As we all know, not every switchch switch is made equal. Screenshots taken when your console is drunk will look very different to those taken in hand-held mode, not because of the resolution difference but also because the console operates at a weak power level when away from the TV. As developers have more time to meet the switch, we see the overlap between the two standards growing more visible.
That prompted us to change our behavior. We change the screen in our reviews. Traditionally, we simply snap a bunch of screens during gameplay – both handheld and hand-held – and upload them to the site without showing the mode in which they are logged. Going forward, we will be very transparent about which screen is taken in to see for yourself the difference between the two modes – this will be especially interesting for those with switchch Lite so you will only find games in management mode.
Below you will see two examples. The first was taken in doached mode, as explained by the message and icon below:
The following screen, however, was held in hand-held / non-bound mode, which is determined by the message in the same location. And not to mention that the resolution and quality of the image is much lower than that of the closed image, which obviously shows why it's more important than ever to clearly show what each screen is included.
Hopefully, you'll instantly see the benefits of this new approach. Unfortunately we cannot exclude this from previous articles, so it will only be visible in further updates. There may be instances where we can capture screenshots directly from the game (some headers disallow the switchch screen function), and in these cases, we have no choice other than to use the printer scanners provided by the publisher. These guns will not carry the message.
Let us know what you think of this new program – and if you found it helpful – by posting a comment below.