Has your opinion in the game-play chanced now that you played some more?Thanks for the heads up!
With the new resolution in portable mode, now the game feels much better. And they also seem to have fixed the frame stuttering problem related with loading new sounds. Probably, because with the game rendered at a lower resolution, now they have more memory/processing power left.
All of that said, this update adds new problems not present in the previous version.
- They have fixed the problem with the collision boxes when you shoot with the shotgun. But they have added new collision problems. If you start a new run, in the prologue of the first chapter, there are some sections in which you need to jump over obstacles. Now, if you aren't in the exact center pixel, you can't avoid the obstacles. I can see a lot of new players stuck in this initial part, without being able to enter the mansion.
- Instead of creating two separated resolutions for the portable mode and the docked mode (like other games are doing, creating different UI sizes), they have discarded the old high resolution mode in docked mode. So in the previous version, the game looked much better in docked mode.
With the previous version, there was version parity with the other console releases if you were playing in docked mode. Now, in docked mode, the game looks much worse than in the rest of versions that are using higher resolutions / not zoomed sprites.
The story with the resolution of 'Lovecraft's Untold Stories' has a new dramatic turnaround.
I have found an unintentional method, not planned by the developers, for choosing between the low and the high resolution in portable/docked mode.
If you start the game in docked mode, the game will be rendered at high resolution. If you take the console of the dock, the game will continue rendered at a high resolution, without switching to the intended portable resolution.
In the same way, if you start in portable mode and then switch to the dock, the game will retain the low resolution/zoomed mode.
On another note, do we still expect crate box, Slayer the Spire and Cadence to come out this month? Very much looking forward tot those.