Only two days remain until WarioWare: Get It Together! launches on Switch, giving us our latest crazy taste of the series’ microgame madness, but is it worth your valuable time and money?
Reviews have started flooding in today – including our own, of course – so we’ve gone ahead and rounded up a selection of quotes and review scores from a number of different outlets. Below, you’ll get to see just how well the title’s gone down with the media ahead of its launch, and hopefully get a clearer idea on whether or not it might be for you.
Before we dive in, we’d naturally like to encourage you to check out our very own review:
Right, now you’ve read through our final verdict, let’s see what other critics had to say.
We’ll kick things off with VG247, who awarded the game four out of five stars:
“WarioWare: Get It Together is unabashedly Nintendo, fulfilling its mission statement to the letter with alarming precision, but also not rocking the boat very much at all. The game’s one big change – controlling a cast of characters – didn’t turn out to be that big of a deal after all. The result is a wonderfully infectious game to play alone – while it lasts – but the true value of the package will be in playing it with others.”
IGN called it “an absurd delight”, but weren’t fully impressed with the multiplayer options on offer:
“WarioWare: Get It Together! is an absurd delight, testing your ability to think quickly and adapt on the fly in a series of ever-escalating microgames… It’s a shame that Get It Together!’s multiplayer options somewhat drop the ball though, enough for an evening or two of laugh-out-loud fun with friends but lacking the staying power for many more beyond that.”
The folks at Game Informer went for a score of 7.75/10:
“WarioWare: Get It Together’s lively visuals are temporarily engaging, but this candy shell has a hollow center; like any sugary snack, the experience doesn’t stick with you. As soon as I’d wrapped Get It Together’s brief single-player campaign, I was content to move onto something else. These microgames are a nice treat if you’re in an eccentric mood, but these miniature experiences only offer short-lived joy.”
Destructoid opted for a score of 7.5/10, also questioning the game’s longevity:
“I’m grateful that another Wario game even exists, and WarioWare: Get It Together! is going to be a hit for a lot of people who are already dedicated to this special brand of weird. But for some, the homogenization of a few aspects might not last them more than a week, so make sure you bring people into the fold if you want to jump in at full asking price.”
GamesRadar was a little less impressed, noting that the game “overcomplicated the formula”:
“It’s such a shame because after the 18 months we’ve all had, I was overjoyed at the idea of having something new and frivolous to play with friends over a few beers. But, WarioWare: Get It Together has lost sight of what made it brilliant, and instead overcomplicates the formula to its detriment.”
And finally, GameSpot offered up an 8/10, calling it a “welcome addition” to the Wario series:
“For the most part, the new character-based approach is a welcome addition to the WarioWare blueprint. The characters themselves are differentiated and expressive, and mechanically they make the traditional microgame challenges that much more engaging. The WarioWare series has been fertile ground for Nintendo to experiment with concepts like touchscreen capabilities in Touched or accelerometer-based motion in Twisted, which makes Get It Together’s platforming riffs a little more traditional than usual. But that also makes it less reliant on a gimmick, and that’s a change for the better.”
WarioWare: Get It Together launches on 10th September and is available to buy either digitally from the Switch eShop, or physically at retail. Are you looking forward to playing the game this Friday? Let us know in the comments.
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