Judgment

Posted:  September 14, 2022
SDHQ BUILD SCORE: 
Cloud Saves
Disclaimer:  This is an initial impression of the game. Our review and recommended settings will be updated when we've completed a full and thorough analysis of how it performs on Steam Deck. Check back soon for our full analysis!
SDHQ Settings
Review
Game Info

SDHQ Recommended Settings

SteamOS
40 FPS
Limit
40
Refresh Rate
HRS
No
TDP Limit
8
Scaling Filter
Linear
GPU Clock
Disabled
Proton Version

Proton GE 7-33

Game Settings

Resolution: 1280x800

FPS: 60

Texture Filtering: 4x

Shadow Quality: Low

Geometry Quality: Medium

Real Time Reflection: On

SSAO: On

Render Scale: 90%

Volumetric Fog: Off

Anti-Aliasing: Default

Depth of Field: On

AMD FSR 2.0: Quality

AMD FSR 2.0 Sharpness: 1.0

Projected Battery Usage and Temp
12W - 15W
65c - 72c
3-3.5 hours

Review

Fight for the truth and uncover the crime running beneath the surface of Tokyo. In this Yakuza series spinoff, you play as Takayuki Yagami, a defense attorney turned detective, who takes on whatever case he can get. As you take on more, you get sucked into working to uncover the truth in a string of horrible murders while clawing your way through the underground crime network.

As a spinoff of the Yakuza series, there are a lot of elements that translate over. The fighting mechanics are similar with 2 different styles of fighting, gaining SP to upgrade and unlock new skills, and the signature story-telling that works so well in the mainline games. Judgment offers a different enough perspective and a fantastic story that makes this spinoff a notable game just on its own!

So far, I am impressed by the performance on the Steam Deck. I expected some more hiccups than I actually ran into, but it worked quite well! I got the game running at a 90% stable 40 FPS, which I felt feels amazing in this game, though there are some compromises. Though, compared to trying to play this game on max quality settings, it is a night and day difference.

Left ImageRight Image

Thanks to FSR 2.0, lowering the game's settings doesn't take as much of a hit visually, even though battery and temps are saved dramatically!

Thankfully, the game does have FSR 2.0 integration, which helps significantly for stability, but there are still some slowdowns when running through the town and a lot is being loaded in. You can drop the framerate down to 30 and those drops won't feel as noticeable, but the smoothness of the game outweighs the less noticeable drops by far. I also did notice the game running slightly better using Proton GE 7-33.

Overall, I would say Judgment is fantastic on the Steam Deck. It runs at a pretty smooth 40 FPS and looks fantastic on the screen with around 3 hours of battery. The game does support Cloud Saves as well, which is always a BIG plus. If you are looking to play on the Deck, this game will definitely run and will be more than serviceable.

Screenshots:

Comparisons:

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FSR 2.0 disabled and enabled. Honestly, it looks significantly better enabled and runs MUCH more stable.

Stills:

SDHQ's Build Score Breakdown

While it could be more stable at 40 FPS, Judgment feels fantastic on the Deck so far!

Performance: 
VISUALS: 
Stability: 
Controls: 
Battery: 
Reviewed By:
BarbecuedKitty
Steam Profile
Steam Deck Compatibility
Current Price: 
$39.99
View in Steam Store
Proton DB Rating

Review

Fight for the truth and uncover the crime running beneath the surface of Tokyo. In this Yakuza series spinoff, you play as Takayuki Yagami, a defense attorney turned detective, who takes on whatever case he can get. As you take on more, you get sucked into working to uncover the truth in a string of horrible murders while clawing your way through the underground crime network.

As a spinoff of the Yakuza series, there are a lot of elements that translate over. The fighting mechanics are similar with 2 different styles of fighting, gaining SP to upgrade and unlock new skills, and the signature story-telling that works so well in the mainline games. Judgment offers a different enough perspective and a fantastic story that makes this spinoff a notable game just on its own!

So far, I am impressed by the performance on the Steam Deck. I expected some more hiccups than I actually ran into, but it worked quite well! I got the game running at a 90% stable 40 FPS, which I felt feels amazing in this game, though there are some compromises. Though, compared to trying to play this game on max quality settings, it is a night and day difference.

Left ImageRight Image

Thanks to FSR 2.0, lowering the game's settings doesn't take as much of a hit visually, even though battery and temps are saved dramatically!

Thankfully, the game does have FSR 2.0 integration, which helps significantly for stability, but there are still some slowdowns when running through the town and a lot is being loaded in. You can drop the framerate down to 30 and those drops won't feel as noticeable, but the smoothness of the game outweighs the less noticeable drops by far. I also did notice the game running slightly better using Proton GE 7-33.

Overall, I would say Judgment is fantastic on the Steam Deck. It runs at a pretty smooth 40 FPS and looks fantastic on the screen with around 3 hours of battery. The game does support Cloud Saves as well, which is always a BIG plus. If you are looking to play on the Deck, this game will definitely run and will be more than serviceable.

Screenshots:

Comparisons:

Left ImageRight Image

FSR 2.0 disabled and enabled. Honestly, it looks significantly better enabled and runs MUCH more stable.

Stills:

SDHQ's Build Score Breakdown

While it could be more stable at 40 FPS, Judgment feels fantastic on the Deck so far!

Performance: 
VISUALS: 
Stability: 
Controls: 
Battery: 
Reviewed By:
BarbecuedKitty
Steam Profile

SDHQ Recommended Settings

SteamOS
40 FPS
Limit
40
Refresh Rate
HRS
No
TDP Limit
8
Scaling Filter
Linear
GPU Clock
Disabled
Proton Version

Proton GE 7-33

Game Settings

Resolution: 1280x800

FPS: 60

Texture Filtering: 4x

Shadow Quality: Low

Geometry Quality: Medium

Real Time Reflection: On

SSAO: On

Render Scale: 90%

Volumetric Fog: Off

Anti-Aliasing: Default

Depth of Field: On

AMD FSR 2.0: Quality

AMD FSR 2.0 Sharpness: 1.0

Projected Battery Usage and Temp
12W - 15W
65c - 72c
3-3.5 hours
Steam Deck Compatibility
Current Price: 
$39.99
View in Steam Store
Proton DB Rating

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