Stranger of Paradise: Serious graphical problems for the PC version?

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin officially launched on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, and many fans of the license have been waiting since its arrival was announced. Only then did the first gamers get their hands on it and it looks like the serious performance issues should be a regret for PC gamers, once again…

As a reminder, Stranger of Paradise is available on PC (Epic Game Store), Xbox Series, Xbox One, PS4, and PS5.

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System requirements to play Stranger of Paradise are quite demanding, but the first visual previews that looked promising justified it. It is generally similar to the Elden Ring for example, to cite the earliest and most recent example.

Here are the official minimum and recommended configurations, as well as a comparison with the same configurations in the last Elden Ring:

The operating system

Windows® 10 64-bit

Windows® 10 64-bit

Healer

AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400

where

Intel® Core™ i7-6700

AMD FX-6300

where

Intel Core i5-2500K

RAM

8 GB

8 GB

Graphics Card

AMD Radeon™ RX 470

where

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB

AMD Radeon R9280

where

Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB

disk space

80 GB space

Available storage

150 GB space

Available storage

The operating system

Windows® 10 64-bit

Windows® 10 64-bit

Healer

AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600

where

Intel® Core™ i7-8700

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

where

Intel Core i7-4770K

RAM

16 GB

12 GB

Graphics Card

AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT

where

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 SUPER

AMD Radeon RX480 4GB

where

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Card

disk space

80 GB space

Available storage

150 GB space

Available storage

We can easily note that in terms of minimal and recommended configuration, Elden Ring is generally less greedy than Stranger of Paradise, and in the end it might not be too shocking if the game is just fine. However, here we go, some players are already regretting the core graphics issues, even going so far as to talk about a “slow motion game”…

…but questionable performance

Despite these particularly high requirements, many PC gamers are already reporting serious performance issues on social networks, especially Reddit and Twitter.

On subreddit dedicated to stranger paradiseSome believe thatThe computer port is terrible“,”Ugly as ever, with horrific viewing distance, lots of popups, jagged visuals, blurry aliasing and blurry blurry imagesWe can easily reply to them that their configuration does not allow the game to run, yet they claim to have, among other examples, an RTX 3080 and an I5-12600K processor.

Nothing appears graphically to be transformed into Team Ninja “spirits”. Some players detailed their criticism of the game more thoroughly despite the rather powerful computers, explaining for example that duels (player against one creature suddenly) lead to a significant drop in game performance, from 120 IPS to fifty at most. Even worse, they regret the feeling of the game running in slow motion during the combat phases, which gives the feeling of slow motion gameplay when the game is not supported by the player’s computer configuration.

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Even on the virtual memory side, Stranger of Paradise seems to be hunting. One player says:The rate of VRAM usage is abnormally high compared to the graphic rendering obtained. No matter what I do, whether in the game or on the Nvidia console, the game keeps using 9GB of VRAM which is kinda weird“.

Last but not least, the game interface and some of the scenes themselves seem to have some serious issues. One player explains that these options force the use of graphics options that the player did not specify,”So when you open your character sheet and check your gear, everyone around them looks like horribly large lit blocks full of anti-aliasing.“.

However, it seems important to note that some players claim to have no issues. In the aforementioned Subreddit, the owner of the RX-6600 claims that it plays at a steady 60 frames per second with much nicer gameplay than that available on home consoles. admits, however, thatIt’s not a pretty game, but it’s not as bad as you describe it as“.

After the huge controversy caused by the Fintal Fantasy VII Remake PC port in December 2021, and then the recent setbacks to Chocobo GP, Square Enix certainly didn’t need this new growing controversy, especially since the mentioned issues were raised by players of the show. However…

Chocobo GP, a “Mario-Kart game in the style of Final Fantasy,” is already subject to intense controversy a week after its release on the Nintendo Switch. Fortunately, Square Enix seems to have reacted quickly and offered free rewards and solutions in compensation.

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