Among Us has been one of this big buzz games that all the kids are playing. There's memes and streamers love it. Ostensibly, it's got a semi neat idea because it sort of reminds me of John Carpenter's The Thing, except with silly looking visuals.
Anyway, it was $5 on the eShop and I have $3.50 in credit, so I figured why not give it a try? It was snowing pretty hard, and I wanted to kill some time but wasn't really ready to dive into a big time-sink game.
So I squeezed a couple of hours of Among Us into my weekend. And... it's fine?
I had more fun playing as a crewmate than as an imposter, personally. Doing the tasks, avoiding getting killed, keeping an eye out for strange behavior was all fun enough. But ultimately, I don't really see the hype here. It feels like a fun little party game, but not something that would hold my attention long term.
The rounds end quick. Even with 10 players it seemed like a game would play out in minutes. Sure there were some moments of suspense - like when I killed someone and had to try to hide to not get caught. And there were some funny moments.
But overall, it felt kind of trendy to me. Maybe I'm wrong, and future updates will bring enough new maps and content to make it more everlasting. But right now, it feels like a kind of silly fun game that's also a bit shallow and lacks replayability for my own interest.