It's Spring Again
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It's Spring Again is a lovely little interactive experience that lasts under 15 minutes teaching you about the seasons.
It's Spring Again works wonderfully for what it is, but doesn't leave much reason to keep coming back after viewing it a few times, as it feels like a cute cardboard book from a thrift store. Children may find it wildly engrossing at first, but their elation will probably wear off as time goes on. Still, for an educational game, this is a nice treat for youngsters, especially those who aren't ready to start slaying dragons and saving kingdoms.
All in all, it's really what you expect it to be. Most adults probably will pass up on this title, but if you want to share the Switch with a toddler and give them an educational toy on a rainy day, It's Spring Again delivers.
This educational video game is certainly far better than most Sometimes You titles, but it's also an average one. Note, however, that it's not average compared to "the real deal," but to similar material, because there are games, novels, toys, and TV shows that are far better company to a three or five-year-old… It's not like they have a long attention span, after all.
Like any children’s storybook, It’s Spring Again is very short. However, you can get a good couple playthroughs in before kids will want to move on. At $1.99 (USD), it’s a great price for an interactive book for your little ones to enjoy and get them learning about weather and seasonal changes. Of course, that’s if you don’t mind having your Nintendo Switch in their hands; otherwise, you can pick it up on iOS or Android for $0.99. However you play, it’s a game worth revisiting again and again. Also note that the Nintendo Switch version can only be played undocked as it requires interaction with the touch-screen.
The game is absolutely perfect for its intended audience. From the looks of the puppet show they modeled and expanded this after it nails every aspect with great detail. This is a definite must have for any gamer out there with young children and the platform to play it on. It is a way to get the child engaged with learning that a normal preschool just cannot do. This interactive way of learning is definitely a way of the future and I hope we start to see more titles like it, being the parent of a 20 month old.
I have no idea why this game is on Switch.
To put it mildly, It’s Spring Again is a complete waste of time. It doesn’t do anything new or different to teach children any better than what a good walk in the park or a picture book can provide.