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Is it a good port

Yes 32 58.18%
 
No 9 16.36%
 
It's an OK 14 25.45%
 
Total:55

The one thing I liked on the ports of Doom, Witcher and the like is how we finally won the "60fps is absolute necessary" to even low 20 being acceptable depending on the game.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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30 fps blows IMHO, I absolutely love 60 fps. Too each their own.



I don't care about framerate as long as I'm comfortable while playing.



Chrkeller said:
30 fps blows IMHO, I absolutely love 60 fps. Too each their own.

Even 60 isn't that great once you hit 120/144.



Random_Matt said:
Chrkeller said:
30 fps blows IMHO, I absolutely love 60 fps. Too each their own.

Even 60 isn't that great once you hit 120/144.

Maybe.  I'm console a guy, so I wouldn't know.  From my perspective graphics don't matter as much as gameplay.  fps directly impacts gameplay, hence it matters.



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DonFerrari said:
The one thing I liked on the ports of Doom, Witcher and the like is how we finally won the "60fps is absolute necessary" to even low 20 being acceptable depending on the game.

The PS4 dips to the teens in cutscenes and dips to the mid 20s in the same areas the Switch dips.  You can see this in the link posted in one of my earlier replies, and you can compare it to the same scenes as the Switch framerate test.

Furthermore, most of the time the game runs at 30 fps on Switch.  No need to hyperbole like there is a huge gap in performance, because the PS4 did not so it much better.

So unless you want to lable the PS4 version as unacceptable, you really have no stance to state that the Switch version is.  At the end of the day, the trade off is visuals for portability, something that is subjective and valued differently from gamer to gamer.



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Chrkeller said:
Random_Matt said:

Even 60 isn't that great once you hit 120/144.

Maybe.  I'm console a guy, so I wouldn't know.  From my perspective graphics don't matter as much as gameplay.  fps directly impacts gameplay, hence it matters.

So you should be pissed with 20-25fps of Witcher 3.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Shiken said:
DonFerrari said:
The one thing I liked on the ports of Doom, Witcher and the like is how we finally won the "60fps is absolute necessary" to even low 20 being acceptable depending on the game.

The PS4 dips to the teens in cutscenes and dips to the mid 20s in the same areas the Switch dips.  You can see this in the link posted in one of my earlier replies, and you can compare it to the same scenes as the Switch framerate test.

Furthermore, most of the time the game runs at 30 fps on Switch.  No need to hyperbole like there is a huge gap in performance, because the PS4 did not so it much better.

So unless you want to lable the PS4 version as unacceptable, you really have no stance to state that the Switch version is.  At the end of the day, the trade off is visuals for portability, something that is subjective and valued differently from gamer to gamer.

I have no problem if you want to call PS4 version unacceptable. But if you think stating there is a huge perfomance gap is hyperbole that is on you as well.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
Shiken said:

The PS4 dips to the teens in cutscenes and dips to the mid 20s in the same areas the Switch dips.  You can see this in the link posted in one of my earlier replies, and you can compare it to the same scenes as the Switch framerate test.

Furthermore, most of the time the game runs at 30 fps on Switch.  No need to hyperbole like there is a huge gap in performance, because the PS4 did not so it much better.

So unless you want to lable the PS4 version as unacceptable, you really have no stance to state that the Switch version is.  At the end of the day, the trade off is visuals for portability, something that is subjective and valued differently from gamer to gamer.

I have no problem if you want to call PS4 version unacceptable. But if you think stating there is a huge perfomance gap is hyperbole that is on you as well.

There is not a huge performance gap.  Where the Switch dips to 24fps, the PS4 also dips (albeit to the higher 20s).  Also where the Switch dips to the high teens in cutscenes, the PS4 also dips to the high teens in same cutscenes.  Furthermore most of the time, the Switch holds a steady 30 fps.  It is only two demanding areas that it drops at all.

If you want to ignore the video evidence and make claims that there is a huge performance gap (there isn't), then people calling you out for hyperbole is on you my friend.



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Why does this thread exist? If people accept and enjoy the game, then that's cool. I certainly wouldn't play it, but I do not make threads claiming so.