I think we all secretly knew that Nintendo Switch Online wasn't going to launch without a little bit of ridicule, but in its current state it does seem a bit flawed.

To catch you up quickly, Nintendo Switch Online is a companion app to help enhance your Switch experience. With the launch of Splatoon 2 happening tomorrow, SplatNet 2 is a very welcome sight. The rest of the app, however, is looking a little sparse in comparison.

One of the main issues raised by Kotaku is that the process of using the voice chat seems like more of a faff than it's worth. You can only take part in private battles and private conversations that someone's got to host, but if you switch to another app (if you quickly check Twitter or pick up a call, for example), you'll be kicked from the room until you rejoin.

According to Eurogamer you'll also have to keep your phone screen on in order to stay connected to the room, meaning that your battery'll probably drain faster than a bottle of prosecco on a British summer evening. Oh, and you'll also need a splitter, or the official S2 headset, if you want to hear the game in handheld mode and your friends at the same time.

What do you guys think? Does Nintendo Switch Online have the right idea, or would you rather just stick to Skype/Discord?