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Alien Isolation, the first game to look better on Switch than on PS4/XB1?

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fatslob-:O said:
IMO, I still prefer the longer shadow draw distance and the less aggressive LOD transitions that the home consoles offer over the Switch's superior AA method ...

And native 1080p without dynamic res, It's impressive port but I think Digital Foundry reached a bit too far calling it better.



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Radek said:
fatslob-:O said:
IMO, I still prefer the longer shadow draw distance and the less aggressive LOD transitions that the home consoles offer over the Switch's superior AA method ...

And native 1080p without dynamic res, It's impressive port but I think Digital Foundry reached a bit too far calling it better.

It got us talking, though...



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Conina said:
DonFerrari said:

Does it really have a VR mode? Perhaps for PSVR?

Or you just used the headset as screen?

This game really is something that VR can make 10x better and more immersive, and scary.

https://github.com/Nibre/MotherVR/releases/

seated VR with Xbox controller:


View on YouTube

standing VR with Oculus controllers:


View on YouTube

So it isn't real VR, bummer... I believe they could reach some more sales making a DLC, patch or re-release with VR full support costing very little to implement.



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Radek said:
fatslob-:O said:
IMO, I still prefer the longer shadow draw distance and the less aggressive LOD transitions that the home consoles offer over the Switch's superior AA method ...

And native 1080p without dynamic res, It's impressive port but I think Digital Foundry reached a bit too far calling it better.

Shimmering in a game like this really breaks immersion, whereas the cutbacks in ambient occlusion and shadows on Switch are so minimal you'll hardly notice them. Framerate is also more solid and no more screen tearing on Switch. It definitely has better image quality than PS4/Xbone.



d21lewis said:
I'm playing RE5 and RE6 on the Switch. DF pointed out some flaws and I've noticed them (split screen only) but I think they're the best versions of the games. Mainly because of motion control support. They're 7th gen games but they look so good on the Switch!

Imagine what those Atari 2600 games with AA would look like!



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Stuff like this makes me sad that so few Switch games attempt a realistic visual style, as titles like this, Outlast II, and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter demonstrate the system can do beautiful realistic visuals when devs make the effort.

It also makes me wish Nintendo wasn't so weirdly adverse to using AA, the system can clearly do it quite well.

Radek said:

Sorry but if resolution can drop to 900p and even 756p I can't believe it's a better looking game than PS4 version at native 1080p.

756p is borderline last gen territory.

Both in the video and on Twitter John has explained that it's 1080p most of the time. That minimum figure will only happen during the worst case scenarios, so in practice hardly ever; for the majority of playtime you're looking at the same pixel count as PS4 just with more modern AA.



Radek said:
fatslob-:O said:
IMO, I still prefer the longer shadow draw distance and the less aggressive LOD transitions that the home consoles offer over the Switch's superior AA method ...

And native 1080p without dynamic res, It's impressive port but I think Digital Foundry reached a bit too far calling it better.

The shadow draw distance makes not much difference in this game (and it is not very different on Switch) and the resolution seems to be 1080p most of the time.

But the better image quality on Switch is very noticeable, even on a big TV.

And the gyro controls makes the Switch version the best version anyway



It is so refreshing to see a developer put expertise and "chops" (as he says it) in a Nintendo port. Yay for Feral Interactive, Switch, Aliens and gamers.



Skeeuk said:
its a good port but ps4 xbox players had this years ago, Apart from a better AA solution theres nothing on it better than the higher console versions in fact in handheld it goes to 500p at times

What resolution does it run on PS4 in portable mode?



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SpokenTruth said:
Skeeuk said:
its a good port but ps4 xbox players had this years ago, Apart from a better AA solution theres nothing on it better than the higher console versions in fact in handheld it goes to 500p at times

What resolution does it run on PS4 in portable mode?

This argument again... reminds me of all the people on YouTube, look the portable console from 2017 can barely keep up with downgraded ports of 8th gen games compared to 2013 consoles i.e. Witcher 3, no need to get so defensive.

Nintendo went cheap with Tegra X1, could have launched in Fall 2017 with X2 which is 50% more powerful and Switch would get much more ports.

Almost Xbox One quality, 900p 8th gen games like Witcher 3 or even Ass Creed.