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Even when keeping in mind that the Switch cannot be compared to current gen consoles, the Beyond Good & Evil - 20th Anniversary Edition port to Nintendo's console is pretty disappointing. In docked mode, it's hard not to see the differences in terms of image quality: textures are much lower res, reflections and shadows aren't as polished and there seems to be a constant judder when moving the camera around, which makes the game less smooth than it should at 30 fps. Also note that there are occasional frame drops during combat. Portable mode looks crisper, even more so if you own the OLED version of the console, but framerate doesn't feel that smooth either. We haven't seen the game on Steam Deck but it's most certainly the better version for those willing to play this on a handheld device. It's a bit of a shame as the other versions we've seen look really good overall.

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Now that Beyond Good & Evil - 20th Anniversary Edition is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC, we realize it's the third time in twenty-one years we have covered the game's release. Back in 2004, BlimBlim shared his thoughts about it on Xboxyde, then in 2011 I was in charge of the HD remake and today, here I am again with this 20th Anniversary Edition. Despite its age, it's been great playing this updated version, though it still looks very similar to the original. Textures, shadows and lighting effects have been improved, more than twenty achievements/trophies have been added, as well as a gallery of artworks retracing the story of the development of the game and a Speedrun mode. Some will say it's not enough and they'd rather have a full remake, and sure we'd have loved to get one too, but Ubisoft has clearly made a few efforts to please the fans. Now only you can say if it's worth putting your money down again.

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While we're still desperately waiting for some news concerning its sequel, Beyond Good & Evil is about to return with Beyond Good & Evil - 20th Anniversary Edition to remind of that we're not getting any younger. This new version of the all-time classic will be available on June 25 on every possible system out there.

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