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  • You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. At your disposal is every tool of the trade: razor-sharp swords, lethal mixtures, stealthy crossbows, and powerful combat magic. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.

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Winner of over 250 Game of the Year awards, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, open world adventure set in a dark fantasy universe.

You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. At your disposal is every tool of the trade: razor-sharp swords, lethal mixtures, stealthy crossbows, and powerful combat magic. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.

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-A gigantic open world to explore.
Visit the luxurious and corrupt city of Novigrad, face the frigid cold of the wind-swept Skellige islands, and challenge the dark forces roaming the forlorn, ravaged No Man's Land. Sail through open seas, dive in search of long lost artifacts or gallop your mount into combat — the world of the Witcher beckons to be explored.

-Unparalleled novel-like story spanning over 100 hours of gameplay.
With over 100 hours of core and side-quest gameplay, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt combines the intense, plot-driven pull of traditional RPGs with the freedom of choice only open world games can offer. Make choices and face their consequences to unlock endings tailored to how you play.

-Now on Switch — play at home and on the go.
Developed to take advantage of everything Nintendo Switch has to offer, the game delivers a truly powerful on-the-go experience.

https://www.nintendo.com/store/pr...nt-switch/
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Playing this on switch is pretty rough. Very long load screens and frame rate chugs often. About 2-4 minutes of load screen if you die, which add up if you are at a difficult part. I ended up giving up on it because of the performance and got it on ps4. $20 is a great price, but with that comes a lot of frustration.
Don't do it. All of the reviews talk about performance issues on the Switch. If Switch is absolutely the only platform you have access to, then sure do it, but if you have a PC or one of the other consoles use that platform. Witcher III is like a fine wine and playing it on Switch is like drinking it out of a dirty sippy cup.
Just got it, currently playing it handheld. This is a great portable beast of a game for Switch. The graphical downgrade and long load times(initial 1 min load from main menu or to fast travel) might deter some, but the essence of The Witcher 3 core gameplay and amazing story still remains intact. Though its mostly a resolution downgrade along lower res textures, playing it handheld hides it well due to the display size. We still get graphics extras like reflections, light shafts, and ambient occlusion which is insane for this pc port. Having cloud saves transfer between Switch and PC makes this a must if you want to invest. Switch for portability playing in bed then loading your save on pc or big tv is amazing and seamless. Note that saves only transfer between editions with the same dlc, so base transfers to base and dlc transfers to complete edition. Haven't tried docked yet but heard its not the greatest experience compared to console/pc. Cdprojectred included couple of graphics options to tweak things like anti-aliasing and sharpening if some people find it too blurry or too sharp or just like to tweak things on the fly. Lowering foliage density option also gives extra fps, making it nearly stable 30fps. I play it with medium foliage, low sharpening, and antialiasing off for handheld with rest graphics options on. Check out the YouTube video posted by Digital Foundry on the Switch version of Witcher 3 for more image quality and performance comparisons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e...rlr0&t=63s

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Playing this on switch is pretty rough. Very long load screens and frame rate chugs often. About 2-4 minutes of load screen if you die, which add up if you are at a difficult part. I ended up giving up on it because of the performance and got it on ps4. $20 is a great price, but with that comes a lot of frustration.
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This is an all time low price for the Switch version. I would buy but my backlog is too big as it is. Thanks for sharing!
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Complete edition is also $30, matching the January low price.
"Complete Edition contains every piece of downloadable content released for the game, including two massive story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine."
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Playing this on switch is pretty rough. Very long load screens and frame rate chugs often. About 2-4 minutes of load screen if you die, which add up if you are at a difficult part. I ended up giving up on it because of the performance and got it on ps4. $20 is a great price, but with that comes a lot of frustration.
Are you playing on a g1 switch? On my OLED I've experienced nothing to that degree. A bit Slow sure. But that's the trade off for portability.
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Don't do it. All of the reviews talk about performance issues on the Switch. If Switch is absolutely the only platform you have access to, then sure do it, but if you have a PC or one of the other consoles use that platform. Witcher III is like a fine wine and playing it on Switch is like drinking it out of a dirty sippy cup.
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a dirty sippy cup.
thats some powerful imagery
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Just got it, currently playing it handheld. This is a great portable beast of a game for Switch. The graphical downgrade and long load times(initial 1 min load from main menu or to fast travel) might deter some, but the essence of The Witcher 3 core gameplay and amazing story still remains intact. Though its mostly a resolution downgrade along lower res textures, playing it handheld hides it well due to the display size. We still get graphics extras like reflections, light shafts, and ambient occlusion which is insane for this pc port. Having cloud saves transfer between Switch and PC makes this a must if you want to invest. Switch for portability playing in bed then loading your save on pc or big tv is amazing and seamless. Note that saves only transfer between editions with the same dlc, so base transfers to base and dlc transfers to complete edition. Haven't tried docked yet but heard its not the greatest experience compared to console/pc. Cdprojectred included couple of graphics options to tweak things like anti-aliasing and sharpening if some people find it too blurry or too sharp or just like to tweak things on the fly. Lowering foliage density option also gives extra fps, making it nearly stable 30fps. I play it with medium foliage, low sharpening, and antialiasing off for handheld with rest graphics options on. Check out the YouTube video posted by Digital Foundry on the Switch version of Witcher 3 for more image quality and performance comparisons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e...rlr0&t=63s
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Playing this on switch is pretty rough. Very long load screens and frame rate chugs often. About 2-4 minutes of load screen if you die, which add up if you are at a difficult part. I ended up giving up on it because of the performance and got it on ps4. $20 is a great price, but with that comes a lot of frustration.
Good to know. I'm gonna pass on this one. I can't play anything under 30fps these days.
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Quote from Burzum2814 :
Playing this on switch is pretty rough. Very long load screens and frame rate chugs often. About 2-4 minutes of load screen if you die, which add up if you are at a difficult part. I ended up giving up on it because of the performance and got it on ps4. $20 is a great price, but with that comes a lot of frustration.
I sort of wonder if you played this before several patches that have been released. I played through the entire campaign and all the DLC with no problems. Now, obviously, if you are used to the PC version with beautiful MODS, this looks like complete potato. And if you plan to play this on TV, do NOT buy this version. It actually looks pretty damn good on the handheld and is MIRACULOUS that they fit it all on there. Also, the cloud saves allow you to play on the go, and then upload and continue playing where you left off on your PC. I think it's easily the best game I played on my Switch. And while I do agree that the load times can be annoying if you die a lot, they aren't really that bad. Framerate rarely, if ever bothered me and it was certainly completely playable at all times.
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Complete edition is also $30, matching the January low price.
"Complete Edition contains every piece of downloadable content released for the game, including two massive story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine."
Do you have a link? I'm not seeing the complete edition for $30
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Do you have a link? I'm not seeing the complete edition for $30
Complete Edition: https://www.nintendo.com/store/pr...on-switch/
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great game but i wouldn't want this on switch
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Are you playing on a g1 switch? On my OLED I've experienced nothing to that degree. A bit Slow sure. But that's the trade off for portability.
Price of portability? Two words buddeh...Steam deck c:
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