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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


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LeshLush
Joined: Oct 19 2009
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PostPosted: Mar 08 2017 11:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I bought it for Wii U tonight. After player for about an hour and a half, I've died five times, explored a ton of places, and I have no idea where I'm supposed to go next because the world is so massive. It's awesome.
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Preng
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PostPosted: Mar 09 2017 01:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

I've heard nothing but phenomenal praise for this game thus far. Need to pick it up for my godson very soon. Happy to see Nintendo come out with a winner, since Skyward Sword didn't seem to earn much acclaim (at least that was the impression these boards gave me).
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LeshLush
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PostPosted: Mar 09 2017 05:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Skyward Sword wasn't received fairly coolly compared to most Zeldas, but I loved the game and found it delightful. Consensus is that the Sky is vastly inferior to Wind Waker's Great Sea, but the dungeons are fantastic. People are more split on the motion controls. I personally thought they worked very well and kind of miss them when I play Breath of the Wild.

If you haven't played SS, Preng, it's definitely worth a play through, unless you hate motion controls conceptually like a lot of people seem to.
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PostPosted: Mar 11 2017 08:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPosted: Mar 11 2017 07:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I had a low opinion of Skyward Sword when it came out but I played through it again last year and enjoyed it more the second time. I also played through Twilight Princess again, which I used to have praise for but found incredibly dull and a slog to play through. So now I consider SS better than TP.


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PostPosted: Mar 14 2017 12:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

I beat it this evening. It's a solid 7.5 or 8 out of 10. Fun game, but some serious mechanical blunders that hold it back from reaching its potential. I'll be curious to see where they take the franchise next.


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LeshLush
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PostPosted: Mar 14 2017 06:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

LordHuffnPuff, I'm curious what you find to be the serious mechanical blunders.

As for myself, I shot a fox in the head for meat last night, and I've spent all day drowning in guilt and shame.
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PostPosted: Mar 15 2017 02:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Don't worry too much. The more foxes you kill, the less the shame bothers you.



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PostPosted: Mar 18 2017 11:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Things like rain being a giant middle finger due to the interaction with climbing and the weapon degradation system which precludes any sense of value or interest in any weapon you find. I would explain in depth why but I've done that too many times this week answering this same question in other places.


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LeshLush
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PostPosted: Mar 19 2017 10:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

LordHuffnPuff wrote:
Things like rain being a giant middle finger due to the interaction with climbing and the weapon degradation system which precludes any sense of value or interest in any weapon you find. I would explain in depth why but I've done that too many times this week answering this same question in other places.

Got it. I figured that's what you'd say, but I was curious.

I understand the criticisms, and I think both of those things are good ideas that could have been implemented better. However, I'm a little surprised that those knocked it down all the way to a 7.5 for you.


I've been absolutely loving this game myself. I've seen Excel talking about on AV Club a little bit (if you ever see Diet Kloster Wallace over there Excel, that's me), and it seems like he's been really enjoying it too. You ever pick this up, Preng?
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LordHuffnPuff
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PostPosted: Mar 21 2017 08:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah 7.5 or 8 felt right given that I don't even think this is the best Zelda so it can't be a 10 because the best Zelda isn't a 10, and two major issues taking off 1-1.5 points from there seems reasonable.


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LeshLush
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PostPosted: Mar 21 2017 11:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well, now that my curiosity is piqued by your elisions:

1.) What do you think is the best Zelda game?

2.) What game(s) do you think score(s) a ten?
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LordHuffnPuff
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PostPosted: Mar 22 2017 02:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

I think Majora's Mask is the best Zelda game. Maybe not having the best gameplay, but achieving the best sense of mood, tension, and the feeling that you can explore without being railroaded (even though there is an optimal order to the dungeons.)

Games that deserve a ten... that's rough. A 10 is a perfect score, and I don't know if there are any perfect games. There are a lot of games that also were amazing in their time, but haven't aged well - do we score them as they were at launch or by modern standards? Do we give games that were wildly influential and popular, like Super Mario Bros., a 10 for their historical significance? Or is it just "what do you like best regardless of context?"

That said, some of the games I'd consider to be "best ever" are:

-Chrono Trigger
-Myst
-Persona 3/4 (your pick)
-Dragon Age: Origins
-Life is Strange
-World of Warcraft

This is by no means a complete list or what I'd pick if I were making a Museum Of Best Games, just some that I felt were influential on me personally as a person who makes video games, from either a design perspective or through the lens of emotional engagement. And there are games I didn't put on here but heavily considered, like Star Control 2 or Tetris. And what about non-digital games? So I don't know for sure how to really answer your question, hopefully this is good enough.


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Preng
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PostPosted: Mar 31 2017 10:03 am Reply with quote Back to top

I haven't picked this up yet, Lesh, and most likely won't until I have an opportunity to hang with my friend and godchild, since they have the Wii U. Soon, hopefully!

I am tempted to buy a Switch but am waiting a bit to see how they flesh out the online capabilities, and also to see what other games come out in the next year.
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Preng
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PostPosted: Apr 09 2017 05:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Finally purchased it for my godchild and I have made a very happy 8 year old.

He's already played a bit of the game a friend's so as soon as I handed him the game he launched into a runonsentenceavalanceofwordsheyUnclePrengthisgameiscoolyoucanrunandclimbandclearshrinesandusebombsandmyfavoriteweaponistheBokoblinArm Oh, it's terrible!

Got to watch him play it for about an hour. Very interesting to see in that time he had already acquired some magnet power, bombs, and was working on getting a paraglider. Cool that the game moves fast on giving you big tools. Also, in like thirty minutes he found fire and ice arrows. This is somewhat mind-boggling to me, since those were always late-game toys in Ocarina and Wind Waker.
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Etch
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PostPosted: Apr 12 2017 07:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

About to finish this one. Had a great time playing it. I didn't even have that much trouble with the gyroscopic puzzles as everyone else seems to complain about. Got all 120 shrines and only had to look up three; two to find out where the hell they were and one (2nd Kakariko shrine) how to trigger it.

That new patch they released made it worse (at least on WiiU). The lagging is now less-pronounced but more frequent and the draw distance on items and NPCs shrank considerably. Oh well...doesn't negatively impact the game that much.

Favorite part was the Survival Island shrine challenge. That and the Lynel fights. And finally learning to parry the Guardian lasers. And walking around on the outside of the flying Divine Beast as it soars around the landscape far below. What a great game.


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PostPosted: May 04 2017 08:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

still haven't picked this up but I love the gameplay videos.... I'm tempted to buy it on wii u, but I'm trying to hold off and buy a switch with it.


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