The demonic invasion is still in progress. Announced at the 2018 Bethesda E3 Showcase, DOOM Eternal is the direct sequel to the award-winning and best-selling DOOM (2016). Developed by id Software, DOOM Eternal NINTENDO SWITCH will deliver the ultimate combination of speed and power, along with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat.
Doom Eternal for Switch is a technological miracle that runs on stable framerate. To achieve this, Panic Button made several compromises and sacrificed a goat to the technology gods, but we are now able to Rip and Tear on a toilet seat!
DOOM Eternal for Nintendo Switch probably stands as the best among the impossible conversions made so far by Panic Button.
While DOOM Eternal is rated M for its gore and violence, there’s a lot about the gaming experience that makes it safer to play for teen and young adult audiences than the average, multiplayer competitors of its genre. And if there’s ever a day I need to just chainsaw through some demons, I know where I can turn.
Doom Eternal on Switch remains Doom Eternal. Always so addicting and well paced, it will satisfy anyone in need of frantic action. It is obvious that concessions are made to make the id Software shooter stand on Switch, but the overall rendering is essentially identical to the 2016 episode on the same medium. We recommend it mainly when docked because the Joy-Con quickly shows its limits during more intense clashes.
Recommending Doom Eternal on Nintendo Switch ultimately boils down to two factors: the Switch is the only gaming system you own, and/or you plan on playing the game near-exclusively while on-the-go. Honestly, for a Nintendo Switch title, Doom Eternal is solid. It just feels like a game that benefits from being played on a more powerful platform.
As a solo experience, Doom Eternal is simultaneously better and worse than its predecessor. It makes a lot of small changes that generally work, but also speak to a misunderstanding of the original. While changes to movement via the grapple system are largely excellent and improve the already fantastic combat system, changes to progression and story presentation just slow down what had previously been an incredibly fast-paced thrill ride. When Doom Eternal gets past its secondary elements and just allows itself to be Doom, it outdoes Doom 2016 without question. Multiplayer is, however, a significant disappointment for anyone like me who greatly enjoyed the original’s implementation. All that being said, from a port perspective, Doom Eternal is a downright miracle. It somehow presents a much more complex game even better than it presented the original.
The Switch version of Doom Eternal is ultimately a complex beast to recommend. If you’re someone wanting to take on some demons on the go? The lack of an adaptable UI makes it tough to recommend based on the amount of text which is unreadable when in handheld mode. For those players who primarily play Docked, especially if the Switch is one’s primary system? It makes for a far better prospect.