Dragon Ball FighterZ On Lowest Settings Is Like Going Back In Time

Here’s a fun thing to do while you’re waiting for a spot in one of Dragon Ball FighterZ PC’s crowded online hubs—turn the graphics down way low and pretend you’re playing a Game Boy Advance game.

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Inspired by a post from Pixelbuster on Twitter, I went into the PC version of Dragon Ball FighterZ’s generous graphics settings menu and turned everything down real low. Key among the settings is one called “Resolution Scaling.”

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Turn it up to the max, and everything is nice and sharp. Set it to its lowest possible value, and you get this:

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Some elements, like the super bars in the bottom corners and some of the background effects, are still pretty clear. Everything else looks like I’m emulating a handheld game from 15 years ago. I find it beautiful, especially in motion.

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trynewideas

so there’s literally no way to make this game look bad, is that correct