Doom Nintendo Switch REVIEW: Critic scores might just surprise you

Doom Nintendo Switch REVIEW: Critic scores might just surprise you

The version of Doom is almost here, as review scores begin to drop.



Doom has been given a November 10 release date on Nintendo Switch, and will be followed by the Switch port of Skyrim on November 17.

The Nintendo Switch port is developed by Panic Button, the studio responsible for the upcoming Rocket League port on Switch.

Doom contains the full campaign and suite of multiplayer maps, as well as post-release updates and DLC. This includes all of the difficulty modes for anybody keen for a challenge.

But the Doom Nintendo Switch port isn’t an exact port of the PS4 and Xbox One versions.

Doom Switch Edition doesn’t come with the SnapMap level editor, which lets fans create and share their own maps.

Does it make a difference to the review scores? Read our Doom Nintendo Switch review round-up below…

Gamespot – 7/10: “If you can stand to look at a lesser version of Doom’s once captivating world, you’ll find that the game plays well enough on Switch so long as you’ve got a TV in front of you and a Pro Controller in hand.

“There’s nothing else like it on a portable system, but be prepared to face a handful of compromises, especially if you’re used to playing on other platforms.”

Nintendo Life – 8/10: “DOOM is an incredible game, flaws and all. Audio issues and frame rate drops were annoying at times, but weren’t dramatic enough to deter us from a beautiful, pulse-raising good time – and we imagine that future updates will at least partly solve these problems.

“DOOM is one of the best first-person shooters we’ve ever played, and is certainly the best in its class on Switch. There’s a certain magical quality about having a game this good on the go.

“Its brilliant campaign is reason enough to pick it up, but DOOM’s multiplayer will keep you coming back for more for months to come. While it’s perhaps not as polished as it is on other formats, having DOOM in portable form is a revelation, and developer Panic Button deserves high praise for porting over id Software’s classic title so brilliantly.”

WCCFTECH – 7.6: “DOOM on Nintendo Switch runs a fantastically fun, playable version of our favourite console shooter, but it can’t be denied that optimisations and the lower frame rate make for a less pretty, slightly rougher version of the game.

“Despite that, if you want a handheld version of DOOM, I still can’t help but recommend it. It plays well for the most part and is still loads of fun and a refreshing experience, even a year and a half later.”

The Verge – No Score: “In the here and now, though, what we have is an unexpectedly pleasant surprise. Doom on the Switch is, well, Doom. On the Switch. And I couldn’t really have expected it to turn out any better than this.”

Published at Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:15:00 +0000

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