Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, a critically praised role-playing video game, is now available on the Nintendo Switch. In the film Disco Elysium, a drugged detective wakes up in his hotel room with no memory of the previous night’s celebration. A man’s body was discovered outside, dangling from a tree near the hotel. Due to amnesia, gamers will need to reconstruct the peculiar murder case and the detective’s background. During this almost 20-hour voyage, even the detective’s name is unknown.
It was initially released on PC in 2019 and has since received several honours including best music, best plot, and best independent debut, among others. During development of Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 2021, ZA/UM contributed more content and voice acting to the game’s plot and characters. Having full voice acting in a game with a significant deal of conversation is a fantastic way to emphasise some of Disco Elysium’s more subtle and powerful tones.
Disco Elysium is less of a standard role-playing game and more of an interactive book with conversation choices and skill-based die rolls. A skill tree that allows participants to increase or decrease their chances of success in a conversation by adding or subtracting points from many categories. Possessing a variety of skills allows you a variety of conversational alternatives and approaches to certain situations. Four distinct types of skills allow players to construct custom-tailored characters for their preferred playing style (Intellect, Psyche, Physique, and Motorics). Even during fighting, dialogue options and various skills are employed to settle situations.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut has not only been converted to the Nintendo Switch, but it has also been reconstructed for ultimate pleasure. The game’s quality-of-life elements, such as font shrinking to make it easier to read on a smaller screen, have been enhanced, but the user interface has remained mostly same. Even on Nintendo Switch’s less powerful speakers, the voice acting shines well. There were no noticeable bugs or problems in the portable edition of this game, and everything went well.
The most evident issue in the pre-release version of Disco Elysium is the lengthy load times. There are plenty of them, and they last far longer than you would anticipate from an isometric game. Each time a character enters a new area of the game, a loading screen will show. This might be an issue while playing an open-world game that requires a significant amount of backtracking. Following the first release, more speed and optimization fixes will be made available.
One of the finest aspects of the narrative of Disco Elysium is that it may be replayed and approached in several ways. The Nintendo Switch is an excellent platform for this style of game, and ZA/UM did an excellent job adjusting the controls. If you’ve never played Disco Elysium before, or if you have but want to experience the fever dream on a portable console, this version is for you.