The discussion between those who prefer higher detail and those who like to have stable, fluid frame rate is old and normally pretty heated, but apparently Koei Tecmo’s NiOh aims to put the choice in the hands of the players, at least in its demo form, that has just been released in Europe and Asia.
The game has a setting (that can be found under game mode setting in the title menu) that lets you switch between the default “movie mode” that focuses on resolution and “action mode” that focuses on frame rate.
You can see the difference in the gallery below.
Movie mode definitely looks better, with a very evidently higher resolution. Action mode, on the other hand, loses rather sharply in resolution, but it runs extremely fluid.
That said, while you’re dueling against the game’s challenging monsters, the difference in level of detail might be less noticeable. One thing is fore sure, though. The game looks bloody fantastic in Movie Mode.