Updated for Switch: Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-Tered Review

July 3, 2019
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Updated July, 2019 for Nintendo Switch: The Switch version of Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered runs (somewhat surprisingly) as well as the console version, and looks almost as good doing it. After spending a few hours in smashing my way through its open world and demolition challenges, I noticed a few slowdowns here and there during particularly destructive moments, but nothing that rendered it “unplayable.” It looks great in handheld mode and doesn’t suffer any noticeable downgrades compared to console versions when sent to a TV, either. It’ll never look as crisp as the 4K/60FPS of the console version, but its 1080p/30FPS looks just fine.

The controls themselves are, by default, a bit clunky since the Switch’s Joy-Cons are far from ideal when looking for precision aim during a firefight. However, adjusting the sensitivity or enabling the gyroscopic motion controls can provide a viable enough workaround for this, though your best experience will likely be on the Pro Controller.

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