So recently I saved up my money and upgraded my phone from a Samsung S7 Edge to a Samsung S20 plus and the difference for game play has been staggering.
The Samsung S7 Edge came out March of 2016 and it was the flagship phone at the time. It uses a snap dragon 820 chipset with 4gb of RAM. I have had the phone for about 3 years.
When I first started playing this game in 2018, it worked fine with my phone and shooting things was fun. As things were added onto the game, my load times slowly increased, and shooting and other game play declined.
So now when I play the game with the S7 edge load times were about a minute.
Other things took their time as well.
When I have two creatures to shoot on the giga scent, it would take the full 2 minutes, It took a while to load the creature and it took a while to come back to the screen so I could shoot the creature.
When shooting creatures, the game would sometimes shutter, speed up, and slow down, making shooting difficult. Certain creatures with extra graphics or very large on the screen were nightmarish.
Creatures that galloped or lumbered while being shot at, were also very difficult. Oh and don’t even talk about shooting those snakes or Wooly Rhinos.
Countless DNA was lost because of this bad shooting. I could not fathom or understand how some people were able to get perfect or near perfect scores on certain creatures. I shot everything on classic speed, because veteran was too hard.
Sometime the game would freeze on me for no apparent reason or if my phone wanted to do anything else.
Some times the game would not tell me I have a battle incubator in a slot, so I would battle and then after winning, I would get a message saying, You had one there so what you just battled for is lost.
Battles would be lost because of some freezing issue or another. Or maybe I could not hit the buttons.
Supply depots deciding to spin forever, until I decided to restart the game.
A friends list, that never seemed to fully populate with correct information and was aggravating to look at because it did not want to fully load.
When my girlfriend would drive the car over 60 miles per hour, it was almost impossible for the game to decide that what was on the screen was there for me to click on and target and shoot.
I was actually getting frustrated with the game not realizing my phone could just not cut it,.
Fast forward to the new phone it came out this year and has a Snap Dragon 865 chip set with 12GB of RAM…
For the scents, I have time left over. I can actually harvest DNA form three creature in a 2 minute span.
My play on veteran drone seems like the same speed as the old phone on classic.
My targeting is so much better now. My DNA harvest scores are up by easily over 30%.
Loading of the game is so much quicker.
My girlfriend can drive warp speed in the car and I can still target things on the map and shoot them.
Almost all of the lag issues and strange happenings have gone away.
Sure there are obvious things like a bigger, better screen and a larger battery. I appreciate those things, but it is the shooting and collecting of DNA that makes this game seem fun again.