Released last October on PlayStation, Xbox and PC consoles, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles blew hot and cold by being generally pleasant to play while suffering from very poor game modes. Nine months later, here it is now on Switch in a surprisingly technically clean port.
This Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles review was conducted on a Switch version provided by the publisher.
Nine months after its release on just about everything except the Switch, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles finally makes its appearance on Nintendo’s portable. While the original versions were released right at the time of the broadcast of the second season of the anime series, this porting falls a bit like a hair in the soup at a time when the license does not necessarily make people talk about it. Taking as is what is running on other platforms, while adding various updates since released, the game offers nothing really new and our test published last year is still relevant for those wishing to get an idea of everything related to gameplay. With its successful fan-service and rather fun gameplay, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles thus remains on Switch this game not necessarily extraordinary but which fulfills the specifications without too much problem to satisfy fans of the license. Except that this time, it is also possible to play it at the bottom of your bed or on the train.
A very clean Switch port
While ports to the Nintendo console far too often end up in technically flawed versions, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles has lost almost nothing of its superb on the occasion of its release on Switch. Admittedly, the basic game is not necessarily a technical slap in the face as such, but the limited capacities of the console are generally the source of compromises sometimes far too great not to have the impression of playing a inferior version low-cost even for AA games. If a small aliasing effect is certainly to be noted, the game is very clean on Switch and does not suffer from any visual concession.
The superb work carried out by CyberConnect2, by reproducing with great talent the aesthetics of the anime series, whether in terms of visuals or staging, is therefore not called into question during this port. An observation that can also be applied to mobile gaming, the fluidity not being sacrificed and the drop in visual quality being compensated by the small size of the screen. Very clean both on the big screen and in the palm of your hand and suitable for short sessions with its fragmented narration, this Switch port of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles finally appears as the preferred version for all those who enjoy video games also away from their television screen.
A technically successful port
Pleasing to the eye even in handheld mode
Includes all additions made to other versions
The many shortcomings of the other versions are still present
Released last fall, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles was certainly not the game of the century but knew how to ensure where it is necessary to offer honest entertainment to the fan of the license. Nine months later, here it is now available on Switch, in a port (and it should be noted) without any real concession. Also very clean on the go, this version therefore appears to be the one to be favored for those who do not play exclusively in front of their television screen.