It's not the best looking game on Switch, nor perhaps even the best port, but I think the results are decent considering its a console game running on a contemporaneous mobile chip at 60fps.
One of the main things that make 7th and 8th gen games look different is the adoption of Physically Based Rendering on modern systems, something almost totally unseen on PS3/360. MK11 on Switch still looks like it includes this, which makes it look more like a product of this generation than the last.
Switch has shown in multiple cases it can handle modern games, albeit at a much lower visual fidelity. At some point though I'm not so impressed anymore and its just par for the course. MK11 on Switch is fine, these ports are now just looking like what I expect. People act like every new port means something, but they all kinda hit the same level. They play like other consoles with much lower visual fidelity (muddy/blurry). Sticking with UE3 helped as well I'm sure.
I'm curious to see Doom Eternal on Switch, but I think its gonna look exactly like what we expect, other id shooters but just a little more polished.
7th gen games ended when physically based rendering started to becoming the norm. Maybe that's partly why Switch ports need to reduce the resolution so much. Its interesting to see Switch doing these modern effects, but 7th gen games were generally not this blurry and muddy. Hence, I prefer games that look polished and sharp versus "modern." That's kinda the secret to 1st party Nintendo games. They don't push cutting edge graphics or effects but they're very polished and age well.
Lastly, Halo 4 on X1 arguably looks better than Halo 5 on X1. We both know Halo 5 is pushing much more advanced effects and assets, but Halo 4 is making less compromises that Halo 5 has to make like lower resolution, pop in, reduced animation frames, etc. In the end Halo 4 actually looks better just because it appears more polished. Hence, I'm fan of pulling back demanding effects in favor of polish.Last edited by Mr Puggsly - on 20 April 2019
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