Family-friendly experiences on the Switch do exist but can be hard to find, in particular accessible and “good” ones. Never Breakup throws its hat into the ring with a pretty cute look, promising some fun platforming action to enjoy together (as well as some mini games, though they’re generally forgettable). While it somewhat hits the mark in this regard, with you wanting to collect coins as well as a hidden item in each level, the controls and mechanics are a bit on the wonky side. If you try to tackle the game solo this is particularly hard to miss, and there will be times when you’ll be hard-pressed to progress simply because trying to set one character up, then switch, and manage everything one character at a time gets to be a bit painful. With 2 people it improves a bit, but then the other issue I have rears its head and that’s control that’s overly loose and that’s a bummer when platforming is the main thing on the table. In order to do precision platform jumping you’ll actually want to latch onto the ground when you land, otherwise your character will sometimes just wander a little bit and that risks falling off. As you move through the air things aren’t always smooth either, though I’m not quite sure what’s up with that. In the end, it’s not necessarily bad as an experience but it may be a bit too generic for more serious gamers but finicky for the less experienced or coordinated gamers out there.
Justin Nation, Score: