1-2 Switch is a party game with several mini-games that show off the potential and capabilities of the Nintendo Switch hardware.
Pro Hilarious party game for friends looking to goof around
1-2 Switch is perfect for joking around with a group of friends at a party. The game is a collection of mini-games that you play primarily with the Joy-Con controllers through the Nintendo Switch's camera. The rules all consist of either shaking the controllers, grabbing them, or motioning with them in some way with your imagination, like gunslinging against someone like cowboys, eating sandwiches in quick succession, or milking a cow (seriously). The most you'll probably find yourself doing is goofing off with friends and laughing at how silly everyone looks while trying to pull off the motion controls.
Pro Good selection of different mini-games to choose from
There's a good amount of mini-games to play, with all of them having you role-play certain pretend situations and use your imagination. You and a friend can have magical duels with wands and spells, act as secretaries to see who can pick up your ringing phones the fastest, play baseball together, practice samurai training with katanas, rock a crying baby to sleep, and quite a lot more. Whenever you get tired of one mini-game, you can easily pick another one that's vastly different, helping to keep things fresh.
Con More of a gimmick than an actual game
This is a cool demo of what the Joy-Con controllers are able to do, but that's about it. 1-2 Switch relies on you making hand gestures with the controller in your hands with you miming out the actions for any given mini-game. But this is all that the game can do, boiling down to a gimmick of you and your friends gesturing wildly with the controllers as "gameplay".
Con Way overpriced
Considering how little content it offers, 1-2 Switch is just too expensive. Even during the launch of the Nintendo Switch when this game first released, it was at full retail price, and is unlikely to see a drastic price drop any time soon. The asking price is still ridiculous these days, since there really isn't enough depth to the gameplay to justify the cost. This should have been bundled with the console for free instead.
Con Hard to take it seriously
These types of motion controls have never really caught on because of how ridiculous they look, and 1-2 Switch is no exception. This is one of those games that you try once, laugh at, and probably will never try again unless you want to joke around with your friends. It's shallow and has almost no depth aside from the technology with the controllers.