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Topic: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt − Complete Edition

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Ralizah

@DonkeyDiddyKong Looks darn good for a version of the game running on a tablet! Hopefully the framerate and resolution hold up.

I'd probably get the 60fps version on PC if I was keen on experiencing it primarily as a stationary experience, but I'll definitely be playing this in handheld mode most of the time.

Ralizah

Dezzy

The only bad thing about this is that it's really not the kind of game you'd want to play on handheld. It doesn't lend itself to short sessions, and it's the sort of thing that's better on a big screen.

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Ralizah

https://nintendoeverything.com/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-comple...

Physical edition comes with goodies. No indication that there's a required download. 540p in portable mode. 720p docked with dynamic resolution.

Honestly, as long as the framerate holds up, that's really decent.

@Dezzy Sure it is. Pretty much all games are just as fun, if not more, in portable mode than they are on the TV.

The only exception would be heavily setpiece-driven spectacles like Uncharted and something like Xenoblade 2 that's poorly optimized for handheld mode.

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Ralizah

Mountain_Man

Dezzy wrote:

The only bad thing about this is that it's really not the kind of game you'd want to play on handheld. It doesn't lend itself to short sessions, and it's the sort of thing that's better on a big screen.

If only there was some way to play the Switch on a big screen while sitting comfortably on the couch...

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graysoncharles

@Mountain_Man some people, like me, don't care at all about playing switch games on a tv. I have a ps4 and xbox one for that. So for us, portable performance is more important than docked. Like what @Ralizah said, XC2's portable performance and visuals are horrible, and it was difficult for me to play it with all the pixelated mess that was shown on screen, especially in gormott.

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graysoncharles

Ralizah

@graysoncharles It sucks, man. I ADORE Xenoblade 2. It'd probably be my favorite game on the system if the game didn't eat dirt in the big open areas. Torna's resolution dips were bad, but at least somewhat less aggressive.

I don't mind playing Switch games on the TV if they're exclusives or when it makes sense to do so. I've actually argued elsewhere that, in some ways, I like playing them on TV more than games on TV-tethered systems, because it's always a choice I'm proactively making instead of a requirement that requires me to schedule hours in one spot. Third-party games, though, are better elsewhere if you're going to play them primarily on the TV, so I only get them on Switch when I WANT a handheld version. I'm willing to pay for lower res versions that I can play in handheld mode, though. Handheld TW3 sounds AMAZING. Handheld Valkyria Chronicles 4 was awesome. For a person like me, who spent long periods of their life gaming primarily on handhelds, the Switch was a dream come true.

Ralizah

Tyranexx

Honestly, unless the game is an absolute train wreck on the Switch, I'll likely end up getting this at some point. I figure there's a reason why a lot of the online gaming community raves about this one.

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redd214

Though playing the Witcher 3 bored me for the most part, the fact that they fit this game on the switch is so so huge imo. Really does take away excuses from other devs. I'm sure it's ridiculously hard to scale a game like this down to something like the Switch, but just like the 4 minute mile, once one does it it's proven it can be done. Hopefully this will inspire others not to skip the switch just because their game is massive!

redd214

Octane

Ralizah wrote:

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Looks like it doesn't require a download either, which is always nice.

Octane

jump

Octane wrote:

Ralizah wrote:

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Looks like it doesn't require a download either, which is always nice.

Are people saying that based on the boxart?

I'm taking more of a wait and see approach before I start deleting stuff on my Switch, it was something like 40GBish with the DLC on PC.

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Octane

@jump Yeah, they have confirmed it's all on a 32GB card.

Octane

Dezzy

redd214 wrote:

Though playing the Witcher 3 bored me for the most part, the fact that they fit this game on the switch is so so huge imo. Really does take away excuses from other devs. I'm sure it's ridiculously hard to scale a game like this down to something like the Switch, but just like the 4 minute mile, once one does it it's proven it can be done. Hopefully this will inspire others not to skip the switch just because their game is massive!

It's about the sales potential I'd think too. Witcher 3 will be worth it because it will definitely sell about a million copies. (Witcher 3 even sold quite well in Japan, which is very rare for a western fantasy RPG)
Whereas other AAA games have sold terribly on Nintendo. Remember when Ubisoft spent ages porting Watch Dogs and then it sold only like 200K copies.
That's obviously a big issue.

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Zuljaras

I just got email back from ProjektRed about the Witcher 3 and it is not good.

"Hi!

The game is roughly 32GB of data and includes both Expansions and DLC, some things will have to be downloaded for it to run.

Cheers!
Pawel "

UPDATE:
After some more questions it is now clear that the whole game is on the cart.

Here is the last response:

""And that's true, you'll have everything there, but in some regions you'll have to download the language packs for some languages. So in short you can still launch the game from the cartridge.""

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Zuljaras

Dezzy

Apparently the docked version is only 720p and handheld version is 540p.

So that's how they've managed it!

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Octane

@Zuljaras Makes sense. As long as English is present on card, it's all fine IMO. And I don't see a reason why it wouldn't be there. Well done CDPR.

Octane

Zuljaras

@Octane Yep. I just got confused by the first response. I still am amazed that we will have the whole game and its massive expansions on 32GB cartridge.

Bethesda and Crapcom should take notes!

Zuljaras

Octane

@Zuljaras And you get a map, and some extra stuff with it as well.

Octane

Magician

Good one on CD Projekt Red for opting to use the 32GB cartridge. Even though I already earned a platinum trophy for this game on PS4, I will be double-dipping for the Switch version...without hesitation. In simple appreciation for CD Projekt Red caring about the Switch collecting scene. I can only hope that other third party publishers take note and follow suit.

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Dogorilla

I may be forgetting something obvious but is this the first western-released Switch game to use a 32GB cartridge?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NCyD3XoJgM

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