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I found the last memory after about ten hours of looking for it! Time to kick Ganon’s ass again I guess.

 

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It was exactly where I had assumed but my continued failure to find it persuaded me to look in increasingly unlikely places. It turns out I walked past it an hour ago.

 

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On 02/11/2020 at 11:01, Jarik said:

I remembered hearing somewhere that someone had raised the Water level of the Breath of the Wild map to create something like the Great Sea in Wind Waker. 

 

I finally found it, it's by a Reddit user named "BennetF" but I didn't realise quite how much effort they'd gone to to relabel the changed landscape:

 

This is the kind of thing that I hope the sequel does.  Take the existing landscape that we've come to know & change it, either by covering it with water or levitating it into the sky.

Ganon Luthor's plan blow up Rutala Dam and turn waste land into prime real estate finally pays off.

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I love replaying the Game from the beginning.  That opening on the Great Plateau never gets old & the freedom you have to go where you want means the adventure can always play out in a different order even if the main beats are the same.  For instance, how does the game change if you prioritise getting the Teleport Medallion before even meeting Impa?  Let’s find out!

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I'm just taking my time meandering through unexplored areas and one thing that struck me is how that being completely open you often approach areas you've already seen, but from completely different directions/viewpoints. In a lot of open world games the areas you visit regularly are often through the same bottlenecks and as such you only get a limited view of those areas. I think it adds a lot of variety in a way I hadn't really considered before. Likewise in the way the game doesn't really tie you down to any specific area of the map so you aren't constantly having to revisit areas in the first place.

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There are areas in this game, Dozens of them, that aren’t part of any quest or you need to go to for any reason, that in previous Zelda games would have been a main story area & you certainly wouldn’t have approached by any path other than a single set entrance.  Imagine if Kakariko Village or Lake Hylia from Ocarina of Time were just an out of the way bit of the map you could completely miss.

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It’s not water, but here’s a Youtuber named Pointcrow playing a mod for Breath of the Wild where an environmental element has been added where it wasn’t before.  This changes the landscape, makes getting around harder & blocks some areas off completely:

 

 

That ‘Bomb-Boosted Glide’ is apparently not a mod & something you can do in the base game, but it’s really hard to pull off.

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I've just started the Champions Ballad DLC, I bought it on the Wii U but didn't get off the plateau for some reason. I've done the first Champions story and it's great no idea why I stopped first time round. 

 

My son has started his first game, imagine this being your first Zelda game, the lucky little bugger. 

 

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Started a second playthrough and loving this game even more. I'm playing it differently to how I did the first time...

 

Not using the map. 

Just heading to wherever looks interesting. 

Not getting too fussed about shrines, in fact having a low hearts bar adds a lot to it. 

Trying cook in a more natural manner, using up what I have, and using all the herbs and acorns etc. With a lower heart bar, this has become essential. 

 

 

So my question is, would this be a good time to buy and install the second DLC? Will it be possible to play through this before I progress much of the main game quests? 

 

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  • 1 month later...

Can anyone recommend a good kid friendly YouTube video or videos, not a walkthrough, but like a really thurough quick start guide to the game?

 

I got my wee niece it for Christmas, she loves it but hasn't a clue what to do. I guided her through getting off the great plateau and gave her a few quick general tips. But I don't see her enough to help her much more than that. She's 10, and doesn't really have any base of knowledge from other games. I've had a look for myself but they all seem to be geared more towards people who already have a solid base of gaming experience. 

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27 minutes ago, Raoull duke said:

Can anyone recommend a good kid friendly YouTube video or videos, not a walkthrough, but like a really thurough quick start guide to the game?

 

I got my wee niece it for Christmas, she loves it but hasn't a clue what to do. I guided her through getting off the great plateau and gave her a few quick general tips. But I don't see her enough to help her much more than that. She's 10, and doesn't really have any base of knowledge from other games. I've had a look for myself but they all seem to be geared more towards people who already have a solid base of gaming experience. 

It’s not an easy game by any means, what games has she played before? My daughter is currently playing Link’s Awakening and enjoying it, she’s 7 and likes stuff like Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Pikmin - think she would find BoTW way too challenging tbh. 

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18 hours ago, Stanley said:

It’s not an easy game by any means, what games has she played before? My daughter is currently playing Link’s Awakening and enjoying it, she’s 7 and likes stuff like Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Pikmin - think she would find BoTW way too challenging tbh. 

Yeah she doesn't really have any base knowledge at all. She's played some Mario games and Kirby's epic yarn, but don't think she's ever finished any of them. 

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20 minutes ago, SqueakyG said:

- I must admit that BOTW is noticably last-gen now. The sheer quality of the gameplay and the art style make up for it, but I can't help noticing the sub-1080 resolution, the low LOD of the landscape, and the framerate turning into a slideshow in forests. Makes me think, "Poor little Switch, you're trying!" I kind of wish Nintendo could publish their games on PS4 Pro.

Everyone with a half decent PC should try this on Cemu.

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On 09/01/2021 at 01:55, SqueakyG said:

 

- No problem with the concept of voice acting in a Zelda game, but I kind of wish they weren't American voice actors doing bad English accents.

 

I heard 5 second of Zelda's English voice, promptly switched it to Japanese and never looked back. It makes all the cut scenes much more dramatic. 

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Is there a more satisfying noise in the history of gaming than the jingle that plays when you solve a puzzle in a shrine?

 

I was stuck on an absolute bastard of one last night, and when I finally worked it out, I punched the air in triumph.  That jingle just compounds the feeling.

 

I'm about 30/35 hours into my new game on the Switch and I can't believe how many things I've encountered for the first time, despite putting 120 hours + into the Wii U version.

 

Still only 2 Divine Beasts down, 41 shrines completed and I've never been anywhere near the Rito village on either playthrough.

 

I love this game.  I think I love it more the 2nd time around.

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On 12/01/2021 at 11:06, Death's Head said:

 

I heard 5 second of Zelda's English voice, promptly switched it to Japanese and never looked back. It makes all the cut scenes much more dramatic. 

Nintendo should put in Hylian as a language option like Monster Hunter language or simlish. 

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On 12/01/2021 at 07:00, Rayn said:

I don’t know how stuff like this is figured out, but fuck me this is impressive! Guardian is sniped from 1400 m away :blink:

 

 

If you let the vid play out, it, or the follow on clip shows how the 1400m was worked out.

 

Hugely impressive. 

 

I got rid of of my Switch in 2019 because I was skint and needed the cash for an unexpected bill and I've regretted it ever since. The lack of opportunity to pick up an Xbox series X means I'm seriously considering using the funds I'd saved to pick up another, so I can play this again (and actually finish it this time). 

 

Just watching a few of these clips has me yearning for that unique feeling that playing a Zelda game brings. 

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7 hours ago, wretcherd said:

Nintendo should put in Hylian as a language option like Monster Hunter language or simlish. 


Totally this. If they really must put voice acting in Zelda (they shouldn’t) then at least give us something like how characters talk in Shadow of the Colossus or The Last Guardian. The English voice track is fucking atrocious while the Japanese one has stupid squeaky anime female tentacle victim squealing that just turns my stomach. Load of shite, get it to fuck. I ended up playing it in Russian because it was the most alien to me of the options available, but even then the accents had me thinking everyone was pished on vodka and drove a Lada.

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55 minutes ago, Boothjan said:

After a hiatus from this game that has exceeded 3 and a half years, I am back in love with this ridiculously good game.  I'd say I love it more now than I did back in May 2017.  I've definitely encountered more in this playthrough (50-ish hours on the Switch, I amassed 85+ on my old Wii U save) yet there are still SO many things I saw last time that I've not experienced this time.

 

Anyway, last night, I defeated the 4th and final Divine Beast - the bird above Rito Village.  Afterwards, I went on a bit of a wander to the north of the Rito village (as I bought the Rito outfit to protect from the cold). I managed to discover a few shrines, took some photos of creatures I had never encountered before in this game so I could expand my glossary.  Then I did some shield sledging down a steep slope.  Next, I found a dude next to a log cabin who invited me to a game of bowling using a giant snow ball.

 

Oh fuck, that's a bear coming towards me.  Since when were there fucking BEARS in BotW?!  Erm... I've managed to ride one.  Okay, that's novel.  And there's another stable.

 

How the absolute fuck is it 3am??!  I have to start work in 4 hours!

 

Despite playing a shitload of games since first picking this up when it was released, the feeling I get when I play this, the ease in which time flits away and the overall feeling of wonder and awe has never been matched.  I wonder if it ever will?

Think that bowling with Snowballs can get you something, can't remember what now though, probably a stupid korok thing.

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