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The basics:

- Framerate holds 30fps very well, runs smoother than Panic Button's prior Id Tech games like Doom 2016 and Wolfenstein II. Some frame time blips in portable mode and cinematics (which are relatively rare and brief) are 20fps when portable.

- Docked mode is dynamic 720p, with a minimum of "just below 540p".

- Portable mode is 612p at maximum and "around 360p" (VG Tech says 432p to be exact) at minimum.

- Depth of field and motion blur have been cut, but geometry, scene complexity, lighting, animation quality, volumetrics, and most of the effects work are retained.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 17 January 2021

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TLDR.
It is the worst way to play the game, but it's also an absolute achievement in porting to the Switch with this level of fidelity.

If you don't care about framerates and visuals and wish to play it in portable mode, you really can't go wrong unless you get a handheld PC or use xcloud.

I am keen to see how the next idtech game looks on Switch, the engine seems to be making big strides forwards.



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I played the game solely on handheld mode so I was pleased to know that cutscenes run at stable 30 fps instead of the 20 in portable. It's the best Panic Button port to date, barring the glitches.

Any chance the rumored Switch Pro could improve this game if just a little?



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Looks pretty damn good for portable.

The question is how much of it it physical how much is a download?



 

 

Cobretti2 said:

Looks pretty damn good for portable.

The question is how much of it it physical how much is a download?

It's digital only. No retail release.



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I hope this game does well so that they feel the impressive effort they made paid off.

Metallox said:

Any chance the rumored Switch Pro could improve this game if just a little?

That's what those models were primarily for this generation, so unless Nintendo have a different direction for their supposed Pro model, then framerate and resolution options and improvements could be the norm.



Darwinianevolution said:
Cobretti2 said:

Looks pretty damn good for portable.

The question is how much of it it physical how much is a download?

It's digital only. No retail release.

well that sucks hard. Hopefully they decide to change their mind, Already have it on PC but would love a physical release on Switch



 

 

Quite the technical feet on the switch!



             

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It's good to know the basics as to why this port is so great on a console like the Switch, Panic Button is striving to be elected as official black mage with this kind of work !



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Cobretti2 said:
Darwinianevolution said:

It's digital only. No retail release.

well that sucks hard. Hopefully they decide to change their mind, Already have it on PC but would love a physical release on Switch

A physical was planned for Switch. You could pre-order any retail store but a month or 2 before release they canceled all of them. A physical is never going to happen at this point. The game looks great tho on reg consoles and get a physical there.



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