While the Nintendo Switch is great for playing single-player games, it really does shine when it dishes up a cooperative title. Pode may be simplistic, but it’s an ode to what casual couch co-op games should be.
It’s an experience that kept me smiling from the moment I picked up my Joy-Con to the moment I forced myself to go to bed. Sure, it has its issues, but the focus isn’t so much on the gameplay as it is the amount of fun you have playing it.
Catch a falling star
Pode is an exploration puzzler where you play as a rock and a fallen star, Bulder and Glo. Together they need to solve ancient puzzles to get to the top of Mount Fjellheim using their unique abilities.
You’re immediately thrown into the world without so much as a whisper of how or why it happened.
The game shines brightest with two players as it offers up an ultra-chilled, unhurried experience where you can sit back with a bestie and just work things out at your own pace.