DNF Duel It was released a few months ago for various platforms. Now, it has finally arrived on Nintendo Switch with DNF Duel. We come to tell you what we think of this fighting game developed by the famous team de Arc System Works (creators of other popular fight installments such as Dragon Ball FighterZ).
Let the fight begin!
DNF Duel is a fighting game based on an RPG franchise called Dungeon Fighter Online, which although it is not very well known in these parts, in certain Asian countries it is a real bombshell. For this reason, as was the case with Granblue Fantasy, it is not surprising that his eponymous fighting game has reached us. As this game is about a port from its original releasewe are going to focus our analysis on telling you what things it contains, as well as the differences it brings with it.
All possibilities of DNF Duel
As soon as we enter the game, we find four game modes well differentiated:
Online mode: Here we can face other players. The game does not have cross-play with other platforms, and does not enjoy rollback netcode.
Local mode: we will be able to fight free fights with other players or against the machine, enjoy the story mode (sequence of fights), the arcade mode (eight phase tournament against the machine) or the survival mode (fight until you drop against the machine).
Practice mode: a training camp and a complete tutorial to learn all the tactics of the game.
Collection: here we will be able to edit our player profile, watch match replays, enjoy the game gallery (in exchange for coins that we get by playing) or a glossary with all the terms that are used.
A good cast of characters, with the odd lack
DNF Duel features a cast of 16 characters (one of them secret, unlockable by completing story mode). Each one of them brings with it eight different color palettes, and they are quite well differentiated from each other. As in the game on which this title is based, each character is classified within a class: there is the hitman, the berserker, the kunoichi… All of them with movements quite different from each other. In this way, although at first glance it seems like a somewhat brief cast, the truth is that enough has been done for us so that each game has enough variety.
Regarding the scenarios, the total of those that we have tested amounts to eight, all quite dynamic but without too many differences beyond their appearance. Of course, thanks to the dynamic animations for which it is known Arc System WorksWe have had a great time playing in each and every one of them. When we talk about dynamic animations, this also applies to the characters, with a beautiful and well-run artistic section.
For that reason, it is a pity that the title graphics they look a bit blurry, which may be consistent to a certain extent considering that we’re playing a portable version of a game that originally came out on desktop devices. Having said that, the dubbing of the title is oklike the soundtrack, which without being anything remarkable,goes well with the experience.
As to performanceWe have had no problems with the title. However, the no rollback netcode that we mentioned before is a real drag for the competitive future of the game, which will focus on other platforms due to this detail.
Although DNF Duel Who’s Next It’s a good fighting game, it’s not the best you can find on Nintendo Switch. If you are a fan of the franchise on which it is based, or you are looking for an experience that is somewhat different from the rest of the games of the genre available on the platform, It may be a good choice. However, its somewhat poor online mode makes the competitive game be relegated to versions of the game for other platforms.
DNF Duel Who’s Next It is now available in digital format at 49,99 euros for Nintendo Switch through the eShop, with texts in Spanishdo not hesitate to throw yourself into the battlefield!