Author Topic: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild  (Read 34282 times)

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #60 on: March 02, 2017, 01:03:22 PM »
It looks amazing. I decided to save my money and stick with my pre-order of the Wii U version that seems like a bargain now at £30. Maybe I'll treat myself to the season pass thing too. I'm away this weekend so if i'd bought a switch I'd have been able to take it with me but overall i think it was probably a sensible decision. It looks like a game that I'd probably be mainly wanting to play on a big screen anyway. My main surprise is that it's supposed to last anything between 50 and 100 hours, the last I heard it was meant to be shorter than Skyward Sword but that's obviously not the case. Maybe i'm going to need to get one of those pro controllers too since it's confirmed that the Wii U gamepad doesn't add any extra features.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #61 on: March 02, 2017, 01:08:25 PM »
My main surprise is that it's supposed to last anything between 50 and 100 hours, the last I heard it was meant to be shorter than Skyward Sword but that's obviously not the case.

From what I've heard, the main quest itself is about 20 hours if you just go plot point to plot point, without exploring. I think it would make the game incredibly hard, though, as you only gain additional hearts, weapon slots, more stamina, etc by doing shrines, side quests and exploration.   

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #62 on: March 02, 2017, 01:48:11 PM »
Does anyone know if it has a difficulty mode? I play everything on Easy or Super Easy or easier if available.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #63 on: March 02, 2017, 01:53:03 PM »
Does anyone know if it has a difficulty mode? I play everything on Easy or Super Easy or easier if available.

DLC will apparently introduce Hard mode, although this may just mean Link's dick gets hard.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #64 on: March 02, 2017, 02:03:37 PM »
Does anyone know if it has a difficulty mode? I play everything on Easy or Super Easy or easier if available.

It will push your shit in.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2017, 02:04:40 PM »
if you use the amiibo toys you can get items and extra life raining down on request. Seems a bit cheaty though.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2017, 04:32:54 PM »
98 Metacritic with 56 professional reviews and about 40 10/10 scores

It's even better than Gone Home. Which only managed to get a perfect score 7 times.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2017, 04:59:08 PM »
I mean, sure, it all looks fine, but has anyone confirmed if you get to roll around in a room full of pots yet?

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #68 on: March 02, 2017, 06:12:51 PM »
My copy has arrived, now I just need to wait for the switch. Incredibly excited. I turn 30 tomorrow.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #69 on: March 02, 2017, 06:29:48 PM »
I turn 30 tomorrow.

In the last couple of weeks I've finally come out the other side of the most unrelentingly awful two years of my life. To celebrate, starting tomorrow I'm having my first week of doing absolutely fuck all in literally years. Just gonna play Zelda every hour of the day - and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it. I honestly feel myself getting emotional thinking about what I have to look forward to, after what I've been through. I can't think of a more perfect game to have come out at this point for me.     

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #70 on: March 02, 2017, 07:35:38 PM »
My copy has arrived, now I just need to wait for the switch.


Bet you'd eat it if it didn't taste so bad.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2017, 08:03:34 PM »
For anyone who doesn't know what's biggy's (presumably) referring to, here's a video of a guy licking a switch cartridge:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=253&v=UjQefYbFFYo

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #72 on: March 02, 2017, 08:12:14 PM »
Still gonna lick it. Nintendo can't stop me. You can't stop me.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #73 on: March 02, 2017, 08:15:48 PM »
Still gonna lick it. Nintendo can't stop me. You can't stop me.

The second I saw his reaction I instantly thought "Well, now I have to lick the bloody thing, don't I!?"


Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #75 on: March 02, 2017, 09:22:20 PM »
In the last couple of weeks I've finally come out the other side of the most unrelentingly awful two years of my life. To celebrate, starting tomorrow I'm having my first week of doing absolutely fuck all in literally years. Just gonna play Zelda every hour of the day - and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it. I honestly feel myself getting emotional thinking about what I have to look forward to, after what I've been through. I can't think of a more perfect game to have come out at this point for me.     

Yeah the timing has worked out so perfectly for me, even though it's been nothing major, I've had some quite stressful times at work recently. I've booked Tomorrow and Monday off work and I really feel like I need it right now. At the very least it's getting less cold and dark so it really does feel like the right game to have right now.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #76 on: March 02, 2017, 09:33:32 PM »
I mean, sure, it all looks fine, but has anyone confirmed if you get to roll around in a room full of pots yet?

Sadly not, you also can't cut grass for rupees. I think it might still just pull through despite these omissions. But then there's always Dark Souls which not only features the best pot smashing since Ocarina but the best room trashing since Citizen Kane.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #77 on: March 03, 2017, 05:32:03 AM »
I ordered my Wii U copy on Amazon in January. I have Amazon Prime. Yet they say they're not going to deliver it until Monday WTF?!

I am working from home today and have nothing to do all weekend as I hoped to play this. I'm going to have to go to an actual shop aren't I?

Edit: I actually forgot I could download it. Might go and start that now even though it's five thirty in the morning. Not going to get much work done today am I?

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #78 on: March 03, 2017, 07:28:52 AM »
I ordered my Wii U copy on Amazon in January. I have Amazon Prime. Yet they say they're not going to deliver it until Monday WTF?!

I am working from home today and have nothing to do all weekend as I hoped to play this. I'm going to have to go to an actual shop aren't I?

Yep same here. Also wfh today! How much is the download? Luckily Argos has come to my rescue although it does mean I have to go into town where there's actual horrible people. Fuck Amazon.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #79 on: March 03, 2017, 07:43:58 AM »
Sixty quid. My physical copy from Amazon was going to be forty. How they justify charging more for the download I don't know. But I suppose it all goes directly to Nintendo so I guess I can consider the extra cost as a donation to a good cause.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #80 on: March 03, 2017, 08:00:25 AM »
The second my physical copy arrives I'll be downloading the digital and returning the physical for a refund.

Also, yeah, Argos are the best. I always used to rep Index but Argos own all shops.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #81 on: March 03, 2017, 08:44:43 AM »
You can keep your fucking Zelda. A lovely new arable farm in rural Devon has just been released for Farming Simulator 17.

Take it from me, I know where the gaming fun is to be had these days. And its all in Devon.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #82 on: March 03, 2017, 04:55:51 PM »
So after downloading the game and what I thought was the update this morning, I actually ended up doing a hard day's work and only just got a chance to start the game. Except now it's spending another half an hour downloading another update. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #83 on: March 03, 2017, 05:14:44 PM »
fack i wanna play this. never played a zeldy before. i'm HYPED though. it's on wii u right?

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #84 on: March 03, 2017, 05:29:43 PM »
Yeah, I saw it in a store for Wii U last night.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #85 on: March 03, 2017, 05:36:24 PM »
spent 5 mins on it at work, Link finds something that looks suspiciously like a [spoiler]Switch[/spoiler], too cute man!

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #86 on: March 03, 2017, 06:13:35 PM »
Got this on Wii U, absolute shite it is. N64 quality graphics and a story strictly for babies.

Nah not really. It's great as you'd expect, really has the feel of an open world Ico type game but with proper slick Zelda controls and gameplay.

Haven't watched much other than the trailers so I'm hoping there's going to be some Gorons and maybe a village or two. And I'd be really happy if it turned out the old man is actually Tingle in disguise.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #87 on: March 03, 2017, 06:16:51 PM »

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #88 on: March 03, 2017, 06:22:43 PM »
I played for about 10 minutes before having to go out. Spent a large part of that time fleeing from goblins as my stick broke and I was too slow to nick theirs.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
« Reply #89 on: March 03, 2017, 07:39:39 PM »
This game looks waaay better in action than it does in videos. The art design of the characters is absolutely gorgeous.

Inspired use of music, too. Almost none whatsoever most of the time, just ambient sounds; bird song, fish splashing in a pond, wind in the grass... then you walk past a nice vista and out of nowhere the game introduces the softest of piano melodies, very low in the mix. Really makes those kinds of scenic moments - the bread and butter of most open world games - feel extra special.