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Author Topic: Alien Isolation coming to the Switch  (Read 2303 times)

Hudson
Jun 12, 2019, 07:43:31 PM
Reply #15 on: Jun 12, 2019, 07:43:31 PM
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I can't help but wonder who the target audience is for ports like this and Resident Evil. When Nintendo are obviously kid-friendly, it makes little sense to put these sorts of games on there. It's amazing what they've done with Witcher but again, why would I want to play it on a handheld with reduced graphics, when I can play it on a massive TV.

I don't have a Switch, so...what's "HD rumble"?

Nothing really. The joy cons have more refined rumble vibrations than you would find in a normal controller. I don't think the rumble is anywhere near as strong as a Dualshock 4.

I've had the same thought about the RE games, particularly when GameCube was the current gen. The fact that the remake of Metal Gear Solid is still exclusive to GameCube...WTF?

People who want to play first party Nintendo games and also want to play M-rated shooters and whatnot will probably just have multiple consoles.



SM
Jun 13, 2019, 06:23:47 AM
Reply #17 on: Jun 13, 2019, 06:23:47 AM
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 :D


Corporal Hicks
Jun 13, 2019, 07:13:45 AM
Reply #18 on: Jun 13, 2019, 07:13:45 AM
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Is the graphical quality different between being docked and on the handheld? I admit, I mostly play my Switch in handheld form but I don't really see any difference compared.


SiL
Jun 13, 2019, 12:21:25 PM
Reply #19 on: Jun 13, 2019, 12:21:25 PM
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I mean the handheld screen is tiny, so any drop in quality isn't actually going to be noticeable when you're portable. The thing seems to run nice quality graphics docked, but I don't know exact tech specs.


Darkness
Jun 13, 2019, 07:50:00 PM
Reply #20 on: Jun 13, 2019, 07:50:00 PM
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It varies from game to game but you're looking at maximum 720p on the handheld and 900p on the TV. The CPU also is clocked lower so you will see performance issues in handlheld mode.

why would I want to play it on a handheld with reduced graphics, when I can play it on a massive TV.

...but you can play the Switch on a massive TV ???

I meant a big TV with a higher resolution. Like a PS4 Pro where you're getting 4K output.


PsyKore
Jun 15, 2019, 09:38:42 AM
Reply #21 on: Jun 15, 2019, 09:38:42 AM
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I can't help but wonder who the target audience is for ports like this and Resident Evil. When Nintendo are obviously kid-friendly, it makes little sense to put these sorts of games on there.

Eh? Nintendo have always been ok with adult games since MK2 on SNES. It's there for people that want it.


Deaconschristpose
Jun 24, 2019, 05:56:17 PM
Reply #22 on: Jun 24, 2019, 05:56:17 PM
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I just wonder if the Switxh VR can handle it. I know the Zelda VR add-on got a bunch of crap for not being true VR, but that game wasn't made for it. Really curious to see if Nintendo's VR is up to par and this game could be a good example if they go with it.


Jenga
Jun 24, 2019, 06:30:21 PM
Reply #23 on: Jun 24, 2019, 06:30:21 PM
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@ Deaconschrispose - I don't see any reference to the VR function of the Nintendo Switch(Labo VR) being used in this port of the game. Are you getting your wires crossed from an earlier posters wish to get the unfinished PC VR version officially ported to PSVR?

One additional thing: I first played this incredible game on the 360 and (As it was released during the transition between the PS3 to PS4 and X360 to XBONE and the last gen versions were very well done and completely captured the visuals, sounds and spirit of the game. The next gen (now current gen) versions look better but not in any major/transformative way. In other words, the differences are fairly minor (just simple spec updates (higher render resolution, higher shadow details etc) but they essentially look the same, just sharper/clearer, not different looking art assets for instance. This means that the Switch version should look similar to the excellent 360 version which would still be a very nice port and worth getting for someone who has wanted to play but never had a PC/Xbox/Playstation to try it out on. I personally have also picked up the PS4 versions (higher quality) and the PC (for VR Mother mod) so I'm not going to buy the game a fourth time but I highly implore people who haven't get to get this game. It's truly phenomenal if you are an OG Alien fan!

« Last Edit: Jun 24, 2019, 06:41:56 PM by Jenga »

The Old One
Jul 11, 2019, 02:14:30 AM
Reply #24 on: Jul 11, 2019, 02:14:30 AM
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Agreed.
I'm glad Isolation's ported the for Switch user.


 

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