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So the online test for the Switch version of Dragonball FighterZ is now live, and I decided to give it a go this morning.

 

First things first...the visuals.  Having come from the PS4 Pro version of the game, I must say that I am impressed.  As expected, it is not near as sharp as it is on the pro, but the visuals do hold up decently enough on my 50" 4k TV.  Performance wise however, I am not sure.  My experience was not as smooth, but this was a rushed test that I may or may not give another go later in the weekend.

 

I was too focused on the controls...they just did not feel as responsive to me.  Now my opponent was pulling off combos left and right without a problem it seemed, so I was worried I was experiencing latency.  However I do not think this was the case, as I think it was the controller itself.  The D Pad on the joycons just did not do it for me, and I found it very difficult to pull off super moves and the like.  So I began using the control stick instead, and things got a little bit easier.

 

I then decided to Switch to the pro controller as using the stick feels clunky to me (personal preference) and decided to try the D Pad on it instead.  I noticed an immediate improvement, however it still paled in comparison to my dualshock 4 D Pad.  All in all, so far it looks like I will not be double dipping on this game.

 

That is not to say it is a bad port, from what I could tell it is solid.  However I do not feel like getting used to another gampad just to play it on the Switch.  Especially since when playing on the go, I would be using the joycons which ATM seems unplayable to me.  So if I am tied to the TV anyway, there is no reason for me to own anything other than the PS4 version.

 

So anyone else give it a go yet, and if so what are your impressions thus far?  How do the joycons work for you, and to those who also played on the PS4, is it as difficult for you to adjust as it is for me?

 

Also as I said I was so focused on the controller that I did not take much note of the performance.  It seemed good to me, but I would like to hear the opinion of someone who looked at it a bit closer as well.

Last edited by Shiken - on 10 August 2018

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Nice impressions! I didn't know this was taking place this weekend so thanks for the heads up as well.



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Never played this game before. I have to say the game itself looks so nice.

But damn the lobby system and UI are GARBAGE. Looks cheap outdated in design.



BlackBeauty said:
Never played this game before. I have to say the game itself looks so nice.

But damn the lobby system and UI are GARBAGE. Looks cheap outdated in design.

The lobby system is not bad once the full game unlocks.  You join ranked matches and everything through an NPC just like Xenoverse.  The UI you see in the beta is just for casual ring matches, which is the only thing the beta seems to be allowing you to do ATM.



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I bought this already on Xbox One X and again as a gift for someone else on Xbox One. I was so excited to have it but, after a week I stopped playing and never went back. Still somehow tempted to buy it again....but I won't.



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Shiken said: 

I then decided to Switch to the pro controller as using the stick feels clunky to me (personal preference) and decided to try the D Pad on it instead.  I noticed an immediate improvement, however it still paled in comparison to my dualshock 4 D Pad.  All in all, so far it looks like I will not be double dipping on this game.

That is not to say it is a bad port, from what I could tell it is solid.  However I do not feel like getting used to another gampad just to play it on the Switch.  Especially since when playing on the go, I would be using the joycons which ATM seems unplayable to me.  So if I am tied to the TV anyway, there is no reason for me to own anything other than the PS4 version.

If there is a training or tutorial mode in the Beta (there was a Tutorial mode where you performed certain trials in the PS4/XBO Beta) you could go in there to see if you experience the same issue with the controls to rule out online latency.



Game seemed to play well, but it took a while to figure out how to start a match. Also I didn't see a training mode so I played 3 matches and SORTA learned how to play while getting demolished for 3 matches. Not sure how much testing they'll get done w such a nice uninviting setup. Will probably grab the game tho.seems like it will b fun for local play and I'm sure there's a single player.



CarcharodonKraz said:
Game seemed to play well, but it took a while to figure out how to start a match. Also I didn't see a training mode so I played 3 matches and SORTA learned how to play while getting demolished for 3 matches. Not sure how much testing they'll get done w such a nice uninviting setup. Will probably grab the game tho.seems like it will b fun for local play and I'm sure there's a single player.

Yeah there is a nice arcade mode and a story mode that takes place after fused Zamasu but before the tournament of power.  It even makes enough sense to fit into the canon too.

 

It is played through three arcs, basically telling the same story based on what would happen if a certain event went down differently.  Through all three perspectives you eventually get a grasp on everything that is really going on, and it is pretty cool.

 

After you explore all that, maybe try ranked matches online.  Most online matches are done through NPCs like Xenoverse, so the mess you see in the beta is not how you will be doing it in the final game.  It is definitely worth it IMO.



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CarcharodonKraz said:
Game seemed to play well, but it took a while to figure out how to start a match. Also I didn't see a training mode so I played 3 matches and SORTA learned how to play while getting demolished for 3 matches. Not sure how much testing they'll get done w such a nice uninviting setup. Will probably grab the game tho.seems like it will b fun for local play and I'm sure there's a single player.

There is a training room at your left when enter the lob room.



It was my first go with the game and I was impressed by how smoothly the online went. I have no idea how to play this game however. I'm decent at most fighting games I pick up and this one felt good, real flashy and pretty visually. I'll probably buy it at the very least to support the developers who delivered a quality product.



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