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VAMatt said:
Looks decent. I'd like to play the game again. But, I feel like it would make more sense for me to play on PS4 Pro, rather than Switch. My first playthrough was on XB1.

If you own a PS4/Xbone/PC and aren't interested in playing on the go, those systems are probably the better option for you. This version isn't meant to replace those, it's primarily for those of us who don't have those platforms or who want to play it portably.

I was going to say it's mostly about reaching a new audience, those who only play on Nintendo platforms/handhelds, but I've seen more than one person who has played the console version say they're getting it again just to play it on the bus/train/camping trip/toilet.



People say one should get it on more powerful systems. The thing is, I have a PS4, beside a Switch, and obviously it would look and run better there. But, there’s a much bigger chance I’d actually play such a big game all the way through on Switch, because it’s just more convenient. There’s a higher chance that I pick it up and play in handheld mode any time of the day than play on tv, It’d be a shame if I ended up wasting the money on a game on PS4 I’ll end up barely playing. All the graphics in the world wouldn’t make up for that. On Switch there’s just a higher chance that I’ll get my money’s worth. It’s happened time and time again; I have RDR2, obviously a good game, but I barely get around to playing it, I think I still only have about 3 or 4 hours. Meanwhile I got Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch, looks like crap but I played that ten times more by now. Playing on Switch is just more convenient, and that is worth a lot.

Not to say that I’ll buy Witcher 3 on Switch. I don’t know yet, and if I do it’d be an impulse-buy, but at least, this has been my reasoning when it comes to multiplats.



S.Peelman said:
People say one should get it on more powerful systems. The thing is, I have a PS4, beside a Switch, and obviously it would look and run better there. But, there’s a much bigger chance I’d actually play such a big game all the way through on Switch, because it’s just more convenient. There’s a higher chance that I pick it up and play in handheld mode any time of the day than play on tv, It’d be a shame if I ended up wasting the money on a game on PS4 I’ll end up barely playing. All the graphics in the world wouldn’t make up for that. On Switch there’s just a higher chance that I’ll get my money’s worth. It’s happened time and time again; I have RDR2, obviously a good game, but I barely get around to playing it, I think I still only have about 3 or 4 hours. Meanwhile I got Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch, looks like crap but I played that ten times more by now. Playing on Switch is just more convenient, and that is worth a lot.

Not to say that I’ll buy Witcher 3 on Switch. I don’t know yet, and if I do it’d be an impulse-buy, but at least, this has been my reasoning when it comes to multiplats.

In other thread I said (to summarize) "do yourself a favour and play it somewhere else, if it's an option, unless you care for handhled mode" and I guess it makes perfect sense for you to play it on Switch, if you can't get around playing games at home.

That said, even something as low as nVidia 1050 will give over 30fps in 1080p on Ultra on PC...and it's quite pretty game to look at, especially at such high gfx settings.



S.Peelman said:
People say one should get it on more powerful systems. The thing is, I have a PS4, beside a Switch, and obviously it would look and run better there. But, there’s a much bigger chance I’d actually play such a big game all the way through on Switch, because it’s just more convenient. There’s a higher chance that I pick it up and play in handheld mode any time of the day than play on tv, It’d be a shame if I ended up wasting the money on a game on PS4 I’ll end up barely playing. All the graphics in the world wouldn’t make up for that. On Switch there’s just a higher chance that I’ll get my money’s worth. It’s happened time and time again; I have RDR2, obviously a good game, but I barely get around to playing it, I think I still only have about 3 or 4 hours. Meanwhile I got Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch, looks like crap but I played that ten times more by now. Playing on Switch is just more convenient, and that is worth a lot.

Not to say that I’ll buy Witcher 3 on Switch. I don’t know yet, and if I do it’d be an impulse-buy, but at least, this has been my reasoning when it comes to multiplats.

I don't see myself or many others enjoying playing this type of game on 15min slots to take use of all the "but I would play it everywhere anytime while on TV I wouldn't play it at all". Even more for people that live in places you either don't sit to commute, you have to keep atention to your whereabouts to not lose the station and are at risk of robbery.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:

S.Peelman said:
People say one should get it on more powerful systems. The thing is, I have a PS4, beside a Switch, and obviously it would look and run better there. But, there’s a much bigger chance I’d actually play such a big game all the way through on Switch, because it’s just more convenient. There’s a higher chance that I pick it up and play in handheld mode any time of the day than play on tv, It’d be a shame if I ended up wasting the money on a game on PS4 I’ll end up barely playing. All the graphics in the world wouldn’t make up for that. On Switch there’s just a higher chance that I’ll get my money’s worth. It’s happened time and time again; I have RDR2, obviously a good game, but I barely get around to playing it, I think I still only have about 3 or 4 hours. Meanwhile I got Mortal Kombat 11 on Switch, looks like crap but I played that ten times more by now. Playing on Switch is just more convenient, and that is worth a lot.

Not to say that I’ll buy Witcher 3 on Switch. I don’t know yet, and if I do it’d be an impulse-buy, but at least, this has been my reasoning when it comes to multiplats.

I don't see myself or many others enjoying playing this type of game on 15min slots to take use of all the "but I would play it everywhere anytime while on TV I wouldn't play it at all". Even more for people that live in places you either don't sit to commute, you have to keep atention to your whereabouts to not lose the station and are at risk of robbery.

Maybe, maybe not. Doesn’t matter to me though. I actually play my Switch, or any handheld, at home. On occasion I bring one with me on holiday, but never to commute.

I usually play Switch handheld, rarely tabletop, occasionally on tv, for ‘normal’ lengths of play. One hour, two, maybe three if I’m really into it. Though once I played Twilight Princess HD on WiiU’s Gamepad, so off-tv, for 11 hours straight lol. It’s a combination of it being an easier and more casual way to just pick up a handheld and start playing, tv’s being occupied, people being in the room period (and as such not wanting to start such a big distraction in the middle of the room) and me not wanting to sit alone in a room away from other people in the house.

So if it involves a multiplat this factoid is a huge part of my decision making, and more often than not I’d rather play something with mediocre performance and graphics all the way through, than barely playing something at all and having wasted my money. The graphics and performance have no inpact whatsoever on the chance of me actually playing a game I own.

Like I said though, this doesn’t necessarily relate to Witcher 3, it’s my general way of thinking, just saying that there’s a market for people buying “lesser” versions, for whatever reason.

Obviously though, if a port is a terrible broken mess, the logic goes down the drain. I still have some standard.



S.Peelman said:
DonFerrari said:

I don't see myself or many others enjoying playing this type of game on 15min slots to take use of all the "but I would play it everywhere anytime while on TV I wouldn't play it at all". Even more for people that live in places you either don't sit to commute, you have to keep atention to your whereabouts to not lose the station and are at risk of robbery.

Maybe, maybe not. Doesn’t matter to me though. I actually play my Switch, or any handheld, at home. On occasion I bring one with me on holiday, but never to commute.

I usually play Switch handheld, rarely tabletop, occasionally on tv, for ‘normal’ lengths of play. One hour, two, maybe three if I’m really into it. Though once I played Twilight Princess HD on WiiU’s Gamepad, so off-tv, for 11 hours straight lol. It’s a combination of it being an easier and more casual way to just pick up a handheld and start playing, tv’s being occupied, people being in the room period (and as such not wanting to start such a big distraction in the middle of the room) and me not wanting to sit alone in a room away from other people in the house.

So if it involves a multiplat this factoid is a huge part of my decision making, and more often than not I’d rather play something with mediocre performance and graphics all the way through, than barely playing something at all and having wasted my money. The graphics and performance have no inpact whatsoever on the chance of me actually playing a game I own.

Like I said though, this doesn’t necessarily relate to Witcher 3, it’s my general way of thinking, just saying that there’s a market for people buying “lesser” versions, for whatever reason.

Obviously though, if a port is a terrible broken mess, the logic goes down the drain. I still have some standard.

Understood. In my house usually I have free domain of the TV and play as much as I want =]



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

There's also the novelty factor to consider.

Being able to play these massive, AAA open world experiences on a handheld is still a relatively new and therefore novel thing. I reckon this was a major reason why Skyrim on Switch was such a big deal. 

I mean, imagine if, back in 2015 when Witcher 3 launched, you predicted that in 4 years we'd be playing in on a handheld. Most people wouldn't have even taken you seriously. Yet here we are.



Radek said:

I thought you were aware there's going to be downgrades to get PS4 games running on the Switch?

That's the reason Capcom, EA, Ubisoft, Activision, Rockstar and others don't do it, because first you have to downgrade the resolution and graphics and then you have to make a decent port, and some developers are just too lazy to do that.

This  game wasn't meant with Switch in mind, it was meant to push big consoles and PC as far as they could (at the time) that's why it might be more blurry than say Zelda or Dragon Quest XI.

Considering the way the industry works, laziness is one of the last words that should be applied here.



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curl-6 said:

There's also the novelty factor to consider.

Being able to play these massive, AAA open world experiences on a handheld is still a relatively new and therefore novel thing. I reckon this was a major reason why Skyrim on Switch was such a big deal. 

I mean, imagine if, back in 2015 when Witcher 3 launched, you predicted that in 4 years we'd be playing in on a handheld. Most people wouldn't have even taken you seriously. Yet here we are.

Honestly, the way Apple is chasing high performance in their devices, I would've guessed that more publishers would try to milk that particular market, but yeah, not sure I would've guessed Switch would get TW3, for various reasons.