Forums - Nintendo Discussion - DF : Ark Survival Evolved on Switch - 360p (docked) / 216p (handheld) goodness!

Would you be proud to launch a game like this?

yes 11 20.37%
 
no 43 79.63%
 
Total:54

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6kN73PuygI

Seriously how bad are the devs behinde this game... why even release a game in this state?

 "to put this into perspective, the active pixle count you get while playing is worse than just about every game on playstation 2, gamecube, xbox and the like" - DF

 

7.21 into the video :
"when you compaire directly to the xbox one version, it may as well be a different game entirely. The Switch version looks like a poorly compression jpg version of a impressionist painting" - DF

 

From Neogaf:

https://i.imgur.com/TQ4eVyU.jpg

 

https://i.imgur.com/sDcsfNe.jpg


Loading times upwards of 3m !!! wtf.

Last edited by JRPGfan - on 13 December 2018

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Well bad, I was honestly surprised that they announced it for the switch. I had a lot of troubles with this game and had to play it on a low resolution on my pc.











konnichiwa said:
Well bad, I was honestly surprised that they announced it for the switch. I had a lot of troubles with this game and had to play it on a low resolution on my pc.

Did you play it in 300p... with mid 20 fps, and occassional stutters too?
Like I feel this is unexceptable, if this is what you need to do to get it running on a switch, it shouldnt have been ported over.



Why bother to launch it with this kind of performance? And I thought Wolfenstein was a forced port...



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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The lowest it got was 304x170 on undocked, that's some Gameboy level stuff. Not that it was unexpected, this game is just terribly unoptmized in every aspect.

Edit - my mistake, that's actually on docked mode. Oh my.



 

 

 

 

 

Shrug. This place is really filled with hatred.



Lol I cant believe people are wasting their time discussing this game. It was a mediocre game to begin with. But the developers should never have released a game like this. And this has nothing to do with the Nintendo Switch. I am surprised Nintendo even allowed it on their system in this condition.



Oneeee-Chan!!! said:
Shrug. This place is really filled with hatred.

When DF says "dont know why they didnt port the phone version to the switch instead" you know things are bad.
Common its justified.

Its a blurry mess with soup like textures, running lower resolutions than PS2 games did... horrible texture pop ins, small LOD, stutter and mid 20 fps, and load screens that take up to 3minuets.



"Standard pixel-counting techniques indicate resolutions around 360p and 432p in docked mode but if you pause during motion, the whole screen breaks apart and huge pixel edges become evident. In these instances, we've counted as low as 304x170".
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-ark-survival-evolved-switch-analysis

This is terrible, probably worst looking game on Switch.