The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS/WiiU)



  • @DisturbedSwan Xenoblade Chronicles X map is still bigger...



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    Need it be mentioned that a world with this many featureless expanses of water is just a poorly designed open world? But anyway, I don't think size matters much when it comes to these worlds. Xenoblade Chronicles felt huge simply because the painfully slow run speed made each and every commute an utter ordeal. Run speed and the player character's verticality tool belt are of chief importance.



  • @Haru17 x was designed like that with progression in mind, although you could always break the rules and go around the choke points of the continent. And the run speed in the original xenoblade is still considerably fast.



  • @Bigdude1 Yeah... no, no it's not in comparison to Xenoblade 1's vast expanses of featureless grass.

    And on the map shape, I'm asserting that the best open worlds resemble circles or ovals, with few empty areas and restrictions on player freedom.



  • @Haru17 Bionis leg aint that bad
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    We modern gaming now.

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  • @Art I'm so grossed out right now. I don't exactly mind paying 80 for this game that looks huge personally, but expect more of this kinda thing going forward with Nintendo I guess. Plus factor in all the costs of the content locked behind Amiibo, and this is pretty scummy. I guess I'll feel better if I can tame dogs to act like Wolf Link with less hp, but I'm not holding my breath right now.



  • The dog-taming systems are in the game. Wolf Link is clearly just a skin, as all of the other amiibo is side content and Wolf Link is tethered to an HD port of Twilight Princess for Nintendo's last console. The only DLC unknown at this point is what the archer, rider, guardian, Zelda, and bokoblin amiibo do exactly.

    I'm excited we won't have to wait until 2023 to play another full 3D Zelda dungeon, story, and area. Especially to see what Nintendo will do with the concept of an expansion pack. And it's just $20, which is the price of each of these pieces of content individually for western trash games.



  • @Art new treasure chests and cave of trials. big fat meh.

    new story being added. you have my attention Nintendo.



  • "Additional Map Feature"
    What does that even mean?



  • @Musou-Tensei It means "give us twenty dollars fanboys".



  • @Mbun Glad I'm not a fanboy anymore, and I think I did it somewhere else before but again, I apologize to every ex-GT member for ever being as obnoxious as the fanboys below NoA's twitter post, ugh. Could be just 5 new colors for the map cursor and they would still praise it.

    Best thing is that you have to buy it all, the only thing I could see me being interested about (once I know exactly what it offers, often these bonus dungeons are just not worth it) is the DLC Pack 2 but I have to buy the other crap I don't want too. I mean I hate season passes in general but most companies at least will give you the option to buy the seperate DLCs as well. Man even when Nintendo tries to be modern, they are still kinda backwards.



  • @Musou-Tensei said in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a good trailer (or two):

    Glad I'm not a fanboy anymore

    you keep saying that as if you need reassurance from everyone else that you're "not a fanboy anymore" as you claim. you were even saying it constantly a year ago before GT got shutdown.



  • @Musou-Tensei
    Yeah that one is a little too vague.

    DLC pack 1 seems kinda weak, with hard mode, and the cave of trials sounding like something that should either be on the Disc/Cart or patched in. Unless the Cave of Trials ends up being some 500 level thing, with scenarios that we normally wouldn't encounter during normal gameplay, and maybe a few special bosses to spice things up (come on Chicken Tornado)

    Pack 2 however has has me intrigued, Ideally id love for the second DLC to include a new region (and it could for all we know)



  • @Yoshi I identify as ex-Nintendo fanboy-kin, my pronouns are ex-Nintendo fanboy/former Nintendo fanboy.

    @DMCMaster Somehow I doubt they will give you an entire new region.



  • @Musou-Tensei
    True, still wishful thinking.



  • I actually posted this earlier today:

    "...a new feature for the in-game map."

    Gosh that's some inscrutable language, but let's try anyway!

    'In-game map' presumably specifies that the update will be to the existing map of Hyrule, as marketing departments typically use 'new area' for entirely new locations. It would be very funny if they were referring to the literal Sheikah Slate map, but I get the feeling they're talking about adding to the world.

    Unfortunately 'feature' is as ambiguous as they come. It could be a new physical system like weather, a single new point of interest or many, or even just an NPC or vendor. Who knows, but this is one of the most intriguing points about the new expansion, besides of course what kind of side story they'll tell.


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    The new feature is probably something like "extra zoom" or "mark enemies" or "reveal hidden objects".

    Whatever it is I don't like how a supposed basic gameplay feature is locked behind dlc. That along with a new hard mode is not something you sell.

    The new story content is fine tho.



  • @Art Do you honestly think it is literally a feature for the Sheikah Slate map interface?

    It's like you guys think Nintendo doesn't have something to prove. This is the first instance of DLC in a mainline Zelda game, not to mention the first significant expansion to one of Nintendo's high-profile singleplayer games (i.e.: not whatever Awakening had). If only because of all the heightened scrutiny you guys are a part of, Nintendo has to make something really cool. And what's more, they obviously felt obligated to keep the price down, because hardly any season passes cost $20 or less.