After Rocket League, it’s the turn of the colorful Fall Guys to opt for free play! From June 21 – on all platforms – you can enjoy ridiculous races without spending a single penny. A new page with the expected version of the Nintendo Switch. So what is the value of the Japanese company’s hybrid console? So here is our verdict.
All images in this article are from the Nintendo Switch version of Fall Guys.
It’s been a while since the first release of Fall Guys! In nearly two years, the Mediatonic title has grown a bit, welcoming new events of the seasons (Middle Ages, Winter, Treasure Hunt). But more than just a new theme, a new era is now beginning. Eh yes Fall Guys is free to play and fell in the way of the Nintendo Switch. An anticipated version was originally planned for 2021, but was posted after Mediatonic’s parent company acquired Epic Games (Fortnite). Now that all the lights are green, it’s time to join the crazy hybrid console races.
It works on the Switch
When we talk about Switch porting, the question of technique inevitably comes up. And Fall Guys is very good on the Nintendo console. Of course, you have to be content with a framerate of 30 frames per second and relatively present aliasing – however softened in portable mode. But the important thing is: the action remains fluid, on TV like the street, and we can see without difficulty the good feelings of the basic game. Yes, because it’s so much fun to take part in races like Total Wipeout, which has 60 players, to try to win the win. After all, we wouldn’t have said no to a slightly developed version. Fall Guys isn’t a straightforward selfish game and as it stands, beyond some slowdowns, we’re especially sorry for the jerks in interpreting other competitors (with some “T-Pose” as a to bonus). So it’s hard to read their trajectory, which can prove decisive during a game. A flaw that often arises at the start of the game, when the crowd is crowded. Future updates should fix this.
Something to emphasize:
If you’re wondering, the Nintendo Switch version of Fall Guys weighs in at 1.9GB.
For others, not much to say, except that the comfort of gaming seems better for us in portable mode. Also note that you don’t need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play Fall Guys. However, you need an Epic Games account. Yes, it is mandatory. After it’s all set up at launch, you can access your Epic contact list on the right of the screen using the “-” key. Not bad for a quick start to a game with friends, because Fall Guys is now cross-platform | cross-development. Basically, you can compete against players from any medium and find your save either on PC or console. A perfect feature integrated into the Nintendo Switch version! We did the test, with a computer connected to the Epic Games Store, we immediately found that the game started on the small portable console.
Fall Guys – Crazy Race on Nintendo Switch (Gameplay)
New to free-to-play?
Now that we have wiped out the technical aspect, another – thorn – question remains. How did the free-to-play model impact the development of these good Fall Guys? If you’ve been marked by the Diablo Immortal controversy, don’t worry. Dinhi, all premium purchases are for cosmetic items only : costumes, actions, colors for your avatar or decorations for your nickname. To be more concrete, Fall Guys is offering two Season Passes: one free, de facto mixed in progress, and one paid, described as “an enhanced version” of the one mentioned above. Its price: under 8 euros. imagine, the rewards are more attractive in the second case (Ezio from Assassin’s Creed or Our Us in particular).
In any case, the premium look of Fall Guys is never distracting. A very good thing. The only things that will “force” you to checkout: be tempted by the prices locked in the standard Season Pass; be jealous of premium players holding on to their dream attire. Note that Fall Guys ’top-of-the-line currency-the“ Emissous ”-can be unlocked occasionally in the free promotion system, but not enough to purchase a longer Season Pass. Eye shopping will rely on less valuable money, Kudos, earned by playing online, completing challenges, and leveling up. All in all, there is something that will please you without spending even a penny. Note that if you have purchased Fall Guys before, you are entitled to the Legacy Pack with a first Season Pass, pocket money in Kudos and other small bonuses. The icing on the cake: if you complete Season Pass 1 at 100%, that of Season 2 will be offered to you for free.
- A version of Switch holding
- Always a fun and entertaining game
- Past events are involved
- Non-intrusive business model
- Some technical issues
As you can understand, with the Nintendo Switch version and this free-to-play functionality, Fall Guys is in full swing of what it has always offered: a fun and entertaining game, which is now possible to bring anywhere with you. A new era that makes it more mainstream than ever, especially with the advent of cross-platform and cross-progression. With that in mind, Fall Guys ’new business model isn’t really disruptive, with real money purchases only for cosmetic items. What fun is not to worry about the levels that have already been added and the future. We only regret a slightly disappointing version of the Switch. In short, this is the perfect opportunity to launch crazy Fall Guys races!
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