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Video: Digital Foundry goes hands-on with The Witcher 3 for Nintendo Switch

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We received our first look at The Witcher 3 on the Nintendo Switch during the Gamescom stream last night and it looks like it’s set to be a great port despite the hardware limitations. Tech enthusiasts Digital Foundry have had a chance to go hands-on with the game and they’ve come away with the verdict that it’s an excellent port from their short time spent with the game. This is without the visual compromise, which was inevitable. Check out their opinion in the video below.

12 comments

  1. I cant wait to see how the M cable plus the M classic looks with this game on the switch.

  2. Also, to those who have play this. Is it really necessary to play 1 or 2? If so, do you guys know any good recap videos or playthroughs

    1. I bought the 1st very, very cheap once for PC, but as I’m a Mac user I was too lazy to boot into Windows just to play this game, especially (as Kantenstain mentioned) as it’s not that good – fighting is kinda unintuitive and stuff – I stopped kinda quickly. But the setting was fine and I always wanted to play it just to move over to W2 which I played for a short time and thought this looked so nice, it might really be worth playing the 1st one. Now with W3 on the horizon, I will just play that and watch some recaps. Just go on youtube and look out, there are some. I believe the most watched one is also the worst one, but apart from that they might all get the job done.

    2. You don’t need to play the first two games as 3 will fill you in on the main events of the previous entries, provided you don’t skip over some of the side quests. Thanks to some of the side quests filling you in on stuff you aren’t aware of from past games, it makes the side quests actually matter to the story more as you are getting some needed backstory filled in. Not to mention some info on the world’s lore. Even the side quests that don’t have backstory or lore feel like they matter to the overall game. Least for me, anyway. Besides, the games are basically unofficial sequels to the books they are based on, so if you wanted to play the first two games to get the full story before playing 3, you’d have to read the books, too.

      The short of it is you don’t need to play the first two games or read the books to know what’s going on in Wild Hunt as the game itself will fill you in on past main events.

  3. }{ The PC version will always be the superior way to play… That said, as a programmer, I’m astonished at what CDPR has managed to do here.. It’s the equivalent of running Minecraft on a sack of potatoes… }{

    1. It is an incredible achievement, but the switch ain’t that. It may not be as powerful as some of the recent big home consoles, but it’s still a smart piece of modern technology

  4. I’ve been waiting for this video since it was announced. Overall I’m excited to finally be able to play Witcher 3 I was worried how it would run but I’m happy with it’s performance in the video. Switch portability has opened up lots of chances to play console games for me and I always purchase on switch if I can. I personally don’t mind paying full price even if it is significantly cheaper on consoles.

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