Pokémon Crimson and Crimson players suffer from the game’s technical difficulties. The performance leaves so much to be desired that the frame rate drops regularly. If figures or movements in general are a little further away, their movements degenerate into jerkily changing individual images. These videos of a fan mod show how much better the game could look with a stable frame rate of 60 FPS.
Pokémon Crimson and Crimson mod shows what it could look like
Technical problems and bugs: Pokémon Crimson and Crimson have appeared in a technical state that leaves a lot to be desired. Many trainers complain about performance problems, pop-ins, an empty, loveless and barren game world, ugly textures and tons of bugs and glitches.
You can read more about this in our GamePro test of the new Pokémon, for example, or here:
Metacritic and first tests: Not the hoped-for revolution
It could be so beautiful: If you’re one of those people who struggle with performance, here’s at least a little ray of hope for you. A Pokémon fan quickly made a mod himself, with the help of which Crimson and Crimson get a buttery smooth and extremely pleasantly constant frame rate of 60 frames per second.
It will look like that as in this video by modder theboy181:
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The windmill does not jerk: If you’re familiar with this area of the game, you might have been amused (or annoyed) by the windmill. If you move a bit away from the mill in normal play, the wings move more and more choppy. If you are really far away, the movement degenerates into a real slide show with individually jerky pictures. Thanks to the mod, however, everything moves smoothly and as it should be.
That was not all: Open world exploration, movement in general, combat, and of course, capture animations all benefit greatly from a higher frame rate. You can see that very well from these two Twitter videos, both of which show theboy181’s mod in action:
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When is the mod coming? Unfortunately, that is not certain. Currently we don’t know if this mod should ever be released in general. If that happens at some point, you can only use it in a massive detour anyway and unfortunately you cannot simply install it on your Nintendo Switch without further ado.
We can only hope that the Game Freak developer studio and Nintendo will release an update as soon as possible that fixes the performance problems in Pokémon Crimson and Crimson. The title was already published on November 18th.
What are your thoughts on the performance of Pokémon Crimson and Crimson? What do you think of the mod videos?