“A really well-made Switch game”.
Astral Chain is the latest masterpiece from PlatinumGames and it is exclusive to Switch. So, how does it hold up in the technical department? According to the folks over at Digital Foundry, the focus is on pushing Nintendo’s hardware, rather than targeting higher frame rates.
Unlike the Bayonetta ports, Astral Chain can exceed resolutions of 720p in docked mode. The team has also made use of dynamic resolution to help stabilise the overall performance – meaning the game “hangs between” 720p and 900p, often hitting the halfway point. In portable mode, the game maxes out at 720p and again uses dynamic resolution scaling, but has no anti-aliasing. Fortunately, these differences aren’t as noticeable on the small screen.
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