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39 minutes ago, mdn2 said:

Don't know about Activision because I couldn't care less, but EA have Burnout Paradise, The Sims and Plants Vs Zombies which would all be a good fit on the Switch. 

 

Edit: @dreamylittledream

 

 

31 minutes ago, Stoppy2000 said:

A decent version of FIFA and a hockey game. That's probably it. Maybe Madden if that's your thing. EA could do a nice update of the old Genesis NHL games exclusively for switch but they just seem like they can't be arsed. 

 

4 minutes ago, Stanley said:

Call of Duty really, it's ridiculous that's not on the system, and from EA The Sims and something Star Wars such as that new one. I'd also welcome the Arkham games from Warner Bros. and loads of Capcom stuff.

 

Yeah I stand by my original point really, hardly missing a great deal there - although EA do really see to be missing a trick given The Sims and Plants V Zombies will run fine on a toaster so just leaving money on the floor really not porting them but hardly short of places to play them.

 

Call of Duty hasn't been worthwhile for years and I think something like the new Star Wars game would be pushing the little wonder machine a bit far.

 

Capcom have already given us loads of ports but fair point on the Arkham games - they would be a great fit.

 

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Capcom could do with giving the Switch something modern - RE7, RE2 remake, Monster Hunter World, Street Fighter V, or just something new entirely, a proper new Breath of Fire would be nice.

 

I'm not a huge fan of COD but it's a popular game and should be on the system in some form or other. As for Star Wars pushing the Switch too hard, harder than Doom Eternal, Witcher etc? It looked pretty straight forward to me.

 

Then again I'd just rather have everything on the system :)

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59 minutes ago, Stanley said:

Capcom could do with giving the Switch something modern - RE7, RE2 remake, Monster Hunter World, Street Fighter V, or just something new entirely, a proper new Breath of Fire would be nice.

 

I'm not a huge fan of COD but it's a popular game and should be on the system in some form or other. As for Star Wars pushing the Switch too hard, harder than Doom Eternal, Witcher etc? It looked pretty straight forward to me.

 

Then again I'd just rather have everything on the system :)

I mean they could just give us a port of Tie Fighter... 

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After seeing what Panic Button and Saber interactive have done, Doom, Wolfenstein, Warframe and now Witcher - there's no reason why those companies couldn't put their stuff on the switch.    None at all.  TBH, the only one I miss is Capcom.  It'd be awesome to have MHW on the switch.  

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15 hours ago, Stanley said:

Capcom could do with giving the Switch something modern - RE7, RE2 remake, Monster Hunter World, Street Fighter V, or just something new entirely, a proper new Breath of Fire would be nice.

 

I would just be happy with this...

 

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If you don't have a Switch... This is down to £7.39 on the PSstore for a short time. Which is insane for so much quality content. I'm tempted to get it even though I played it a few years ago.

 

Definitely buy it if you've never tried it.

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1 hour ago, jonamok said:

Nice. Handheld impressions please.

Only done the first 30 minutes in handheld, but it seems to play well enough. I don't tend to notice framerate issues, but it definitely looks a little soft in handheld. Not tried it docked yet. 

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A few hours in, this is running extraordinarily well. Smooth framerate, impressive draw distances, perfectly readable and sharp UI and menus in handheld. Could all change on leaving White Orchard, of course, but so far I'm amazed there isn't a much more significant scaling back of the game's scope. Compared to even Nintendo's own efforts on Switch, where Breath of the Wild had quite aggressive pop in and Link's Awakening had frequent stutter, the performance here feels far superior, with foliage everywhere and dense trees swaying in the wind as far as the eye can see. The real test will be on arriving in Novigrad, I guess, but so far it's a rather remarkable handheld experience.

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2 hours ago, ann coulter said:

A few hours in, this is running extraordinarily well. Smooth framerate, impressive draw distances, perfectly readable and sharp UI and menus in handheld. Could all change on leaving White Orchard, of course, but so far I'm amazed there isn't a much more significant scaling back of the game's scope. Compared to even Nintendo's own efforts on Switch, where Breath of the Wild had quite aggressive pop in and Link's Awakening had frequent stutter, the performance here feels far superior, with foliage everywhere and dense trees swaying in the wind as far as the eye can see. The real test will be on arriving in Novigrad, I guess, but so far it's a rather remarkable handheld experience.

 Early versions of Novigrad still run remarkable well, hovering around the upper 20's and that's before the performance patch.

 As for the difference between this and nintendos stuff, well the engines are doing quite different work. BOTW for example has a far more sophisticated physics engine running. For links awakening they are using an engine that uses a lot of post processing effects to try and create it's look.

 Therer's also budget to consider as well. Links awakening probably has a relatively low budget. The Witcher 3 had a big budget, probably higher than BOTW's.

It's basically horses for courses.

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After two playthroughs of avoiding it entirely I'm finally doing Gwent and am mildly to moderately addicted. 

 

On this playthrough I also started on Death March for the trophy. Not a winning combination, poor level 6 Geraldt is having to cheese his way through level 30+ areas just so I can get a Cow card. Worth it! 

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1 hour ago, Starbreaker said:

After two playthroughs of avoiding it entirely I'm finally doing Gwent and am mildly to moderately addicted. 

 

On this playthrough I also started on Death March for the trophy. Not a winning combination, poor level 6 Geraldt is having to cheese his way through level 30+ areas just so I can get a Cow card. Worth it! 

 

I've just done the main game for what I believe is the fourth time :p

 

It's still got it! 

 

And I always play everyone at Gwent, no matter what...it's hideously addictive fun. I attempted to play the standalone online version, but that's waaaay above my pay grade. I like the simplicity of the original :D

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How bloody long is this game? I quit very early on PS4, but on Switch I'm about 40 hours in, Level 19 and still haven't even been to Skellige.

Happy just doing various Novigrad storylines and sidequests, currently investigating what happened to

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Priscilla - quite the dark twist that one!

 

The map tells me there are dozens of noticeboard missions and Witcher contracts all over Velen that I haven't gone anywhere near yet. :lol:  Also hopelessly addicted to Gwent and want all the cards, but still only have a playable Northern Realms deck.

 

Am I even a third of the way through? This feels like being 150 hours, without even looking at the swarm of question marks (turned off thankfully) that completely obscure the map.

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