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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« on: March 04, 2017, 08:59:32 AM »
Any Zelda fans here?

 Played about four hours last night. Impressed so far. Controls are a bit different and inventory isn't as straightforward as previous games. Seems as though it departs from the old style of slowly getting good/better/best items and instead you get a ton of stuff to use as fits the occasion. But you can cycle through them on the fly so it's not a pain. Takes a bit of getting used to though.

While your health is still measured in hearts, you no longer find hearts laying around. You find food items instead, and you can use them or merge them to different effects. Functions like potions. But you can carry a lot of it, so instead of finding hearts all over the world you just carry a lot of food and eat it when you need health.

Far more open world than any of the others. While the older games more or less herded you in one direction, this one let's you go just about anywhere. Of course some of those places you won't last too long or need items you dnt have yet, but you get just enough clues to point you in the right direction.

I've waited six years for this game, and I was really hoping they'd knock it out of the park and so far it seems they did. I was also concerned when they said it's the biggest Zelda ever; that's what they said about Skyward Sword, and yeah the sky was big...and filled with a whole lot of nothing.
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    Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    « Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 07:24:31 AM »
    I've mostly enjoyed the music from the Zelda games, but I've heard good things about this one, mostly that it hearkens back to the original in its lack of hand holding.

    I'll play it once I can run it on my computer.

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    Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    « Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 12:55:14 PM »
    It takes some getting used to. All the other games pretty much forced you (although it was designed that way) to go in a specific order. Here you get set down in a giant area with a vague objective of "beat these temples" and you're on your own as to how to do it and in what order, and for that matter even finding them.

    And, there is a crap ton of side quests. Nearly all are optional, it depends how bad you want the reward. You also don't have to actually fight anybody but the bosses and a small amount of bad guys in temples. So you could potentially beat the entire game with minimal stats and crap weapons, while previous games demanded upgrades (or you simply acquired them as part of the story).

    I'm still adapting. And don't share your file with your 10yo son. He will squander your inventory and get himself lost. I was gone all day yesterday and came home to find there was one item (that we didn't even need) he wanted so he sold nearly everything else to get it, including Link's pants. Yes apparently you can sell your pants. The Hero of Time was running around in boxer briefs. 
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    Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    « Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 02:21:25 PM »
    I've mostly enjoyed the music from the Zelda games, but I've heard good things about this one, mostly that it hearkens back to the original in its lack of hand holding.

    I'll play it once I can run it on my computer.

    Yeah the Zelda games do have an excellent soundtrack.  It's even more impressive when you hear an orchestra do it.

    If you want something a little different,  he's an awesome remix where the Legend of Zelda theme is mashed up with The Ecstasy of Gold from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.   It fits perfectly. 



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    Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    « Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 12:41:20 PM »
    I picked it up the day after I got my Switch and personally I like the open world design and the whole discovery theme.  It did take me a while getting used to the button layout as it's backwards from XB1 (A is where B is, X is where Y is) and in the heat of battle I've hit the home button more times than I cared to instead of the + button to eat some food.  With only 1 save file I've found myself saving a lot as I've died unexpectedly after beating a tough foe and getting a better weapon only having to do it all over again. 

    The loading times from the card is very quick...is anyone else playing it from a disc on the Wii U?  I'm interested to know how long the wait times are going into temples or after dying.  Some of the worst loading times I've experienced were with Elder Scrolls V on the PS3...loved the game but couldn't stand the wait time every time I went through a door.
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    Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    « Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 12:46:24 PM »
    That's pretty funny right there...but at the same time not.  Are you playing on a Switch or Wii U?  I found a lot of gems from mining in the mountains around the NW side of the map.  Sapphires, rubies & emeralds really add up the Rupees.  What item did he buy that was worth Link running around in his underpants for?

    I'm still adapting. And don't share your file with your 10yo son. He will squander your inventory and get himself lost. I was gone all day yesterday and came home to find there was one item (that we didn't even need) he wanted so he sold nearly everything else to get it, including Link's pants. Yes apparently you can sell your pants. The Hero of Time was running around in boxer briefs. 
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    Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    « Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 09:59:23 AM »
    I'm playing on Wii U. Not buying a Switch just yet til I see how it goes. I don't hardly play any more except Mario Kart (I will take all challengers) and such with my son; all I really cared about was Zelda and this is the first game I've cared enough to set out to beat since Skyward Sword.

    Gameplay is smooth, loading times in and out of structures (there's hardly any besides shrines) is quick enough. Takes a little bit after you die, which I'm doing more of than normal, but nothing out of line. This is a big ol game and I suspect maxes out the Wii U's performance.




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    Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    « Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 10:15:30 AM »
    He bought the Rito jacket because it looked cool. It's actually handy with the Rito cap so you don't need to keep using heat elixirs/food in cold areas, but that's not why he got it. That's our only major armor upgrade so far (and I only did it because he already bought the jacket). I just went out exploring and duked it out with everybody I could find til I had enough rupees and sellable items.

    His plan is to blast straight through except that strategy doesn't work so well in this game. Also he keeps buying arrows every time he finds them, since they're not nearly as common as in prior games...but neither are rupees, so we're in a constant state of no arrows and no rupees. :/

    I've investigated a decent portion of the map but haven't accomplished much besides beating every shrine I come across to get a warp point and more hearts.


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    Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    « Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 01:33:08 PM »
    Yea I kinda got roped into preordering a Switch (there's no f-ing way I'm paying the resale prices people are asking) by my 2 daughters as they are for some reason tablet freaks and also love Mario Kart 8.  FYI I dominate MK8 on my Wii U...so there's that right there.  I haven't seen the Rito jacket...where is it for sale?  I've gotten a ton of Rupees mostly from mining rocks (I use the remote bombs to save on breaking weapons) as 1 diamond is 500 Rupees right there and I also blow up just about all wooden crates as they sometimes contain Rupees.  I'm sitting on just over 3,000 Rupees with a very healthy supply of just about every type of arrow.  I have spent my fair share of dying so I end up saving every few minutes or so.  I have made some good recipes that give like 12-16 extra temporary hearts which come in handy when battling the more powerful foes but even so I'm having a hard time beating some of them.  I'm still trying to figure out how to beat the giant water spewing metal elephant while riding on the back of the fish guy.  I shot the 4 pink glowing thingies on it's back with shock arrows, but I don't know were else to shoot it.  I tried to shoot some of the other glowing orbs but it didn't do anything.  I ended up abandoning that task and went out trying to activate more towers.
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    Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    « Reply #9 on: March 07, 2017, 03:04:41 PM »
    Rito village is up in the NW (I think) portion. Just happened to be one of the first places we went.

    I can get rupees at a pretty decent clip but my son spends them...in some games I can cut him loose to grind for me but here he runs around, spends rupees, wastes inventory and all without making any real gameplay progress, which he's still happy to do. In some games, including Zeldas, at some point you end up getting currency and items faster than you can use it, but I don't think that'll be the case here since you spend the whole game at roughly the same level (rewards aren't based on performance or XP).


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    Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    « Reply #10 on: March 07, 2017, 03:42:42 PM »
    Now there is a problem that didn't exist 30 years ago.   My dad does not give a s___ about video games and actively despises computers.

    Of course I am starting to go the same way even though I work in the field.  Mainly because of annoying artsy interfaces and bulls___ overcomplicated programming that changes stuff for the sake of changing it.
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    Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    « Reply #11 on: March 08, 2017, 04:18:16 PM »
    Finally beat one of the Guardians yesterday, Vah Medoh up by the Rito Village. Dungeon was mostly puzzles and pretty easy in that regard (no fighting), and I let my son fight the boss and he beat him first try.

    As maddening as it is to play through with someone who takes an entirely different approach to this game, it's actually extremely fun to play through with him.


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    Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    « Reply #12 on: March 08, 2017, 08:25:09 PM »
    Since I'm home all day I kinda let this game consume me and just about all of my time.  I get like that sometimes...but that's how it is.  Anyway I did end up beating the giant mechanical elephant (far east of the map) BUT I did buy the strategy guide as there are some things that I would've never figured out on my own and would've pissed me off to no end.  I've been working on activating all of the towers before taking on the main quests but there are some things that need to be done otherwise there is no way to get them all at the level Link starts off at the beginning of the game.  I only have 1 tower left.  I do have to say that one of the weirdest things I had to do in a "family" type of game was being required to dress in women's clothes to get into a town and it's necessary to the story so it's unavoidable.
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