- Oct 27, 2017
And The Witcher 3 is a more demanding game, of a much larger scope, than the console versions of any of Vita's touted miracle ports. And yet it made it to Switch, with fewer compromises than less intensive games of smaller scope suffered in their transition to Vita.
I'm not trying to tear down the Vita, here, fwiw. I loved my own Vita to death, believe me. I'm just trying to point out how TW3 on Switch is an impressive and unprecedented thing, and that its visuals hold up quite well when context considered. Context for the completeness of this package relative to its scope and its status as a handheld game, as well as context for how handhelds have met the challenge of ambitious AAA/current-gen 3D ports before.
In the span of a generation we've gone from 14fps 2p co-op Borderlands 2 on handhelds, to this. As a fan of handheld gaming I think that should be celebrated, not dismissed or reduced to an unworthy effort. That's my MO, here.