Zelda BotW Wii U vs Switch Graphics

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User Info: Cy-co

Cy-co
1 year ago#21
Graphics look close, but the Switch definitely offers higher Dynamic Range.
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User Info: ElectricMole

ElectricMole
1 year ago#22
They look exactly the same


Makes you wonder hmmmm
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User Info: Cy-co

Cy-co
1 year ago#23
blitz_0623 posted...
The difference can't just be 720p vs 900p. Switch is clearly the better looking version

Switch has better Dynamic Range. Deeper dark colors, and brighter bright colors that pop out...while the Wii U has a more saturated look.
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User Info: Meltdown1988

Meltdown1988
1 year ago#24
SaloonWreckor posted...
Dunno which is better. Color saturation seems different. Thats about it.

Just look closer at the 1:00 mark for a pretty clear difference, especially once it pans. There are actually a few bits of foliage quite close to the camera that disappear, a lot that disappear in the distance (look at those faraway mountains near the temple) and ground textures that seem more muddy even while still relatively closeby.

Actually, that's the general gist of it, the comparative draw distance. Also, note the much more subtle mist effects in the Switch version's background (possibly also down to usable distance before needing to resort to low-LOD models) and of course the general higher resolution that makes everything appear to 'pop out' more in the foreground. And that's with awful YT compression holding some of that back.

It's clear the Switch version is superior, especially when you consider the supposed more consistent framerate.

Also, even though the difference becomes much less blatant indoors and in cutscenes, what's going on here?

http://i.imgur.com/85k2ZkB.png

Jesus lol
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User Info: Enclave

Enclave
1 year ago#25
Meltdown1988 posted...
SaloonWreckor posted...
Dunno which is better. Color saturation seems different. Thats about it.

Just look closer at the 1:00 mark for a pretty clear difference, especially once it pans. There are actually a few bits of foliage quite close to the camera that disappear, a lot that disappear in the distance (look at those faraway mountains) and ground textures that seem more muddy even relatively closeby.

Actually, that's the general gist of it, the comparative draw distance. Also, note the much more subtle mist effects in the Switch version's background (possibly also down to usable distance before needing to resort to low-LOD models) and of course the general higher resolution that makes everything appear to 'pop out' more in the foreground. And that's with awful YT compression holding some of that back.

It's clear the Switch version is superior, especially when you consider the supposed more consistent framerate.

Also, even though the difference becomes much less blatant indoors and in cutscenes, what's going on here?

http://i.imgur.com/85k2ZkB.png

Jesus lol


The colour changes could very well just be a change in art direction and not necessarily a valid comparison between the Wii U and Switch.
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User Info: Meltdown1988

Meltdown1988
1 year ago#26
Enclave posted...
The colour changes could very well just be a change in art direction and not necessarily a valid comparison between the Wii U and Switch.

If that's down to an age gap between two different builds instead of this being a direct comparison (which I admittedly wasn't aware of), then yeah, could be.

During that whole sidepanning shot it looks like the Wii U's actually using an entirely different shader model. It's not just that Link's skin looks weirdly colored under this specific ambient lighting (or even his face disappearing once he gets up, which was my main point there), but the shadows in general on him look different. Which I suppose makes sense, but it usually doesn't translate into one version looking so much better up close in any of the other shots. There's definitely something going on with Wii U's lighting there.

That, or just "newer and cleaned up build".
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User Info: Enclave

Enclave
1 year ago#27
Meltdown1988 posted...
Enclave posted...
The colour changes could very well just be a change in art direction and not necessarily a valid comparison between the Wii U and Switch.

If that's down to an age gap between two different builds instead of this being a direct comparison (which I admittedly wasn't aware of), then yeah, could be.


What's obvious though is the draw distance and smaller details. That should be the focus :)
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User Info: Meltdown1988

Meltdown1988
1 year ago#28
Well, yeah. Cause that's where most of the improvements are at. :P
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User Info: quittaboi78

quittaboi78
1 year ago#29
According to Agein' Aonuma, the only difference on Switch is higher resolution docked and faster load times. Experience and framerate is identical.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/01/14/zelda-producer-breath-of-the-wild-for-nintendo-switch-is-1080p
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DaLagga
1 year ago#30
quittaboi78 posted...
Sorin777 posted...
Zelda BotW E3 2016 demo vs yesterday's Switch demo graphics: which runs better?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDy5_sDZUZg

Here's yet another comparison video of two builds at different points of development.


Fixed that for ya, buddy.


But the Switch version would represent a much later period in development, right? In fact, the game must be finished by now so the Switch footage is no doubt the final product. So if anything, it should look even better but the differences are surprisingly small.

What this game does demonstrate though is just how far behind the times Nintendo really is when it comes to open world games. Even by 7th gen standards, BOTW looks pretty terrible. The detail is pitiful, textures are blurry, and performance is all over the place. For example, compare Zelda to this clip of Far Cry 3 (a 4 year old game) running on the x360 - an 11 year old system that should be a fair bit weaker than the Switch.

https://youtu.be/Ynj7zZ3VkvA?t=23m40s
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