Hands on with The Witcher 3 for Switch

  • 103 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Avatar image for R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

31696

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#1 R4gn4r0k
Member since 2004 • 31696 Posts

Not even sure what I'm looking at here. I can almost make out the shapes through all the blur.

"Performance in handheld mode seems to sit in the 20-30fps range"

Source: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2019-hands-on-with-the-witcher-3-on-switch

Avatar image for uninspiredcup
uninspiredcup

35499

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 85

User Lists: 2

#2  Edited By uninspiredcup  Online
Member since 2013 • 35499 Posts

This is where you get barraged by Switch users saying "well, it works on my system", as a justification for the masses of mediocre and overpriced third parties they received.

Avatar image for Litchie
Litchie

24470

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 12

User Lists: 0

#3 Litchie
Member since 2003 • 24470 Posts

They should've made it cel shaded or something.

Avatar image for Archangel3371
Archangel3371

28690

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

#4 Archangel3371
Member since 2004 • 28690 Posts

Looks ok to me. ?‍♂️

Avatar image for Ant_17
Ant_17

12935

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 0

#5 Ant_17
Member since 2005 • 12935 Posts

Seems ports for the Switch exist so people can say "it can be done"

Avatar image for ocinom
ocinom

1019

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#6 ocinom
Member since 2008 • 1019 Posts

You got to lower your standards

Avatar image for davillain-
DaVillain-

38539

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

#7 DaVillain-  Moderator
Member since 2014 • 38539 Posts
@Archangel3371 said:

Looks ok to me. ?‍♂️

Looks very impressive for a handheld, on a handheld for that matter and I wasn't expecting much in terms of horsepower either since I already own Witcher 3 on PC to get all the good stuff. Good on Nintendo but NOT at that full price for a 4 year old game.

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

31696

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#8 R4gn4r0k
Member since 2004 • 31696 Posts

@ocinom said:

You got to lower your standards

Like they lower resolutions, amirite?

"Yes, resolution is the primary compromise. PS4's 1080p output becomes a dynamic 540p-720p in docked mode, and lower still in handheld play."

Lower than 540p. That's lower than Vita's resolution... ouwch!

@Archangel3371 said:

Looks ok to me. ?‍♂️

Be sure to click the image.

Avatar image for Pedro
Pedro

35691

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 64

User Lists: 0

#9 Pedro
Member since 2002 • 35691 Posts

Not a fan of paying the same price for the shittiest version. Now, if your purchase was a floating license, well that's an entirely different story.

Avatar image for joebones5000
joebones5000

2800

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#10 joebones5000
Member since 2016 • 2800 Posts

Looks ok. Should be $30 though.

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

31696

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#11 R4gn4r0k
Member since 2004 • 31696 Posts

@Pedro said:

Not a fan of paying the same price for the shittiest version. Now, if your purchase was a floating license, well that's an entirely different story.

PC version can be bought for around 7,5 euro these days.

In fact that is what bothers me most about Nintendo Switch really, they aren't the same prices... they are more expensive versions. The most expensive version of a game is the one that runs sub 540p and sub 30fps.

Avatar image for Archangel3371
Archangel3371

28690

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

#12 Archangel3371
Member since 2004 • 28690 Posts

@R4gn4r0k: I did.

@davillain-: Yeah I think it looks pretty good for a game you can play on the go. While it’s no way as clean and crisp as the other versions on more powerful hardware I don’t think it’s as bad as some people like to portray it as. I think some people just get overly dramatic about these kind of things. Such is the way of the Internet though I guess.

Avatar image for Pedro
Pedro

35691

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 64

User Lists: 0

#13  Edited By Pedro
Member since 2002 • 35691 Posts

@Archangel3371 said:

@R4gn4r0k: I did.

@davillain-: Yeah I think it looks pretty good for a game you can play on the go. While it’s no way as clean and crisp as the other versions on more powerful hardware I don’t think it’s as bad as some people like to portray it as. I think some people just get overly dramatic about these kind of things. Such is the way of the Internet though I guess.

They are not being overly dramatic because it currently the most expensive and shittiest version of the game.

$60 on the Switch

$40 on the PS4 and Xbox One

Avatar image for Archangel3371
Archangel3371

28690

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

#14 Archangel3371
Member since 2004 • 28690 Posts

@Pedro: Well complaining about the price is a fair complaint but I’m just talking about the complaints about the graphical fidelity of the Switch games where people tend to be overly dramatic.

Avatar image for uninspiredcup
uninspiredcup

35499

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 85

User Lists: 2

#15 uninspiredcup  Online
Member since 2013 • 35499 Posts

@Archangel3371 said:

@Pedro: Well complaining about the price is a fair complaint but I’m just talking about the complaints about the graphical fidelity of the Switch games where people tend to be overly dramatic.

Graphics should be intrinsically linked to price. It's objectively a lower quality product.

Avatar image for pixievalerie
pixieValerie

29

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 15

User Lists: 5

#16 pixieValerie
Member since 2019 • 29 Posts

Looks pretty amazing to me. I'll be getting it for sure.

Avatar image for Pedro
Pedro

35691

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 64

User Lists: 0

#17 Pedro
Member since 2002 • 35691 Posts

@Archangel3371 said:

@Pedro: Well complaining about the price is a fair complaint but I’m just talking about the complaints about the graphical fidelity of the Switch games where people tend to be overly dramatic.

Well people were bitching about 180 lines of graphics between Xbox One and PS4, so graphical differences to this extent would lead to even more bitching.

Avatar image for davillain-
DaVillain-

38539

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

#18 DaVillain-  Moderator
Member since 2014 • 38539 Posts

@Pedro said:

They are not being overly dramatic because it currently the most expensive and shittiest version of the game.

$60 on the Switch

$40 on the PS4 and Xbox One

At times, either Steam or GoG will sale Witcher 3 for $20 including 2 Expansion Packs. It's really hard to shell out $60 when Witcher 3 was release 4 years ago. If anyone still wants to buy it for Switch, more power to the gamer.

Avatar image for Pedro
Pedro

35691

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 64

User Lists: 0

#19 Pedro
Member since 2002 • 35691 Posts

@davillain- said:

At times, either Steam or GoG will sale Witcher 3 for $20 including 2 Expansion Packs. It's really hard to shell out $60 when Witcher 3 was release 4 years ago. If anyone still wants to buy it for Switch, more power to the gamer.

Floating license is the solution. Buy the game once play on any platform that support the game.

I know its not real. Let me dream. :)
I know its not real. Let me dream. :)

Avatar image for Archangel3371
Archangel3371

28690

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

#20 Archangel3371
Member since 2004 • 28690 Posts

@uninspiredcup: Never said that price shouldn’t matter or whatever. I’m simply saying that some people tend to get overly dramatic when talking about the graphics of some games on the Switch.

Avatar image for Archangel3371
Archangel3371

28690

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

#21 Archangel3371
Member since 2004 • 28690 Posts

@Pedro: Yeah that complaining about the graphics between the PS4 and Xbox One was certainly overly dramatic as well.

Avatar image for heirren
Heirren

2327

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

#22 Heirren
Member since 2017 • 2327 Posts

If it is a great game, as many seem to think(myself not included), the visuals should not matter much now should they?

Funny comment about the resolution because i was just thinking how the switch would be a great platform for old 800x600(ish) pc games.

Avatar image for jg4xchamp
jg4xchamp

61808

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 14

User Lists: 0

#23 jg4xchamp
Member since 2006 • 61808 Posts

I think that's fine for a handheld? It isn't like that game runs all that well on PS4 n Xbox One either. It's obviously visually lacking, but uh it's the switch, who the **** is in denial of the fact that the consoles don't have all that much horse power?

Avatar image for OniLordAsmodeus
OniLordAsmodeus

342

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#24 OniLordAsmodeus
Member since 2010 • 342 Posts
@uninspiredcup said:

This is where you get barraged by Switch users saying "well, it works on my system", as a justification for the masses of mediocre and overpriced third parties they received.

I would guess you don't have a Switch.

It is less that Switch owners make excuses for the downgrade in the ports, and more so they understand (off top) that there will be downgrades, but the option of playing a game like Witcher portable may be "worth the price".

I have Witcher 3 on the Xbox One (I got it last Christmas), and I haven't even taken it out of its package. I got that and AC Odyssey at the same time, but I chose to start AC first... I'M STILL playing ACO, and I don't see when I'll ever finish it. I just don't have the time to sit down and play a long game in front of my TV, so I'm thinking about getting Witcher 3 on Switch as even though the visuals will be significantly down graded, if the gameplay is solid, I'll still be able to play the game and get the experience.

Avatar image for xantufrog
xantufrog

11750

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 5

#25 xantufrog  Moderator
Member since 2013 • 11750 Posts

@R4gn4r0k said:

"Performance in handheld mode seems to sit in the 20-30fps range"

So, same as the PS4 then :-P

Avatar image for nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

36631

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 35

User Lists: 14

#26 nintendoboy16
Member since 2007 • 36631 Posts
@Ant_17 said:

Seems ports for the Switch exist so people can say "it can be done"

You mean like with PS2 ports of games that ran like garbage on there, where they wouldn't on GameCube or XBOX? Nobody who had solely a PS2 back then had a problem with that.

Avatar image for whatafailure
WhatAFailure

429

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

#27 WhatAFailure
Member since 2017 • 429 Posts

"Performance in handheld mode seems to sit in the 20-30fps range"

If that's throughout the whole game, screw that!

I know a lot of Switch owners want this to succeed so that they can get more ports. I wouldn't be surprised many of them want RDR2. But if Witcher 3 looks like that, and runs at 20-30fps, I don't think we'll be seeing many high profile ports after this.

Avatar image for Random_Matt
Random_Matt

4361

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 19

User Lists: 0

#28 Random_Matt
Member since 2013 • 4361 Posts

Gamers will buy it because it is Nintendo, even though there are cheaper and better versions. Worst fan base around. Believe I got all three for next to nothing on GOG around Xmas time.

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

31696

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#29 R4gn4r0k
Member since 2004 • 31696 Posts

@Archangel3371 said:

@R4gn4r0k: I did.

@davillain-: Yeah I think it looks pretty good for a game you can play on the go. While it’s no way as clean and crisp as the other versions on more powerful hardware I don’t think it’s as bad as some people like to portray it as. I think some people just get overly dramatic about these kind of things. Such is the way of the Internet though I guess.

+ It's The Witcher 3 on a handheld

- It runs at 540p and less

- It runs at 30fps and less

I don't want to understate how much of a feat it is to get this game running on a Switch in handheld mode, I just see this as a really weak result. Comon it can't hold a 540p resolution nor a 30fps framerate. That is far from acceptable, as it just ain't playable.

Avatar image for Archangel3371
Archangel3371

28690

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

#30  Edited By Archangel3371
Member since 2004 • 28690 Posts

@R4gn4r0k: Well what can I say. I played The Witcher 3 on the Xbox One and don’t know what the frame rate was for it there but I play many games at 30 fps and sometimes lower and while sure a higher fps is certainly better obviously I’ve never considered those games to be unacceptable or unplayable. Same thing with the resolution. Of course it’s the lowest of the other versions however I did look at that picture and I just don’t think it’s all that bad. This being the Internet though people tend to call things either “the best thing ever” or “the worst thing ever”. ?‍♂️

Avatar image for davillain-
DaVillain-

38539

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

#31 DaVillain-  Moderator
Member since 2014 • 38539 Posts

@whatafailure said:

"Performance in handheld mode seems to sit in the 20-30fps range"

If that's throughout the whole game, screw that!

I know a lot of Switch owners want this to succeed so that they can get more ports. I wouldn't be surprised many of them want RDR2. But if Witcher 3 looks like that, and runs at 20-30fps, I don't think we'll be seeing many high profile ports after this.

Assuming Witcher 3 on Switch does become a hit, I wouldn't be surprise if CDPR decided to port Cyberpunk 2077 as well within a few years after it's release and I think Switch owners want Cyberpunk 2077 more then RDR2. Rockstars just doesn't like Nintendo.

Avatar image for dzimm
dzimm

5569

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 23

User Lists: 0

#32 dzimm
Member since 2006 • 5569 Posts
@Ant_17 said:

Seems ports for the Switch exist so people can say "it can be done"

In the case of Witcher 3, folks are saying, "It can be done well."

Of course you don't have to take my word for it.

Loading Video...

Avatar image for davillain-
DaVillain-

38539

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

#33 DaVillain-  Moderator
Member since 2014 • 38539 Posts

@R4gn4r0k said:

+ It's The Witcher 3 on a handheld

- It runs at 540p and less

- It runs at 30fps and less

I don't want to understate how much of a feat it is to get this game running on a Switch in handheld mode, I just see this as a really weak result. Comon it can't hold a 540p resolution nor a 30fps framerate. That is far from acceptable, as it just ain't playable.

Which probably doesn't matter all that much unless you have a direct comparison. Obviously Witcher 3 Switch version can't keep up with PS4 & Xbox One but for gamers who have not yet played the game, I'm thinking it will be just fine. But the fact still remains. Witcher 3 should be experienced at least once as it was meant to be on PC.

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

31696

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#34 R4gn4r0k
Member since 2004 • 31696 Posts

@Archangel3371: I agree, man. Thanks for sharing your reply. I'm also not one to go calling things the best ever or the worst ever, or to polarize.

But honestly, and this is from personal experience here, games dropping to 20fps feel really bad and they start giving me a headache.

If this could run at 720p/30fps than it would've been sweet. But of course the Switch doesn't run on magic.

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

31696

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#35 R4gn4r0k
Member since 2004 • 31696 Posts

@davillain-: Hell yeah, enjoying on of the best games of this gen on PC with 1080p resolution and 60fps or even better is something I hope every gamer could experience.

Avatar image for Archangel3371
Archangel3371

28690

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

#36 Archangel3371
Member since 2004 • 28690 Posts

@R4gn4r0k: Yeah no problem and yeah it sure would be nice if the Switch could have ran The Witcher 3 locked at those specs. Fair enough if low frame rates like that give you a headache. Personally I’m fairly tolerant of frame rate drops but to a point of course. If they’re severe and frequent then it wouldn’t be something that I’d want to play either.

Avatar image for BassMan
BassMan

10735

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 126

User Lists: 0

#37  Edited By BassMan
Member since 2002 • 10735 Posts

The regular console versions were bad enough. Switch version is absolutely terrible.

Avatar image for ghosts4ever
Ghosts4ever

10718

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 19

User Lists: 0

#38 Ghosts4ever
Member since 2015 • 10718 Posts

@BassMan said:

The regular console versions were bad enough. Switch version is absolutely terrible.

the witcher 3 in general is bad enough. although looking forward to cyberpunk 2077.

Avatar image for BassMan
BassMan

10735

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 126

User Lists: 0

#39 BassMan
Member since 2002 • 10735 Posts

@ghosts4ever said:
@BassMan said:

The regular console versions were bad enough. Switch version is absolutely terrible.

the witcher 3 in general is bad enough. although looking forward to cyberpunk 2077.

TW3 is an amazing game (on PC of course). CP2077 should be as well.

Avatar image for ProtossRushX
ProtossRushX

5707

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#40 ProtossRushX
Member since 2007 • 5707 Posts

Another day...Another hand held AAA on the go. PC + Console who?

Avatar image for Sgt_Crow
Sgt_Crow

6097

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#41 Sgt_Crow
Member since 2004 • 6097 Posts

Looks and plays fine, as evident by the DF video.

SW gonna SW.

Avatar image for nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

36631

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 35

User Lists: 14

#42 nintendoboy16
Member since 2007 • 36631 Posts

@Random_Matt: Missing your tin foil hat.

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

31696

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#43 R4gn4r0k
Member since 2004 • 31696 Posts
@ProtossRushX said:

Another day...Another hand held AAA on the go. PC + Console who?

Yes, Switch can play this on the go.

PC can play this at 4K, ultrawide, 60fps, 120fps, anything you want + mods

PS4 and Xbone can play this at acceptable framerates and resolutions.

Avatar image for ghosts4ever
Ghosts4ever

10718

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 19

User Lists: 0

#44 Ghosts4ever
Member since 2015 • 10718 Posts

@BassMan said:
@ghosts4ever said:
@BassMan said:

The regular console versions were bad enough. Switch version is absolutely terrible.

the witcher 3 in general is bad enough. although looking forward to cyberpunk 2077.

TW3 is an amazing game (on PC of course). CP2077 should be as well.

TW3 was console port that work bad with KB/M. its control like crap and have one of the worst combat ever.

Cyberpunk going first person is best thing they have done. and so that they can improve controls too and add immersion in the world.

I imagine how bad third person cyberpunk would have been.

Avatar image for BassMan
BassMan

10735

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 126

User Lists: 0

#45 BassMan
Member since 2002 • 10735 Posts

@ghosts4ever: I play TW3 with a controller on PC. The precision of a mouse is not needed for the game. You can also download combat mods if you don't like the default combat (which is decent).

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

31696

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#46 R4gn4r0k
Member since 2004 • 31696 Posts
@BassMan said:

@ghosts4ever: I play TW3 with a controller on PC. The precision of a mouse is not needed for the game. You can also download combat mods if you don't like the default combat (which is decent).

Again, this is the freedom that PC gaming offers. You can play games with the control type they play best with.

I wouldn't want to play racing games or soccer games with a KB/M

Just like I wouldn't want to play shooters or RTS with a controller

Avatar image for davillain-
DaVillain-

38539

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

#47 DaVillain-  Moderator
Member since 2014 • 38539 Posts

@ghosts4ever: To you, the game may have been very bad but for me, I played Witcher 3 with my Xbox Elite controller flawlessly and it sure ain't KB/M friendly so I guess it's why I ignore the combat cause I personally enjoy it.

Avatar image for BassMan
BassMan

10735

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 126

User Lists: 0

#48 BassMan
Member since 2002 • 10735 Posts

@R4gn4r0k said:
@BassMan said:

@ghosts4ever: I play TW3 with a controller on PC. The precision of a mouse is not needed for the game. You can also download combat mods if you don't like the default combat (which is decent).

Again, this is the freedom that PC gaming offers. You can play games with the control type they play best with.

I wouldn't want to play racing games or soccer games with a KB/M

Just like I wouldn't want to play shooters or RTS with a controller

PC does it all and it does it best. :)

Avatar image for pyro1245
pyro1245

5368

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 0

#49 pyro1245
Member since 2003 • 5368 Posts

If nothing else this proves that a modern, well-programmed game can scale to basically any set of hardware.

Alright I want to see play-anywhere releases of all next-gen console games! One disc fits all Playstations! One digital copy runs on the Xboxes, and PC too! etc, etc... Time for some quality of life improvements from the consoles! Cross-saves! Let's get it!

Avatar image for Planeforger
Planeforger

18124

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#50 Planeforger
Member since 2004 • 18124 Posts

It looks fine, plays fine, and has all of the content contained on a single cartridge.

That's insane. Nobody expected the game to run on the Switch, let alone run at more than an unstable slideshow.

I'm impressed by the sheer technical wizardry of scaling down one of the best looking games of all time to work on a handheld.

Hell, I'm tempted to pick this up just to see how it goes. I've bought multiple copies of every other Witcher game (I preordered the first game ages before it released), so...yeah, I think I'll try it.