Like two snacks packed together, Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons are shared on Valentine’s Day – here are the best games to do it
After the watering that the last Direct has put in our mouths, we thought it best to let off steam on that box of chocolates which is Nintendo Switchin search of best games for Valentine’s Day. The writer can confirm it to you: gaming, as a couple, is better. On every console. And it is for this reason that we have gathered the most suitable experiences to play together. Loving each other means sharing life’s victories and defeats, which is why the comfort zone of video games can be an ideal testing ground. Without delaying further, we invite you to hold your “player 2” by the hand for life… and to hold the controller too, of course!
Issue 10: WarioWare: Get it Together – The best Nintendo Switch games for Valentine’s Day
Our top ten list of the best games available on Nintendo Switch this Valentine’s Day starts strong with a game we’ve literally reviewed twice. In addition to having extolled its praises last December 2, WarioWare: Get it Together! offers the ability to play together in co-op in a (reduced, in hindsight) selection of minigames. However, the brevity of the experience can be congenial to a day of video games “up to a point”. After all, shouldn’t you be out for dinner, lovebirds? Collaborating to overcome microgames has its uses, but if there had been any DLC (free or not) the game would have ranked higher.
Issue 9: Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line – The best Nintendo Switch games for Valentine’s Day
Let’s admit we cheated a little for this position, as the full game won’t be here until the day after tomorrow. Nonetheless, we specified “complete” because, actually, the demo of Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line it is already available. And it includes two prerequisites with which to qualify for entry into the rankings: the ability to start playing while maintaining progress in the final version and, above all, the ability to divide the incoming notes for each song of the game thanks to the co-op. We will let you have our impressions in the review phase, but for now in our preview we were pleasantly surprised.
Issue 8: Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus – The best Nintendo Switch games for Valentine’s Day
What’s better than sharing your problems, such as notes flowing on a crazy stave? How about your own ghosts? No, we are not talking about metaphorical ghosts. Or rather, even doing half with one’s inner weight helps, but we are alluding to the ghosts of Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus. The predecessor was already a great title, but with the sequel the eater of ectoplasm has surpassed itself, further modernizing the formula and creating one of the most thrilling co-op experiences ever created for the console. And since it is a title that came out almost at launch, that’s saying a lot!
Issue 7: Pico Park – The best Nintendo Switch games for Valentine’s Day
The undersigned dedicates the entire ranking (not to mention the entire career in the videogame disclosure sector) to his better half and his support. This, however, does not revoke the right to insult you for having introduced the writer to Pico Park. In its simplicity, thanks to a presentation like the titles for Commodore 64, the gameplay offers an absolute distillation of platformers: the aerial movement, under the cube root, forces players to collaborate and ingenuity to overcome together the various insurmountable challenges alone. And it’s something that distinguishes couples, even before the Avengers made it a fashion!
Issue 6: Kirby Star Allies – The best Nintendo Switch games for Valentine’s Day
Don’t get us wrong: the Big N’s pink ball is in top form with another Switch game, Kirby and the Lost Land. If there is a title that best fits the context of the Valentine’s Day, it is the discussed Kirby Star Allies. The definitive co-op, as regards the roundish mascot of HAL Laboratory, will only be seen with Return to Dream Land Deluxe towards the end of the month, but before reviewing the side-scrolling platformer in pink at the best of their form, also the debut of the marshmellow on Switch it lets itself be played. Expect a lot of hearts, a lot of cooperation and, perhaps, a level design that gives a little too much priority to multiplayer.
Issue 5: To the Moon – The best Nintendo Switch games for Valentine’s Day
At the suggestion of our boatswain Francesco Messina, we have also included To the Moon. And how could we do without it? By now many are familiar with his plot-level curveballs, but if you don’t know anything about them, expect a story capable of twisting your heart. This is nothing particularly devoted to harmony expressed through gameplay, but this experience designed specifically for the single player will take you by the hand on a journey of compassion, empathy, and love. That we also speak of love for video games, cleared through customs as art forms also thanks to works like this, is another matter.
Issue 4: New Super Mario Bros U – The best Nintendo Switch games for Valentine’s Day
We were thinking about which mustache game to dedicate a place in the top ten, and we thought it best to offer an olive branch to the great excluded from our Advent Calendar. True, Super Mario Odyssey explicitly talks about a wedding and no one questions it. But, with the complicity of the game’s ending to that effect, it is New Super Mario Bros. U to grab fourth place in the standings. The draconian policy on the freedom to save the game, a legacy of an ancient past, is the only drawback of the experience; for the rest, it’s the absolute swan song in terms of quality for the entire New series, from the level design to the map… obviously passing through a co-op capable of tempering all couples in crisis!
Issue 3: The World Ends with You -Final Remix- – The best Nintendo Switch games for Valentine’s Day
And if maybe you want an RPG to share in two? In that sense, whatever people say, it’s not Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! the answer you are looking for. Instead, bet on Square-Enix, which despite having published the sequel on PS4 has kept the contemporary action RPG exclusive to the Nintendo console The World Ends with You. The original title was born with the unique features of the Nintendo DS in mind, but the version -Final Remix- on Switch it adds an Italian localization, the same innovative input in handheld mode… and an amazing co-op on the TV screen. Grab a Joy-Con each, share your life bar, and go beyond “till death do us part”!
Issue 2: Animal Crossing: New Horizons – The best Nintendo Switch games for Valentine’s Day
Not even ad Animal Crossing: New Horizons we have reserved a spot in the Advent Calendar for our quest for variety. Nonetheless, as with Mario’s last great side-scrolling adventure, this one too is the absolute pinnacle of his branch. Sure, the co-op isn’t perfect, and the management of saves based on an “island for consoles” (immune to backup via Nintendo Switch Online) makes you turn up your nose, but to play together (in the purest and most childish sense of the term) nothing is missing. How many other games allow you, whether it’s two simultaneous accounts on the same console or local wireless “visits” or via the Internet, to literally celebrate Valentine’s Day together in-game?
Numero 1: Unravel Two
Have you ever seen the phenomenal animated series Steven Universe? If yes, you should know the story of Garnet, a heroine born literally from the union of two madly in love characters. As if they were made of thread, the thread of fate, capable of marrying two souls. And right off the wire are the two little Yarny’s in the middle of Unravel Two, small cinematic platformer with ingenious physics-based puzzles. As you explore the photorealistic scenery, you will gradually see blurred memories emerge in the background between jumps, and as the typically Northern European nostalgia of the settings envelops you, the only constant will be the two of you, one both on and off screen.
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