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Square enix could have given the port of kingdom hearts to saber, and I'd probobly be playing through KH2 by chriatmas



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FS2020 on Switch? I wonder what it will look like.



Zippy6 said:

"Nintendo consoles were never about hardware, they were always about something that boosts your gameplay experience"

60fps and games that aren't blurry boosts my gameplay experience. Also this statement seems to forget every console before the Wii/DS.

I don't find most of these "impossible ports" enjoyable on switch at all, I had doom briefly and even that was just too blurry for me. Skyrim is the only 3rd party game I've really played and enjoyed on Switch. These ports don't do it for me so I'll stick to Nintendo games that are designed with the limited power in mind. That's where the Switch shines, not on games that are being forced to run on something they weren't designed for.

The thing is the improvements to the techniques were made throughout the time. The Doom 2016 port was improved over the years, and Doom Eternal, with a way more demanding idTech 7 engine, run absolutely fantastic on the Switch. Yes, the texture quality is reduced, but the pacing and the gyro aiming makes it fantastic to play. I was not really a Doom-guy (pun intended) but I am near the end of Eternal, and it's in my Top 10 of all my Switch games.

Overall, the worst port for me - besides Ark obviously - would be Saint Row the 3rd (where there seems to be a high input lag in the game, which makes the driving impossible and the aiming almost impossible).

dx11332sega said:

I thought I heard this before? I wonder if they can port ark survivor evolved?

Virtous said that after porting Outer Worlds to the Switch. But they shouldn't have, at its release, Outer Worlds was unplayable. Now it's your usual Switch port, but it took them a year to achieve that, and several patches.



"Quagmire, are you the type of guy who takes 'no' for an answer ?"
"My lawyer doesn't allow me to answer that question"

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The Crysis games really changed my tune about the need for a Switch Pro. If these games can look this good and run this well then I no longer feel any need for a more powerful Switch.



Ok, but there is any point of porting games to run like shit like The Outer Worlds ?

As a publisher, I wouldn't like to see the opinion about my work tarnished in the minds of people who had experienced it vastly different of how it was supposed to look and play



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IcaroRibeiro said:

Ok, but there is any point of porting games to run like shit like The Outer Worlds ?

That was at lauch tho, nowadays Outer Worlds runs okay



"Quagmire, are you the type of guy who takes 'no' for an answer ?"
"My lawyer doesn't allow me to answer that question"

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As long as you are willing to cut enough sure it isn`t impossible, you could even make it for PS2 or X360 or even latter HW.



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."

A port of Nier Autómata and Tomb Raider trilogy will be good in Swicht.
But something like MSFS I dont think so.



I for one really appreciate these so-called "impossible" ports to Switch.

I played Witcher 3, Doom 2016, Doom Eternal, and Hellblade on Switch and they're all now in my top 10 games of the past decade. Their core greatness shone through even at a lower resolution, and I was having too much fun to fuss over downgraded textures or other settings.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Dead Rising was ported to Wii
Street Fighter Alpha 3 was ported to the GBA
Xenosaga was ported to Nintendo DS.
Guitar Hero was ported to Nintendo DS

If there's a will, there's a way.