Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are out today and fans are no doubt excited to start their journey, but all is not well in the open-world of Paldea. Unfortunately, these new Pokémon games feature some serious performance issues on the Nintendo Switch.
According to IGN’s Rebekah Valentine in her review in progress: there really isn’t a moment in where’d I’d say they run well.
The framerate chugs, character models and shadows pop in and out, Pokémon clip through walls and get stuck in them entirely… The camera also has a habit of clipping through the environment, giving you a nice glimpse of the unfinished insides of a video game mountain, for example.
For our full review of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and everything Pokémon, stay tuned to IGN.
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Heads up aspiring Pokemon trainers the New Pokemon game does not run well Pokemon scarlet and violet are out today And fans are no doubt excited to start Their journey in the open world of Paldea ijin's reviewer has finished the Main story but is spending more time Testing the online features a review and Progress is up now at ign.com with the Full review coming next week the good News is that scarlet and violet is the Fully open world Pokemon game that game Freak promised and feels like a welcome Reinvention of the nearly 30 year old Formula the bad news is that the game Simply does not run well on the Aging Switch Hardware iTunes reviewer Rebecca Valentine describes its performance as Grievously poor and a technical mess to Quote her review in progress there Really isn't a moment in these games Where I'd say they run well what are the Issues the frame rate chugs character Models and shadows pop in and out Pokemon clip through walls and get stuck In them entirely the camera also has a Habit of clipping through the Environment giving you a nice glimpse of The unfinished insides of a video game Mountain for example beyond our reviewer Two of our guides writers have Experienced hard game crashes I think This quote from the review and progress Sums Pokemon scarlet and Violet's issues
Up nicely it is by far the worst running Pokemon game I've ever played and among The worst running AAA games I've played On the switch so far and yes this is With the day one patch now it's not just IGN experiencing these issues polygon Says it runs like a middling GameCube Game Shaq news called the performance Issues abysmal and vg247 called the Woeful performance issues a real drag Now IGN and these other outlets also Have a lot of praise for Pokemon scarlet And violet it's currently at a 77 on Metacritic which isn't bad by any means The story is interesting exploring the World is a delight and the Pokemon Themselves behave more realistically Than ever it's just a shame that Everything it does right is held back by These performance issues this could be The strongest case yet the Nintendo Really needs a switch Pro if it's almost Six-year-old hybrid system can't run the Latest edition of one of its Flagship Games our full review of Pokemon scarlet And violet will be out next week until Then stay tuned IGN Foreign