The Witcher 3 on Switch is a big test

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#1 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (12862 posts) -

For Nintendo-only gamers out there who complain about the lack of 3rd party titles on Nintendo systems this is your chance to buy this masterpiece and show 3rd parties you will support their games.

Now as for me I already have the game so I won't be double dipping. Only Rockstar games are worthy of that honor. But this is still one of the greatest games this gen and probably of all time so Nintendo-only gamers you guys really owe it to yourselves to go out and support it.

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#2 Posted by AJStyles (809 posts) -

It’s going to be extremely downgraded and look like trash.

It is going to be like FF15 pocket edition or look like minecraft.

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#3 Edited by BassMan (10163 posts) -

It's a test alright... testing people's pain threshold. TW3 on NS will be painful!

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#4 Posted by ___gamemaster__ (2665 posts) -

im thinking switch needs to have a data disc and game disc just like rdr2. still, massive downgrade is inevitable.

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#5 Posted by sakaiXx (5466 posts) -
@ajstyles said:

It’s going to be extremely downgraded and look like trash.

It is going to be like FF15 pocket edition or look like minecraft.

When dev not porting to switch: Port beg even worst than PC beggars

When dev port game to switch: Games look ass don't want to buy

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#6 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (15733 posts) -

I already have this for PS4, and yes, this is obviously going to be downgraded. However, I'm still going to bite the bullet and wind up purchasing this because of the ease of portability--need something to play during those bus rides to/from work, and I enjoyed it the first time (Still haven't found time to play the new game plus mode or the DLC because I'm hardly home). The only question is whether or not it's going to be a download, or a physical cartridge.

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#7 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18828 posts) -

Having already played it on XB1, I don't think I'll be buying it again. But I agree, for those who haven't played it, you owe it to yourself to buy it.

Sure it'll be massively downgraded, but that's the price you pay for portability. Personally, I'd be fine with playing it on Switch if I hadn't already.

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#8 Posted by sakaiXx (5466 posts) -

@hallenbeck77 said:

I already have this for PS4, and yes, this is obviously going to be downgraded. However, I'm still going to bite the bullet and wind up purchasing this because of the ease of portability--need something to play during those bus rides to/from work, and I enjoyed it the first time (Still haven't found time to play the new game plus mode or the DLC because I'm hardly home). The only question is whether or not it's going to be a download, or a physical cartridge.

Physical ver comes with 32gb cartridge so I guess the additional download wont be big. I think on ps4 its around 40gb with all dlc

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#9 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (15733 posts) -
@sakaixx said:
@hallenbeck77 said:

I already have this for PS4, and yes, this is obviously going to be downgraded. However, I'm still going to bite the bullet and wind up purchasing this because of the ease of portability--need something to play during those bus rides to/from work, and I enjoyed it the first time (Still haven't found time to play the new game plus mode or the DLC because I'm hardly home). The only question is whether or not it's going to be a download, or a physical cartridge.

Physical ver comes with 32gb cartridge so I guess the additional download wont be big. I think on ps4 its around 40gb with all dlc

That's not too bad. I got a 400gb SD Micro card so far, but I got a LOT of games on it. Gonna need to upgrade the card or archive some of the older games I don't play as much to free up space eventually. Leaning toward the physical cartridge.

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#10 Posted by Mandzilla (4082 posts) -

Well we know it'll be a big downgrade from the other versions, but still being able to play it in bed is rather nice. Plus I'm told there's quite a lot of reading to be done in The Witcher 3, so should be a bit easier on a handheld.

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#11 Edited by R4gn4r0k (30970 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag said:

Only Rockstar games are worthy of that honor.

Except they're not. GTA V on PS3 ran like absolute horse shit, and shouldn't have been release on xbox 360 and ps3 in the first place.

I'm definitely not double dipping ever again, I'll just wait for the ineviteble superior version from the start.

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#12 Posted by Planeforger (18016 posts) -

I'm cautiously optimistic about this one.

I've already got a gaming PC, so I've already experienced The Witcher 3 the way it was meant to be played.

If this is stable, I might consider buying it for the portability.

The only version I wouldn't consider is the PS4 version, since why would I play a gimped version of the game with no upside?

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#13 Posted by silkylove (8477 posts) -

I don't think it's a test. MK11, Skyrim, Dark Souls, Doom, and a few other 3rd party titles have sold well on Switch already. It will be nice if Witcher 3 performs well because it's a great game and more people should play it.

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#14 Posted by Epak_ (10658 posts) -

Really tempted to buy it if it's a decent port. Would be a triple dip for me, got the base game on PS4 and Xbox with all the expansions :P

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#15 Posted by Random_Matt (4115 posts) -

Or do not restrict yourself to one platform.

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#16 Posted by uninspiredcup (33229 posts) -

I have a powerful pc and a powerful laptop, no need to get overcharged for a vastly inferior version.

But i guess it's a nice option if you haven't got a PC yet. Or an XboxOne. Or An Xbox One S, Or a Playstation 4, or a Playstation 4 Pro.

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#17 Edited by Sevenizz (3810 posts) -

If you support the poorest quality ports, you’ll continually get the poorest raw-power hardware from Nintendo.

Personally, I don’t care about the Switch or Witcher titles.

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#18 Edited by m_machine024 (15852 posts) -

This is the type of game I'd rather play on my TV. If I ever buy the game, it will be the PS4 version.

3rd party indies are doing great on the Switch, btw.

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#19 Posted by dzimm (5418 posts) -
@NathanDrakeSwag said:

For Nintendo-only gamers out there who complain about the lack of 3rd party titles on Nintendo systems...

And who are these ignorant souls who say such things? The Switch has great 3rd party support.

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#20 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (28994 posts) -

I just ordered it on xbox one and cancelled it the second this was announced.

Switch all the way!

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#21 Posted by dzimm (5418 posts) -
@hrt_rulz01 said:

Sure it'll be massively downgraded...

Why do people say things like this? Downgraded? Of course. But massively? Not according to the comparisons I've seen, the differences between the Switch and the PS4 are sleight.

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#22 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (28994 posts) -

@dzimm said:
@NathanDrakeSwag said:

For Nintendo-only gamers out there who complain about the lack of 3rd party titles on Nintendo systems...

And who are these ignorant souls who say such things? The Switch has great 3rd party support.

It's like they want to hold onto the lie so badly no matter how much the Switch has succeeded in third party support.

MK11 and Doom Eternal, day one launch of brand new current gen games. That's such a win for Nintendo it can't be said enough.

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#23 Posted by dzimm (5418 posts) -
@m_machine024 said:

This is the type of game I'd rather play on my TV.

If only there was a way to play the Switch on your TV... perhaps Nintendo should look into that.

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#24 Posted by Ant_17 (12407 posts) -

A real test will be Witcher on 3DS.

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#25 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (28994 posts) -

@dzimm said:
@hrt_rulz01 said:

Sure it'll be massively downgraded...

Why do people say things like this? Downgraded? Of course. But massively? Not according to the comparisons I've seen, the differences between the Switch and the PS4 are sleight.

Meanwhile PC has always allowed for a minimum spec level for all games. To me that's the Switch version. Graphics are nice but after 10 minutes I forget all about them.

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#26 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (28994 posts) -

@m_machine024 said:

This is the type of game I'd rather play on my TV. If I ever buy the game, it will be the PS4 version.

3rd party indies are doing great on the Switch, btw.

Nothing beats playing in my bed while the wifey watches tv.

Also the best version is on xbox one x since people are so obsessed with that idea.

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#27 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (28994 posts) -

@dzimm said:
@m_machine024 said:

This is the type of game I'd rather play on my TV.

If only there was a way to play the Switch on your TV... perhaps Nintendo should look into that.

If only....

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#28 Posted by m_machine024 (15852 posts) -

@dzimm said:
@m_machine024 said:

This is the type of game I'd rather play on my TV.

If only there was a way to play the Switch on your TV... perhaps Nintendo should look into that.

I know right.......

It's about the resolution, visuals and probably performance. PS4 version will look better on a 4k tv. Will be cheaper too.

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#29 Edited by Bread_or_Decide (28994 posts) -

@Random_Matt said:

Or do not restrict yourself to one platform.

Having all the systems, I start to prefer certain games on certain ones. I prefer third part on my xbox one because it's the console hooked up to my biggest tv.

PS4 i stick to exclusives, it gets the smaller of the TV's and the bedroom for Netflix.

And switch is for exclusives and if the third party game is available on all three, I prefer it on switch for the portability and to free up the TV in the house.

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#30 Edited by m_machine024 (15852 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide said:
@m_machine024 said:

This is the type of game I'd rather play on my TV. If I ever buy the game, it will be the PS4 version.

3rd party indies are doing great on the Switch, btw.

Nothing beats playing in my bed while the wifey watches tv.

Also the best version is on xbox one x since people are so obsessed with that idea.

I play my Switch on my bed a lot actually lol. I waited for Spyro on the Switch XD and I will play it on my bed or on the go for sure. I got Rayman on Switch too.

Not a fan of the Xbox brand.

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#31 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (28994 posts) -

@m_machine024 said:
@Bread_or_Decide said:
@m_machine024 said:

This is the type of game I'd rather play on my TV. If I ever buy the game, it will be the PS4 version.

3rd party indies are doing great on the Switch, btw.

Nothing beats playing in my bed while the wifey watches tv.

Also the best version is on xbox one x since people are so obsessed with that idea.

I play my Switch on my bed a lot actually lol. I waited for Spyro on the Switch XD and I will play it on my bed or on the go for sure. I got Rayman on Switch too.

Not a fan of the Xbox brand.

I think the most important thing here is, on their website CD Project Red is calling it...THE SWITCHER.

Gold.

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#32 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (28994 posts) -

@sakaixx said:
@ajstyles said:

It’s going to be extremely downgraded and look like trash.

It is going to be like FF15 pocket edition or look like minecraft.

When dev not porting to switch: Port beg even worst than PC beggars

When dev port game to switch: Games look ass don't want to buy

Haters gonna hate. They just mad that Nintendo Switch is such a hit and getting sooo much third party love.

They have so little to complain about...nobody cares about graphics.

These are the same folk who played Witcher 3 on PS4 and not the vastly superior xbox one x.

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#33 Posted by m_machine024 (15852 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide said:
@m_machine024 said:
@Bread_or_Decide said:
@m_machine024 said:

This is the type of game I'd rather play on my TV. If I ever buy the game, it will be the PS4 version.

3rd party indies are doing great on the Switch, btw.

Nothing beats playing in my bed while the wifey watches tv.

Also the best version is on xbox one x since people are so obsessed with that idea.

I play my Switch on my bed a lot actually lol. I waited for Spyro on the Switch XD and I will play it on my bed or on the go for sure. I got Rayman on Switch too.

Not a fan of the Xbox brand.

I think the most important thing here is, on their website CD Project Red is calling it...THE SWITCHER.

Gold.

Hmm ok I changed my mind. Getting it on Switch just for the title change.

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#34 Posted by sakaiXx (5466 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide said:
@sakaixx said:
@ajstyles said:

It’s going to be extremely downgraded and look like trash.

It is going to be like FF15 pocket edition or look like minecraft.

When dev not porting to switch: Port beg even worst than PC beggars

When dev port game to switch: Games look ass don't want to buy

Haters gonna hate. They just mad that Nintendo Switch is such a hit and getting sooo much third party love.

They have so little to complain about...nobody cares about graphics.

These are the same folk who played Witcher 3 on PS4 and not the vastly superior xbox one x.

Most would hate it too if you get a vastly downgraded port but needs to pay $60 for the "portable" experience.

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#35 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18828 posts) -

@dzimm: Well, I guess it depends on the individual... I'd probably consider going from an XB1 X/high-end PC version to the Switch version, a pretty big "downgrade" - the res and graphics are much lower.

But like I said, that's the trade off for it being portable. But if I hadn't played TW3 before, I'd have no problem playing it on Switch. Having it on the go would be great.

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#36 Posted by ButDuuude (1311 posts) -

If you have the PS4 version and want portability, just use Remote Play and play it on your phone or Vita.

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#37 Posted by dzimm (5418 posts) -
@hrt_rulz01 said:

@dzimm: Well, I guess it depends on the individual... I'd probably consider going from an XB1 X/high-end PC version to the Switch version, a pretty big "downgrade" - the res and graphics are much lower

I saw a video comparison between what was shown in the Switch release trailer and the PS4, and honestly, the differences weren't as dramatic as you might expect. The texture detail is lower, of course, and the lighting has a different aesthetic, but it's only really obvious when comparing the two versions side by side. Just seeing the Switch version on its own looks pretty good.

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#38 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18828 posts) -

@dzimm: Yeah I'm not denying that... Like I said, I'd have no problem playing it on Switch.

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#39 Edited by mazuiface (897 posts) -

@ButDuuude said:

If you have the PS4 version and want portability, just use Remote Play and play it on your phone or Vita.

There's input lag though. The trade off here becomes low price and input lag with decent quality vs a dramatic downgrade in visual quality and full price with no input lag.

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#40 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8588 posts) -

@dzimm said:
@hrt_rulz01 said:

Sure it'll be massively downgraded...

Why do people say things like this? Downgraded? Of course. But massively? Not according to the comparisons I've seen, the differences between the Switch and the PS4 are sleight.

The differences between MK11 on PS4/XB1 and NS are anything but slight. They are qualitative differences -- a 'generational' leap. I'd defend characterizing that as "massive."

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#41 Posted by MonsieurX (39044 posts) -

"Switch doesn't have any 3rd party support"

3rd party porting their games

"But the milked down versions"

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#42 Posted by djoffer (1309 posts) -

Lol the switch is winning, get over it cow...

Anyway already played the game on pc as it’s meant to be played, might double dip anyway as having it for travels sounds awesome!

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#43 Posted by NerdRAGE (18 posts) -

@silkylove said:

I don't think it's a test. MK11, Skyrim, Dark Souls, Doom, and a few other 3rd party titles have sold well on Switch already. It will be nice if Witcher 3 performs well because it's a great game and more people should play it.

THIS. ^

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#44 Posted by dzimm (5418 posts) -

@X_CAPCOM_X: "The differences between MK11 on PS4/XB1 and NS are anything but slight."

I wasn't talking about about MK11.

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#45 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8588 posts) -

@dzimm said:

@X_CAPCOM_X: "The differences between MK11 on PS4/XB1 and NS are anything but slight."

I wasn't talking about about MK11.

Oh yeah. The downgrades on TW3 switch are also massive.

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#46 Edited by 2Chalupas (7061 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:
@NathanDrakeSwag said:

Only Rockstar games are worthy of that honor.

Except they're not. GTA V on PS3 ran like absolute horse shit, and shouldn't have been release on xbox 360 and ps3 in the first place.

I'm definitely not double dipping ever again, I'll just wait for the ineviteble superior version from the start.

GTA IV ran like horseshit, GTA V was passable. Of course the next gen/PC versions blew it away. Still, after playing it at launch on PS3 and eventually "double dipping" on the PS4. I actually found that I couldn't even be arsed to play through the whole thing again... improvements or not.

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#47 Posted by dzimm (5418 posts) -
@X_CAPCOM_X said:
@dzimm said:

@X_CAPCOM_X: "The differences between MK11 on PS4/XB1 and NS are anything but slight."

I wasn't talking about about MK11.

Oh yeah. The downgrades on TW3 switch are also massive.

From a purely technical perspective, perhaps. But aesthetically? Not really.

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#48 Posted by xantufrog (11332 posts) -

It already has tons of 3rd party support.

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#49 Posted by henrythefifth (2447 posts) -

The port cannot fail. Critics will give it high scores because they love to support Nintendo.

And all Switch owners will buy it.

Personally I've never liked W3. Its dull. Pretty, sure, but painfully dull.

Will be interesting to see how gamers react to the censureship tho! In the original W3, there is lot of nudity. Heck, Ciri even goes to sauna with a flock of naked women in it. We will not see that in the Switch port. No siree!

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#50 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30970 posts) -

@2Chalupas said:

GTA IV ran like horseshit, GTA V was passable. Of course the next gen/PC versions blew it away. Still, after playing it at launch on PS3 and eventually "double dipping" on the PS4. I actually found that I couldn't even be arsed to play through the whole thing again... improvements or not.

GTA V was passable as long as you did exactly what the game wanted you to do, if you deviated from the path just a little... like take a bazooka out to the streets and start causing chaos, than the framerate would dip horribly, even worse when the cops arrived.

So the one thing I liked doing in GTA, I wasn't able to do in GTA V, because Rockstar was greedy and knew that people would get a superior version one day.

I'll never forget that.