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Uno makes for a good alternative to the type of fare typically seen on a console. Despite its simple rules, it remains fun thanks to the decent AI and the good-sized online community. It may not be as cheap as the Xbox 360 release was, but if you're looking for a fun card game on the PS4, you can't go wrong with Uno.
The popular board game comes again with a lots of fun, entertainment and its unique style. If you enjoyed playing it with your friends, you will really like this videogame version.
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Ubisoft Chengdu’s UNO does exactly what it sets out to do, it’s a polished (although not perfect) digital version of the beloved card game. The lack of decks is disappointing, but it definitely delivers the same brand of fun that gamers had 10 years ago on Xbox 360. I can recommend drawing four cards if you’re looking for some light fun, but this isn’t quite the must-have it could’ve been.
UNO won’t change the way you play board games, but it’s also made a fairly good transition to the video game front – at least, a better one than the version offered in the previous generation.
Now out on the Nintendo Switch, Ubisoft's UNO does not reinvent the wheel in this reissue. Nevertheless its use of the Switch multiplayer function as well as adding 3 themed decks might be a good pick for families that never played the game on previous platforms.
Even if you don't have fond memories of UNO – or any memories of it at all – as a digital adaptation on the Switch it's quite satisfying to play. Although there's no workaround to take on another player on the same system and the online experience can be a bumpy ride – along with slight technical performance issues – UNO on the Switch still manages to emulate what makes the original card game so addictive. This version allows you to play the game on the go or have fun in front of your television with another person for hours on end. When no one you know is available for co-op, you can always attempt to find a match online or hone your skill against the A.I.If you're seeking a digital card game based on a classic that is pick-up and play, and stays true to the source material despite the technical shortcomings, UNO is the one for you. Just be careful as you may lose track of time with this particular card game.
As with many classic board and card games, Uno isn’t perfect. It’s driven by luck, games tend to go overlong, and Ubisoft’s no-frills approach is workable, but workmanlike. Despite that, I do really enjoy the core game of Uno in short bursts, and for people who regularly play online with family and friends (and can thus do away with the occasionally irritating random players), this is a great, low-cost way to spend a Saturday evening together when separated by distance.
UNO for the Nintendo Switch is a mixed deck. On one hand, it offers online play and a new cooperative mode which are more than enough to add a modern spin to the classic card game. On the other hand, there's no way to play a regular match of UNO with just one Switch and buying a deck at any corner store would be more affordable.
The biggest barrier for people would be that not only is UNO cheaper to buy in its physical form, it also allows you to play proper competitive matches against friends and family, which isn’t possible on the Switch unless you have multiple consoles and multiple versions of the game. Playing this version of it does have its advantages, but whilst you can only play against the CPU and online on the digital version of UNO, there’s no reason why you couldn’t play a co-op match with the physical deck. But overall, if you are looking for a streamlined and easy to play version of the classic card game, then why not try your hand with UNO for the Switch.
With the very welcome addition of themed card decks - featuring Ubisoft characters - providing an additional flourish to the game, UNO for Switch is a digital recreation of the popular card game, which is all you can ask for.
With new restrictions on multiplayer communication undermining the only reason to play a video game version of Uno, there's no reason for you to play this instead of just playing with a deck of cards.
Ubisoft provides a good single and co-op experience in its video game version of the classic card game Uno, but fails to become the hit party game the physical game can be.
With Uno, Ubisoft has taken an old classic and tweaked the formula just enough to make it feel fresh without losing the familiar, addictive gameplay that it's renowned for. It's just a shame that the social aspects that made previous iterations an entertaining, unpredictable place to hang out, have been completely neutered, leaving behind an online component that feels comparatively sterile.
Uno is a great card game, however this version fails to understand the social aspects of card games. It shines if you have friends to play it with, otherwise it's a bit of a bore.
The game takes inspiration from it's predecessor yet fails to do anything unique with it, so it you're itching for a match of Uno, your money is better spent towards buying a physical deck of the game.