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To be fair, you may get $12 of entertainment out of Awkward if you load it up at your next party. But because the questions aren't categorized by appropriateness for different age groups, adults will likely get bored and kids will likely get confused…and possibly traumatized. Each game session can be completed in 5 to 10 minutes, and with no variation to keep players engaged, that's about enough time to push players towards another Switch game or into another room altogether. Which one has the sausage cheese ball appetizer?
Sadly, I can't imagine a single scenario that I would actually want to play Awkward with anyone.
Awkward is just bad. Its premise is paper-thin, and its questions range from boring to shocking without a counter-balance to turn testy questions into a form of dark humor. The presentation is nonsensical, and the game doesn't seem to have any purpose. Its only saving grace is that the games are short, but it only takes one time before your party chooses to play something more whimsical instead. Unless you want to bring down the mood of the party or instigate arguments, there's no reason to have this game anywhere near your system.
Awkward is a game that asks about your opinions on certain things, and while you will get some pretty ordinary questions, a lot of them are going to be downright rude, dirty or downright awkward. Some will make you laugh out loud, while others will definitely start some heated arguments.
I can't recommend Awkward. It's not fun to play by yourself, or with others, and the humor, other than a few hits, is also disappointing. If you want an awkward type of game to play, then find something else.
Awkward is a great party game that up to 4 players are pitted agains each other in the game that breaks of builds relationships. It was the first game I played with my girlfriend and suffice to say, we are still together. Can't guarantee you won't loose a friend!
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I’m normally a big fan of party games; however Awkward is easily one of the weakest I’ve played, managing to deliver an experience that’s just painfully dull. While it sometimes achieves its goal of creating an uncomfortably fun atmosphere, the moods it tends to strike more often is that of apathy and aversion.
Some games just should never be made and Awkward is a perfect example of one. It’s not worth 99 cents let alone the $12 asking price. The premise had promise but the actual questions are ridiculously watered down and boring. Don’t bother with this one.
If you are looking for a party game that will test friendships and show your ability to face tough decisions then this is the game for you. This game will ask you questions you never thought possible and some you wish that were never possible. It would be a great game to have at a family gathering or inviting your friends over to put them to the test. Definitely recommend this title for anyone out there looking for a fun and hilarious time with your friends or family.