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xl-klaudkil said:
irstupid said:

Try and buy everything this game comes with and tell me the price.

I was tempted to try to get into Diablo 3 again not to long ago. I already own the base game and the prices of expansions still being what they were made me pass.

FYI

Prices on PC right now:

Base: $20.00
Exp 1: $20.00
Exp 2: $15.00

That is $55.00 to get what you get on the Switch for $60.00

Thats quit expensive,the ps4 and x1 also got the shame physical version as switch and only cost 38 euros wirh 1080p 60fps

You can't make a 1 to 1 comparison like that since the port takes resources to build. The thing that annoys me though is that there are no big discounts for even 3rd party switch ports. Skyrim is still full price in Canada. So is doom which is ridiculous, I was hpohop to buy them later because broke uni student but they are not dropping in price like they do usually



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Not bad for the hardware, I played it on a 360 and found it be cromulent. This well above that even if its below the X1 or PS4.

I would opt for this if portability matters.



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I ended up with an eBay voucher, so I've used that to buy Diablo 3 for Switch for £30. I've never tried the series before - one good thing with Switch is that I'm getting to try out older games like this, which I missed on release. Dark Souls is also on my shelf, currently.



Masterful port. And I am amazed at how much better (imo) plays with control sticks rather than mouse / keyboard. Moreover, it weirdly seems like Diablo was made with portable play in mind.



Ultravolt said:

I've heard nothing but good things when it comes to this port. I just watched the whole video, and it seems like it sits comfortably between last gen and current gen. Better resolution and a more stable frame rate make this port a winner, imo! That $60 price tag is really holding me back from picking it up, though.

Ugh, don't you guys have money?



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Eagle367 said:
xl-klaudkil said:

Thats quit expensive,the ps4 and x1 also got the shame physical version as switch and only cost 38 euros wirh 1080p 60fps

You can't make a 1 to 1 comparison like that since the port takes resources to build. The thing that annoys me though is that there are no big discounts for even 3rd party switch ports. Skyrim is still full price in Canada. So is doom which is ridiculous, I was hpohop to buy them later because broke uni student but they are not dropping in price like they do usually

Doom and Skyrim were both reduced by 20% on the eShop not too long ago here in Europe , keep in mind it's possible on the switch to have eshop accounts from around the world you can be rather thrifty if you eShop around..... The globe



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Still didn't tried game myself, but impressions of people who playing this game of Switch are great.
Like other said, based on DF analysis, its somewhere between PS3/360 and XB1/PS4 versions, with noticeable improvement over PS3/360 versions.



Ganoncrotch said:
Eagle367 said:

You can't make a 1 to 1 comparison like that since the port takes resources to build. The thing that annoys me though is that there are no big discounts for even 3rd party switch ports. Skyrim is still full price in Canada. So is doom which is ridiculous, I was hpohop to buy them later because broke uni student but they are not dropping in price like they do usually

Doom and Skyrim were both reduced by 20% on the eShop not too long ago here in Europe , keep in mind it's possible on the switch to have eshop accounts from around the world you can be rather thrifty if you eShop around..... The globe

But they're worth 20 usd on other consoles. And keep in mind, that by conversion, Europe is already more expensive than US so 20% isn't really that much. I do take advantage of the eshop though. I buy from US and the state I chose has no added tax. In canada there is a universal 5% gst but also added qst so I chose a province with none of that. I buy from japan sometimes because they can be cheaper. All in all, I try my best to get these sorts of games but this small reduction isn't in my budget. For ninty games, I know they won't reduce in price even if wait a decade, so I just buy the ones I really like for full price like BoTW, splatton 2, XC2 and now smash. But even for first party, The games that I want but not the top of the list, like pokemon, mario odyssey, mario tennis, mario party, mario kart, donkey kong, etc etc etc I don't buy becuase I can't afford. And when I can afford, a new game that really catches my eye like megaman 11 or smash or maybe even metroid next year or the daemon x machina game comes along and I have to leave these games behind.  For wii u, i just bought the third party ones when they dropped to 20. That way I gathered cash and could get 3 games. With switch though discounts are much rarer and less valuable



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curl-6 said:

Key points:

- 900p-756p in docked mode

- 720p-540p in portable mode

- For comparison, the original release was 584p on PS3 and 360, and the PS4/Xbone remaster was 1080p

- Mostly a flatline 60fps, runs much smoother than the last gen versions and without the tearing those versions suffered

- Ported by Iron Galaxy, who also did the Switch version of Skyrim


They cut back bloom(removed), ambient occlusion(removed), particle effects(less & maybe lower res), textures(lesser) & shadows compaired to PS4/XB1.

With heavy load it drops down to the 40-45 fps (witch spamming her spells like crazy).
That was with 1 person in solo play, with co-op it can go lower.

13 GB file size.... so unless they go for a 16GB cart, there will be a 5-6GB patch to download before you can play.

 

Still its a good port, a def. step-up from the Xb360 & PS3 versions.



JRPGfan said:
curl-6 said:

Key points:

- 900p-756p in docked mode

- 720p-540p in portable mode

- For comparison, the original release was 584p on PS3 and 360, and the PS4/Xbone remaster was 1080p

- Mostly a flatline 60fps, runs much smoother than the last gen versions and without the tearing those versions suffered

- Ported by Iron Galaxy, who also did the Switch version of Skyrim


They cut back bloom(removed), ambient occlusion(removed), particle effects(less & maybe lower res), textures(lesser) & shadows compaired to PS4/XB1.

With heavy load it drops down to the 40-45 fps (witch spamming her spells like crazy).
That was with 1 person in solo play, with co-op it can go lower.

13 GB file size.... so unless they go for a 16GB cart, there will be a 5-6GB patch to download before you can play.

 

Still its a good port, a def. step-up from the Xb360 & PS3 versions.

It cant go lower than that, thats worst case scenario, they said can drop to mid to low 40's in worst case scenarios, when density of enemies and too many effects are seen at once. Outside of that, game most of time runs at locked 60 fps.