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How does look Witcher 3 on Switch

Definitely crap, too blurry and downgraded 14 21.88%
 
Like what we could expect, no surprise 7 10.94%
 
A bit better than what we could expect 11 17.19%
 
It is much beyond what an... 24 37.50%
 
It is the most incredible... 8 12.50%
 
Total:64

If I didn't have a PS4, I'd be all over the Switch port as a way to play the game. As is, I want the game to look good. When I do get the game, I'll get it on PS4.
The port, from what I have seen, seems to be quite the achievement. I really wonder when Rockstar will release GTA V on Switch. They could just use the 360/PS3 version as a start, and I think it would sell really well. The Witcher 3 has opened up the Switch to more open world games.



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Switch: 144 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million, then 125 million)

PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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Hiku said:

It's a very impressive technical achievement. And they even included, and were able to fit, all the DLC on one cartridge.
Though it's understandable if some people don't like the way it turned out. When it comes to compromises, at some point it becomes not worth it.
And where that line is differs from person to person.

In my opinion it looks just about barely good enough to warrant a port, and it runs pretty decent too.

RDR2 or Cyberpunk though? Forget about it!



Wman1996 said:
If I didn't have a PS4, I'd be all over the Switch port as a way to play the game. As is, I want the game to look good. When I do get the game, I'll get it on PS4.
The port, from what I have seen, seems to be quite the achievement. I really wonder when Rockstar will release GTA V on Switch. They could just use the 360/PS3 version as a start, and I think it would sell really well. The Witcher 3 has opened up the Switch to more open world games.

It's too late for that, game is 6 years old and it would take a lot of time and effort to include all Online content that released in the last 6 years, it's already making base PS4 and Xbox One run at 20 fps with all the updates  in GTA Online.

Maybe in 2 years without GTA Online is the best bet.



Considering this is now a mobile game, well its simply amazing when you think about it



Amnesia said:

I am sorry, but I can't prevent myself to say that it looks crap. Ofcourse it is much better than ARK. No doubt here. But it is still ugly to me.

Same to me its not quite ARK levels of bad.... but its not "pretty".
Graphics are too downgraded imo.



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Shikamo said:

The game looks much better using the mClassic (a graphic processor)

Let's say it looks a tiny bit better.

The difference wil also vary depending on the scaler quality of your TV (or monitor).

If your TV has already a good scaler, the differences will be very small, if your TV has a shitty scaler, the differences will be bigger.

I play my Switch mainly in handheld mode, so that mClassic or a mCable wouldn't help me there. If I were still more into retro gaming, I'll probably get the mClassic, but most of the time I play in higher resolutions than the mClassic or mCable can handle (PC, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X).



Conina said:
Shikamo said:

The game looks much better using the mClassic (a graphic processor)

Let's say it looks a tiny bit better.

The difference wil also vary depending on the scaler quality of your TV (or monitor).

If your TV has already a good scaler, the differences will be very small, if your TV has a shitty scaler, the differences will be bigger.

I play my Switch mainly in handheld mode, so that mClassic or a mCable wouldn't help me there. If I were still more into retro gaming, I'll probably get the mClassic, but most of the time I play in higher resolutions than the mClassic or mCable can handle (PC, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X).

I play console games on my third monitor (since I play more on my computer), so I don't know how the witcher would be on my 27-inch monitor.

PS: I don't plan to buy since I have the same game on steam.



     


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I am shocked they could port it. And I think the game is meh. I played it on the ps4 and didn't care for it.



Looks horrible.
But I guess thats what you get for sticking to only one company. Gotta expand your horizons people.



Obviously opinions are going to vary quite a bit on a subject like this. I think as long as graphics don't detract from the gameplay it's fine. Personally, i thought the original looked kinda crappy(exception being some of the bosses. Some of those were GREAT!). But i feel like i have some bias because i felt the controls didn't feel smooth during combat. I feel like if it doesn't feel smooth, my brain interprets the animations as wrong. Without actually playing the switch version though i think the visuals are fine (except for geralt's glitchy shadow sometimes). Definitely inferior to the console only versions, but i don't think it detracts from the gameplay from what i've seen. Again i do have a little bias though. I also think art style will always trump graphical fidelity. For example i think darksiders on the 360 or even windwaker on the gamecube looks better than any of the witcher games, but that's because of the art design choices and not the fps or resolution . That's just me though. I'm a big fan of open world action/adventure games like shadow of mordor/war & zelda botw so i may give this another shot next year after i get through luigi's mansion and darksiders 2 this year. Can't wait for biomutant next year too. Quick side note in case anyone's curious why i only play these games on switch. I just don't have the same amount of time to game as i used to. The switch is portable enough that i can hook it up to a monitor in my office at work. I play for like hours every friday. Might try to find the space for my ps4 at some point though. I've had horizon 0 dawn since launch and haven't touched it :(

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