When Payday 2 was announced for Nintendo Switch, I got incredibly excited. It’s not a game I’ve ever played, first-person shooters on the Nintendo Switch interest me (there aren’t too many) and I know that it’s had a serious following in the PC world ever since release.
Payday 2 doesn’t have much of a story. Essentially, you play as one of 17 characters (who don’t really differ a lot from each other outside of appearance), who takes part in a number of different heists across parts of the world. It’s a basic concept that works well for the most part. You get in, have the choice of going in all guns blazing or trying to sneak your way around and then have to return to your getaway van.You’ll play through each heist with three other people. You can either play through these missions by yourself (with bots), or with people online but here’s where my major issue with the game lies. The A.I in the game is fairly terrible. It’s just very hard to instruct them to do what you want and if you’re down, often they’ll just neglect to heal you which results in you needing to start the entire mission again.
Obviously, the game should be played online with friends, but with no voice chat on the Nintendo Switch and the game being $100 (utterly ridiculous for a five year old game). This game will live or die based on how well the community is populated, which makes Payday 2 a risky value proposition