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Doom Switch tech analysis

Posted on November 11, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos

Digital Foundry is back with a new Switch technical analysis. Doom, which pushes the system to its max, is one very interesting title to look at.

It’s to be expected, but Doom’s visual quality has dropped on Switch. It has an adaptive resolution, with it usually sitting at around 600p when docked. The depth-of-field buffer and alpha effects appear to be rendered at a quarter resolution. Temporal anti-aliasing can make the action look a bit blurry on the big screen.

When Switch is in portable mode, the resolution may drop even further to roughly 576p or less. However, the smaller screen certainly helps.

The Switch version does sit below the PC version’s lowest settings. Texture quality has been reduced, for example. Lighting and ambient inclusion have been toned down on Switch as well, and screen space reflections are not present. Digital Foundry noticed color banding along with a low resolution for the HUD and menus.

One issue Doom has on Switch is frame pacing, which can lead to a sensation of stuttering during gameplay. However, it could be addressed in a patch. The frame rate may also drop when encountering enemies. It seems more enemies on screen leads to bigger drops, which isn’t surprising.

Doom actually manages to load more quickly than the PlayStation 4. A test from one of the game’s levels had the Switch version boot up about four seconds faster.

Some of these aspects may sound disappointing. However, Digital Foundry does believe that Doom is one of the most impressive portable games that can currently be played.

That’s a summary of Digital Foundry’s findings, but the site goes into much more detail. You can watch the full analysis below.

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  • Jacob Groves

    I am sure Bethesda will bringing update patch for improve it. Look at some other Switch games had update patched for better picture resolution and framerate issue. πŸ™‚

    • Michael C

      No games like doom have been released… so your assumption is based on less demanding games, and cartoony games.

      • nemo37

        No its based on the fact that Skyrim and Wolfenstein are also coming πŸ™‚

        • Gamingfan

          congrats, nintendo are trying to make us console only fans buy a system that costs $300 that cant run doom in 60fps.

          • Kid X

            Yes, a portable system.

          • Gamingfan

            so what about the people who dont want a portable?

          • Kid X

            Leave the system docked then.

          • Gamingfan

            “dont want a portable”

          • Kid X

            “Leave the system docked then”

          • Gamingfan

            how does leaving the system docked not make it a portable?

          • Kid X

            Well you don’t carry around a docked system wherever you go, do you carry around a PS4 with you to play on the bus? No you don’t, just like how you don’t carry a docked Switch.

          • Gamingfan

            with a home console I wouldnt have to pay for the screen, battery, joy cons or dock.

          • Kid X

            You mean the PS4 doesn’t come with a controller then? How do you play it then? Sucks, makes it sound like you gotta buy a controller separately.

          • Gamingfan

            pretty sure if nintendo sold a tv only switch they’d include the pro controller instead.

          • Kid X

            Well, of course they would, what video game system doesn’t come with something to control It?

          • Kid X

            Doesn’t sound like a good value then.

          • Gamingfan

            its a good value to you because you like portable gaming.

          • Kid X

            No, I said the home console doesn’t seem like a good value in the way you describe it.

          • Aline Piroutek

            You want to play Doom on TV only? Buy a non Nintendo console. MAN, I’M SO GENIUS.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Yeah, ps4 is the best when you just need to carry it with a TV as well as hope for a charge socket, the true experience on the the go

          • Switch is home/handle it’s what it’s for now stick other consoles. Just say’

          • Sagadego15

            Stop replying that salty troll.

          • jimmy

            It’s a funny read though, lol

          • zelgadis greywords

            congrats, nintendo are trying to make us HOME console only fans buy a system that costs $300 that cant run doom in 60fps. corrected

          • Gamingfan

            pretty sure everyone knows what I meant.

          • zelgadis greywords

            yeah, but that doesn’t meant that you are correct

          • Gamingfan

            well if people know what you mean then who cares.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Of course everyone knows except you

          • nemo37

            Just stick with your PS4 until the price for the Switch becomes more affordable (which it will, considering every single console manufacturer does multiple price cuts for a system through its life) or until Nintendo releases cheaper non-portable version.

            Jeez I was pretty bummed out that Sony is most likely not going to make a successor to the Vita (the PSP and Vita were my favourite game systems from them since I like to play on the go), but that did not mean I went on every single PS4 forum complaining why that system is not portable.

          • Gamingfan

            wouldnt bother me if you did. You’d have every right to feel abandoned as a playstation handheld customer.

          • Hermione Granger

            Fake 4K LMAO

          • Gamingfan

            dont care about the 4k bs .

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Because PS4 is not even 1800p compare to Xbox One X

          • Gamingfan

            edited.

          • Paul Barnes

            Nope sell the ps4 because it’s garbage mine’s gathering dust I regret buying it.

          • Game_God
        • Joshua Woodward

          Him and about 5 million other naysayers… it won’t work it won’t work! Bethesda’s Todd Howard says screw that, we’re going to make it work, and then BAM, it works…

      • Game_God
    • Tjnswitch

      I’m sure a few patches will scurry along aswell , i’m with Jacob…however i doubt they will satisfy the “KNOW IT ALL smart-phone Millennials” (who can’t stop touching there Smart-phones & faces LOL!!!) perfect example Michael C.

  • Jaxon Holden

    Been playing since release. My only complaint is the resolution. But it still looks great, and what I mean by that is it’s definitely the best handheld FPS ever released. until now if you wanted to play an FPS on the go your only option was that rickety old Borderlands 2 port or Killzone, which ran good but wasn’t that good.

  • As long as it plays well~. I was more interested in Wolfenstein, but Doom team got me with their hilarious Twitter interactions w/Bamco and NoA.

    • Tlink7

      Which hilarious tweets? πŸ˜€

    • Michael C

      plays well…compared to other handheld releases? Its the worst version and plays like crap if you own a x1/ps4/pc.

      • Tlink7

        Try playing your x1/ps/pc on the go

        • Gamingfan

          why do you guys think everyone wants to play on the go? console only fans dont give a crap.

          • zelgadis greywords

            on the go isn’t the same as on the street. You can play in your house without the need of a TV or even if you have it for playing, you can change between the two modes at will.

            And by the way, portable consoles are consoles, the “consoles” you tell is HOME consoles

          • nemo37

            Well then the question becomes, why is he here. If playing on the go is of no concern to him, then he can choose to play the game on another system. It is like me going over on an Xbox One X site and complaining about why I can’t take it on the bus with me. The XONE X is a fine stationary console and portability is not one of its key design goals, so it does not make sense for me to complain about that.

            BTW, you are still fairly new to this site and I am not sure how many Playstation sites you visit, but Michael C is an Xbox fanboy. He goes on Sony and Nintendo sites trashes Playstation and Switch (often times by lying or using double standards and then pretends to own them to justify his stance).

          • Gamingfan

            why is he here? Oh I don’t know, maybe because he’s bought every nintendo console minus the nes and virtual boy. Im waiting for my wii u successor.

          • nemo37

            He never bought any of those systems or any Playstation systems. The only system Michael C buys is Xbox (just read his past comments).

          • Gamingfan

            I thought he was referring to me.

          • “He” responded to you, asking about Michael C. It’s a different commenter, but they were addressing you, so it’d be weird to refer to you in that manner.

          • Tlink7

            Because if you buy a Switch despite not caring about portability, you’re an idiot…? If you want top-notch graphics, buy a desktop computer

          • Gamingfan

            “Because if you buy a Switch despite not caring about portability, you’re an idiot…?”

            congrats on exposing all the fanboys that just say leave it docked.

          • Tlink7

            Congrats on completely ignoring arguments that destroy your whining, as usual πŸ˜‰

            And nothing wrong with leaving it docked?

          • Gamingfan

            ignoring what comment? I replied to most of them.

            “And nothing wrong with leaving it docked?”

            leaving it docked all the time means you dont use its portability. you said if you buy it and have no interest in portability you’re an idiot.

          • Tlink7

            You whined about portability, I told you it is stupid to buy a console that is portable, you just ignore that.

            If you don’t care about fancy graphics, then there is no problem in leaving it docked. If you do, then it is kinda stupid yeah.

          • who needs portability

            i’m not ten years old

          • JasonBall

            Obviously, ten year olds need it.

          • this speaks a lot to the commenters on here

          • JasonBall

            Ha

          • Veati

            24 years old here. I need it.

          • Tlink7

            A lot of people travel even after (or especially after) they’re ten years old lol

          • Yeah I drive my own car
            My mom doesn’t drive me anywhere

          • Tlink7

            Busses? Trains? Planes?

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            You can beg your mom, a kid can always beg their parents

          • jimmy

            Just watched upupdwndwn, they’re mario cartin on the plane

          • jimmy

            Well people who have jobs amd want to game during lunch time

          • this is what you do at lunch
            don’t you know anyone at work
            don’t you want to get something to eat

          • jimmy

            Its better then staring at a phone for 45 min after eating

          • Triforce of the Gods

            Yes I do. And sooner of us game together at lunch.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Of course, you are only 5 years old. God bless you

          • Paul Barnes

            If I want the best graphics I go outside into the real world. There you go the very best realistic graphics and it’s totally free lol.

          • jimmy

            Probably the same reason why you think everyone want to sit in front of a tv and play at home

          • Game_God
      • nemo37

        lol…I love how you are trying so hard. BTW, this game runs at a dynamic resolution with an inconsistent frame rate on the XONE, and yet you never complained about that, and that system is not even portable (which by the way is the key here).

      • AJK

        I own a pc so would never consider buying any multiplat on ps4 (not even worth mentioning xbone as its an underpowered and pretty much dead console in it’s original form). But for portability i have double dipped and will for Rocket League, Skyrim and many other games on Switch.

      • Plays well as a game. Good lord, you’re so desperate all the time. Why are trolls and fanboys like this?

      • jimmy

        Thats like coming first and last in a one man race, lol, dude, you already lost your argument of the day, come back tomorrow

      • Paul Barnes

        Get lost you miserable nintendo hater.

      • Game_God
  • Amethyst Gaze

    Good enough for me. Keep saying, I’m fine with the hit, as long as I can play on the Switch so I can take it around when I don’t want to dock. There’s an audience for it.

    • Michael C

      Bad fps, bad resolution, techincally the worst version…but atleast its mobile..

      • Amethyst Gaze

        Yes thanks for repeating what I said…to me.

  • Tlink7

    Amazing for a relatively low-power machine

    • Michael C

      You can put doom on any system as long as you scale back everything that makes it look good, and have terrible fps…nothing amazing about that. But glass half full type of person i see, polish a turd to make it look like gold maybe.

      • Tlink7

        Hahahaha

      • AJK

        Youre funny πŸ™‚

        • Paul Barnes

          He isn’t he’s a dumbass.

          • SpectralDynamite

            Michael C is a TOTAL dumbass. What are you on about?

          • AJK

            Sarcasm is a fun word.

          • Hans Olo

            Huh? I’m sorry, I was ignoring you?

      • Nhat Anh Hoang

        Yeah, like Just Cause 3 on Xbox One

  • Michael C

    It looks worst, plays worst…. everything worst, it doesnt even have all the modes…and only Switch can pull this off…with all those things, atleast its mobile.
    Yes i own it, i just wont ignore technical travesties like others here.

    • Tjnswitch

      at least you not complaining and being critical of a game you dont own (SUPPOSEDLY) , thats the worse.

      • Sagadego15

        Just ignore the troll.

        • Tjnswitch

          Okay I shall !

          • Gamingfan

            sag is just a fanboy crybaby.

          • Tjnswitch

            you you serious ? You mean the kind of fanboy that stinks and thinks he knows everything because his smartphone is on 24/7? You mean the kind of fanboy that turns into a butch-queen at the drop of dime. You mean the kind of fanboy that buckles in there presence of a hot woman and the kind of fanboy that got super upset when he didn’t get that Amiibo on release day????? Say it aint so.

    • Gamingfan

      which is why Im waiting for a cheaper switch tv or I’m not buying it. not paying for the screen, battery, joy cons or dock. I dont want a tablet.

      • zelgadis greywords

        then wait until the switch succesor. And by the way, what are you doing here if you dont own the most recent ( and probably only system in less than a year) nintendo system?

        • Gamingfan

          I own the wii u and have since day 1. sorry but I dont want a tablet that can play on the tv. you hadheld guys got what you wanted but we havent.

          • zelgadis greywords

            im not a handheld guy, im a gamer that like both kind of system and this one is the perfect form for my tastes

          • Radish

            Yet you were okay with the Wii U’s tablet controller?

          • SpectralDynamite

            Thankfully, people like you are the minority.

      • AJK

        Aint going to happen. But at the rate Switch is selling, they won’t miss your purchase

        • Gamingfan

          lol they will have switch revisions and you’re delusional if you think they wont.

          • AJK

            Time will tell. But I will be very shocked if they ever release a tv only version. It would be a very backwards move.

          • Gamingfan

            why? nintendo calls it a home gaming system. They’d be lying if they released a handheld only switch and not a tv only model.

          • Robert Hastings

            May I remind you companies always lie.

          • Gamingfan

            At least you can admit nintendo lies unlike some of the white knights here.

          • Robert Hastings

            Yeah and they would make a portable only system if they wanted to because every developer lies in the game industry. From the most simple things, to larger things.

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            Dark Knight is more cool

          • Tlink7

            Yeah, like that Wii U without the GamePad that was definitely going to happen? Oh wait

          • Gamingfan

            the wii u sold lie crap. why would they bother lol.

          • Tlink7

            The Switch is selling like mad, why would they bother lol

            You could use the Wii U without the Gamepad… if you’re gonna troll, at least do your research first πŸ˜‰

          • Gamingfan

            the wii u wont function without the gamepad.

          • Tlink7

            Yes it can, you can use a Wiimote…

          • Robert Hastings

            The Pro controller says hi.

          • Gamingfan

            you cant play splatoon without the gamepad lol. pretty sure you have to use the gamepad screen to sync other controllers. could be wrong though.

          • Robert Hastings

            Splatoon and handful of other games can’t use it. The rest can.

          • Gamingfan

            yeah but do you need the gamepad to sync other controllers?

          • Robert Hastings

            No you don’t.

          • Gamingfan

            ok, my mistake.

          • Locky Mavo

            The same can be said for any of Nintendo’s consoles, none have ever been revised to the point that it functioned like a completely different console as originally designed, home or handheld. So I doubt we’ll ever see a significant revision to the Switch, maybe a hardware update like the N3DS, PS4 Pro or XB1X somewhere down the line, but nothing along the lines of removing its hybrid style functionality, especially with well it has been preforming.

          • Tlink7

            I completely agree! Switching between modes is integral to the Switch, so I don’t think we’ll be seeing a dockless or screenless version of the console. However, I wouldn’t rule out a revision that has (a combination of) improved battery life, a different shape or slightly more powerful guts. I consider the latter to be less likely than the other changes though, simply because Nintendo hasn’t really done power increases for home consoles before. Could always be the first time though (XBone and PS4 have it as well) and the Switch is also part handheld (which of course do have a history of souped-up versions)

          • Force

            But then neither have Nintendo devs ever really gone for graphics, and they went out of their way to say that the next FE on Switch would be quite the eye-catcher. Nothing is set in stone!

          • Tlink7

            FE Switch is going to be quite the eye-catcher… compared to the 3DS games that preceded it πŸ˜›

          • SpectralDynamite

            And all of them will be hybrids like the current one. It’s called the Switch for a reason. Multiple reasons, really.

        • nemo37

          Knowing Nintendo, they might bring out a Switch TV towards the latter part of the Switch’s life cycle (and maybe even a smaller portable version as well without docking capability). Remember they brought attachments to GC and SNES to let people that only wanted to play GB and GBA games on TV to be able to do so in a more cost effective manner. In addition, Nintendo also released 2DS, which was a shock to a good number of people, but ended up making sense in terms of reaching a broader (more budget tight) audience.

        • Sagadego15

          The salt from gaming troll.

        • Paul Barnes

          Get lost pc elitist.

          • AJK

            Whoah man. I just read your comment history!!! What’s wrong with you? lol

          • Hans Olo

            Why are you so mad? Is it because your arms are too short to box with god?

    • nemo37

      Pretending you still own a Switch I see, just like you pretend to own PS4. You just pretend to own these systems so you can justify lying about them. We all know you are an Xbox fanboy, just reading your past comments is a good indicator of that.

    • Paul Barnes

      No you don’t own it you miserable nintendo hater.

      • Hans Olo

        You’re a lousy PS4/Xbox/PC hater, every post you praise Nintendo only and hate on everything else.

    • Justin McQuillen

      PS4 runs this game in 0fps in portable mode

    • Nhat Anh Hoang

      It looks worst, plays worst…. everything worst, it doesn’t even have all the modes…and only Xbox One can pull this off…with all those things, at least it have Just Cause 3.
      Yes i own it, i just won’t ignore technical travesties like others here.

  • Tjnswitch

    If this wasn’t Digital Foundry’s facts in the video… I would say the whole story is just another Journalist “bang-wagon” / “oh snap I need to turn in a story …monkey see monkey do” type deal. I’m seeing alot of this unoriginal journalistic practices across the board. Instead of finding something new an original to write/ talk about, its almost like they are just looking at there smartphones for a cookie-cut copy type of story…and going with that instead of some acutely REAL journalism/news. I get you need a meal ticket Brian but really ..at this point?

    • guy
      none of this is “real journalism”
      it’s low-level ads for video games

      • Tjnswitch

        thank you for that perspective. I guess I can take stuff on here as if it were a grain of salt! I expect nothing, your so right ! I guess it still fun chatting about stuff sometimes.

    • Tjnswitch

      that was kinda rude of me so I edited my comment, pay no mind !

  • Devlind

    All of this makes me want a Pro-Dock for the Switch. It’s like a dock, but with added processing power so it can render better the games while playing it on the TV. That would be an instant buy for me.

    • awesomeparadise3

      That would definitely be cheaper than buying an entire new console.

  • Aline Piroutek

    How to know if a discussion is crap? Half of comments below are from fake gamingfan.

    • Gamingfan

      fake gamingfan. sorry but you portable fanboys arent converting me to portables. the fact you dont want nintendo to have an option tv only switch is bad for them. it will only grow the install base.

      • Tlink7

        We don’t want to ”convert” you, we just want you to stop making inane comments

        How do you know it will help Nintendo? What is the point of a Switch that can’t switch? Please…

        • Gamingfan

          they call me a fake gamingfan because I don’t like the switch.

          • Tlink7

            You can dislike the Switch all you want, it would just be nice if you didn’t constantly complain on almost every Switch article

          • Gamingfan

            I dont.

          • Tlink7

            A lot of people seem to think you do, hence your nickname πŸ˜›

          • Paul Barnes

            Well get lost then why are you even here?

          • Nhat Anh Hoang

            And i hate Persona

        • Gamingfan

          whats the the point of a 3ds without the……. oh wait, 2ds.

          • awesomeparadise3

            The 3D really isn’t that important. And if anything, Nintendo will release the Switch minus the dock. That would require no real work and would be a budget alternative. It would also be great for people without a TV and families with one TV but want more than one Switch (since a 2nd dock is useless).

          • Gamingfan

            the 3d was the gimmick they tried to sell just like they are using portability to sell the switch. 3d isnt required for a handheld and portability isnt required for a home gaming system.

          • Paul Barnes

            What a load of bollocks you spew!!!

          • SpectralDynamite

            The 3D slider wasn’t the core of the 3DS’s concept and design. That’s why a 2DS can exist and cause no real confusion apart from head scratching. To take away the Switch’s main mechanic would directly oppose everything it stands for and isolate everyone who’s lifestyle the Switch benefited, which unless you’re blind or an idiot (I’m banking on you being both), is A LOT of people. What you’re suggesting would bring any momentum Nintendo’s had to a screeching halt. Nobody wants that.

            See what I’m getting at or will I have to waste more time?

          • Tlink7

            Oh yeah, 3D, graphical fluff irrelevant to 99% of gameplay vs portability, the thing that allows you to game anywhere you want, such a good comparison πŸ˜›

          • Gamingfan

            3d isnt required for handhelds and portability isnt required for home gaming systems. therefore they are both gimmicks to their platform and the definition of gimmick is to attract attention to a product.

          • Tlink7

            3D doesn’t let you play away from a power socket and a TV. Portability is infinitely more significant

          • Aline Piroutek

            3DS MASTER RACE.
            More first party than the other.
            More third party than the other platforms.
            Bigger number of quality games.
            More exclusives than the others.
            The GODLIKE 3D effect without glasses.
            Native backwards compatibility with the HUGE library of DS and GBA(via homebrew) titles.
            The only thing 3DS lacks is the hybrid function.

          • Paul Barnes

            You talk and a load of crap comes out.

      • Nhat Anh Hoang

        You are not fake, he is mistake for something doesn’t exist. Persona is a anime casual fake series with friendship power in high school to protect the world compare to hardcore Shin Megami Tensei

  • Ya’ll, it’s going to be a group effort, but we have to stop feeding Michael C and gamingfan. And heck report Michael C as spam. Why would someone who only likes Xbox/Microsoft go to other sites except to post negativity (as he constantly does)? He’s spamming other sites. Report it as such. At lest gamingfan can actually make a neutral or positive comment here and there.

    • masterjedi

      I have both those guys blocked and my time in the comment section experience is better for it. If we want them to stop trying to bait us into arguments we have to stop responding to them.

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      • Exactly. I don’t block them yet because I still report them as spam, but either blocking or reporting them is the way to go.

    • alex9234

      Gamingfan used to ravage the comment sections of Playeressence back when the site still existed. Believe me, the dude is a real headcase.

      • Oh yikes, I didn’t know that. Thanks for the heads up, I redact that then.

  • Philip Elthorpe

    The big point to take from this…

    Not how poor the port is graphically, BUT IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED, and it’s playable.

    Nintendo are breaking the mould on what a portable gaming system can do, and tweaking Sony’s nose every time.

    I strongly suspect the only reason PSO2 is a cloud-based game on Switch is that they can’t guarantee the space.

  • theFooFighter

    This looks like the PS4 version and that’s crazy to me. Killzone on the Vita was impressive when I first played it but doom on the switch whole different level. It’s like we went a gen and a half forward

  • masterjedi

    Been watching a lot of coverage of this game for obvious reasons and it sounds like the game does exactly what it’s intended to do; it effectively brings the Doom experience to those who have never played it.

    I have never played Doom because I am a single console owner and that console is the Switch. I have not owned multiple consoles since I had a Gamecube and an Xbox. And I am not an exception to the rule either; several surveys as recently as 2015 show that nearly half or just under half of gaming households (in the U.S. at least) are single console households. Seeing as how WiiU sold a little over 5.6 million units in the U.S. that lets us know that there’s about 2.7 million WiiU owners in the U.S. alone that never got to play Doom. Extrapolate that out and it means there’s about

    Now we have the opportunity to play Doom and it looks like its not a terrible experience. Inherently we know there are superior versions of the game out there but having not played them, it doesn’t bother us because the Switch version seems to look and play good enough for us to enjoy it immensely and obviously the portable nature of the game is a huge deal for us.

    • Robert Hastings

      So right now there’s around 4 million people who own just a Switch since the sales are most likely over 8 million.

      • masterjedi

        Somewhere in that area yes. Although keep in mind that 50% figure is from 2015 so the WiiU era. Maybe it’s a little lower now but i’m willing to bet it’s not below 45% that are still single console households.

      • masterjedi

        Actually that isn’t accurate because Switch has sold about 8 million units GLOBALLY. The single console numbers I️ referenced are for the U.S. only. I’m not sure what the single console household numbers are globally.

  • Cool!

  • Blanco8x8

    It loads faster, that’s all that matters.

  • Saxo2712

    So, I am busy playing Fire Emblem Warriors. Has anyone here actually played the game and can provide their experience or are we just going to read comments on peeps who watched YouTube comparison videos and are regurgitating what they read/saw/heard? If you have the game–let us know what you think (dock and undocked—I only play undocked).

    • Force

      I’ll give a quick summing-up of my experience. It’s good as a Warriors-type game, the A.I. ordering is nice, but falls short on crucial moments (As in, you can’t rely on them to heal the commander in time) they’ve cut some corners as there are a fair amount of clones, and could’ve put more effort into the game in terms of looks, but other than that it’s a good warriors experience as far as I’m concerned.

      I do not play undocked, but playing handheld can only enhance the looks part I mentioned.

      • Saxo2712

        !! I meant Doom))) I am playing FEW and am enjoying it–feels sharper than Hyrule Warriors. No time for Doom so I cannot judge for myself. Seeing who played doomed.

        • Force

          Ah, my bad. Well, hopefully someone will come along and give you a good impression then.

          • Saxo2712

            Ha. No, it’s super cool! Leave your reply for FEW. Someone may find it helpful (saw you deleted it).

          • Force

            If they want a synopsis, I’ll give it to them should they ask whenever FE:W news pops up. Don’t want to clutter a comment section about DOOM with FE:W πŸ˜›

    • theFooFighter

      I’ve played both the PS4 and switch versions and it’s doom. All there really is to its a good port. The 30fps really hasn’t made my experience worse or anything I’m sure I would notice if I played the switch version right after the PS4 version but overall it feels good.

      • Saxo2712

        Now this is an actual helpful comment! Thank you my good Fighter of Foo! I plan on picking up Doom in the future…Too many Switch games out now or soon!

        • theFooFighter

          Definitely recommend it. Probably my favorite shooter ever

  • Ninty Kad

    Can’t we all just get along?

  • Sagadego15

    Wow. what’s with the salty trolls like gamerfan & Michael c. Are they having a meltdown or something.

    • Locky Mavo

      Nah, that’s just the norm. Best is to simply ignore.

  • Michele Gurrado

    Doom is not a software to be run on switch. It’s a pure tech exsercize of parameter optimizations made on an engine born for pc platforms.

    • nemo37

      Sure it is software meant to be run on Switch. If it was a pure tech experiment, they would not have released it nor would they have announced another game (Wolfenstein II) that runs on the same engine for the system. Moreover, despite the compromises, it is highly competent port for a portable system.

      • Michele Gurrado

        No one would work for the sake of glory.. it’s obivious that the “experiment” is a commercial one. Based on people reactions they will decide to continue porting games with such compromises on switch or not.
        Switch hardware can do better things than that, but the engine should be specifically written. The experiment is: optimizing sw engine parameter and textures and sounds, will the game play enough good to be bought by enough people?
        According to me the result is a mixed one and the worst compromise is the framerate, more than textures and resolution. Some one will like to play at 30fps some other not. I would like to play at 60fps this kind of game.
        Of course i wish them to sell a lot, to have more and more support from third party on this system.

  • Padre

    This is really good port, and maybe they can fix some issues (like sound muting) later on.
    Been enjoying this as much as I did on PC.

  • awng782

    We have upgraded from consoles wars to Digital Foundry Wars.

    Progress!

  • Melatelo

    Man ok no wonder! Just picked it up and kept telling myself that the game didn’t look HD in undocked mode at all. Like it was blurrier than any game I’ve seen running on Switch. Docked it looks a lot better but still slightly disappointing considering it doesn’t even run at a HD level sometimes. I find it odd that Bathesda said no game will look better than this. I have to disagree from what I’ve played and seen.

    • awesomeparadise3

      Undocked, the screen can only go up to 720p no matter what game you’re playing…

      • Melatelo

        I realise this. That wasn’t my point. The game often drops below 720p both docked and undocked which is kind of crazy considering the game is already dropped to 30 frames down from 60. You’d think that would be the only compromise but the fact they couldn’t even get it running at a standard 720p is a let down to me.

  • Justin McQuillen

    In my opinion they should have gone with no AA because it would have increased performance for stuff like resolution and other effects by a large margin, not to mention you would not even be able to notice. It’s actually quite baffling that they went with Anti-Aliasing seemingly on max.

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  • Tjnswitch

    hmmmm…I’ma take a break, and meditate
    Hmm, let me think about it
    Put my little noodle on the problem, then I drink about it
    Drink a little, swig a little, sip a little, spill a little
    Feel a little loopy when I get a little tipsy
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