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Is it a good port

Yes 32 58.18%
 
No 9 16.36%
 
It's an OK 14 25.45%
 
Total:55
HollyGamer said:
Shiken said:

So are we going to just pretend that the PS4 did not drop into the high teens and low 20s, like you seem to be constantly pointing out on Switch?

https://youtu.be/tkB8gpPzMkw

As you can see, the PS4 had the exact same issues with the exact same cutscenes.  In populated areas where the Switch can dip into low 20s, the PS4 dips to mid-high 20s.    While the PS4 does handle it better, it is not quite as much of a gap like you want people to believe.  And the fact that when someone tells you that the dips only really happen in two areas, you are quick to reply with something like, "Oh well that is where most of the story scenes are so you will be there most of the time" (which again have the exact same dips to low 20s on PS4 as shown by DF)

Then you ignore the fact that the combat and most of the gameplay outside of Novigrad runs steady at 30 FPS, very similar to the PS4.  The visuals are the trade off for portability, so you know people expect that.  However it seems odd that you would constantly try to point out the performance, when the PS4 did not handle it much better.

Or you could just ya know...hide it better?

Well so which one is you called "Sarcasm' Because all of my statement are based on DF videos, and why the hell are you complaining about my statement and feeling down of some of the fact on statement, nobody said PS4 version are perfect. 

It seem you the one who feel bad about this port, because you are attacking me personally, further reply i am going to  report you. 

I was simply pointing out how performance wise, the two versions are not that far off.  It seemed you were downplaying the performance of the Switch version based on the framerate while ignoring that those issues exist everywhere except for the PC.  But if you are unable to hold a conversation and want to be hostile with threats of reporting because I pointed it out, there is no use continuing the debate.

Have a nice night, I will bother you no further.  =)



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Shiken said:
HollyGamer said:

Well so which one is you called "Sarcasm' Because all of my statement are based on DF videos, and why the hell are you complaining about my statement and feeling down of some of the fact on statement, nobody said PS4 version are perfect. 

It seem you the one who feel bad about this port, because you are attacking me personally, further reply i am going to  report you. 

I was simply pointing out how performance wise, the two versions are not that far off.  It seemed you were downplaying the performance of the Switch version based on the framerate while ignoring that those issues exist everywhere except for the PC.  But if you are unable to hold a conversation and want to be hostile with threats of reporting because I pointed it out, there is no use continuing the debate.

Have a nice night, I will bother you no further.  =)

And then you fucked up by saying , that i am doing a sarcasm posting. Well done sir  



This game has no right to work on a handheld console, yet it does! Kudos to CDPR and an extra thanks for having the balls to put the whole game on a 32GB cart....



Even if it was a native development for the XBOX360, I think it would be slightly better.



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HollyGamer said:

Well so which one is you called "Sarcasm' Because all of my statement are based on DF videos, and why the hell are you complaining about my statement and feeling down of some of the fact on statement, nobody said PS4 version are perfect. 

The point is, you make assumptions based on what DF does not say.  They do say shings and you understand the quite opposite



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Shiken said:
All I see is a lot of salt and downplay being thrown around over a very good port. I mean the amount of sarcasm in some of the OP replies that he tries to look unbias with is kind funny TBH. But I digress...

Switcher 3 looks good to me, and I already beat the game on my PS4. I will be playing it again on Switch both docked and portable, as a game like this is perfect for burst play on the go. I never had time for a second playthrough before, but with Switch I do so I look forward to making different choices this time around. That alone makes this the best version of the game for me. CD Project Red deserves my money for this game, and I hope more big games like this continue to come to Switch.

An absolutely huge, story driven RPG is "perfect for burst play on the go"? Well, maybe for a second playthrough.



Dante9 said:
Shiken said:
All I see is a lot of salt and downplay being thrown around over a very good port. I mean the amount of sarcasm in some of the OP replies that he tries to look unbias with is kind funny TBH. But I digress...

Switcher 3 looks good to me, and I already beat the game on my PS4. I will be playing it again on Switch both docked and portable, as a game like this is perfect for burst play on the go. I never had time for a second playthrough before, but with Switch I do so I look forward to making different choices this time around. That alone makes this the best version of the game for me. CD Project Red deserves my money for this game, and I hope more big games like this continue to come to Switch.

An absolutely huge, story driven RPG is "perfect for burst play on the go"? Well, maybe for a second playthrough.

Just gonna act like there is not a ton of side content and exploration to tackle in short bursts on the go?

Side quests, treasure, crafting, etc?

Then tackle the main missions during your longer playthroughs.  Yes it is perfect for short burst gameplay on the go, but hey nice try at an attempt to...no...no it wasn't.  Your downplay was horrible and makes you look like you have not even played the game at all.

Last edited by Shiken - on 15 October 2019

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Jpcc86 said:
Personally, I think its mediocre at best. The fact the full game can be ported seems to sidetrack from the real conversation. I guess the standard is so low nowadays that the fact that we can get the port at all is excuse enough for whatever technical shortcomings said port has.

Ark didn't get away with that excuse.



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Random_Matt said:
kazuyamishima said:
Why people keep saying switch it’s a 2015 technology? It’s an enhanced (quite better) version of nvidia shield.

About the game, Nintendo supporters never cared about graphics, but this port is outstanding. Yeah it looks blurry and downgraded compared with Ps4/xbone versions, but having the ability to play it on the go is a big plus!

Sorry, do gamers lie to themselves to make the themselves feel better? The Switch is heavily downclocked, it is weaker than the shield. Nintendo should of just rebranded them.

Obviously they do, as obviously the Switch is more than a rebranded shield - with the Joycons and all the input technology that Shield didn't had.



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