Game news Nintendo Switch: 9 devilishly successful ports
One of the great strengths of the Nintendo Switch lies in its catalog. Exclusive third party games, whether remastered, new licenses, or collections, the latter also include a good number of ports ideally made for the console. Small listing of the best of them.
Porting is often confused and consists of getting a game onto a console without actually improving it, but often adapting it to the characteristics of the machine. A way to make multiple rich titles available on the console of your choice. And The Nintendo Switch eShop is full of nuggets of the genre, ideal for nostalgics and newbies looking for discovery.
The Wii U hasn’t really shined up compared to the Switch due to its commercial success, which is hard to deny … Suddenly, Big N’s new console is a perfect liferaft to carry the few pearls of its oldest, starting with the PlatinumGames Bayonetta -Saga. Already released on PS3 and Xbox 360, it has worked very well on the latest Nintendo machines.
It took Okami 10 years to rise from its ashes and offer an HD version. Fans of the Capcom game released in 2007 can attest that the wait for the title to repeat on current consoles has been endless. So a nice Christmas present in December 2017 on PC, PS4 and One and a pleasant memory of Switch in 2018 with this very nice port. Okami HD is an adventure gem signed by Hideki Kamiya with a touch screen, which is essential for using the sky pad in portable mode. The console is of course also perfect for tickling the retina of a conquered gamer.
All the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in a Nintendo Switch game? Impossible ! Think again, Bethesda did it and even released a high quality port, even if it doesn’t go above 30 fps. Base game, 3 expansions, the entire Skyrim map and shorter loading times compared to other console versionsIt’s a great feat worthy of a very high quality hero fantasy RPG with the added bonus of multiple options available to Joy-Cons.
The black one
Among the portages, Rockstar did not fail to make a remarkable appearance through one of his adventures. The latter is reserved for lovers of thrillers, I named LA Noire. A series of fascinating investigations for Cole Phelps with all of the DLC in this switch port running in docked version at 1080p and portable version at 720p. A really exciting interactive mode novel with a very solid lifespan. As we know, the 2011 title nostalgic didn’t have time to solve the puzzles at the heart of the 1940s.
Furi first appeared on PC and PS4 (especially through PS Plus) in the summer of 2016 and surprised everyone. Developed by The Game Bakers, the game by Takashi Okazaki, creator of Afro Samurai, was a big surprise and an inevitable hardcore experience. Sophisticated but never frustrating, the Beat’em All is one of those little gems for PS4 that you might have missed out on
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition
It’s not just Mario who rules the platform genre of his … platform. Rayman is not left out, as evidenced by the Definitive Edition of Rayman Legends, which is carried on almost all existing consoles. And for a good reason, Michel Ancel’s latest title is a visual and playful gem. The game tames the properties of the switch with the character of Murphy, with tables using the tactile and gyroscopic aspect of the console. Solo or co-op, it is impossible not to recommend this fabulous haven unless you have passed the bosses of different worlds, namely sublime musical levels.
Diablo III: Eternal Collection
In 2014, Blizzard offered the Xbox One the Ultimate Evil Edition of Diablo III, an improved version of the Hack’n Slash with the expansion Reaper of Souls. 4 years later, the Switch is benefiting from the cult game that is still a benchmark of the genre. With In the 5 chapters, in addition to the expansion and all additional content, everything fits into the Port Diablo III: Eternal Collection
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
A game that is discussed in the list? If we can say that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is not an “official” port, many players consider it an unofficial port, so much the formula of Mario Kart 8 is not changed in depth. Like Bayonetta 2, MK8 Deluxe takes the salt of the Wii U title with built-in DLC and adds the concept of the double bonus like in Mario Kart Double Dash. An ode to multiplayer and a great Nintendo Switch classic.
South Park: The broken one, but the whole one
See you coming: why didn’t you choose the first port of South Park customizations on Switch? Well, because the second, basic version for PC, PS4 and One, offers the option of using the touchscreen. For the rest, Nothing changes about the fun adventures of Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny in this breathtaking South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Of course, if you are a fan of the series, we recommend that you do the first excellent adventure on Switch, The Stick of Truth, which is based on the universe of the episode “The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring of Two Towers”. And if not, to discover the work of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, which is reserved for the informed public.
We could also have quoted: Undertale, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †, Bayonetta, Flinthook, Dark Souls Remastered, Shovel Knight: Treasury, Tropical Freeze from Donkey Kong Country, Cuphead …
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By Izokay, Writing from igamesnews.com