Crash Bandicoot port for Switch not that great

Comparing side-by-side to Xbox and PlayStation, there's a lot that's missing

Posted by Ashley King on July 1, 2018

It appears as though the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy port for Nintendo Switch just isn't that great. According to comparisons done between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 versions of the game, there's a lot that's just plain missing. While it may seem ironic to play a Crash game on a Nintendo console after this famous commercial, the reality is you'd probably have a better time on any other console but Switch.

  • PS4 resolution: 1920 X 1080
  • PS4 Pro resolution: 2560 X 1440
  • Xbox One resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Xbox One X resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Switch Docked resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Switch undocked resolution: 853 x 480

According to this analysis, the Switch performs better in handheld mode than docked mode and it occasionally drops below 30fps in portable mode during both cutscenes and gameplay. Additionally, there are quite a few differences other than resolution output. The Switch version has removed the fur effects, removed reflections, uses low quality textures, has reduced effects during explosions, and an overall shorter draw distance than the Xbox One and PS4 versions.

It's unfortunate that Toys for Bob wasn't able to produce the same quality product that Vicarious Visions did with the port on Xbox One and PS4. However, it's not that surprising since this is the same company that is responsible for Skylanders. For those of you looking for a quality port like Panic Button's work on Doom and Wolfenstein II, you're not getting it here. Sad news.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - $39.99

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