I've put enough hours of my life into The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but its debut on the Nintendo Switch could mean I'll have to pick it up and travel to the continent again.
After 92 hours of monster hunting, romance, and playing Gwent, I don't want to go back to this game until a few years after it ends, but there's one key reason why I might buy it again - and here's the DLC.
I was lucky enough to play an hour of the Nintendo Switch port game, and this short tide of The Witcher world encourages me to come back and play through both Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine.
Both DLC packs sit waiting for me at home on my PlayStation 4 - well, after I reinstall 50GB+ games - as I already bought them before.
I really liked the ending of the main story, and something about how much time I spent in this world meant I wasn't desperate to pick up a controller and dive back into those DLC storylines even though they were ready.
How long to beat, a game aggregation site that estimates game length, says "Hearts of Stone" takes 10 to 19 hours, while "Blood and Wine" takes 15 to 40 hours depending on how much you want to make.
This is another big challenge in itself, so maybe a switch as I finally find the motivation to do them. I spend over an hour a day on the road, and the idea of being able to finally dive into those giant fingers that are bigger than your average game console is very exciting.
So far, my time testing has proven The Witcher 3 on Switch is still a fantastic experience.
It runs smoothly, although in those days the load is obviously still long, but I found it graphically similar to the original game, despite its low resolution.
It will probably look much better on a TV - though it's only 720p - as it runs 540p in manual mode.
It still looks nice in this style of play, but it's clearly not the optimal way to play The Witcher 3. If you want it, you want it on a top-end PC, but tradeoffs in power for portability are something I'd be willing to make.
If you've never dived into The Witcher 3, or you want a new way to play one of the biggest and most sprawling video games in recent memory, then there's probably no better way to do what's in the back of the bus by setting the switch in your hands.
So far, I've only been able to play the game while it's pinned, so I'm excited to see her perform on TV. But the whole reason this port is exciting is that you will be able to take this adventure into the world for the first time.
Came and Gwent
The Witcher 3 on the Nintendo Switch is also a complete package. Everyone has been waiting for the 32GB cartridge, and that includes both the extra add-ons I mentioned, as well as all the other free updates that have been made available for the game since launch.
If you want the full experience right from the start, this might be how you can finally get it. With no missions, no story elements or Gwent to make this work.
Despite how much I loved it, I didn't demand to pick up Geralt's main adventure, but I think I'm finally ready for the final chapter that I've somehow managed to avoid for so long.
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