[Beyond PlayStation] Youtubers Life OMG Edition Review
Youtubers Life OMG Edition is available now on Nintendo Switch. Find out more about this simulation game in our Youtuberâ€™s Life OMG Edition review!
The premise is simple and catchy for this generation: Become the famous Youtuber you always wanted to be! Cooking? Vloging? Gaming? All that and more awaits you in your new career as an internet star. Build yourself from the ground and up into the cream of the cream, as to make and edit your own content on your rise to the top. Interact with your viewers and followers, manage your finances from the revenue you worked so hard for, and balance your personal life at the same time. All that sounds great right? Maybe even helpful for trying and learning about the industry to try out in real life! Unfortunately, in practiceâ€¦ itâ€™s not quite that. The game feels a bit repetitive, grindy and unrealistic, and there are a few reasons for it.
The controls arenâ€™t the best, as itâ€™s all done with the analog sticks and the Nintendo Switch buttons, and the lack of any touchscreen support is rather disappointing, as the intended controls donâ€™t work as well as they should. The game doesnâ€™t run great either, especially when trying to speed things up so that the grinding isnâ€™t as tiring, as the game doesnâ€™t allow more than four actions on queue at the same time, and the set events (as in, the ones that automatically happen) tend to not interact correctly with your queue.
Even gameplay elements donâ€™t sit well with you when you play, as some of the messages and actions can seem irresponsible or even dangerous to anyone with some minor knowledge of the internet and online safety, or even of life choices in general. Iâ€™m an old person, and I spent a great majority of my teenage years online, and even I would be concerned with kids taking up these examples without much regard to their safety or life decisions.
Yes, I know itâ€™s a simulation game and thatâ€™s kind of the whole deal, to be able to do things you couldnâ€™t or shouldnâ€™t do in real life, but itâ€™s quite obvious why and to whom this title is directed to, and that is young and impressionable kids and teenagers who want to be just like their favorite YouTubers, an audience that might end up taking this release as some sort of guideline of what they need to do to become an internet star.
Going back to the gaming part of this Nintendo Switch release, when I mentioned the game was a bit grindy, I really meant it. You basically have to do the same things over and overâ€¦ and over again, with little change at all. The visuals are nice, but the â€œvoice actingâ€ and the sounds in the game leave a lot of room for some much-needed improvement. The writing gets repetitive as well, and even the clever jokes and references get old really fast.
Youtubers Life OMG Edition is certainly playable. It didnâ€™t crash once, but it did bug out several times. If you are a hardcore simulation fan, or if you want a game where you donâ€™t really want to think too much about the experience, then go ahead and try this game. But if you are looking for a polished simulation experience, Iâ€™m afraid you wonâ€™t find it here.
This Youtubers Life OMG Edition review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by U-Play Online.