From a technical point of view, Luminous Productions and Square Enix could not land a big hit with “Forspoken”, as Digital Foundry emphasizes in an analysis. There are also rumors of “extreme” changes during development.
Forspoken has been on the market since today after global testing got underway yesterday. According to Metascore, Luminous Productions and Square Enix really couldn’t produce a high-flyer. But “Forspoken” is not a total failure either. the PLAY3.DE-Test provides details of weaknesses and strengths.
Alex Donaldson from RPG Site wants to know why “Forspoken” didn’t turn out to be the game that many fans had hoped for. According to its sources, the game was changed so much during production that it ended up not being as originally planned.
One thing he would like to say about Forspoken is that the game has changed shape several times during development, for better or for worse.
“People have told me that the original plan is unrecognizable in the current product. That happens with a lot of games in development, but Forspoken seems to be a particularly extreme case where the game really went through the wringer.” so Donaldsonwho believes that “Forspoken” is in search of an identity.
Performance-Analyse von Digital Foundry
In our test, we pointed out the control problems. But the pure performance sometimes leaves a lot to be desired. All modes are “reasonably stable” in typical game scenarios, especially when VRR is activated for performance mode. But in quality mode there are situations in which the frame rate scratches at 20 FPS.
“It’s also hard to ignore the huge performance hits in Quality mode – down to 21 FPS, which is just absurd,” Digital Foundry’s John Linneman said in his analysis. “The notion that stable 30fps is impossible in a higher resolution mode suggests that the dynamic resolution target simply wasn’t aggressive enough, or some other factor is affecting performance.”
Internal resolution is scaled by at least 50 percent on each axis, according to Digital Foundry, meaning performance mode, which aims for 1440p via FSR2, can drop as low as 720p. Quality mode can go as low as 1080p, while RT mode is somewhere in the middle between the two modes. Upscaling achieves 1440p in performance mode and 2160p in the other two modes.
“I would say that both Quality and RT modes give generally acceptable image quality, with noticeable noise only appearing in busy scenes. However, performance mode can sometimes have exceptionally poor image quality, which is unexpected for a current-gen version.
Animations and the particle system can score
Other areas of the game are highlighted positively in the technical analysis, including the animations and the particle system. According to Digital Foundry, explosions and magic particles have been “implemented in a beautiful way”, which helps to show off the combat system better.
Linneman also highlighted the “excellent frustum-aligned voxel nebulae,” resulting in some very aesthetic moments. The sky system, on the other hand, is based on a volumetric cloud simulation with arcs of rays that “look very visually appealing”, even if the choice of colors is sometimes not so convincing.
“Indirectly lit areas exhibit an unnatural glow, while light-filled areas rely too heavily on a significant bloom component, resulting in an overly high-contrast look reminiscent of Xbox 360 and PS3 games,” continued Linneman.
You can read the full article from Digital Foundry you look here. The corresponding analysis video is also embedded below these lines.
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