I have to say that the Nintendo Switch is an exciting console to have, especially when there are so many games that have a built in co-op mode.
As an individual who grew up only playing video games when visiting family, I’m not a stranger to multiplayer games. I’m also truthfully more into multiplayer games than I am into solo games, especially when it comes to leisure. Having a multiplayer game tends to reduce the stress of being able to do every mechanic because another player can help carry me where I struggle. To be quite blunt, I’m terrible at parkour, so the ability to tag someone in and have them finish that part for me.
While players could switch a controller out with the other person, let’s be honest, having them in at all times tends to be easier and quite frankly nicer, as long as the game has an optimized camera for it and doesn’t cause more confusion during whatever is happening.
Though in the most recent years I have been dabbled in playing more solo games, especially due to the fact that I must complete my “adulting” obligations and I have less time to hang out with friends or family, I do like having the option of having both co-op and solo in video games.
I think that’s been the biggest plus side for me when it comes to the Switch as most of the games that are traditionally single player, such as Super Mario or The Legend of Zelda have iterations that allow you to either connect a controller or split your joycons amongst you and another player.
DOES KIRBY AND THE FORGOTTEN LAND HAVE CO-OP PLAY?
When I first started playing Kirby and the Forgotten Land, I actually was unaware that players were actually able to play with someone else.
Admittedly, I had just completed playing Kirby Star Allies on Twitch which heavily promoted the idea of playing co-op and I should really should have suspected that there was a potential for Kirby and the Forgotten land to also be Co-Op, but as soon as the Waddle Dee stated that you could invite another player in had me a bit surprised.
Very early into the game after players rescue their first Waddle Dees players will be informed that they will be able to head to Waddle Dee Town to speak to the Waddle Dee by the Warp Star in order to invite another friend to player. Players will then need to connect another controller to the game in order to achieve this and can uninvite them at any point.
DOES KIRBY AND THE FORGOTTEN LAND HAVE ONLINE CO-OP?
Unfortunately, Kirby and the Forgotten Land does not have Online Co-op.
While it would be very nice to be able to play with your friends from far away, the reality is that the only online function in the game is currently the Waddle Dee-livery where players can enter present codes to get some goodies.
Truthfully, I can see why the game has not introduced online Co-op as being a platformer there will need to be a good amount of communication amongst players and if you have ever played Mario Party before with the built in communication… it’s not great.
For players who want to play with a friend or family member, they will always need to be in the same room, though as is with Nintendo and their ability to upload games in the future, we are unsure whether or not this will remain true in the future.
So while players will be able to play Co-Op with friends and family in person, they will not be able to do so online, but I’m curious what your thoughts on this are?
Do you think that the game would be good to play online with friends or do you not trust the Nintendo servers or simply think that this game in particular would be too hard to navigate when communication lines are not in person?
Personally, I support the decision to not have an online Co-Op as I feel like it would be frustrating, but I can’t say that my opinion is the only opinion as different players will find things less or more annoying.
Let me know in the comments below!