What the Dub?! - Switch Review
"Switch off that 50 turn game of Mario Party that you just started and play a quick round of What the Dub?!"
With popular multiplayer games that require the players' phones (or tablets or computers but... come on) being all the rage these days, what with the Jackbox Party series and Smiling Buddha Games's Use Your Words, it's all about trying to find new ways to keep the genre fresh. In Wide Right Interactive's What the Dub?!, your family and friends will watch one of 300 short scenes from old-timey films and it's up to the players to fill in the gaps with their answers and to vote on which they think is the funniest.
Much like most games in this genre, you're tasked with writing the funniest answer possible to fill in the blanks. With the ability to play with up to 12 players, the game consists of three rounds with each being worth more points than the last. A full playthrough can be completed within 10 minutes, certainly making for more quick and easy sessions but will ultimately leave the group wanting more.
Most games like these execute the point system with thought and consideration however, What the Dub?! doesn't seem to balance this well as the third and final round is worth much more than what it should be. There were multiple times that I won the first two rounds, only to come last in the final round and finish dead last overall. I'm not bitter, not at all, I just have a few questions...
Story / Personality
There are over 300 short scenes, each as hilariously bad as the next. Most of these scenes are in black and white and as the developers likely would have had to use movies that are in public domain, you likely won't recognise any of them.