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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdfO8ECwdo

Some key points from the video

Runs at 1080p in docked mode (occasionally drops to 900p during intense scenes) and 720p in handheld mode.
stable 30 FPS in Docked mode, but some drops to the mid 20s in handheld mode during scenes with heavy effects.
As series tradition, theirs some frame pacing issues
Some effects now have a lower resolution than the 360 version
almost none of the graphical improvements from the other versions made it into the Switch version
Only 3.9 GB
Audio has compression issues.
A lot more in the video so I do encourage you to watch it.



     

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Cool its portable but a prettt bad port.



 

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As they mention handheld drops into low twenty's which made me not want to play, or maybe it was the framepacing, either way I think it need some improvement. Sounds like FPS is better docked.



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I have been looking at this game, and am trying to figure out what about it people find so great. I know I am missing something, but it doesn't look like people are having fun with it in "let's plays," and the graphics are as bland as any game I have ever seen.

Now, I am not saying it's a bad game, but I am struggling to see why it is great. What are the big draws? Why are people excited to have this on Switch?
All I seem to be seeing is mediocrity, so far - and the fact that people are calling this a bad port makes it worse.



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xl-klaudkil said:
Cool its portable but a prettt bad port.

You clearly missed the point of the anlaysis. It's a way better version than the PS3/Xbox 360, and is as stable as the PS4/Xbox One version.



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Its getting compaired to the xb360 version, and your not blown away by how much better the Switch version is.
Am I the only one that thinks thats a issue? like its not great if your console is getting compaired to last gen consoles imo.



JRPGfan said:

Its getting compaired to the xb360 version, and your not blown away by how much better the Switch version is.
Am I the only one that thinks thats a issue? like its not great if your console is getting compaired to last gen consoles imo.

By that logic, DS remastered on PS4 and XOne would also have an issue with it, since they were compared to the original versions to look on what was improved and whatnot.



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JRPGfan said:

Its getting compaired to the xb360 version, and your not blown away by how much better the Switch version is.
Am I the only one that thinks thats a issue? like its not great if your console is getting compaired to last gen consoles imo.

No, I see no issue. If you watch the video, the guy says several times that he doesn't think Dark Souls is pushing the Switch to its limits. I see no reason why your so concerned over this. Its well known that the switch is significantly more powerful than the Xbox 360, but by not means is it going to blow it out of the park like the XboxOne X does.



     

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JRPGfan said:

Its getting compaired to the xb360 version, and your not blown away by how much better the Switch version is.
Am I the only one that thinks thats a issue? like its not great if your console is getting compaired to last gen consoles imo.

It's a remaster, of course you'll compare it to the original version. The main point of the video is why the remaster matter and how. And obviously, it matters because of higher resolution, better framerate, and better overall presentation (except for the audio quality)



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JRPGfan said:

Its getting compaired to the xb360 version, and your not blown away by how much better the Switch version is.
Am I the only one that thinks thats a issue? like its not great if your console is getting compaired to last gen consoles imo.

The Switch isn't a console and the video is comparing different ports of a game, not consoles.