So I returned to the game after having stopped for a while.
I was on my third playthrough since I ran out of ‘memory’ to ‘build plans’ on my second playthrough. I was in the middle of speeding my way to the end of the game since that’s when everything is accessible.
I noticed the game’s Live Page has an update icon. I installed the update and now the game runs much smoother! It’s as if the game changes from 30fps to 60fps! (but this is just my feeling, not facts ^^;)
I thought they did it by turning off some unnecessary ‘subtle’ visual filters, but I think even the graphics has gotten better now. Particularly, I noticed the toon effect (the black outlines on 3D models) changed a bit.
For example, here’s a screenshot before update:
Here’s another screenshot before update with different background just to prove that pixel-by-pixel the toon effect is always the same:
But here’s a screenshot after update:
It looks better to me somehow… like smoother.
I guess they hired a graphics expert who not only improved the graphics performance but also writes better shaders ^^
Anyway, I appreciate the performance update. Should at least make my end-grinding a more pleasant experience… ^^;
And it seems they intentionally released the update close to Re;Birth 2 release… ^^;