Once upon a time, buying and playing a video game was quite easy. You bought the disc or the basket, stuck it on the console and pressed play. Not so much anymore. Indicative case: The not so great versions of it just for cloud streaming Royal hearts was released on Switch earlier this year has recently received an update and now has a warning informing you if it is not the right time to play games for a player you have already purchased. Welcome to the future. It sucks.
Released yesterday, update 1.03 for all Kingdom Heart Switch games seem to add two main functions. In Kingdom Hearts 3, players can now choose between two performance options: “Performance Priority” and “Graphic Quality Priority”. These settings can be selected before you start playing and allow the game to focus on either a more stable frame rate or higher resolution images, an option that many games offer these days.
However, the other new feature of the patch is mostly unique to the controversial Switch streaming through the cloud Royal hearts Games. Now, new messages on the game selection screen alert you any “server congestion” that titles may experience. If a game you want to play currently has busy servers, you can try playing it, but it probably won’t be a great experience.
While it is nice to know before you play if a game is going to work properly, it is also awesome that a consistent example of why so many people are not sold in streaming games through services like Stadium or Amazon Luna. This does not mean that it is not a useful or powerful technology. I think what the Xbox does with streaming in the cloud and Game Pass is amazing, which allows you to play fancy games like Gears 5 on a phone. However, Microsoft also allows you to install all of its games, so if the servers are slow or you do not want to experience delays, you can simply play a native version of the game on your local computer. (This is also very important for maintaining the game!)
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The problem is that, unlike Microsoft’s Game Pass stream, Square Enix only sells versions of it Royal hearts games on the Switch. There is currently no way to download and install any of these on your actual console. And given these versions are not good even when you can play them, and also charge a premium price, seems like a bad deal everywhere. And now, can Square Enix just tell you not to even play the games you already bought? This is a lot of 2022, isn’t it?
look forward to Square Enix discovers a way to streamline NFT and blockchain technology in future cloud releases, to really make this whole experience a lot worse. In the meantime, you just have to buy Royal hearts games on PS4 or Xbox, if you want to play whenever you feel you have a consistent level of quality without having to worry about the servers being “congested”.