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Honestly, regardless of extra content, I feel recycling games from Switch's own predecessors in inherently lazy as it's primarily a way to try to get away with not making enough original content. As a Wii U owner, Switch's first party output is quite weak in my view, it only seems good cos they pad it out with old shit.

Mar1217 said:
Mr Puggsly said:

Ark is solid considering its shit on every platform. Even the Series X struggles.

900p 30fps uncapped, here we goooo

Ark is fucking disgusting, it's like they set out to make the most badly optimized games of all time, can't believe people support this trash.

Darwinianevolution said:

Do we differenciate between lazy ports and catastrophic ports? Because comparing games that are just a straight port, without actually improving or taking advantage of the hardware in any way, with ports that are near unplayable by all modern standards seems unfair.

Both can qualify as lazy the way I see it, just in different ways.



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Mutant Year Zero. I don't mind playing ugly games, but I do mind it when they are so muddy and blurry that I can't read onscreen text or make out objects.



Redout.

Instead of intelligently tweaking the visuals to accomodate the Switch's lower power spec the way that good ports like Crash 4 or Dragon Quest 11 do, they seem to have just hacked down the resolution until it ran smoothly, and while the framerate is indeed pretty much locked, the graphics are a murky, soupy mess due to the unacceptably low dynamic res.



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curl-6 said:

RE4 is my favourite game of all time, but the Switch version is lazy as fuck.

No motion controls, not even 1080p docked or 720p portable despite being a Gamecube game.

I'm glad you mentioned this. I was thinking of getting it on the Switch and giving away my Wii copy to someone who still keeps a Wii plugged in, just to save shelf space. Nevermind now.



burninmylight said:
curl-6 said:

RE4 is my favourite game of all time, but the Switch version is lazy as fuck.

No motion controls, not even 1080p docked or 720p portable despite being a Gamecube game.

I'm glad you mentioned this. I was thinking of getting it on the Switch and giving away my Wii copy to someone who still keeps a Wii plugged in, just to save shelf space. Nevermind now.

Yeah it's a terrible omission given how great the motion controls on the Wii version were, and downright baffling as RE Revelations 1 & 2 on Switch actually do have motion controls.



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heavenmercenary01 said:

I can't blame third parties for lazy ports as much as i blame Nintendo for them.
Here's my list:
- Mario kart Deluxe
- Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.
- Zelda Skyward Sword
- New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
- Captain Toad
- Mario 3D All Stars.
- Hyrule warriors
- Tokyo Mirage Session
Pikmin had a little work behind it so i'm not listing it.

Pikmin is the one with the little effort put in it, all of those games runs better on the Switch, have DLCs and improved resolution and textures.

If I'd call 1 lazy Nintendo port, I'd say is actually Pikmin 



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The Tropico 6 Switch port was just so awful looking, my condolences to anyone who had to endure that, Otherwise, a f a n t a s t i c management game, just not the Switch port. Might be better by now, dunno.



Mr Puggsly said:
curl-6 said:

Ark Survival Evolved, Saint's Row 3, WWE 2K18, and Payday 2 are terrible ports on Switch that just reek of a lack of effort and care.

Ark is solid considering its shit on every platform. Even the Series X struggles.

I mean, to be fair, Studio Wildcard is SHIT. 



My little brother's been playing R-Type Final 2 and it seems a pretty low effort port; it looks quite ugly yet still runs poorly. One of those cases where it seems they just hacked down the settings until it ran at a playable yet still low framerate without bothering to do any actual smart optimization.



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SKMBlake said:
heavenmercenary01 said:

I can't blame third parties for lazy ports as much as i blame Nintendo for them.
Here's my list:
- Mario kart Deluxe
- Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.
- Zelda Skyward Sword
- New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
- Captain Toad
- Mario 3D All Stars.
- Hyrule warriors
- Tokyo Mirage Session
Pikmin had a little work behind it so i'm not listing it.

Pikmin is the one with the little effort put in it, all of those games runs better on the Switch, have DLCs and improved resolution and textures.

If I'd call 1 lazy Nintendo port, I'd say is actually Pikmin 

Pikmin 3 for the Switch included all previous DLC, brand new side story content with Olimar + Louie, added in multiple difficulty settings and added coop for the single player campaign.  

Not sure why people think it is a straight port.  Perhaps still overpriced, but it isn't a straight port.  

Edit

Laziest port, IMHO, is easily Tropic Freeze.  Game is virtually identical with no added content.

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