Video Game Dragons Lair Discussion

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10:02:09 AM Feb 16th 2012
edited by SamMax
Would the DSi Ware port be a Porting Disaster, technically speaking, for losing a few frames of animations (...Or So I Heard)? Granted, I hear it's still impressive for a DSi Ware game, especially considering its limitations, but still!
10:18:59 AM Feb 16th 2012
Not remotely. From the page:

To qualify the program as a Porting Disaster one or more of the following major points has to be present.

  • Game Breaking Bugs only present in the port in question.
  • Substantial amounts of missing content, such as whole levels, playable characters/vehicles, weapons, and the like.
  • Poor quality visuals, audio or controls which can't be excused by the host system's technical limitations.
  • Clumsy controls, even if you try to forget the old control layout. For example, imitating pad control badly on a keyboard, not supporting mice or customised control setups in a console-to-PC port, trying to cram too many hotkey functions onto controller buttons in a PC-to-console port, or forgetting entirely that a console-to-PC port even has a keyboard at its disposal.
  • Poor performance compared to games of similar or greater complexity on the host platform. This point can be subdivided into two areas which may or may not both be present:
  • Inconsistent or perpetually slow frame-rates.
  • Ridiculously long loading times, given the complexity of the program.
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