Nintendo Switch Sports Has The Wholesome Wii Sports Thrills I've Missed

16 years ago, Wii Sports changed how people interact with games and who those people are. Its release was a pivotal point in gaming history and culture when everyone and their mother (often quite literally) was playing it. Wii Sports captured an unadulterated sense of fun that was seldom seen in games at the time that appealed to such a broad demographic. Nintendo Switch Sports, a successor of sorts, attempts to recapture the same feeling of standing in a room and brazenly swinging around your limbs to act out a sport while you compete with friends and family. During my hands-on time with Nintendo Switch Sports, I consistently lost at Volleyball but managed to wreck my opponent at Badminton, and regardless of my success, I had gleeful fun.At one point during my 45 minutes of hands-on time with the game, I stood in a room with two Nintendo representatives as we bowled together in the all-new Simultaneous Mode. These people were complete strangers to me, but in that moment, I laughed with them, teased them when they didn't pick up a spare, and cheered when they got a strike--it was an absolute blast. There was a moment when all three of us got a strike at the same time, sending us into a collective roar, even though we were still competing with one another. This is the kind of joy that Wii Sports brought to living rooms around the world, and what Nintendo Switch Sports encapsulates once more.Nintendo Switch Sports already feels like a complete package, which is a contrast to the original Wii Sports that, although very fun, felt more like a proof of concept for the Wii's motion controller than a full-fledged product. Nintendo Switch Sports iterates on what came before by building on Wii Sports and its successor, Wii Sports Resorts. This is immediately apparent in the game's character models, which are more akin to Splatoon's Inklings and their fashionable fits than the rudimentary design of Miis. Don't worry though, the iconic Mii's are still available to use as your avatar. In fact, Nintendo Switch Sports as a whole, from its setting to the character models of those taking part, shares a striking resemblance to Splatoon's stylized aesthetic. And, even as a Wii Sports purist, I'm cool with it.Continue Reading at GameSpot

Nintendo Switch Sports Has The Wholesome Wii Sports Thrills I've Missed

16 years ago, Wii Sports changed how people interact with games and who those people are. Its release was a pivotal point in gaming history and culture when everyone and their mother (often quite literally) was playing it. Wii Sports captured an unadulterated sense of fun that was seldom seen in games at the time that appealed to such a broad demographic. Nintendo Switch Sports, a successor of sorts, attempts to recapture the same feeling of standing in a room and brazenly swinging around your limbs to act out a sport while you compete with friends and family. During my hands-on time with Nintendo Switch Sports, I consistently lost at Volleyball but managed to wreck my opponent at Badminton, and regardless of my success, I had gleeful fun.

At one point during my 45 minutes of hands-on time with the game, I stood in a room with two Nintendo representatives as we bowled together in the all-new Simultaneous Mode. These people were complete strangers to me, but in that moment, I laughed with them, teased them when they didn't pick up a spare, and cheered when they got a strike--it was an absolute blast. There was a moment when all three of us got a strike at the same time, sending us into a collective roar, even though we were still competing with one another. This is the kind of joy that Wii Sports brought to living rooms around the world, and what Nintendo Switch Sports encapsulates once more.

Nintendo Switch Sports already feels like a complete package, which is a contrast to the original Wii Sports that, although very fun, felt more like a proof of concept for the Wii's motion controller than a full-fledged product. Nintendo Switch Sports iterates on what came before by building on Wii Sports and its successor, Wii Sports Resorts. This is immediately apparent in the game's character models, which are more akin to Splatoon's Inklings and their fashionable fits than the rudimentary design of Miis. Don't worry though, the iconic Mii's are still available to use as your avatar. In fact, Nintendo Switch Sports as a whole, from its setting to the character models of those taking part, shares a striking resemblance to Splatoon's stylized aesthetic. And, even as a Wii Sports purist, I'm cool with it.

Continue Reading at GameSpot