Trailer Impressions: Nintendo Labo

First look at Nintendo Labo

Release Date: April 20, 2018
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

GameReviewPad gives their thoughts on the First look at Nintendo Labo.


Louis Hughes says:

After a mostly positive response to the recent Nintendo Direct Mini, word got out that another announcement was coming and people’s expectations were sky high. (Which I feel is what’s wrong with today’s audience, but that’s for another time.) In short, Nintendo being Nintendo, released a trailer no one saw coming. Upon first look it made little sense to me, but upon rewatching it, I understand the concept and it’s brilliant.

While Nintendo stated the device would be targeted to “kids and kids at heart,” many felt like complaining about Nintendo going back to gimmicks to make a quick buck. I don’t think so, but I’m sure if you haven’t noticed, most kids (from my observation) rely more on tablets, smartphones, among other electronic devices for entertainment, while toys have taken a backseat. I haven’t done this, but I remember seeing kids play with cardboard and imagine that item being something epic. Seeing what the Nintendo Labo is doing is a good way for kids to build, create, and have fun with it. Last game I remember that tried to do that was Lego Dimensions.

Some people were quick to point out the high price. This was quickly answered by stating that if the included cardboard breaks, you can download the templates for free, while buying the cardboard elsewhere. I feel that the first set of Labos will sell well, making room for more Labo sets. Personally, I don’t see myself buying this, but I know a few people will give it a go to have flashbacks of creating something out of nothing.


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