get that me and my wife could play around with since she is new to games. I thought this would be a great game that we could play together. It was fun for me for about 30 minutes, as that is how long it took for us to get though most of the mini games. She enjoyed it a lot more than I did. As I require a little more substance to enjoy a motion capturing game and sorry to say that this didn't really cut it. Some of the games are humurous and enjoyable, but I feel unless you have a decent size group of friends over and some funny people involved this game won't be worth the purchase. For a household size of two and no friends around anymore to invite over, this game was a waste for me personally. 3/5 stars

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ouch

    Posted
    Chris
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    My bar is set pretty low when it comes to video games. I certainly appreciate good games, but I also like to build my collection. Never once have I traded in a game, but that changed with 1-2 Switch. It's horrible, simple as that. The fact that it retails for $50 is mind blowing. If it was packed with the system, whatever, but this is terrible. I should have read more about it, but after purchasing a new Switch, I was all about getting a handful of games, but I really made a huge mistake with this game. My 4-year-old son, who is happy playing any game, wanted nothing to do with this, that alone says a lot. If this review helps one person avoid wasting money on this game, my life will be complete.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend