Granted, this review is getting into the weeds of my likely audience but since I’m a believer in the Switch indie library making for a big tent I’ve taken on what’s essentially a baby version of a pet simulator like Nintendogs called, appropriately, My Baby. Now, being mindful that even the pretty well made and received series from Nintendo got into being repetitive relatively quickly you’ll need to walk into this expecting roughly the same sort of deal. You’ll be tasked with general care of your baby, providing food, a change, or some sort of stimulating excitement when it gets fussy. Mini games will allow you to interact with them in a variety of ways and being effective at them will also then help them developmentally and open up even more games and perks to explore. Certainly buying new outfits with money from the grandparents and dressing them up will likely be a hit as well. The game isn’t terribly deep but as a father of two daughters I’ll actually give it quite a bit of credit for getting many small details correct and actually being slyly informative in a way. Wiping from front to back is absolutely a must and the game makes sure you’ll take that sort of care. Your baby’s progress is even charted and shown on what looks like the standard growth chart, another nice touch. Yes, this is absolutely a niche title targeted at young girls but since I’ve watched my kids play some real stinkers over time it’s worth pointing out one that does an admirable job in a genre where people would likely buy the game regardless of its quality.
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