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

  • I did find it slightly annoying that Link doesn't speak or emote at all. I mean there are times when he does speak to other characters in the world but we don't get to hear or read what he is saying. He's not mute, but he is to us.
    The jumping around from voice to not in a single scene is what bothers me the most. Just choose one or the other, preferably [for me] the former. I would like just a sprinkle more resources spent on that in the future.

  • So how long before Link gets mugged and turned into a fucking plant?

  • The moment Link speaks actual words he becomes a character and no longer your avatar. I realize this is a sucky argument if you're a female reading this and shrug my shoulders empathetically in your direction.

    I never want random NPCs to lose their charming crys for actual dialogue. Fully voiced main characters besides Link? I don't mind that. On the flip side, I'd love to hear humanoid enemies grunt out broken insults at Link during fights.

  • @Mbun said in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch/WiiU):

    The moment Link speaks actual words he becomes a character and no longer your avatar.

    Well excuuuuuuuse me princess!

  • im just gonna leave this here

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  • Surprised to see Joe do a review

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  • Careful if you want to start a new game, it will overwrite your old one

  • Yeah, I think you'd need to use a different user profile for a new game, though I haven't tried it.

  • Could you imagine if Zelda was all, "How's it going, fuckstick?"

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    Y'see, that dialogue would be interesting in Zelda, whereas it's just more generic macho dribble in Ghost Recon's Tom Clancy's jingoism simulator. Oh, Ubisoft... so many towers and dull murdering dudes. Yes, I'm watching the co-op stream VOD.

  • @Haru17 I'm still not very far into the game (although my Switch says I've played "15 hours or more"...), but so far I'm really enjoying the writing and getting immersed in the world and story a lot more than any previous Zeldas.

    I'm really, really bothered by the fact there's no recipe book, it seems like such an obvious thing to do, especially since there's

    the Hyrule compendium I just acquired.

  • EZA, Your Nintendo streams are washed out so here you go.

  • @Axel Yeah, it's very strangely missing any materials that aren't plant based, not to mention no section for armor. A pretty huge omission considering that the Sheikah sensor is advanced enough to even track weapons on friendly NPCs.

    I just found my playtime and it said 167 hours. Manage expectations.

  • @Axel It sucks, but at the same time I've been enjoying making my own by taking pictures of ones I find in the world. Most I use the in-game camera for, but for the book recipes I gotta use the Switch's built in screenshot button, luckily it's as easy and quick to dip out of the game and look at the recipe on the album on Switch's menu whenever I need it. I already love the screenshot button, just wish I could privately upload the pictures it takes like you could on 3DS with Miiverse Album or simply opening the net browser and emailing yourself pics.

    Real deal spoiler below. You've been warned.

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    Real deal spoiler above. You've been warned.

  • Thunderstorms


  • Just fast travel if you don't want to deal with thunderstorms and lack the non-metallic weapons to use.

  • @Haru17 167 hours. Damn.

    @Mbun Yes I'm also taking loads of screenshots, this game is so gorgeous! Good idea to snap pics of recipes, I'm gonna do just that :)

  • I'm going to post some of my favorite pictures I've taken (the straight quality of both these and the PS4 camera admittedly isn't great). DO NOT click unless you have beaten the game properly with all of the dungeons complete, as they contain MAJOR SPOILERS:

    This is... all of the random events and world state changes. I think I'm only missing Satori Mountain and perhaps the thundercloud. Pretty nice coincidence, and I got four or five other shots of it too (this one was the best).

    The final battle was so Twilight Princess-y that they even had to sneak in the curtain of Twilight itself.
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  • I found this old Link to the Past commercial that I remember seeing as a kid. Crazy how much it resembles what BotW ended up being.

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    So, the completing set of Link amiibo got announced with their corresponding shades of green to be available June 23. I haven't been in this thread much, 'cause completing Zelda was so exhausting that I just kind of fell into Persona 5. I also don't see a ton of people discussing the game anymore, which is weird given how many people seemed to be into the whole player agency pitch. Anyway, I'll still be updating this thread with the DLC info when that comes out, 'cause it ain't over yet.

    And if you haven't listened to this yet, fix that. It's not spoilers unless you go flipping though the playlist or YouTube recommendations.

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