Notable Improvements in Ocarina of Time on Switch
One of the issues that have been going on with the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack has to do with the Nintendo 64. But, maybe there is a ray of hope- or an Ocarina of hope.
As it turns out, there have been updates for the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. When it was first released as part of the Expansion Pack, it was, at best, considered rough. In specifics, when it came to the graphics of the Switch emulation, the Water Temple was considered…well, something to wince over. In short, those who wanted to play, or were a long-time fan of the classic, would think this was a pretty big disappointment.
Interestingly enough though, it looks that in the past few days, there has been an update, making the graphics cleaner, doing some fixes that will make playing on the Switch a lot more eye-friendly. For example, with the Water Temple- the fog has been fixed, so it’s there like it’s supposed to be. There’s also been an overall clean-up with the visual fidelity- meaning that this is far more faithful to the original while improving the graphic quality.
[Nintendo Switch Online – N64]
Version 2.0.0 is now available. There appear to be a bunch of game configuration updates which I will cover in another tweet.
Notably, however: the infamous Water Temple room is completely fixed, as the fog has been restored. pic.twitter.com/LdYX7t4lHS
— OatmealDome (@OatmealDome) February 25, 2022
The updates themselves are not huge-not compared to other updates for other games. It’s not giving new content or making the game vastly different, better, or worse. But the fact that there have been changes for the game is pretty significant.
That is, Nintendo has paid attention to what people were saying. Or at least, that Nintendo has heard what players thought of the Nintendo Expansion package, and acknowledged, in one way at least, that the negative feedback is warranted. There was the idea that when the Expansion Online package had been left on Switch, and would not be updated or changed at all on the Switch- that this was the finished product.
Thankfully, this is not the case. And perhaps this may mean a better playing experience on Nintendo 64 emulations in the near future.