Forever Entertainment has just released Panzer Dragoon Remake on the PC. As such, we’ve decided to capture some 4K screenshots and share our tech impressions of it.
As its title suggests, Panzer Dragoon Remake is a remake of Panzer Dragoon that originally came out on Saturn. In case you are not aware of, this is basically an on-rail shooter. Players will pilot through seven unbelievably realistic levels ranging from tropical blue ocean cities to intricate subterranean ruins.
In order to capture the following screenshots, we used an Intel i9 9900K with 16GB of DDR4 at 3600Mhz. Naturally, we’ve paired this machine with an NVIDIA RTX 2080Ti. We also used Windows 10 64-bit and the latest version of the GeForce drivers. We’ve also included MSI Afterburner in our screenshots in order to give you an idea of the in-game performance.
Now while Panzer Dragoon originates from consoles, the game plays wonderfully with the mouse and keyboard. We did not notice any mouse acceleration or smoothing issues, and everything appeared to be working great. The game even displays proper keyboard on-screen prompts.
Ironically, this PC port is – functionally – better than a lot of other console ports that do not support mouse, have mouse acceleration issues, or do not display proper K&M prompts. MegaPixel Studio could simply recommend using a gamepad and call it a day. Some fans would even justify this decision, claiming that this is a console game and it plays best with a gamepad. Instead, the team went the extra mile and implemented proper PC controls, so kudos to it.
Unfortunately for fans of high refresh rate monitors, there is a 60fps lock. Still, the good news is that the game ran without any performance issues at all on our NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080Ti in 4K. As you can see, our GPU was used at around 40%. Thus, we can safely assume that the game runs smoothly on a variety of PC configurations.
All in all, Panzer Dragoon Remake runs like a charm on the PC. The game does not require a high-end PC, does not suffer from any stuttering issues, and works wonderfully with the mouse and keyboard.