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*** Zelda: Breath of the Wild *** (NO SPOILERS PLEASE!)

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by KraniX, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 56,095

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    It has that "just 5 more mins" feeling all the time.

    What's round that corner? Let me just get this chest. I'll just glide down here. Just make my way into the village first.
     
  2. Hedge

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 15,905

    Location: Up Norf 2 Daan Saaf

    My Gf bought me the official game guide. I've not really used it but once I've completed it I'll try and get every item etc.

    The guide is lovely quality though. And it's been handy for helping me cook the right items with what I've got.
     
  3. JunglistE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 2,279

    Location: Bristol

    Yep, that's the one. I've ran all around that area and non the wiser!

    I feel exactly the same. It's the reason I've decided to not play any tonight as I know it'll be early hours of the morning within a few 'minutes'
     
  4. Begbie

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 21,855

    Location: .....

    I stumbled upon this one :D

    I'm definitely going to need a guide at a certain point though!

    It's as if the devs have access to the internet, and listened the dreams of many RPG/Zelda fans! Seriously, this game is close to perfection is unreal. How they've managed a game to this scaled without any bugs is pretty incredible. OK, there is some annoyances. Like the slowdown in the Lost Woods, which is really bad. Or that I can't store weapons, but I can't complain about that if Devs didn't intend you to store them.
     
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  5. mahius

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 26, 2012

    Posts: 1,405

    Location: Surrey, UK

    Oh for sure, it's by no means perfect but it must be doing something right. For the past 2 weeks, this game by itself has been consuming most of my free time and I can't put it down yet. I did find that yesterday I had to put everything on hold while I ran around trying to increase my inventory space, having to stop and figure out what to throw away is not fun. Jim Sterling made a video on why the weapon durability system is nonsense, but he did also forget to mention how the inventory limitations made things a lot worse. He had a rather controversial review where he gave it 7 out of 10. Fair enough if that's what he thinks, but the nasty part is fans of the game reacting to it as if he were a criminal of some sort.

    Anyhows, I just got to the Master Sword yesterday, in my quest for more inventory space and decided not to pick it up yet. I have a bad feeling about the way the Master Sword will work in this game... if they do what I think they are going to do, then I'd totally understand why some people really wouldn't like this game. There's also been no mention of items like the Hero's Bow, it sounds like those sorts of iconic Zelda items don't exist in this game.

    This game has been a rollercloaster for sure, but once again, if it's kept my attention this long, then it must be good for something. Back when I first got it, I was worried that I'd be bored of it by now, but that is yet to happen. My Deluxe Guide arrives in a couple weeks time, when I'll likely have the game finished as far as I can. I don't know how people would manage to find all 1k Korok seeds without the likes of it lol.
     
  6. Plainsong

    Mobster

    Joined: May 5, 2008

    Posts: 4,793

    Location: Chester

    I haven't tried it but i did read that you can store weapons - if you buy a house!
     
  7. Kreeeee

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 38,111

    Location: Not the UK

    You can store weapons.
     
  8. fez

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 22, 2008

    Posts: 10,354

    Location: Sidcup

    I like the fact that almost every weapon in the game breaks. Honestly, you don't tend to fight that much in the game unless you like killing pointless mobs and the game forces you to be more creative with how you kill things. If you want to whack bokoblins with your really strong sword you can but its a waste and will break. I loved Witcher 3 but when you got skilled up enough and you had good enough weapons you would just run in to a mob and spam a few attacks and that was it. Everything else was so ineffectual that it was pointless to do anything else.

    One of the things that really annoys me in a lot of games is that you get an amazing weapon and within 2 hours its totally underpowered even though it was amazing before and the buffs on it were great. When you place too much focus on the weapons in a game and not on the actual gameplay you end up with grindfests. People looking for the best weapons to the exclusion of playing the actual game.

    Yes there were plenty of times I wish I had 20 weapon slots but thats only because I was being precious about the ones I had (most of which I didn't use in case I broke them). If I look at every other game with weapons and inventory its full of nice weapons that I never use. I have used so many weapons in zelda and its a really good aspect of the game in my opinion.
     
  9. McBain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 17,477

    Location: Lancs/London

    I quite like that the weapons degrade fairly quickly as well, means the combat never feels stale as you're using different weapons all the time. Obviously that changes a little bit with the Master Sword but even that can't be used continuously.
     
  10. fez

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 22, 2008

    Posts: 10,354

    Location: Sidcup

    Early in the game I came down from the regeneration chamber and tried to play the game like any other of its type. Charge in, hit the bad guys and take their loot. I died about 4 times before it worked. It made me better at combat but mainly it made me look for better ways of killing enemies. I got crap loot from them and broke my weapons. That kind of sets the tone for the whole game. Exploration over pointless killing of mobs for XP which is par for this sort of open world game usually.

    I increased my stamina over hearts early in the game until I wanted to get the mast sword because stamina helps you explore and I never felt like extra hearts was that important in a game that doesn't prioritise tanking in fights.
     
  11. Syph

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 22, 2004

    Posts: 5,455

    Location: Nottingham

    And actually, just going for a sleep in a water bed or eating the right meal gives you a load of yellow hearts. I think getting past the 1st Divine Beast and the bonus for beating it helps, or stocking up on fairies. You die to big baddies in one hit even with 10 or so hearts in most cases anyway. Stamina could be easily underrated.
     
  12. fez

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 22, 2008

    Posts: 10,354

    Location: Sidcup

    Stamina is vital. I spent a lot of my time in this game climbing and stamina is important unless you want to be eating half way up a cliff the whole time. Little tip if people don't know. If you jump on a cliff you use your stamina really quickly. If you wait until your stamina is literally about to run out and do a jump you actually go twice the distance of a normal jump which can quite often get you to the top/next ledge.
     
  13. Begbie

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 21,855

    Location: .....

    Well you can store a few weapons.
     
  14. ricky1981

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003

    Posts: 3,981

    Location: Isle of Man

    7 shrines left, have put down markers for 4 of them so the last 3 might take a while! Going to head for the Gorons next and take down the last DB.

    Took a trip to the castle and got some nice loot :) it did make me reminisce about the big dungeons of old, even though there weren't really any puzzles.

    Tip for climbing in rain: climb for about 1.5 seconds then jump then repeat, you slide back but less than just climbing or just jumping.
     
  15. Plainsong

    Mobster

    Joined: May 5, 2008

    Posts: 4,793

    Location: Chester

    I've only done 37 shrines. Keep getting distracted. Still only 2 DB down. Finding Koroks everywhere while just walking around. I doubt if I can be arsed to try and find all of them though.
     
  16. DEL 707

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 20, 2004

    Posts: 2,811

    Just ordered that for myself, think the last time I bought a game guide was for Twilight Princess.
     
  17. Drollic

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 24, 2013

    Posts: 1,936

    Location: East Midlands

    What do people recommend spending the seeds on early on, all on weapons or?

    Is there a way to repair weapons early on?
     
  18. McBain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 17,477

    Location: Lancs/London

    No way to repair weapons that I know of.

    I personally spent the majority of my seeds on weapon slots.
     
  19. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 56,095

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    No, but they are everywhere so it's not a problem. Practically every foe you beat leaves behind a weapon. The problem is not enough slots than too many. You will get better and better weapons all the time, so don't worry about it breaking. Saying that, do work your way to the Master Sword, because that doesn't break but needs 10 mins to regenerate, in which time you use your other weapons for a change.
     
  20. Moothead2

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 23, 2011

    Posts: 8,819

    Location: Isle of Man

    My biggest problem with inventory slots was doing a Major Test of Strength shrine really early on. I've had 3 weapons I haven't wanted to use taking up space for about 20+ hours :p.
     


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