It’s been quite a while since Digital Foundry investigated a Nintendo Switch release, but now John Linneman is back to see how The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD holds up.
He describes it as “more than just a remaster” of the original 2011 Wii release thanks to not only the improved graphics but also the quality of life improvements. The game makes the jump from a 480p output on Wii to 1080p docked and 720p in handheld on the Switch. The framerate is 60fps in most cases, excluding some more heated moments.
In addition to this, there have been improvements to texture qualities, the Wii’s “colour dithering” has been completely eliminated – enhancing the overall image quality, and the loading is also highlighted as being drastically faster. We were equally as impressed. Nintendo also managed to maintain the original look of assets while at the same time providing a higher resolution look.
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