It's been a big week for Crysis Remastered - trailers, screenshots and important details about it got leaked ahead of schedule, all of this was then officially revealed, and then Crytek announced the game had been delayed.
The reason it's been pushed back is so the developer can polish it up a little more and deliver a "high quality" experience the fans expect. One additional detail you might be interested to know about is the game's Switch eShop file size. According to the latest Nintendo listing, it'll supposedly require 6.2GB of free space. Here's the trailer for this version of the game:
When Crysis Remastered does eventually arrive, it'll be priced at £26.99 / $29.99 - will you be making some space for it on your home menu? Leave a comment down below.
If reviews are good, I will buy. Still not seen a Switch FPS that's caught my eye.
This one is one my Switch list.
Will be a day one buy for me.
Maybe in a sale one day. No rush.
I still haven't heard anything about gyro aiming yet. If they're not included then no thank you.
you better include gyro aiming on this. you have to!
Physical edition or not? Has that been announced?
Yeah, I think I might. Good space and good price... but it all depends on the reviews.
@Gerky the video is a vooks video. Anyone that clicks it - vooks get the numbers. They haven’t “ripped” content and reposted it as their own. They are giving free advertising and exposure to the videos. I think they’ll be fine with that
man if they used the Wilhelm scream at 1:24 I'd instantly forget about buying this game xD
Just waiting for the inevitable physical release.
The file size isn't that big as you make it out to be though.
@spirit_flame there are much better first person shooters than Crysis gameplay-wise already available for switch. If those didn’t catch your eye, I doubt this one will.
Given how it looks, how big it is supposed to be in terms of open world and the like I expected much larger than 6.2GB. Granted it is a game from a long time ago (relatively speaking). Can't remeber if the 360 version came on one disc or two actually.
Looks like they're using a letterboxed resolution to save on performance. Does give the game a bit of a cinematic/ultra wide FoV I suppose as well.
@BeautyandtheBeer iirc the 360 version was digital only?
The embed directly links to their video. If people don't want others to embed YouTube content online, then don't make videos publicly viewable.
@Orpheus79V Was it? Could have sworn I had seen it in a shop at the time. Maybe it was one of the others.
@spirit_flame you don’t like Doom or Bioshock? Or did you already play those?
Ofc there’s also Wolfenstein, Overwatch, Warframe and Bulletstorm which all run very well.
It’s not the size of the storage that counts.
It’s what you do with it.
all I ask for is a stable frame rate
It is perfect for those 8GB cartridges.
@KBuckley27 I highly doubt we will get that, but I’m hoping so as well.
This is further proof that the Switch version is not going to be the remastered version. The original game uses 12gb of free space on PC. That’s a lot of downgraded assets, if they got it to 6gb on Switch.
I’m fine with them just calling it Crysis, but when you stick the “remastered” label on it one expects some sort of upgrade in visual fidelity.
Switch version is the downgraded version, as per usual, and will be the same high price as the higher quality versions that will be on PC and bigger consoles.
Tell me again why people support this? Muh portable???
The correct name would be 'Crysis Demastered' then.
@spirit_flame I honestly think the switch is fantastic for FPS games now.
I’m definitely picking this up can’t wait
@TG16_IS_BAE Because this is an expensive hobby and buying a second console just to have moderately better graphics is not a viable option for many people, which makes it an absurd solution to suggest.
@JimmySpades Exactly, I'm not spending 3K on a gaming PC just so I can enjoy slightly better graphics. As long as game is fun, I don't care about such gimmicks.
You know what I was being a dic* about this port but the pricing is done well and the file size is great for the capacity that I have. Please make a cart eventually. This is a classic game and i'm really happy how the game is looking compared to warface which was running on cryengine. you have to know when to take your L's and humble yourself.
Every fps I've played on Switch have a little to a lot of input lag that makes them a chore to aim and play. Even Duke Nukem ffs
@Swindla have you played Bulletstorm on Switch? They did a hella great job on that! Such a pioneering insane FPS
Maximum, optimisation? Or is it just the PS360 version in disguise? I recall that being a similar size. I enjoyed the console version back in the day. The PC version was a mess so I only played Warhead back in the day. Thank god for Crytek U.K (was it Free Radical?)making it playable on mid to high tier hardware.
@BeautyandtheBeer no the first crysis was only download starting with PC.
@JimmySpades Really, so how much does a slim PS4 cost, and how much does a Switch cost? I’ll be waiting here with my tiny violin. Also, are you replying to me or someone else? I never suggested to get a different console. I’m slamming them for their poor use of the “remastered” label, which in the Switch version is blatant false advertising. But, enjoy paying a higher price for an inferior product, I’m not here to get in your way of that.
@mesome713 If graphics are just a gimmick, why isn’t everyone content just playing Pong or Pac-Man? Might want to think before you just trash on graphical artists that make their living off of making this stuff, lmao
@sandman89 @CTmatic @Friendly @Casco The free to play ones don't appeal to me. I'm affraid I don't like the visual style of Bioshock - creepy. The first Doom game was too blurry. The only FPS games on my wish list are the Metro games and Wolfenstein. Original Doom 2, I got out of nostalgia. To me, Crysis seems more contemporary, that and the features are appealing. Outerworlds I was wishing for, but dropped.
Well that's not bad at all, I was expecting something over 10GB.
@TG16_IS_BAE If graphics weren't gimmicks why do people love old and old school indie games so much. Why do people love Animal Crossing, Minecraft, and Fortnite. LMAO
@mesome713 Nice! You even dodged the point about people who make their paychecks off the graphics biz. Good job.
That depends on the person. I’m just trying to show you that your arguments are pretty much always shallow.
@spirit_flame agree with you completely on the free to play games. That’s why I haven’t loaded a game in my iPhone in ages. However, DOOM 2016, New Colossus and the legacy DOOM games (DOOM 64 in particular is a good one if you are tired of the classics that are available in every device) are much more fun that Crysis ever was. I remember it being a technological showcase, but not really fun.
The Bioshock games are also great but not your regular shooters (Infinite is closer to that)
@TG16_IS_BAE yep, the only thing that maybe justifies the name is that it's 'based on the pc remaster', not on the original one, so probably it's on a newer engine so it'll run better than it would with similar graphical settings on the old engine. But also, I'm fine with it not being a giant file size, like that's a bug and not a feature 🤷♂️
@mesome713 I'm with you that I wouldn't spend that much money on a gaming computer, but I think sometimes this is a bit wrongly headed, like, 2d games actually can have better graphics than 3d downgraded ones... I don't care that much for just realistic graphics without a proper art direction, like, maybe Call of Duty and PUBG and stuff, it's just the 'good' part that bothers me, 3d graphics aren't always better than 2d ones. I think that stuff like Nidhogg 1 actually have good graphics as they follow an unique and nice style and were meant to be played that way.
Still, this Crysis version looks fine 🤷♂️
@Bl4ckb100d that is the make or break for me!
Reposting - Taking someone's work and claiming it as their own.
This is free promotion ._.
@NullPointerExcep Agreed on the file size!
@spirit_flame Metro Redux is very good, and it's two games, both on a single cartridge. Like probably every game it has its flaws, but it's beautiful, runs well, has interesting mechanics, good gyro aim,... It is however somewhat a survival / stealth game, not a typical FPS. Not without its frustrating bits either, but it's still a great game.
I played DOOM after a couple of updates (when it already had gyro aim), and found the blurriness less disturbing than that in Wolfenstein though.
@TG16_IS_BAE "Some people do this for a living" is easily the worst, most irrelevant argument I've seen in quite some time, and I have internet access, so that's saying something. Well done.
@JimmySpades Most people aren’t thinking about the bigger picture, so your response does not surprise me in the slightest.
@mesome713 $3k PC? A $300 PC, using a Ryzen APU, without even a dedicated GPU, can play Crysis 1 at 1080p/40fps or 720p/60fps.
You prefer Metro over Bioshock? Craziness. Metro visually is garbage compared to Bioshock, and the gameplay is choppy. Metro is also a creepier setting and has so many more “dark” levels. Just find it odd you think Bioshock is too creepy for you but also want Metro.
Also, if you didn’t know Bioshock Infinite’s setting is literally in the clouds in the bright blue sky for the majority of the game when you’re not in the inside levels. @spirit_flame
Switch version looking good. Pretty crazy that back in the day you needed a pretty powerful PC to play this but now we'll be able to play this on a handheld. 😁
@CTmatic Agreed my choice is eclectic. I just find Bioshock too art house for my liking. I find the setting and art style in Metro more agreeable, though I've not yet felt compelled to to invest.
@Shambo I really wanted Doom, till a guy at work brought it in on his Switch - I was just shocked at the blurriness. That was from last year.
I’ve heard about this game. I’m not a big fan of shooters so I probably won’t get it, but I want to ask anyone else... do you think it’s good? Or at least looks good?
'Make some space'? It sounds like it's going to be the heaviest game on Switch XD, and it's lighter than most of them.
Let's see how the game turns out. I think I'll get it, It looked pretty good on that trailer, and it still has room to improvement until it comes out. Saber knows what they are doing.
@Casco One thing I forgot to mention to you guys was Sniper Elite - the latter port. That one might be good?
@TG16_IS_BAE Not everyone has time to sit tethered to a single room for hours on end to play videogames. If you do and you think you can get a better version on a console, great. No one is stopping you from enjoying videogames the way you want to. Switch is simply more practical for a lot of people. I imagine that's why it's sold so well.
@HexagonSun Not sure why you're arguing that point with me. I'm talking about how I dislike that the game is being called a remaster, when it's clearly got half the assets of the original game, based off the file size. You're either tethered to a handheld, or tethered to a TV, take your pick. It's not like sitting on a couch in front of a TV is impractical.
@TG16_IS_BAE If it's the same TV in one specific room, it might just be unpractical. The whole point of the Switch hardware is it easily goes where you go. It's a small tablet. It's amazing it plays the software it does. Expecting it to be graphically on par with a console is ridiculous.
@spirit_flame I liked it, but that doesn't make your experience with it less valid obviously. I was going to write "luckily we don't live in a world where you don't have to buy what you don't want or need for yourself, and don't need to defend your choice", but sadly I couldn't write that without several examples of the opposite popping up in my head... Well, a video game luckily is not one of them (yet, until politicians find out about the true potential of how easily they can propagate and manipulate, collect personal data, and keep people divided through this medium...).
Sniper Elite 2 and 3 are great games (technically they are third person shooters except for when you're aiming your rifle, which is most of the actual shooting). There's also Zombie Army Trilogy, which is a multiplayer co-op (with single player as well) zombie spin off of the Sniper Elite series, and I really like it.
@TG16_IS_BAE the way I see it, technically, "remaster" does not mean it's been upgraded or downgraded necessarily, it means it has been re-adjusted to make the best (although that's arguable s well...) out of what runs it that the original wasn't intended for. Mostly that is stronger hardware, so we expect an upgrade, but they could also "remaster" a song to be played on weaker audio systems for example, although they probably wouldn't use that word then despite it being applicable. Therefore any port where they had to alter anything to the output is technically a "remaster", if I'm not mistaken that is.
@HexagonSun Dude, nobody is expecting that. What I'm astonished at is how much you are willing to defend false advertising. Amazing.
@Shambo First off, thank you for being reasonable! Second, as far as I know, the process that goes behind most remasters is to try to improve the quality in some way. The case for Crysis is weird, because on PC and the other consoles, IT IS a remaster! But, the Switch version is always going to be the version that is compromised, due to weak hardware.
My only take is that on the Switch, they should have given it a different name, or just called it Crysis or whatever. When you're telling the public that you are remastering something, there is an expectation that something in the media is being updated.
It comes across as false advertising to call the Switch version a remaster, and it should not be the same price as the other products. Doesn't mean the corporate bootlickers will avoid buying it, and it doesn't mean that the corporation will be held to a higher standard.
@TG16_IS_BAE What false advertisement am I defending? Do elaborate. All I said is it's more practical to be able to take my games wherever I go. I wouldn't have time to play much otherwise. It's okay to be satisfied with a product too. If you don't like Switch, whatever. Enjoy whatever makes you happy.
@HexagonSun That's what I was arguing from the beginning, and you are coming back at me with console vs. portable and which is more or less practical. You literally are nagging at me for something I'm not even talking about. Honestly it sounds like you need to talk to someone else, 'cause I think you pushed the wrong reply.
@TG16_IS_BAE someone needs to be told that the PS4 file size is only 7GB. So by your own argument over file size, the PS4 version isn't using the upgraded textures etc etc
Need to see you have a rant about the other console versions now or is just anti switch version today?
@TG16_IS_BAE Whatever guy. I'm done arguing. Have a good day.
@HexagonSun Thank you!!!!!!!
@kobashi100 That only makes the "remastered" argument worse for Crytek. It's not my argument! If they aren't remastering the game, they shouldn't stick the label on it.
$30 is the perfect price point IMHO. I’m sold and buying it. Any more and I’d wait for a sale.
@TG16_IS_BAE yeah but you were championing the other versions without doing the research. You saw switch file size and aimed you're rant straight at that while telling us it's the only one not being ported from the PC remaster.
Is it possible that the original version was very unoptimized when it came to file size and the Remastered devs found a better solution to storing the data and making it smaller?
I know Spyro from last year on PS4 and XBO had a ridiculous file size initially at 70+ GB and they eventually shrunk that down in future updates to a much more manageable 30 GB on both consoles without loosing the smallest details.
@kobashi100 Thanks for showing me where I was wrong. Does it change the fact that they are using false advertising for a product? It actually makes it worse that they are simply repackaging the same thing and putting a different label on it.
@Toy_Link I'm open to wonder how you can both increase a texture's quality and lower it's size.
No physical? Not sure if I'll buy if not.
I'm not sure why you think the Switch version isn't a remaster. The original Crysis required tech-specs that are much lower than the Switch is capable of. I don't doubt the Switch could run the original basic Crysis at blistering speed without any issues. The Switch version will be a significant improvement on the original. It won't match the graphical fidelity of the PS4 and Xbox versions, but it's still a remaster compared to the original.
Also, basing your opinion on filesize isn't really logical. Compression techniques have significantly improved since the original game was released, and when games are optimised for Switch they are very aggressively optimised which includes using neat tricks to keep the filesize as small as possible (because it's quicker to load smaller files on the fly). We all know it won't look the same as it does on more powerful consoles, but that doesn't mean the Switch version isn't a significant improvement over the original game.
You may argue that it isn't as well improved as on other consoles, but repeatedly calling it false advertising is a step well beyond what's warranted on the information available.
Oh, and as to how you can improve texture quality while reducing the filesize, it's just a natural evolution as tricks are developed to do just that. The Switch uses more aggressive optimisation techniques because the devs have to. On other systems they know they've got a lot more overhead to play with and so don't need work so hard and keeping filesizes down.
@TG16_IS_BAE guessing crytek will argue they have made improvements and adjustments in other areas. Definitely is strange they decided to not go with the upgraded textures.
@DevlinMandrake I dunno man, when the Steam page shows the minimum specs needing 12GB of storage space, and this newer version requiring half of that, I'm willing to be that things have been cut out.
I mean, what "trick" are they using to cut the assets basically in half?
It will be really interesting to see if Digital Foundry does a video on this game. Still not buying it, though. Haven't bought an EA game in almost two decades, not gonna start now 'cause they have clearly not changed.
@Toy_Link was it full of duplicate files or something? Remember DK country on Wii U had a ridiculous file size because of that.
@kobashi100 I mean, to be fair to the company, it would be very, very difficult to get a game that already looks so good to look better. It would have to be one of those things I have to see to believe.
It's simple, the PC version doesn't need to worry about asset size. 12GB is nothing compared to the storage on even a low-end Chromebook. The Switch version won't look as good as the PC version, that's a given. So they don't need to carry the really high-quality assets (that eat up a lot more storage). Also, the Switch version will use more efficient compression tech, because it has to. The devs don't need to worry about that for the PC version so why would they?
As I said earlier, it won't match the PC version but calling it false advertising is over the top. Even if the Switch version runs like an ugly 3-legged dog, it'll still be a "Remastered" version. Just a crap one.
Make some space lol i was expecting mk 11 sizes
@TG16_IS_BAE Sorry for adding up to you being spammed with heated discussions over a videogame, and I can see how that "remaster" title could be misleading indeed, which is why I wanted to share how I interpret the word, and without having looked it up, imagine it would be defined. Lower expectations can lead to more enjoyment and less disappointment. When I think of CoD4 on Wii, for example, they wouldn't have called it "remaster", but went with a different name (reflex edition, I believe it was, actually highlighting this version's strengths while it was definitely a visual downgrade, and it was my preferred version but that has little to do with this discussion). But when they are remastering the game, and at the same time technically remastering it for Switch, maybe using some of the new enhancements while optimising all of the output (and hopefully input, gyro aiming and all that), i wouldn't say it's false. It's probably also cheaper than copyrighting a different name as well, I wouldn't pretend to know much about how that works, but my experience with bureaucracy and insane taxes and fees and slow working systems isn't the most pleasant, and I imagine this is not all that different.
But at the end of the day, none of this really matters, hopefully we have a great Switch game to look forward to, and if it turns out not to be that, well, there's worse things happening and hopefully better more important things to look forward to, or even enjoy right now.
EA isn't involved with this remaster, Crytek is self publishing this.
Looking forward to it ... but not at the price. Yikes
@Gerky Isn't the floating subscribe button in the corner enough? I think if you asked the Vook people they would be more than happy about the extra clicks and views they are getting.
Think ill be getting this
i honestly thought this would be alot bigger filesize wise but this is even smaller then the last remnant that i have been waiting forever to go on sale and that game has about a 12gb file size.
that's not a whole lot bigger than the xbox 360 version. They should remove "remastered" because it sure won't be a proper remaster on switch. I actually expect downgrades and cut corners.
@TG16_IS_BAE Mega texture by ID did quite a marvelous job when it came out. quite interesting, back then (more than a decade ago.)
@Toy_Link Ok, thanks for clarifying. I’m still not interested in buying something that is being falsely advertised.
@TG16_IS_BAE Perhaps pieces of the engine have been replaced or a massive amount of code has been cut. Maybe the physics engine has been optimized. But a valid point indeed, and i reckon the biggest cuts to size come from texture and or audio files perhaps its not h264 anymore? I don't know.
I enjoyed reading your arguments. And some of the normal and valid responses.
Good to see a nice, heated discussion without too much friction.
@Casual_Gamer95 Oh boy, get ready for all the corporate bootlickers resisting your sentiment.
@FrowningCoach Thanks man, I appreciate calm, reasonable discourse. There’s a lot of people that sent me knee jerk reactions though, can’t do much about that. Amidst all of what I’m saying, I hope I’m proven wrong and that it’s a good port. Knowing Nintendo though, I’m not holding my breath!
@spirit_flame rather wait for the reviews before buying it.
When I saw the "make some space" I expected a lot more than 6.2GB.
That's REALLY not bad at all.
@TG16_IS_BAE not sure why people cant understand what your trying to say on here! This port looks complete trash and if anyone says otherwise go watch on youtube the switch vs ps4 comparison, it literally looks like the x box/ps3 ports from years ago im waiting for that comparison on youtube to show up, but clearly it looks like the digital last gen versions this is not remastered in anyway! People need to wake up and stop being fanboys
@Tonyo Thank you, I appreciate your insight!
Yes, when I looked at footage showing comparisons I don't see much difference, either. I have a strong feeling that this is the same old game, new shiny label, new high price. But Nintendo fans are like people who are just coming out of a drought, especially if their last system was the Wii U. That system makes the Switch look like an oasis.
Trust me, I really enjoy my Switch, but I do not like fan-boyism!
@Gerky vooks will get the ad revenue share no matter where the video’s embedded...
@Casco but that is personal opinion. Have you played Crysis? I've completed it twice, and loved the game from start to finish, it is the thinking man's shooter. Simply exploring, the freedom of trying new tactics, ambushing, using the environment, avoiding camps or take them down? It is like no other. Also enjoyed exploring out of bounds areas. Like theres parts you can jump into speed boats as helicopters chase, diving of waterfalls in the boats - all in real time and entirely optional. It is an experience.
Switch has been kind to my FPS needs.
Borderlands 1,1 1/2, 2
Bioshock 1,2, infinite
@TG16_IS_BAE i always thought crysis 2 was better than 1 anyway. People should just play doom, metro and alien isolation on switch if they want decent third party ported games. The crysis 1 last gen versions was crap with framerate issues. Cant wait to see the reviews for this where everyone gives it a pass and doesnt mention its not remastered in anyway because oh its on nintendo and portable yay!! Not!
Warface runs on the Crysis engine so it is a good benchmark to what will come
That actually isn't a very high gb size requirement. One of the smaller downloads I have.
@Tonyo Yep! I’m anxious to see the reception as well.
So, this is the same as Ninokuni and AC3. Remastered everywhere but Switch. But at the same price.
Always readings how some can’t afford another console (so stuck with whatever laziness publishers make on Switch) Honestly, By paying top dollar for All the ancient Ports on Switch. Same games that have been either Free or dirt cheap everywhere else. You Basically end up spending more than buying a 2nd console in the long run.
@TG16_IS_BAE do you like crysis 1 though? 2 is way better 3 is mediocre. If i want a fps in that crysis 1s setting ill just play far cry 3 which craps all over it lol
polish it up a little more...... is a code for something else.
Has anyone said that they've played it somewhere else cheaper already yet? Oh they have. Damn. Medal's in the post...
@JimmySpades Exactly. Also, what's wrong with enjoying portable gaming? TG16 seems to mock those who prefer portable gaming (or the flexibility the Switch offers), but I don't know why. For me, portable > fancier graphics. As long as the game plays well and runs decently enough, I'd much rather play on Switch.
7gb!? I was expecting more like 22gb or so.
7 gb is average.
Looks more like a 1 on 1 port according to its filesize.
Nonetheless this game is still a must have.
"remaster - Computer Definition
To create a new version from the original. It may refer to audio, video or film remastering, in which the original recording or film is located and becomes the input to more modern or sophisticated editing and publishing processes. It may also refer to software remastering, which enhances a version of source code for distribution to a new audience."
So yes this is a remaster. File size is little indication of how well it has been compressed. If for example certain items in the original was being drawn while not visible, you can get better fidelity with lower file size, by not drawing those, by optimizing the code and by using newer tools. No need to bloat a file size to make people think it gives more bang for the buck.
But TG16 based on your reasoning so far, I guess you have decided how you feel and no logic or arguments can make you change your mind?
Nothing to do with corporate bootlicking, just sticking with facts and possibly ways as to how this remaster is indeed that - which by definition it is in the moving of format no matter improvements - instead of assumptions based on a lack of programming understanding. Otherwise we are back to the golden days of Amiga gaming where people assumed a game was big based on the amounts of discs. Which resulted in devs no longer compiled code well, as to up the number of discs. Now that was a rotten practise. Much more than calling a remaster a remaster, even if you interpret that word in a different way.
Remaster does not mean improved. It means remastered. And often improvements happen with a remaster. Too early to say here. And in no way possible to say by something as simple as file size comparisons between systems.
Personally I'm looking forward to this... remaster.
@TG16_IS_BAE, I think I heard they reworked some shaders, so it is a remaster, not just a repackaged original. Also, I'd expect a Switch version to have a smaller file size - you don't need 4k textures for Switch.
@Agramonte I have lots of same games on Switch and Steam, as you can guess I had them on Steam earlier (even finished some of them on Steam), but had bought them for Switch when they released - just because I like to play on Switch (anywhere) much more than on my PC (at my desk at home).
Also, I think I heard them saying they remade some graphics shaders (I also hope they added gyro aiming), so it's not just a repackage for the same price as a remaster - it is a remaster, just with lower resolution textures (you will not get 4k on Switch anyway).
@monterxz wow shaders,well your not hard to please are you.
@Swiftstorm typical fanboy trying to justify the definition of a remaster because its on nintendo and you feel obligated to bootlick them, everyone knows and associates remaster with improved so dont insult peoples intelligence.
I'm hoping the delay is worth it. 6.2gb isn't that much but still I want a physical version of this as well.
Looks great! I can't wait!
@Tonyo There's something called optimization. Go and optimize your brain, ignorant.
Looks good but I would require gyro aiming as well personally. I am familiar with the game but I have never played it.
6.2GB is an OK file size for a game like this.
@Tonyo I found I liked 1 better than 2, though 1 had the most disappointing ending I’ve ever seen in a video game. I never tried 3.
@TG16_IS_BAE because I don't own a PS4 or Xbox one. I'm glad these ports are coming to switch. This will be my first time to play Crysis. Don't poopoo ports to switch. People that want to play them with ultimate level graphics can with their console of choice. 😀 I like that we have choice.
@Danrenfroe2016 You are right about that, I'm just calling out the company for naming it remastered when I know it's not.
@monterxz I care more about having access to the games.
If July was reversed - and I could play F12020 and Ghost of Tsushima "everywhere" and Paper Mario Origami King "only at home". It would make no difference to me. As long as I get to play them.
I played the new XCOM: Chimera Squad on PC for $19. Skipped playing yet another port of XCOM2 for $50. Do that a few times and anyone with a Switch can afford a 2nd system.
But yes, for anyone who cares more about "where they play" than "what they play"... they stuck. But that has nothing to do with "what they can afford". They paying more in the long run.
@Tonyo Not at all. And the only one insulting anyone is you, by using terms as fanboy, bootlicking etc.
Just accept that people have different opinions.
The definition of a remaster still stays.
You can agree or disagree with buying the game. And that's your call as well as mine. I'm still not sure I need this game in my Switch collection. But I wait until I have actually seen the game before passing any judgement, so should you.
@WiltonRoots And think of the savings! With the PS5 rumored to be $500 and PS Plus at $60/year, if it has the same 7 year lifetime that the PS4 has had, getting all those games cheaply will only cost $920. Why, that's hardly any money at all. You'd definitely get your money back after one or two games, three tops.
@JimmySpades Not just that, you'll need to throw in the price of a brand spanking new 4K HDR TV to reap all those visual benefits for paying a lot less, you'll save an absolute fortune in the long run. A small price to pay for playing works of art.
@TG16_IS_BAE You do realize that nowadays there are better data compression techniques than in 2007 right?
‘But can it run Crysis?’ I guess we’ll find out soon 🙃
@Flashlink99 I asked someone else about that in a comment up above but nobody has been able to explain such compression methods. Can you?
Not having to have different texture qualities in the package for different formats and specs is a way to get file size down.
But GPU's and engines get better in, what is it 13 years, since the original? And that significantly reduces the amount of actual code/data needed for handling images.
And to unpack compressed data we have much more CPU/GPU power now, so we can compress files harder as unpacking won't slow us down as it used to.
So file size - and especially not between formats - is really not the way to compare.
But none of us really know about this specific game until we see the result. Not you, not me. So it feels unfair to bash the title based on assumptions.
If it is worse, I'll be happy to join your crusade
There's a fine article on some of the basics of compression on 100tb if you are curious. Not sure if that's what you're looking for, but here's the link: https://blog.100tb.com/image-compression-strategies-for-game-developers
@Swiftstorm Thanks for the actual real answer, I’ll check it out!!
@TG16_IS_BAE yes. It's terrible, but that's what I'm afraid Nintendo will do a shoddy remaster with Galaxy and 64. I want updated textures and high resolution along with at a min characters with updated geometry. I'm hopeful they recreate 64 and SMG in the Odyssey engine when the tweaks to make it feel like their respective originals.
These remakes always leave me pessimistic with questions like:
1. Will the entire game actually come on the cartridge? Witcher 3 was bigger and came 100% on the cart, so this has NO excuse.
2. Will fundamental Switch features e.g. gyro aiming be included? LOL probably not, Nintendo has dropped all their third party standards since the Wii.
3. Frame pacing. Locked 30. PLEASE.
@Danrenfroe2016 Agreed, it better be at the level of Windwaker HD.
@TG16_IS_BAE I think the main point is that this really can't be considered "inferior" since it's in a category of its own...unless you are a tech god and have somehow shrunk down your PC/x1/ps4 into a portable device.
@BadWaluigi2 That’s the point though. You have to make all sorts of compromises to make it portable, and I don’t always agree that it’s worthwhile.
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