The compromises worked out for the best.
Thanks but no thanks
Lol, the worst version is better!! The Doublespeak is real...
It is better. The motion controls are better than the cumbersome sticks.
@michelle That is such nonsense that I'm not even going to entertain it. Everybody knows that sticks are better than motion controls, hence why motion controls have pretty much died as a whole.
I mean I wouldn't praise the motion controls. But having the whole experience on the go is the defacto standard here. Enjoy playing on your TV. I will play wherever I want. A good chunk of the sacrifices made don't show up on the smaller screen, so I am fine with the lower resolution and some muddier textures. I can play the full game anywhere I want. Yes please. But I understand the traditional mentality. You're used to being hooked up to your TV with a cable. Freeing yourself has some sacrifices. But it's a great experience in the end.
I get what you're saying, Neon, but the whole "mobile-console" thing just isn't for me, personally. I understand that a lot of people enjoy that though, so no hate from me.
How can you play the game on the go on other console, Biggerboss? “I understand that a lot of people enjoy that though, so no hate from me.” I could have sworn you are on every Switch article downplaying it though.
@kun My entire argument is that I DON'T want to play the game on the go, because that is the inferior way to play. Did you really not understand that?
Wrong rabid fan. I have played all three versions have you? If not, then your opinion is moot.
Thanks on my part. Better controls. Only shallow gamers care about looks.
Better controls? That's hilarious. The Switch version is the worst. It has the advantage of mobility, but that's it.
so all those xbox x fans wanking over 4k are shallow gamers? your words not mine
Wow, the idiocy of this article. How can a gimped version of anything thrive? It’s like saying my two legged dog is thriving rolling on its side in the dirt.
Your logic is flawed, but you analogy is amusing. The version is what it is. It is only gimped if you are unfairly comparing it to more powerful non portable systems. If you are a multiconsole owner, then get the game on your preferred system and don't look back, but If I have only a Switch, I don't need to know or care what other consoles have. Same back in the day with SNES and Genesis games, it simply doesn't matter since I can't play those versions. My PC is crap for gaming, but I'm not checking to see how good it could be IF I could play at max performance. Performance on other systems is irrelevant to many...or can be overlooked for the portability/off TV play aspects. I'm more concerned with how good it is on a system I have access to. If a game is fun and runs ok, I'm sold. By all accounts, this is true for this game. That is the mentality that will make a "gimped" version thrive.
Well said. I have all current gen and last gen systems. I could and have played this on my PS Pro but i got it on Switch for portability.
Lol, this version is the WORST version. It doesn't matter that it's "portable", because it still is the worst version.
Biggerboss It is the best portable version, worst console version. If you value portability, Switch is the best version period. If not, get it for PS4 or X1. Not rocket science dude.
and...im going to hell for laughing at this xD
dude.. have you looked at the size of a switch compared to a ps4? The sheer fact that this thing even runs is like technical wizardry. Do you honestly expect something that is the size of a Galaxy Note (referring to the center section) is going to perform the same as a full fledged console that is 20x the size? Grow up
Of course it isn't going to perform like an Xbox or PS4, but that also means that people shouldn't pretend that it's the "best" version. It absolutely has certain advantages like portability, but I don't know if that makes it the definitive "best" version.
@BiggerBoss - well "best" is a subjective term. Maybe best to you is being able to play the game wherever you want. Because wouldn't PC always be the "best" version if you want to talk about graphics and framerates? That would be a closed conversation every single time. PC wins, everyone else go home. But it doesn't work like that.
Lol when Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 was on the GBA, no one complained that it wasn’t like what we got on consoles. EVERYONE knew what they were getting when they bought it. Idk why this should Be any different. Playing a AAA game like this in the car, at the waiting room in dr. Office, on a train, plane, wherever, shouldn’t even be compared to anything. It’s portable Wolfenstein 2 if you want it to be. This isn’t going to appeal to those who’ve played it on the more powerful consoles, other than portability in mind or cause they like the pro controller better or they just really like the game or whatever the reason. Like the author says, how cool is it to be able to play a game like that with headphones in bed. Again, the people who don’t see the point, it wasn’t created for.
"when Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 was on the GBA...." So you're saying that the Switch should be graded on the equivalence of a modern day GBA? Alright.
We all will consider that a point missed
Exactly, a missed point. I could throw analogies on here all day but at the end it doesn’t matter. The GBA reference was brought up to prove the point that it doesn’t matter what the game looks like people will still buy it if it’s fun and convenient for them. The same game made on the GBA that looked way worse than it did on its home console competition didn’t bother anyone. And here we are looking at a game with a few textures removed along with other sacrifices and the “powerheads “ are all “ The graphics suck, who would play this game?” Be happy and play those games on your suit up PC or higher and consul of choice. And while I’m waiting be happy and play those games on your souped up PC or higher end console of choice. And while I’m At work on break playing through a “less graphical game”, others who don’t see the point, will have to wait to go back home to play.
Because no one was making the claim that GBA could play AAA games.
And in fact, the Switch is playing a AAA game. I am missing the point of your comment.
@supernintendo The Switch is playing the absolute worst version of a AAA game. Are you proud of that?
@BiggerBoss A version of a multiplat that, not long ago, many here, who hate Nintendo, were INSISTING that the Switch NEEDED TO HAVE, alongside other big-name multiplats, otherwise the system wouldn't sell at all. And now that it's here, and it's got even the SLIGHTEST amount of support behind it, suddenly, here those same naysayers are, playing two-face by dissing it left and right to try and discourage people. The naysayers need to take all that hypocrisy and shove off; it's only the "worst version" if someone's a graphics and fps fanatic that can't stand a multiplat doing well on a Nintendo system.
"thrives on the Nintendo Switch" "The compromises worked out..." ROFL
I know right? I am laughing so hard at those who thought the game could not run portably. Switch having the beat version on the go has people eating crow so bad, that they look like outright fools trying to act like it is a console only experience. ;)
I think you missed the point, too much Nintendo koolaid obviously.
Why would someone currently playing Horizon Zero Dawn on my PS4 Pro be drinking Nintendo cool aid. I see you are just as transparent as him however, or you would have had more to add than a stereotypical "cool aid" comment directed at someone who has been an avid Sony fan since the PS2.
Thrives? Don’t you think you’re getting a little carried away here, Polygon.
Not even slightly. It trades a little bit of graphics for better aiming through gyro, and the only other issue is its framerate being at 30, which quite honestly isn't a deal-breaker for most since we've all gamed through the PS3 era, if not earlier, and are totally okay with/adaptable to 30fps. For being on a system that is a third of the size of its competition that naturally cannot have equivalent tech in its housing, this game runs WONDERFULLY. And it deserves sales. But again, you'll have the haters and the naysayers, who were formerly INSISTING QUITE HEAVILY that Nintendo NEEDS to have these kinds of multiplats, that this game and others like it are "The worst version" and "Don't matter". Like the bunch of salty haters they are.
"...better aiming through the gyro", LOL. No one wants to play an FPS using lame motion controls, except apparently people who make excuses for Nintendo's mediocre hardware. What a joke!
Played it on PS4 but got it again for Switch for the portable aspect. yes not as good looking and 30FPS but it looks remarkably good regardless. It plays really well and the gyro aiming is superb. It's almost K+M good. We have come a long way since Mortal Kombat on Game Gear.
Wolfenstein 2 on Switch costs $59.99 On Xbox/PS4 cost $29.99 You pretty much pay more to play the blurry version of the game.
You pretty much pay $59.99 to play anywhere.
AND to play with motion controls. I LOVED playing Killzone 3 with the Move controller and I can't wait to play Wolfenstein 2 tomorrow with the joycons =)
How are people disagreeing with you? 🤣 you said nothing that was incorrect or trolling. 100% fax! Do people not like the truth? They would rather ignore the 2x price hike, dated graphics, and late late late release.
It's probably some to do with the value proposition you're trying shoehorn into some from on logic. Too bad it doesn't fit. The same exact thing happens any time a PC game gets released on console, so no one who actually thinks about it can go along with the weak ass premise you're pushing.
It looks amazing for Switch... People care too much about how it looks and FPS and all that more than just liking the game... If people like that only care about high end spex NEVER play any game released before 2013 lol
Funny that the majority of same people who put such an emphasis on visuals are too cheap to invest in a high-end PC.
I just came here for the Nintendo trolls.
Wolfenstein 2: Dog Sh!t Edition Digital foundry put this game on blast... Doesnt even run at 30 fps even when it dips down to 440p. Holy F you cant even tell whats what at 440p its like i forgot i was playing a ps2 game... This has got to be the WORST AAA 3rd party game on the switch. Why would anyone even play this version other than having the portable option which in fact runs worse than in docked mode. Its best selling point is its biggest downfall. Facepalm
So what you are saying is that its just a tad worse than the xbox one s version, only that portable?
why do you care? Why do you have to try so hard? Go play it on PS4 and leave the comment section alone. Why are you always so insecure? Does it bother you that the Switch can play this game? Does it screw with your life goals of trying to throw shade at Nintendo whenever you can get? seriously dude, a suggestion for you. Grow up.
It is better on the Switch. The graphics are almost on par, but it is the gyro controls that put it over the top. Real gamers take controls over graphics.
Motion controls are a gimmicky, poor way to play the game. I feel sorry for you if you think they are a great way to play.
i am so glad I got you to tell me how to judge something or graphics. That is reality of games. Gameplay matters more and it plays better on the Switch. Deal with it.
How do you know it "plays better on the Switch" when the game isn't even out yet? Stop drinking that Nintendo koolaid and wake up to the truth, the Switch is technically incapable of delivering games at even close to the level of a real console, and that is never going to change, no matter how many times you click your heels together and wish for it to happen.
I have it on the Switch. It came out yesterday. So I have been using the motion controls and it plays a lot better lime that. And no it isn't troll. BOTW, XC2, Mario Odyssey, Mario Rabbids and more. Clicking your heels and being a rabid Sony fan won't change it. Grow up and deal with it.
Ninteno Switch gamers: Prefer waggle, portability, and motion controls VS Better frame rates, resolution, cheaper ver (50%), better online. Also, 60 fps makes a game control better... that you cannot dissagree with.
but this game doesn't use waggle? I can use my pro controller and it controls exactly the same as my dual shock. How many big exclusive PS4 games were only 30fps and everyone said it was fine? Suddenly 30fps for the Switch is unacceptable.
Can't wait to pick this up
Jesus...the fanboys here have finally crawled out of their cave. On topic, I’m glad it plays well on the Switch.
...I suppose you could say this about any game on any platform...?? Why is this even worth covering in this context? I thought we were beyond wondering or being surprised at whether a game will run on one piece of hardware vs. another. It's just a matter of how does it look and at what framerate does it run at consistently in comparison.
I don't know man, I play games not pixels or framerates... If the game is good and has My interest then I buy bit and play it. So far the switch is offering something nice that is basically the portability mode and it's understandable at the cost of a downgraded version... But the fact that it let's me play wolfenstein on my bed or on the toilet it's already a win regardless of your arguments.
The comments on this show the absolute hypocrisy of the anti-Nintendo section of the community here on N4G, if not elsewhere. Not long before the Switch released, all of these types of people were INSISTING that the Switch NEEDED these kinds of AAA multiplat games in order to succeed. And the sad part is, these people KNEW that the smaller size would mean it wouldn't be as powerful, yet they still expected it to play every single game at every single graphical bar the other two set, or it would be deemed a failure. Yet now that the system is getting AT LEAST SOME of these games, and they're actually running a lot BETTER than expected of a smaller console, suddenly, SURPRISE SURPRISE, here's THAT SAME GROUP-TYPE out here in force, telling everyone that it's the worst version and has no saving graces worth getting it for. They're all just letting their true colors show; they don't want a well-known current-gen AAA multiplat to gain any kind of recognition on the Switch, unless it's just as much of a 60-fps graphical light-show as its physically larger cousins. Otherwise it's "the worst version". Which is unrealistic expectations at its finest. So unrealistic tech expectations of a physically-smaller console + graphics/fps elitism. Blend the two and you've got some of the people here in a nutshell; "Oh Switch version of this game is the worst version and its portable and gyro-aiming advantages aren't true, and you should just buy MY version, and play games on MY system, because look how pretty and fast it is and my console is SOOOOOO much better than yours!" Just accept that some people don't mind trading a bit of looks for better function. It doesn't make your versions horrible and it doesn't force you to stop playing them, nor does it stop you from playing better with sticks than with gyro aiming because that's what you're used to. Just stop downplaying this version. If you don't like it, shut up and go play the version you like. It's simple. Stop acting AFRAID of the idea of a AAA multiplat succeeding on the Switch.
Stop desperately running damage control for Nintendo's poor products and mediocre games, it gets really embarrassing after a while. Lay off the Nintendo koolaid, it's rotting your brain. It's very clear to most gamers that Nintendo left the console market years ago after the failure of the terrible Wii U (which you also staunchly defended), they are no longer a part of the console community. Once you are able to admit that, you can realize that the Switch is not ever going to compete with the real consoles on the market. It simply doesn't have the power, and never will.
@The_Jackel yes. If all you go by is graphics. It is shallow. @TheBiggerBoss have you played it? If not, your biased one sided opinion don't count.
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