Nintendo Switch Stealth Release Ruined By Inferior Port

Today Nintendo Switch users were surprised to see that Alan Wake remastered got a stealth release from Epic Games. The game is currently available on the eShop with a 20% off, making it $23.99. Unfortunately, there may have been a reason the port was removed with little fanfare: it seems the game is having a few issues on Switch. On social media, many Switch users report that the game looks significantly worse than the version that launched on the Xbox 360 in 2010. For a version that is supposed to be ‘remastered’, that’s pretty disappointing!

The situation is frustrating for Switch owners, as the system is easily more powerful than an Xbox 360. Earlier this month, Square Enix released a port of NieR: Vending Machines which received high praise for its graphics and performance. While the Nintendo Switch isn’t as powerful as the other platforms on the market today, there’s no reason a 12-year-old game should look worse on the system. On Twitter, user shouted @TacoBelle117 Alan Wake remasteredwhile praising some of Switch’s other recent ports.

It’s impossible to know what exactly went wrong with Alan Wake remastered, but this is just one of many negative comments made about the Switch port. This isn’t the first time a Switch port has been released in a disappointing state, but it usually happens with more recent games, as opposed to games released two console generations ago. The Nintendo Switch has proved hugely popular since its debut nearly six years ago, and fans really enjoy having these types of games in a portable format. Games sell incredibly well on the system, but fans have learned that many ports are just rushed for quick cash.

Alan Wake was critically acclaimed when it was first released, and many Switch owners were excited at the prospect of playing it for the first time. However, the negativity surrounding the port is likely to convince many players to wait for a patch, if one ever comes. For now, Switch owners will just have to wait and see.

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