Round Up: The reviews are for Nintendo Switch Sports

Nintendo Switch Sports

This week marks the release of Nintendo Switch Sports – a follow-up to the popular Wii Sports game released in 2006.

The latest post brings together six sports at the release and will allow players to enjoy them both locally and online. If you’ve already been to Nintendo Life today, you’ve probably already seen our review underway, as online functionality is not yet live.

However, this has not prevented other businesses from slamming a number on their review, so with this in mind, here is a summary of some of the reviews so far. Keep in mind that one of these reviews is also ongoing.

Starting with IGN, it gave the game 7/10 stars – and noticed how it recaptured the fun of Wii Sports, but ultimately lacked depth:

“Nintendo Switch Sports, like Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort before it, is best played as a party game that is broken out for any gathering that needs a quick injection of silly, active fun. While the sparse mix of old and new sports vary in quality, Switch Sports pretty much holds the landing on what made its predecessors memorable: intuitive motion controls, the ability to effortlessly get a group of people up and running, and some killer menu music that tends to get stuck in your head all day. Do not expect to spend a lot of time with it before the news disappears. “

NME gave Switch Sports four out of five stars – indicating how difficult the value of the game was to argue with:

Nintendo Switch Sports brings a beloved series out on modern platforms with confidence. While some mini-games are a little weaker than others, some impressive standouts – namely Chambara and Football – deliver an exceptionally good time. Even better, Nintendo Switch Sports‘The £ 31 price tag is cheaper than most Nintendo games and that kind of value is hard to argue with.’

Dexerto was just as preoccupied with it and gave it 8.5 out of 10:

“Nintendo Switch Sports makes it impossible – it builds on Wii Sports in smart ways and creates a new version for a new generation, while reviving dormant rivalries over a decade later. It’s a great showpiece for the Switch and is easily one of the platform’s finest games – if you have friends to play it with. “

Wccftech was not quite so impressed when he awarded the game 6.5 out of 10:

“Nintendo Switch Sports is a fun and nostalgic tumult that offers nicely upgraded graphics and well-implemented motion controls, but there are simply not enough of them. With only six sports (only two of which bring something really new to the table)) and very few extras “this is unlikely to compete for your attention for long.”

And GameSpot’s review is still ongoing, but it’s currently down as 7 out of 10:

“Playing alone for an extended period of time was tedious and monotonous, and the absence of certain single-player modes is a great oblivion. But Nintendo Switch Sports is a great multiplayer game that mostly invites anyone and everyone to pick up a controller and sling their limbs about.It has its problems but they fall away when you have other people to play with and are happy to go toe-to-toe in virtual sports.As with the original Wii Sports, Nintendo Switch Sports finds beauty and fun in simplicity. And bowling is great. Better than real-life bowling. “

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