Does this really look like a game that started developement on a console like... 50 times weaker than the Switch? I'm sorry, but that statement sounds like trolling. That or you don't actually know what a 3DS is.
Btw, the game is not actually made by Nintendo. That would be Mercury Steam. But even if it was made by Nintendo, I think visually speaking it nicely falls on the category of games like Kirby Star Allies or New Pokémon Snap. Games that, while not graphical marvels, are very pretty on their own right.
It's far from the worst Nintendo has pulled of on the Switch anyway. Fire Emblem Three Houses, Animal Crossing New Horizon or Pokémon Sword and Shield look inferior to me...
I think every game you've listed there looks better visually than this. They might not all be as technically advanced (kirby particularly) but they look polished and combined with their art styles choices create a pleasing looking game. My comment about "looks like it started as a 3ds game" is simply a statement that I don't believe that this game looks like a game built for the Switch from the ground up should look like. It misses the mark for me. Yes it is miles ahead of a 3ds game in terms of models, textures, VFX and everything else, but it is lacking. Materials and shaders particularly are the problem for me. I will have to choose my words more carefully in future, but to me this looks like it could be a remaster not a brand new switch game.
New Horizons is a gorgeous polished art style and visuals so very confused that was one of your examples. But clearly everyone has different tastes.
Nintendo not developing it themselves makes a lot of sense because this doesn't look like it's getting the most out of the Switch at all to me.Last edited by Zippy6 - on 02 September 2021
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