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Ponyfox

The search function didn't give me anything so hence I am starting a new thread.
This game is interesting to me for both its price and the fact it has a lot of content versus the initial bare boned release.
The small amount of tracks locale wise still worries me a little, but what worries me more is the resolution in both docked and handheld mode.
So far it was quite a dig on the net to get a proper answer on the tech specs as they managed to keep improving the title before it's release. For example, the title is now a full 60 FPS while less than a month before it was highly variable and wouldn't even reach that target... especially not most of the time.
With that said, all I could find on resolution was either "we dropped the resolution a little" to one earlier article stating it's 720P in handheld AND docked mode.
As a hybrid user the docked mode seriously worries me a bit if that is actually true.
Did someone purchase the game yet and if yes, can someone please elaborate on the resolution situation in both docked and handheld mode? And does it truly hold a steady 60 FPS in practice, or is it still too variable to bother with it?
Cheers!

Ponyfox

OorWullie

@Ponyfox I found this review for the Switch version. The reviewer is clearly a big fan of the game and he's impressed with the Switch port. Says it looks crisp and as good as the PS4 version and holds a solid 60fps.

I'll be getting it over the weekend.My mate has it on Xbox so being able to race each other is quality. After playing cross play Rocket League with him I want more cross play games.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/fingerguns.net/mantis-burn-racin...

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Qwertyninty

Bought it today. Playing a little. Might be a wasted 20 dollars... time will tell.

Qwertyninty

OorWullie

From what I read in the review I linked above and another couple that have appeared since, it seems to be a very good port and according to one of the reviewers it's actually the best version since it has noticeably improved load times as well as being portable to boot. They say it looks great in both handheld and docked, no different from the Xbox/PS4 versions and runs at a solid 60fps. One added that it looks especially good on the handheld, very crisp.

As for the game itself , basically if you like top-down racers then this is about as good as it gets. Handles brilliantly, has a deep single player campaign, cross play with Xbox and Steam meaning always easy to find races even if the game doesn't sell great and all the previous DLC included.

There is one negative that nearly all reviewers have mentioned though there's not enough track variety and it can feel a little repetitive at times because of it. I think there is only 5 different themes in all.

Other than that though, it's pretty damn good. Cant wait to play it over the weekend.

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Ponyfox

Hmmm... yeah I might dip into this one as well.
Originally Gear.Club was my savior but the more I read and saw about that the more disappointed I became. Especially for the price.

The resolution appears to be 900P when docked, so that is totally fine for me. Especially with 60FPS.

Ponyfox

Qwertyninty

You really have to like a top down racer to get this. This is my first one and I’m struggling to get use to it. I might throw some time into it here and there but I don’t think it’s much for me. There are some improvements that can be made to better the game.

Qwertyninty

Ponyfox

@Qwertyninty The genre is fine to me for else I would not care in the first place. Are you struggling with the controls or the general difficulty? And I'd love to hear your thoughts on what could be improved. Much appreciated, thank you.

Ponyfox

Qwertyninty

@Ponyfox For me the game is challenging and there is very little room for error. One bump on a corner turn and your top 3 position is done. Also in the darker areas it would be nice if your vehicle had some kind of headlights that turned on. Also the so called boost last for like 3 seconds. It’s not really much of a boost. Again I’m new to the game and have to play through more to see if it gets better.

Qwertyninty

Ponyfox

@Qwertyninty Tried the game yesterday on the PC and I do agree with the no lights in the tunnel situation. Already in the beginning I indeed witnessed that one error will cost you heavily. Hopefully it's a question of getting car upgrades and trying these races again. But the urge to buy it on Switch has lessened. It's a good game, but who am I kidding. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is around the corner.

Ponyfox

Qwertyninty

@Ponyfox I agree. I wouldn’t buy it for switch not it there are other games you plan on putting hours into.

Qwertyninty

kkslider5552000

I'll be honest, no matter how good this game is, it will never be as amazing as its own title. MANTIS BURN RACING. It's both amazing and awful and I love it.

Bioshock is 10 years old. Let's play through its horrific environment and see why its so beloved!
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rockodoodle

Kind of torn as to whether I should get this. It looks cool, but as mentioned, short on content for the price. Anyone else take the plunge yet?

rockodoodle

OorWullie

@rockodoodle I bought it a couple of days ago. I'm actually playing it just now in my bed at 5am haha. It looks superb in handheld by the way. I had only played it docked before tonight where it still looks great but on the Switch screen it really pops. There definitely isn't a lack of content, the single player career is really extensive. I've read it will take at least 20 hours to finish and that was the original version, the Switch version has all the DLC included too which seems to add quite a bit. The career mode has several seasons and you have to earn points to progress through it. As well as standard races you take part in other types like endurance, sprint, time attack, accumulator, hot lap, overtake. I think there's 12 in all. There are loads of vehicles to buy and upgrade too with the money you earn plus there's different classes as you progress, from. Rookie up to Elite. It's challenging too but in a good way I think, at least so far.It being too difficult wasn't one of the criticisms I read about the game in reviews. The only real complaint was there's not enough types of track meaning it could get repetitive after a while,I'm on desert tracks just now and there's others like mine, city, forest but now with the DLC on top I'm not sure if that still applies.

I just noticed that there also battle cars with machine guns on the front,as well as hover cars so that should add even more variety..Local play should be really good too. It's just online, no one seems to be playing which is a shame as it's set up brilliantly,you search for lobbies to join or create your own and it has all the various race types and options available that single player has. There just doesn't seem to be anyone playing and that's with cross play enabled. That suggests not many have bought it on Switch so far and being a year old title, any Xbox and PC players have moved on. Hopefully sales will pick up, Nintendolife really should have reviewed this by now. To me it's a real standout title, the whole package is really polished and the presentation is stellar for an indie game. It comes highly recommended from me.

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rockodoodle

Thanks for the feedback. there was a top down racer on the Wii U that I liked quite a bit- but it was only somethinng like $10 if i recall correctly.

OorWullie wrote:

@rockodoodle I bought it a couple of days ago. I'm actually playing it just now in my bed at 5am haha. It looks superb in handheld by the way. I had only played it docked before tonight where it still looks great but on the Switch screen it really pops. There definitely isn't a lack of content, the single player career is really extensive. I've read it will take at least 20 hours to finish and that was the original version, the Switch version has all the DLC included too which seems to add quite a bit. The career mode has several seasons and you have to earn points to progress through it. As well as standard races you take part in other types like endurance, sprint, time attack, accumulator, hot lap, overtake. I think there's 12 in all. There are loads of vehicles to buy and upgrade too with the money you earn plus there's different classes as you progress, from. Rookie up to Elite. It's challenging too but in a good way I think, at least so far.It being too difficult wasn't one of the criticisms I read about the game in reviews. The only real complaint was there's not enough types of track meaning it could get repetitive after a while,I'm on desert tracks just now and there's others like mine, city, forest but now with the DLC on top I'm not sure if that still applies.

I just noticed that there also battle cars with machine guns on the front,as well as hover cars so that should add even more variety..Local play should be really good too. It's just online, no one seems to be playing which is a shame as it's set up brilliantly,you search for lobbies to join or create your own and it has all the various race types and options available that single player has. There just doesn't seem to be anyone playing and that's with cross play enabled. That suggests not many have bought it on Switch so far and being a year old title, any Xbox and PC players have moved on. Hopefully sales will pick up, Nintendolife really should have reviewed this by now. To me it's a real standout title, the whole package is really polished and the presentation is stellar for an indie game. It comes highly recommended from me.

rockodoodle

OorWullie

@rockodoodle TNT Racers possibly? I had that myself, I liked it too,it was one of the first Eshop purchases I made on my Wii U. MBR is a pretty huge step up in quality above that though.

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rockodoodle

@OorWullie excellent. .. then I will probably like this one a lot. I thought TNT was a good little game and was surprised not more people talked about it.

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