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  • Summary: Awkward is created to test how much friends and family really know about each other, with over 5,000 questions that must first be answered by one player, before another attempts to correctly guess how they responded.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 4 out of 4
  1. 30
    Sadly, I can't imagine a single scenario that I would actually want to play Awkward with anyone. None of the questions I came across are either things I want to learn about a friend in a party setting, or they're things I already know and, whether I agree with them or not, I just don't find the subject matter amusing.
  2. Jul 16, 2018
    30
    I’m normally a big fan of party games; however Awkward is easily one of the weakest I’ve played, managing to deliver an experience that’s just painfully dull. While it sometimes achieves its goal of creating an uncomfortably fun atmosphere, the moods it tends to strike more often is that of apathy and aversion. Fact is, if you’re after a fun, hilarious party game then Awkward is definitely not it, the Nintendo Switch offering far better alternatives out there on the Nintendo eShop already.
  3. Jul 30, 2018
    30
    Awkward is a game that tries hard to be interesting and live up to its infamous name but fails terribly. People who like party games may find it a nice game to kill time with, but it doesn't have anything else that makes it stand out from the crowd.
  4. Oct 19, 2018
    20
    Awkward is just bad. Its premise is paper-thin, and its questions range from boring to shocking without a counter-balance to turn testy questions into a form of dark humor. The presentation is nonsensical, and the game doesn't seem to have any purpose. Its only saving grace is that the games are short, but it only takes one time before your party chooses to play something more whimsical instead. Unless you want to bring down the mood of the party or instigate arguments, there's no reason to have this game anywhere near your system.
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Feb 20, 2019
    1
    What a boring piece of crap. Same set of questions, same objective, same slow unskippable animations... What a sad excuse of a "game".

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    What a boring piece of crap. Same set of questions, same objective, same slow unskippable animations... What a sad excuse of a "game".

    This is why you should never buy a game without reading some reviews first :(
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  2. Jul 11, 2018
    0
    I purchased this game over the weekend (shortly after its July 5, 2018 release) because I've been trying to find party games comparable to theI purchased this game over the weekend (shortly after its July 5, 2018 release) because I've been trying to find party games comparable to the "Jackbox Party Pack" games. Since this game was touted as having content written by Danny Gallagher (Quiplash, Fibbage 2), I assumed that it would fall in line with what I was looking for. This game completely missed the mark. I can't believe the company released it at all in its current state. The game honestly feels like it was rushed; maybe because they ran over budget and just had to release as-is?!

    The first paragraph of the game description says that it was globally banned in the 1800's due to bar fights, etc.. None of the questions seen while playing would even be considered "controversial". The description made it sound like it was going to be much like "Cards against humanity" but failed to deliver.

    The game modes are not fun. On the game mode selection screen, I could see that there was another mode below the list, but it was disabled and I couldn't go to it. It turned out to be a "solo" mode that cannot be scrolled to unless you selected "1 player" on the previous screen.

    The audio in the game could use a lot of work. There *is* generic background music and sound effects when using the controller, but just adding some voice acting would have helped a lot.

    Wish I could get my money back. $12 USD isn't a lot... but it is $12 USD more than it should cost.

    The only thing "Awkward" about this game is that it even exists.
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