Mortal Kombat 1's outrageously bad Switch port has fans demanding refunds
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Those who have purchased Mortal Kombat 1 on Nintendo Switch have reportedly begun demanding refunds, citing the game’s shocking graphics as the reason why.
The Nintendo Switch release aside, Mortal Kombat 1 has proved to be a critical success for NetherRealm. The Xbox version currently has a score of 88, while the PlayStation 5 version sits slightly behind that with a score of 86. Some critics have even gone as far as calling it ‘the best Mortal Kombat to date’ which is high praise. The same can’t be said for the Nintendo Switch version of the game though. It’s certainly ambitious to try to run a new-gen game on a console of this age and size. While the Switch graphics are then (sorry to say this) abysmal, they’re also to be somewhat expected.
Take a look at Mortal Kombat 1 in action below.
The Switch version is without a Metacritic score for the time being, as only one review has been submitted. Nintendo Life rated the game a very poor 40 though, saying, “There are frame rate issues, big resolution dips, input and timing problems related to performance drops, missing content, game-breaking bugs in Invasion mode, long loading times, and unresponsive menus.”
Yikes. I’m sure you’ve seen several screenshots on social media of the game in action. We shouldn’t laugh, but it is pretty funny. The characters certainly have that ‘dead behind the eyes’ kind of a look. “The MK Switch version is disrespectful,” wrote one fan on Twitter. “Awwww hell no. If I was playing Mortal Kombat 1 on Switch I’d ask for a refund in a heartbeat,” added another.
Crying at the Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1, Why didn’t they just wait for the next gen switch console, the fact it costs 70$ is robbery💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/RHUFQJTHC5— Synth Potato (Ameer) 🥔 (@SynthPotato) September 17, 2023
It seems as if that’s what many are doing. “They made sure not to show us this game running on Switch before launch,” noted one fan. It remains unknown if players are actually succeeding in securing refunds. Let’s hope for a better situation when Hogwarts Legacy launches on the console in november, although I won’t hold my breath.