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User Info: MWXIII

MWXIII
1 month ago#1
Ive never played the game but my son wants it.

He has a PC and I have an extra PS4 but I would rather get it for him on the switch because... well, switch.

The board for that game is dead though so im asking here
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User Info: Exurna

Exurna
1 month ago#2
It runs horribly on every platform.

When I last played, it would constantly "freeze" for a few seconds, but things would still happen, then it would fast-forward to catch up to where you were supposed to be, which was annoying, but not as annoying as the other thing it constantly did, which was that it would kind of "fast-rewind" to what you were doing 3-5 seconds before.

Multiple videos on this issue, hundreds of forum posts about this happening for a ton of people across every available server, and the devs never even acknowledged it as an issue. Hell, at one point there was a developer on the server I and a few friends were playing at, and several people asked in the global chat if they were going to fix it, and the dev was just kinda "Hehe alright I need to get back to work :) Have a good evening everyone :))"

It's a shame, it could've been a great game.
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User Info: MWXIII

MWXIII
1 month ago#3
Exurna posted...
It runs horribly on every platform.

When I last played, it would constantly "freeze" for a few seconds, but things would still happen, then it would fast-forward to catch up to where you were supposed to be, which was annoying, but not as annoying as the other thing it constantly did, which was that it would kind of "fast-rewind" to what you were doing 3-5 seconds before.

Multiple videos on this issue, hundreds of forum posts about this happening for a ton of people across every available server, and the devs never even acknowledged it as an issue. Hell, at one point there was a developer on the server I and a few friends were playing at, and several people asked in the global chat if they were going to fix it, and the dev was just kinda "Hehe alright I need to get back to work :) Have a good evening everyone :))"

It's a shame, it could've been a great game.


I remember hearing stuff like this back in the day on PC but its been so long that I kinda... assumed they fixed it
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larryp78
1 month ago#4
MWXIII posted...
Exurna posted...
It runs horribly on every platform.

When I last played, it would constantly "freeze" for a few seconds, but things would still happen, then it would fast-forward to catch up to where you were supposed to be, which was annoying, but not as annoying as the other thing it constantly did, which was that it would kind of "fast-rewind" to what you were doing 3-5 seconds before.

Multiple videos on this issue, hundreds of forum posts about this happening for a ton of people across every available server, and the devs never even acknowledged it as an issue. Hell, at one point there was a developer on the server I and a few friends were playing at, and several people asked in the global chat if they were going to fix it, and the dev was just kinda "Hehe alright I need to get back to work :) Have a good evening everyone :))"

It's a shame, it could've been a great game.


I remember hearing stuff like this back in the day on PC but its been so long that I kinda... assumed they fixed it


I would hope they fixed it by now
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gamer1104
1 month ago#5
Everything I've seen so far is that the game runs terrible on everything that's not a very strong pc. And it runs abysmally on the switch.
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User Info: Knighted Dragon

Knighted Dragon
1 month ago#6
I love Ark on PC, but I've got an extremely high end computer. I've not had issues with it freezing and having to catch up, that sounds like server lag. Does console have non-dedicated servers / single player ones?

It does run fairly mediocre even on my rig, I get about 80-90 FPS at 1440p, but it drops down to below 40 sometimes , and I've got nearly as high end of a computer as you can get
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yodalovesu
1 month ago#7
Check out BeatEmUps vid on YouTube about this...

https://youtu.be/pTzx02n8Lw8

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Knighted Dragon
1 month ago#8
yodalovesu posted...
Check out BeatEmUps vid on YouTube about this...

https://youtu.be/pTzx02n8Lw8


Man that's rough! It definitely runs a lot better on PC. Honestly, I really like it on PC despite it's flaws, but that Switch version looks pretty terrible.

I think a lot of his issue was that he played on an official server, instead of playing solo. Which is why he was trapped in the house, and part of the lag issues. The game is absolutely ROUGH for a new player if you just take off sprinting through the jungle, you will get utterly obliterated in seconds, so him dying 7 times in 10 minutes isn't too unexpected honestly.

It's a shame the Switch version is so bad, but there's no way the Switch has the hardware to handle Ark. Ark is a pretty terribly optimized game on PC, I don't know what they were thinking trying to get it to run on Switch without SERIOUSLY working on optimization first
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darklink67
1 month ago#9
No its god awful.

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Infinity8378
1 month ago#10
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