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So biggest advantage is 1080p in docked mode and much faster loading times compared to Wii U version of game.

Last edited by Miyamotoo - on 24 April 2018

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"The visual design works well at 720p and the bump to 1080p allows smaller details to shine but it might surprise you how subtle the jump in pixel count can appear in many scenes. Aside from these minor visual tweaks and the increase in resolution, there isn't much else in the way of visual enhancements."

"Visuals aside, there is another major enhancement worth discussing - loading times. Starting the game has a 40 second loading time with DKC running from disc on Wii U, which is cut down to a mere 11 seconds on Switch."

So a minor upgrade in graphics, but it loads a lot faster. Wish they'd thrown in DKC: Returns with it, considering it's a full price release.



The switch undocked is more powerful than the wii U right?
Then why does the resolution fall to 720 the same as wii U when undocked.

In general paying $10 more 4 years later where the biggest advantage is a resolution bump (if docked) and saving seconds on loading times - is not impressive to me.

The game is good, the price is horrible.



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Bandorr said:

Then why does the resolution fall to 720 the same as wii U when undocked.

Because the Switch's screen resolution is 720?



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I was looking forward to it but I'll wait for a price cut. The package itself is honestly a rip-off.



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zorg1000 said:
Bandorr said:

Then why does the resolution fall to 720 the same as wii U when undocked.

Because the Switch's screen resolution is 720?

Though running at a higher resolution than the display still has benefits. Still I'd rather have better battery life than supersampling when undocked.



zorg1000 said:
Bandorr said:

Then why does the resolution fall to 720 the same as wii U when undocked.

Because the Switch's screen resolution is 720?

So the resolution on the switch can't ever go higher than 720?

I didn't know that - thank you.

edit: Actually I probably did know that, it just didn't occur to me.  Makes a lot of sense.

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Bandorr said:
The switch undocked is more powerful than the wii U right?
Then why does the resolution fall to 720 the same as wii U when undocked.

In general paying $10 more 4 years later where the biggest advantage is a resolution bump (if docked) and saving seconds on loading times - is not impressive to me.

The game is good, the price is horrible.

Nintendo is getting up with the times. And perhaps they just wanted to make a quick port with minor improvements as a lot of cross gen do.



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DonFerrari said:
Bandorr said:
The switch undocked is more powerful than the wii U right?
Then why does the resolution fall to 720 the same as wii U when undocked.

In general paying $10 more 4 years later where the biggest advantage is a resolution bump (if docked) and saving seconds on loading times - is not impressive to me.

The game is good, the price is horrible.

Nintendo is getting up with the times. And perhaps they just wanted to make a quick port with minor improvements as a lot of cross gen do.

I'd even have been fine with it being $50. Which even then is fairly absurd. Charging full price for a 4 year old game with no new content, and few changes.

But to charge MORE than they did before? Perhaps the cartridge is to blame. Another Cartridge fee/tax at work?

The game is great though, and better loading times is always nice. But at that price, oof mega pass.



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