It can’t match the visuals of other releases, but at the same time I don’t think it makes any major sacrifices that keep the experience from being enjoyable. Just be aware that there is a considerable difference between the Switch and PS4/Xbox One versions visually, and I think you’ll be fine.
If you are a seasoned DOOM player, there’s nothing new to see here, but the portability aspect could lure you in. If you are brand new to DOOM and own a Switch, it’s worth picking up. It’s fast, it’s fun, there’s tons of content, and it’s an extremely solid port of a technical beast.
This game is incredibly impressive to play on the Switch. Panic Button did well with this port. Despite the quality and the fps downgraded, it still retained what made this game fun to play. I wish Panic Button would port more of Bethesda's bigger titles.
The thing is, the UI is so tiny in handheld mode I can barely read the words and button prompts. It's pretty easy to just miss button prompts altogether. When docked to a TV, this isn't a problem at all, but it's quite frustrating on the go. I can only imagine how difficult this would be for someone with worse vision than my own.
Doom is still one of the best first person shooters out there and the limited power provided by Nintendo Switch can't change this. Despite its ridiculous resolution and its low FPS, you can now enjoy the experience in full portability thanks to this porting.
I never thought I would actually recommend a first person shooter that runs in 720p and below that and in 30FPS, but here I am actually liking the game. Doom is still Doom with the fast paced action we all know and love and the great music and OST. It's true that there are some framerate and audio issues with the game but still, kudos to Panic Button for creating this amazing port.
DOOM suffers some undeniable downgrades in graphical fidelity on Switch, which anyone could've predicted. It's when these downgrades effect enjoyment of the game, however, that one starts to wonder if it was all worth it.
Graphically the best looking Game in the Console Most Likely. I'm talking so good that it doesn't even look like a Game the Switch can handle yet here it is. Runs very Smooth, Controls Excellently, and is Great Fun. For those looking for a Great FPS Campaign to play on Switch this is the best there is. The Visuals again though, my god, it looks like I'm playing a PlayStation 4 Title in Switch, I don't know how they done it but they have. only downfall is you'll want a large Micro SD Card for this Game's File Size. It's Worth it in my opinion though.
The dead zone is set so high on the joysticks that I feel like I'm playing with an old overused N64 controller.
I need to push the Pro Controller joystick something like 50% out before the character even starts moving.
Note: this is *after* the latest Feb 2018 patch. Without the patch, it'd probably score a 1.
- Some of the later weapons are kinda fun
- Looks terrible, blurry, and washed out with glitches
- "Demons" are now basically zombies
- No reactivity with environment
- Text is *WAY* too small
- Often difficult to tell where to go next
- Encouraged melee mechanic is terrible
- Unsatisfying sound
- Very long loading screens
- Checkpoints? Still? This isn't 1990 anymore.
- Enemies take too many hits to die
SummaryThere is no taking cover or stopping to regenerate health in campaign mode as you beat back Hell’s raging demon hordes. Combine your arsenal of futuristic and iconic guns, upgrades, movement and an advanced melee system to knock-down, slash, stomp, crush, and blow apart demons in creative and violent ways. In multiplayer, dominate your o...