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[Breath of the Wild thread imminent] by honk - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 23:16:38 EST ID:K5b9/8T6 No.695431 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>[Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild thread imminent]
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Cait Sith - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 23:31:12 EST ID:0LqM7GVi No.695432 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>this zelda game is fucking dope
>shadowofcolossus feeling all over
>isthisreallife
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Dixie Kong - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 23:38:42 EST ID:bGR64DdX No.695434 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Saw the reviews. Everyone is calling it a Masterpiece, with plus 100 hours of gameplay. Shit is bananas.
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Gruntilda - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:13:38 EST ID:nYZonC5y No.695436 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>MY DICK IS DIAMONDS
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Four - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:40:47 EST ID:2cyF0rHt No.695439 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695436
>130
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Pac-Man - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:53:00 EST ID:k7vuMWz1 No.695440 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695436
I preordered off gamestop and was getting rather worried. Didn't get my shipping confirmation until after 6pmCST. UPS's tracking just finally updated about 1130 though and it's showing on time for delivery tomorrow. My body is ready.
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Roll - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:54:44 EST ID:aq+Mcm1x No.695441 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695436
Does this at least include a season pass?
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Player One - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:57:30 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.695443 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695439
there's a huge price jump just for the little sword statue in addition the rest of that extras. it's a cool stack of merch but at that price you'd expect it to have the dlc pass included. The sheikah case is cool as fuck in particular, and almost makes it seem worth it, but you know some company is gonna release an imitation within a year.
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Gruntilda - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 01:04:45 EST ID:nYZonC5y No.695444 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695439
20% off with Prime. I could probably flip it for twice the MSRP.

It should've come with the SP though, I agree.
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Mortimer Rictusgrin - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 03:49:04 EST ID:g8+mzfK8 No.695449 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think it looks shit, but I'm open minded and will give it a go on the wii u emulator.
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Exy !Exy//07vgE - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 03:52:43 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.695450 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695431
90 minutes in. It's good. They weren't kidding about how open it is.

That framerate, though...
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Gruntilda - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 03:58:13 EST ID:nYZonC5y No.695451 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695450
I've heard it's actually worse at the starting area, but better on most of the rest of the map. Probably be a patch or two incoming.
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Selphie Tilmitt - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 04:06:07 EST ID:Qz1G3rUi No.695452 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695451
Regardless it's locked to 30 FPS on both versions.
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honk - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 04:56:34 EST ID:QSYXDcdR No.695453 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Are the colors as washed out as they look in all of the gameplay videos I've seen?
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Mortimer Rictusgrin - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:50:47 EST ID:g8+mzfK8 No.695454 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695453
Yeah and the graphics are just fucking ugly. They're apparently going for a "comic book" style, but it just looks crap. Also the graphics are the same on the Wii U and Switch, I don't think there's any differences between the versions, so if you're getting a switch for Zelda, save yourself some money and just get it on Wii U.
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The Overseer - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:00:49 EST ID:UcENjjuY No.695455 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695454
>save yourself some money and just get it on Wii U

Seriously considering this and getting a Wii U itself, especially since the Switch is sold out everywhere where I live. Plus there are some decent Wii and Wii U games that are worth checking out right?
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Kitana - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:50:52 EST ID:vdkLD6A2 No.695457 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695455
Smash 4, Wind Waker HD, Twilight Princess HD, Mario Maker. Whatever the fuck is on the Wii, a bunch of virtual consoles shit if you wanna pay for an emulator for some reason.

And this game obvs. Not a whole lot for me but Smash and Breath of the Wild are why I bought a Wii U. So far its hella worth it
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Kitana - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:52:46 EST ID:vdkLD6A2 No.695458 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695451
On Wii U for me the starting area had some stutters and now I've gone into more taxing areas that run fine? Ninty pls. I don't even understand.
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Player One - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:55:02 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.695459 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695455
with old wii you're better off buying one and hacking it, so you have the entire wii and gamecube libraries available to you all at once, though if your computer is good enough you can emulate them at much higher quality with proper anti aliasing, in that case just stick with the wii u. it's pretty much a zelda machine too. skyward sword, wind waker hd, twilight princess hd and hyrule warriors are all fine games. though there's a few worthwhile non-zelda games like toad trackers and wonderful 101.
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Pac-Man - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:12:59 EST ID:k7vuMWz1 No.695465 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695458
So you guys with frame rate issues, are you playing docked or in handheld mode when this is occurring?

Mine's marked out for deliver. Hoping soon here.
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Starfy - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:12:07 EST ID:ZF+PQgNw No.695470 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695465
Docked, frames still drop
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Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:42:17 EST ID:++3s/mBO No.695471 Report Quick Reply
>>695465
Docked it drops frames occasionally, mobile it's rock solid
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Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:06:14 EST ID:++3s/mBO No.695473 Report Quick Reply
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Hey that's me!
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Cecil Harvey - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:04:06 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.695475 Ignore Report Quick Reply
playin it on U, feelin good
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Thunder Hawk - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:10:54 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.695485 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695471
that seems reversed. Why does it suck while docked?
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Leon Kennedy - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:18:33 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.695486 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695485
yeah my main worry was that you would HAVE to dock it for frame rate purposes, like they might underclock it while it's not docked. but nope it's the opposite wtf.
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Marcus Fenix - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:31:13 EST ID:k7vuMWz1 No.695488 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695485
My guess would be that it's the higher resolution the system is running while docked. Handheld is only 720 where I believe docked is like 900 or something. The dock is just a plastic shell with an HDMI out. It doesn't add anything to the power of the system.

I've been playing in handheld mode the last few hours and have noticed no issues either.
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Xana - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:02:14 EST ID:8pv6Wg4J No.695492 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Some minor differences between docked vs undocked shown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpqaTdflkNU
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Thunder Hawk - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 02:46:03 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.695523 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695488
>My guess would be that it's the higher resolution the system is running while docked.

This makes the most sense. What sort of GPU size are we talking here? Core number on that too?

>The dock is just a plastic shell with an HDMI out.

That is EXTREMELY disappointing but then again wad ya spect. Granted a separate more powerful GPU or even one that worked in tandem would be nice.
I don't feel like that would be asking a lot as PCs can do that willy nilly and we aren't even all the same specs like consoles are.
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Thunder Hawk - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 02:46:34 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.695524 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695523
*would not be
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Kim Kaphwan - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 04:10:55 EST ID:3U44r1KZ No.695526 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm not really a fan of Zelda games (only ones I completed were PH and OoS) I tried Majora's Mask, Ocarina of Time and didn't enjoy them very much. This game does look pretty good though and the open world does look different enough from past Zelda games to be fun. Is it worth getting even for a non Zelda fan?
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Harman Smith - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:26:52 EST ID:cGs68nkn No.695538 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695526
It's good. Let's put the aside the obvious from the technical limitations the Wii U has, because the Switch version is only a straight port and a lazy one with minor changes at that. All that being said, it is fucking good and its highly recommended It plays like Zelda (sorta) but its not at the same time. And its the the first time in the Nintendo franchise they got of their comfort zone and did something else. I am amaze how fucking good this turn out really. I honestly though it was going to be some gimmick sandbox, but in the end it turn out something they did within their own right and made their mark.
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Cervantes de León - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:38:35 EST ID:pqsiipLg No.695543 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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God, I would suck so many dicks to be able to buy a switch and a copy of breath of the wild.

What can I play on PC while I save money to buy my sandvich? By the way, why is nobody calling it "nintendo sandwitch"? It sounds so natural, and it even looks like a sandwitch when it is docked. Come on, internet, where is your sense of humor?
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Chai Ka - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 14:22:00 EST ID:N2H3KRpL No.695549 Ignore Report Quick Reply
When I get strong? I've run into 2 things I couldn't have a dream of killing.

Anyone run out of controller battery? Kinda curious how long those last on their own.

Also virtual console plz. I'd like to buy earthbound for the 3rd time.
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Sarah Morrison - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 16:26:34 EST ID:g8+mzfK8 No.695565 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695543
People probably aren't calling it that because they're over 12 years old, or they are 12 years old and that means they do like the switch and they don't want to insult the thing they like.
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Mankar Camoran - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 16:39:36 EST ID:nYZonC5y No.695568 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695549
Joycons reportedly last 20 hours on a full charge. I've heard the charge grip isn't really needed, as they last longer than a DS4, and are more comfortable to hold by themselves.
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Cervantes de León - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 17:45:51 EST ID:pqsiipLg No.695574 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695565
Excuse me, are you saying that "nintendo sandwich" is a childish joke name? What do you even know about comedy science? Fuck you.
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honk - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 18:40:55 EST ID:K5b9/8T6 No.695576 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was about to get the WiiU version, but I've been watching some videos and holy shit those framerate drops and texture pop ins.

Fuck that. Especially after playing on a 144hz for a little while now. And why is everything so washed out???

It's really a shame, I think I'm gonna buy Little King's Story instead for half the price.
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Harman Smith - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 18:42:05 EST ID:2fDCI/mr No.695577 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I was probably gonna get this regardless but I got it first day after seeing how literally everyone said 10/10 best game. i saw a review that said something like
>this is the best nintendo game of all time, possibly best game ever

idk WHAT they were smoking this game is honestly lame as fuck so far

i'm barely into it (maybe 4-7 hours) but jesus it is just not that fun so far
>you get some super powers but you never get to use them (they have very specific uses and I've yet to see them in a meaningful place where it benefits you greatly to use it/isn't possible without it)
>fighting system is retarded or I might just suck ass at it. two handed weapons it's incredibly difficult to avoid damage, pretty much need to sit in shield and jump out of the way to avoid being hit. it feels like you need like 3x as many hits to kill something as they do you, again, hopefully it's just cus I'm early in the game
>the map is retardedly big. I thought it was huge when I unlocked one part of the map then I zoomed out and realized the part I thought was huge was only 1/6 of the map. wouldn't be a problem with a lot of travel methods but the shrine places you can teleport to are split up a bunch and the mountains in between just make it so difficult to get around. the pin system sucks ass too, they don't have any type of navigation for you to find something specific
>cooking food is such a huge hassle. you have to find specific pots in specific ares of specific villages and you pretty much need to cook every single item you find if you want the boost. it's like instead of just giving out health potions like a normal game you find a half full health potion and you gotta go back to a village and sit through this bullshit animation/go through all your item slots to make it a useful potion
>last one's not a huge deal for me but good god is this game ugly as fuck. link looks so god damn bad, the background landscapes can be really nice but link is for real trash. obviously wii u so frame drops etc but thats really not that big a deal to me

i'm gonna keep trudging trudging through this just to see if it gets better but jesus right now this is just not very fun. i guess half the fun is supposed to be exploring this world but that shit doesn't do it for me when it's not even fun to explore cus of all this other stuff that makes exploring difficult. idk i never understood why skyrim was 'omg soooo amazing" i thought that was a decently enjoyable game but not 10/10.

basically if you like skyrim you'll probably like this game except it's zelda themed instead
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Vergil - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 19:19:35 EST ID:cGs68nkn No.695580 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695577
>basically if you like skyrim you'll probably like this game except it's zelda themed instead

That's exactly what it is. Non linear you nerd. It's open ended, and that what they said for the get go. WTF did you expect? They even said it, we are not going to hold your hand this time.
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King K. Rool - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 19:38:22 EST ID:nYZonC5y No.695583 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695577
>4-7 hours into a hundred hour game, why haven't I seen everything that uses all my abilities yet?
>you swing heavy weapons slower than light weapons, why can't I dodge and go fast, instead of adjusting playstyles?
>map too big, needs more waypoints and icons and fast travel to hold my hand
>why do I have to craft health items and stop taking damage instead of being invincible?
>doesn't look as good as witcher 3 on my handheld xbox that doesn't exist, fuckin' gay
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Dr. Mario - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 21:01:46 EST ID:2fDCI/mr No.695590 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695580
idk what I expected but i guess for a "10/10" game I expected something digestible

>>695583
>4-7 hours into a hundred hour game, why haven't I seen everything that uses all my abilities yet?
is it that strange to ask for ANYTHING that uses the abilities within 5 hours? cus so far it's been literally 0
>you swing heavy weapons slower than light weapons, why can't I dodge and go fast, instead of adjusting playstyles?
even with fast two handed weapons they're useless. i'm not saying I can't adjust playstyles I'm saying it isn't fun/feasible
>map too big, needs more waypoints and icons and fast travel to hold my hand
apparently asking for waypoints that allow you to get where you want to go without spending 15 minutes jumping over pointless mountains is hand holding. do you honestly enjoy spending 5-15 minutes climbing the same mountain every single time you wanna get to some point?
>why do I have to craft health items and stop taking damage instead of being invincible?
christ it's not being invincible, it's just there's no point to the crafting. they drop the items and you could just use them but instead they have you spend time "crafting" them (read: dropping them in a pot in a town). it doesn't add any challenge or anything interesting it's just a time sink that you're forced to do every time you want to heal
>doesn't look as good as witcher 3 on my handheld xbox that doesn't exist, fuckin' gay
again i really don't care about graphics i care about having fun, graphics don't impact fun but the fact is the game looks like shit

you guys seriously take this personally idk why you guys feel the need to get so defensive as if I'm attacking you personally
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Anton Slavic - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:37:42 EST ID:8pv6Wg4J No.695604 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm enjoying this game thoroughly. No hand holding just straight into the game. It has that way where it lays things out for you but doesn't do the thinking for you with dialogue, that way you still feel smart when you figure it out.

I'm also playing this on the Switch in portable mode. There are times that I feel this game would look better on a bigger screen but other times the game is so crisp and colorful that it truly pops on the 720p screen regardless. Also using the joycons unhooked is fantastic, truly a comfy bed mode.
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Cheetahmen - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 01:50:10 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.695607 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695604
Is there a dash roll? running seems clunky
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Fawkes - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 02:48:08 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.695609 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695583
Idk why people make such a huge deal about Witcher 3 graphics, the humans (or HUMANOIDS whatever) look really good, but the rest of the world looks average as shit. For example the plants and lighting really doesn't look any better than Skyrim or 7 Days to Die.
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CRAPCOM !SNGay1lkXQ - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 03:22:14 EST ID:BqyhDwVe No.695612 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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A heads-up, if you use a Wind Waker Amiibo (I think the Smash Bros. one), you get a fun little hat. And a bunch of fish.
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Alucard - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 03:37:19 EST ID:g8+mzfK8 No.695614 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695577
>this is the best nintendo game of all time, possibly best game ever
They said the same thing about Skyward Sword, the media is run by Nintendo fanboys who can't be objective.
>>695590
>you guys seriously take this personally idk why you guys feel the need to get so defensive as if I'm attacking you personally
They hate hearing the truth.
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honk - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 03:56:29 EST ID:K5b9/8T6 No.695616 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695609
I think you're mixing up art direction with graphics. Somewhat realistic looking grass, trees and flowers will look like grass, trees and flowers because they're grass, trees and flowers. Lighting is definitely better in TW3 than Skyrim.

nigel bornberry
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Dr. Mario - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 11:08:06 EST ID:2fDCI/mr No.695627 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695614
Like look at this shit. People are honestly saying this game isn't ugly af?

I'm still trucking through honestly my main gripe is that there is nothing new. For a 10/10 game I'd expect some groundbreaking/innovative mechanics but there are none. I'm struggling to find a single component that you couldn't mod into Skyrim

Like this game is literally a Skyrim mod to look like Zelda, nothing is innovative
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Hong Yun-seong - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 11:21:51 EST ID:FuBwXxsA No.695628 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695614
Just as a thing, I'm pretty sure I heard that Skyward Sword was the worst Zelda game yet.

I heard that way more often than people saying it was the best.

>I'm struggling to find a single component that you couldn't mod into Skyrim
Pretty sure you could come up with a few if you put your mind to it. It helps nobody to be reductive.
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Fawkes - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 11:35:05 EST ID:CfaRL4aN No.695631 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Loving the atmosphere so far. Just got to Zora's Domain[%] and the music is fucking excellent. Can't remember the last time I just left a game unpaused so I could listen to the OST looping.
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Capt. Falcon - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 11:48:26 EST ID:lZD/4X8G No.695632 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695616
This. A lot of people are complaining but at the end of the day this game is going to hold up better 20 years down the line than it's competition. Hate them or love them that's something Nintendo has always excelled at.

I haven't played the game yet but these framerate dips you guys talk about (outside the opening area). Is it really THAT much worse than similar games. It's disappointing ya but not unexpected IMO. Also, I know there's more to Zelda than combat but how is said combat? Outside of Dragons Dogma (if you can even count that one) open world fantasy games combat are generally poop. That was the main reason I was excited for open world Zelda.
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Capt. Falcon - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 11:52:02 EST ID:lZD/4X8G No.695633 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695628
>I'm struggling to find a single component that you couldn't mod into Skyrim

Getting rid of Noodle fights, to name one.
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Fawkes - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 15:34:27 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.695639 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695616
>Somewhat realistic looking grass, trees and flowers will look like grass, trees and flowers because they're grass, trees and flowers.
But they don't really look like grass, trees, and flowers. The trees do, but very often (in all those games - 7 Days, Skyrim, and TW3) grass and bushes are very obviously a few 2D models rotated sideways over each other.

It just doesn't seem like TW3 graphics compares to Just Cause 3 or Uncharted graphics, which is fine, since it has much better writing and more game content than those. But idk why people are constantly salivating over the graphics, they really don't seem like anything special to me, at least on PS4 compared to other PS4 games.

I'm comparing it to other games with "somewhat realistic" plants. Most games these days go for realism, only PS4 game I can think of that really didn't bother and just went with its own retro scifi style is NMS.
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Fluke Hawkins - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 17:59:42 EST ID:rYW5DxZx No.695644 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Game looks fucking amazing.
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Lucy Stillman - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 18:03:28 EST ID:tPSuvfTB No.695645 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695644
I'm hoping that's either a photoshop of Link superimposed on a Skyrim background or Link modded into Skyrim because if not, then this game totally looks like Skyrim, game that's 6 years old.
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Toad - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 18:04:08 EST ID:2jHWS7wX No.695646 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695639

"Graphics" aren't just a simple function of texture resolution and model detail. The sky boxes and sunsets, the realistic way wind effects grass and bushes and trees... I dunno, maybe these things fall more into "atmosphere", but I honestly appreciated the visuals of TW3 way more than Just Cause 3 or Uncharted 4. Just Cause 3 was pretty, but overall very samey and low on atmosphere. Uncharted 4 is better and damn those textures and lighting effects look good, but they didn't work towards an aesthetic that I found very compelling, and every level is always just one time of day. In TW3, the same alley or swamp or hillside or bay has a totally different feel depending on the time of day and weather, and that keeps even revisiting the same areas feeling fresh. A day/night and dynamic weather system as good as in TW3 makes the world feel truly alive. Even though the actual nuts and bolts of the graphics weren't necessarily incredible, the way they're used in combination creates something I found incredibly powerful
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Tidus - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:40:22 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.695652 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695646
I would agree that's more on atmosphere and the imagination of developers.

Which I'd agree, TW3 is better than Just Cause, and I've barely played The Witcher. It's great in many ways but the combat makes it hard for me to get into.
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Bad Mr. Frosty - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:43:19 EST ID:ZF+PQgNw No.695654 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695628
>I heard that Skyward Sword was the worst Zelda game yet.

http://www.ign.com/games/the-legend-of-zelda-skyward-sword/wii-872155

http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii/the-legend-of-zelda-skyward-sword

If that's the score the so called "worse zelda game" gets then Nintendo should be pumping out Zelda's on the regular. Call of duty style. lol
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Nightmare - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:53:50 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.695656 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695654
it's the worst zelda game in the way every zelda game is the worst when it came out. though wind waker got the worst of that. there was some initial contrarian shit with skyward sword and twilight princess but nobody bitched about them as much as Wind Waker. the art style and to a lesser extent the sailing drove people up the fucking wall. and shortly after it's considered one of the best games ever made.
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R.O.B. - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 21:17:18 EST ID:edkoNscS No.695659 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695645

So you complain about Skyrim graphics being six years old, yet fail to mention how six year old Skyrim graphics look phenomenally better than brand new just came out breath of the wild graphics?

Tsk tsk.

It really sucks that Nintendo went the route of shitty ass graphics. They have such amazing games, but the graphics are always complete ass. Like wtf? Yeah, at least Nintendo actually has good games, but why can't they just have decent graphics to go along with it? They would do better than xbone and poopstation put together.

Can you imagine breath of the wild having graphics more like fallout 4 or Witcher 3?
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Nightmare - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 21:22:38 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.695661 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695659
they'd have to come out with a system that's just the nintendo equivalent of a ps4, or go straight to pc development for something like that. if they wanted a more powerful portable system than what we have, they'd have to raise the price, but nobody is gonna buy a portable game system for more than 300 no matter how strong it is.
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Captain Commando - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 22:11:09 EST ID:nYZonC5y No.695663 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695659
Skyrim's art direction looks like shit compared to BOTW. Even using the Special Edition as comparison, BOTW is a far better looking game. You can't tell the difference between graphics and aesthetics because you're fucking dumb. The fact that you mention Zelda and Fallout 4 in the same sentence seals it.
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Companion Cube - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 01:02:01 EST ID:E0a35sK4 No.695671 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>ITT: MUH GRAFFIX

/Pure Shit/
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Geralt - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 02:16:31 EST ID:rYW5DxZx No.695673 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695663

>Cartoony, minimalist graphics are better than detailed, realistic graphics

This is how you identify a Nintendo fanboy
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Dr. Yang - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 03:16:14 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.695674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Holy shit, is it 2008 in here or something?
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Four - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 03:17:13 EST ID:7fXDR8Lj No.695676 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695671
Hey man i was pretty excited to play it but the way it looks is making me think twice about it. I meam it 2017 for fucks sakes and Nintendo has to at least try to improve a bit.
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Bonks - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 03:44:50 EST ID:5yYXLqVh No.695677 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well this thread looks like a cesspool. Same thing every generation.
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Heihachi Mishima - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:32:24 EST ID:dm00+Qbu No.695678 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695673
>Detailed realistic grey brown graphics that are going to looks dated and shitty in a year are better than a colorful stylized timeless art style that's still going to look great in a decade

This is how you identify a 13 year dumbfuck.
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Companion Cube - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:37:57 EST ID:E0a35sK4 No.695679 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695677
well if the little babby children could realise that; not every game has to have a grim-dark/hyper-realistic colour palette like their favourite shooty-bang-bang game, and that gameplay is worth so, so much more than teh besterest graffix that age horribly and become obsolete fairly fucking quickly (L.A. Noire springs to mind with its faces that now look like they've been made using sausages and play-doh/silly-putty), then everything would be A-OK.

Although I don't know what I expected. This is the internet and tards are gonna tard no matter what...
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Mark Sheppard - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:57:54 EST ID:uKJSlp5Z No.695681 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why are people still complaining about graphics. I play Spyro on my HDTV which makes it look like shit, but if the game is fun enough I don't really care.
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Four - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:18:16 EST ID:HfCsuPNy No.695682 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695681
Spyro came out in 19 years ago. In its time it looked great.
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LeChuck - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:20:43 EST ID:Qz1G3rUi No.695683 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695682
I could say the same about your dad
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Geralt - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:05:56 EST ID:rYW5DxZx No.695689 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695678

It doesn't look good now, I don't know why you think it'll look great in a decade. Fucking Splatoon has better graphics than this game.

When was the last time anybody felt nostalgic about a Nintendo game? The fucking 90s? Nintendo is the worst video game company currently on this planet.

Also Skyrim is 6 years old and still looks great even in vanilla.
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Bonks - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:11:17 EST ID:5yYXLqVh No.695690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Jane Shepard - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:17:27 EST ID:UcENjjuY No.695691 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jesus christ what a trainwreck this thread has become. How about we reset and make a new one which forbids complaining about "muh grafix"
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Vega - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:20:12 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.695692 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695683
bitch you know you want to meet that dad
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Lu Bu - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:13:19 EST ID:k7vuMWz1 No.695693 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695691
It is funny that a lot of this thread is hate. I think most of us are just too busy fucking loving this game to take time to post. Alas it's Monday though and I'm back to work now.

So how's everybody playing their game so far? Up until last night I was sticking pretty close to the main story but finally said fuck it and atm I'm looking for ancient tech in new territory. Started switching over to a more stealth oriented game too.
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Exy !Exy//07vgE - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:29:37 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.695696 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695693
I have the HUD turned off so I keep constantly getting lost because there's no easy way to keep track of objectives short of pausing to look at the map over and over. This is the right way to play the game in my opinion. It really does feel like the first NES game, and I wasn't even alive for its heyday.

Related, this is how I'm going to introduce myself from now on.
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CRAPCOM !SNGay1lkXQ - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:38:04 EST ID:BqyhDwVe No.695697 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695693
After I finished the opening "Deku Tree" section, I saw a big damn thing in the sky and decided I should go find it. I died a lot, and it's very evident from the pre-rendered cutscene that plays in that area that I am not supposed to be there yet.
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Stryker - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:03:21 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.695711 Ignore Report Quick Reply
God link is such a twink sissy boy in this game. I want to fuck that pretty ass
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Alice - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:24:05 EST ID:P5MjtoyD No.695712 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695693
I'm loving this game. I've yet to do much of the main quest, and have mostly been running around unlocking as much of the map as possible, finding Koroks, finding the Great Fairies so I can upgrade my armour, and searching for the memories. I've found all but two of them so far.
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Feng Wei - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:19:38 EST ID:b7BhnjBH No.695713 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695697

Oh hey, I know those trees.
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Master Chu - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:34:28 EST ID:W/9zuBkz No.695714 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695696
I have the HUD turn off as well. And I keep getting lost, but I am having a lot of fun playing.
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Ashley Riot - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:09:53 EST ID:LLxzNc0e No.695723 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm so jealous of all y'all, I get paid later this week maybe there will still be some stock in my town by then
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Kraid - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 01:56:28 EST ID:JIaWSV8o No.695751 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I’m loving everything in it and last night I had to get like twelve hours of sleep to compensate for the obsessive playing. I’ve kinda followed the main story up to the “first” (or nearest) of the main objectives, and I’m at a point where I have to steal something from a terrible beast and I’m suffering a lot from it. It killed me mercilessly in the first try, and just now it almost got me and I barely made an escape. I’ve also done some of the sidequests, and I’ve noticed if you talk to everyone (or search every npc with a sidequest) there are just TONS of them opening in your log.

I think I’ll explore some more, trying to get to more towers and shrines, and also get some bugs for a stealth elixir.

Also, I have a blue horse, and a blue Zora armor, is that amazing or what?


>>695697
I haven’t been there, but I think I know what that thing might be. It’s way far to the northwest, and who knows what dangers there might be, but if you manage to get there, you’ll see what that huge thing is for yourself. (actually it’s supposedly so large you’ll get a good view of it from far away) How did you take your screenshots?
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Brad Vickers - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 02:48:50 EST ID:jAMFRtUN No.695752 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hidden message on right thumbstick
>thx2 allgamefans!
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CRAPCOM !SNGay1lkXQ - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:47:08 EST ID:BqyhDwVe No.695761 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695751
Yeah, that thing's pretty big, and I was getting one-shot a bunch on the way while juggling an effective weapon and a fire sword that kept me warm in the mountains.

I'm using my Elgato for screens and footage.
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343 Guilty Spark - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:19:29 EST ID:3ejZfb/V No.695769 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This game is fucking incredible. I really feel sorry for people who don't have a system to play it on. They literally fixed everything that was wrong with Zelda. It does not hold your hand and tell you what to do, and exploring can actually get you some useful items instead of worthless hearts and rupees like in previous games. And there's some actual challenge here-- I've died several times, thank God. This feels like the game that the original Legend of Zelda wanted to be but couldn't because of hardware restrictions. I really did not believe the 10/10 "best game ever" reviews because critics always rate Zelda highly, even though Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword were kind of shit and didn't deserve it... yet I think those scores might be justified for this game. I can't say yet whether it's the best Zelda game ever made, but from what I've played so far, that seems totally plausible. At the very least, it makes other open world games look like shit with it's interactivity and traversal options. It's a big physics based playground where you can climb almost anything and makes games like Skyrim look static and stiff. If you can play this game you need to buy it now, because I guarantee it's better than whatever other shit you are playing. I don't even know what to say to the people complaining about its graphics, other than that you are fucking stupid and you should go play your shitty eye candy games. People are going to be talking about this game for years.
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Sabre Man - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:00:49 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.695780 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695769
I agree with you on many points, but >guarantee it's better than whatever you're playing.

Sorry boss, Nioh is fucking phenomenal too.

Playing BoTW on Wii U and it feels really blotchy, jittery at times, and spotty on my 4k which is to be expected.

It's a great Q1/ Year for gaming as a whole.
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Jin Kazama - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:51:41 EST ID:R0QRU+lM No.695793 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695761
>The game immediately casts a shadow over the protagonist to symbolize the looming despair that comes over you when you lose a dear friend.
This game is a masterpiece
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:56:02 EST ID:XMKL9QXI No.695794 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695769
I'd like to get it for sure. It's been a while since I've played a Zelda game. Dunno if I should get it for Wii U now or get it on Switch later when I purchase the console.
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Donkey Kong - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:42:09 EST ID:E0a35sK4 No.695797 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695794
Get it for Switch later when Skyrin comes out in October/November. It's what i'm gonna do. By that time a lot of other neat games will have been released, and hopefully the launch day kinks will have been worked out. Up to you though dude

Can you handle the temptation?
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Joanna Dark - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:08:22 EST ID:bGR64DdX No.695799 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695794
I got the Wii U version, because I could not get a Switch but I wold the Special Edition switch version when I decided to get it six months from now.

I would recommend to ge the Wii U version if you are planning to get switch 6 to 9 months down the road and wait for the DLC at the end of the year. There really isnt much of difference other than its on 900p on Switch adn 720 on Wii U, and its still looks great and the frame rate drop is about the same on both consoles, and the gameplay honestly makes up for the performance (which is not that big deal) later down the road, because its so fucking awesome.
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Hong Yun-seong - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:22:08 EST ID:yApq2r/Z No.695800 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Are there even traditional Zelda dungeons in this game? Or are the shrines the new dungeons?
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:59:41 EST ID:EsRYw9Pg No.695803 Report Quick Reply
>>695800
I like the shrines because they remind me a lot of the random islands you'd come across in Wind Waker, but if they are a replacement for dungeons, that would be pretty lame in my opinion.
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Roy - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:02:31 EST ID:W/9zuBkz No.695804 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695800
It's more of puzzle base duangeons and bunch of mini dungeons. But they are not traditional, it really doesnt matter to be honest because the game it self is hard ass balls, you will be spending plenty of time dying.
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343 Guilty Spark - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:56:13 EST ID:3ejZfb/V No.695808 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695780
I agree that Nioh is excellent. I beat it right before BotW came out. I highly recommend that game too, but so far I am enjoying BotW even more which is saying something. This is an amazing time for gaming for sure-- Mass Effect Andromeda and the DS3 DLC are on the horizon too.


>>695800
So far I have not encountered a traditional style dungeon, but surprisingly I have not really missed it. The meat of the game is in exploring the open world, which is huge and densely packed with stuff. The shrines still have the great puzzles that dungeons would have but instead of doing 20 puzzle rooms in a row, you do 2 or 3 and then get back to exploring. I think it probably helps the pacing of the game to do it that way, not that I would be upset if I did find an old school dungeon in the game at some point.
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Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:15:48 EST ID:Fq0R3mqY No.695812 Report Quick Reply
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this goddamn game
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Joanna Dark - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:35:12 EST ID:bGR64DdX No.695813 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695812
Some fan service!! About fucking time Nintendo.
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Juste Belmont - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:56:40 EST ID:SlkRYP9S No.695829 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695576
Damn for real?

Anybody else have experience with the WiiU version? I aint buying a fucking Switch.
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Jason Fleming - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:11:23 EST ID:W/9zuBkz No.695832 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695829
I go the Wii U version. The frame drops are here and there at some places especially when there is a butt load going on like 6 enemys and and fire a long witht the grass moment, its expected. But then again, I dont really care much about that I'm used to playing on shitty frame rates on my laptop with big budget tittles.

That being said if you put that aside enjoy the game, because its good and that really shouldnt bother you.
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Juste Belmont - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:24:09 EST ID:SlkRYP9S No.695850 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695832
So long as the framerate doesnt chug along to the point where it's nigh unplayable, I can deal with it. Thanks
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Harman Smith - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 01:12:27 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.695854 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Should I be saving these ancient machine parts or sell them?
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Isaac Clarke - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 04:55:12 EST ID:nYZonC5y No.695857 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695850
Just got mine, and played for like 9 hours. Loving it. It really does feel like Zelda 1 in terms of design philosophy. No hand holding, no companion character, no forced linear progression. Just a big open world full of secrets, puzzles, dungeons, adventures, and enemies that will wreck your shit if you're not prepared. The framerate dips are a thing, but not a game ruining thing, and I expect there will be some optimization patches down the line. Viewing the Switch as a successor to the 3DS rather then a the Wii U, it's really a remarkable advancement in tech. I can't wait to see what the next Monster Hunter looks like on this thing. Also Hyrule Warriors 2 when?
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Guile - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:11:32 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.695869 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695857
never knew there was a hyrule warriors 1 but I searched and HOLY SHIT A HACK N SLASH ZELDA BY THE GUYS THAT DID THE NEWER NINJA GAIDENS.

I regret not having a Wii U now and only now.
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Yuna - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:58:53 EST ID:QtZ6gRyT No.695875 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So has anyone answered what makes this game different from a modded Skyrim?

The only thing I can think of is the glider that lets you fall slow, other than that everything seems like a mod, all the core mechanics are exactly the same: crafting, stealth, magnet powers (think they had telekenis in that game right?)... I'm seriously struggling to think of something that couldn't be put in Skyrim
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Alex Kidd - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:40:03 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.695878 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695869
there's a port on 3ds too
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Alex Kidd - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:41:59 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.695879 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695875
So has anyone answered my crazy whackadoo question that isn't based in reality?

What makes Oblivion any different from Skyrim? Seems like everything is a mod, all the core mechanics are exactly the same; crafting, stealth, magnet powers, (I think they had telekinesis in that game, right?)

I'm seriously struggling to find how you get out of bed every morning with such a myopic world view.
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Solid Snake - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:53:27 EST ID:E0a35sK4 No.695880 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695875
Any game can be modded in any way to make it look like any other game, I'm not sure what your point is or what you're trying to prove
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Gray Fox - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:58:18 EST ID:ZF+PQgNw No.695881 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695875
It's a new game, in a hyrule that is open world that isn't skyrim. Could you mod skyrim to be like zelda? Probably, mods can go pretty far but will it be as interesting experience as BOTW? No. A modded skyrim at the end of the day is still skyrim.

If it makes you feel better I hear the wiiu emu is making good progress on getting BOTW on pc soon.
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Hammer Bro. - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST ID:8wHep6er No.695888 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695881
It looks SOOOO skyrimy(or Obliviony really) The horse dying and going floppy ragdoll still looks like Oblivion. Nobody bothers to rig up the constrictions on joints that STILL EXIST after someone dies, just ragdoll lol. Such little progress.

Anyway I'm dying to play this shit, it's seriously the first open world game that has me salivating since before Skyrim slowly disappointed me.

Skyrim was boring but hot damn the dungeon designs were great, especially when that was a big weak point in Oblivion.
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Feng Wei - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:05:33 EST ID:bGR64DdX No.695890 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695888
Dude, just shut the fuck up. You're comparing apples to oranges.
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Saradin - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:59:44 EST ID:8pv6Wg4J No.695904 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Anyone else kind of taking this game slow? I've had this game for almost a week now and I'm only just getting to dueling peaks stable. I've been just taking in everything this game has to offer and not rushing from point A to point B.
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Dirk the Daring - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:03:34 EST ID:nYZonC5y No.695905 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695875
Why do retards and casuals compare everything to Skyrim? It's like you're 12, and just started playing games so you have no frame of reference for how dumb what you just asked is.
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Lei Wulong - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:23:02 EST ID:lZD/4X8G No.695911 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695875
I did... I don't know why.

>>695633
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Sofia Lamb - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 06:52:00 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.695924 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695905
it's like skyrim but with swords
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Lu Bu - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:10:22 EST ID:m0fy+8aH No.695925 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695904
I take it slow but I also play 8 hours a day basically so I've done two dungeons, got the Master Sword and done about 70 shrines and then various side quests for days.

I love it.
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Bloodmongo McFerguson - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:50:10 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.695933 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695888
Oblivion had some amazing dungeons, bud.



Is there anything that goes on with the gamepad or can we just use a pro controller on the wii u?
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Sabre Man - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:58:25 EST ID:rt8N8hnc No.695934 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695905

Skyrim was a pretty popular game. It makes a good frame of reference because lots of people are familiar with it. Relax man.

But I know your a well versed gamer, so if it's easier for you, you can describe it in terms of nethack.
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Pyrrha Alexandra - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:31:12 EST ID:KvJ3f9aV No.695935 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695933
>Oblivion had some amazing dungeons, bud.
Some.

It also had ten thousand half-assed oblivion portals, most of which could have been procedurally generated judging by their level design. Same for a lot of random caves.


>>695905

Because this is the only Zelda game that resembles Skyrim. It's not really the first open world Zelda but it's the first one full of Skyrim tropes.


>>695875
>So has anyone answered what makes this game different from a modded Skyrim?
Skyrim has absolutely shit combat mechanics. If you disagree, go play Dark Souls until you can conceive of a middle ground between its deep mechanical brutality and Skyrim/Oblivion's pure sword spam.

I'm pretty sure Zelda falls into that range.
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Four - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:44:33 EST ID:HfCsuPNy No.695936 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695431
I really am curious how it seems kind of brutal to spammer button masher kind of players. I dont think its a switch seller though, I might pick it up for the wii u.
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Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:16:38 EST ID:Fq0R3mqY No.695939 Report Quick Reply
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zora are horny as hell also link was canon fucking a zora jfc this game
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Amaterasu - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:43:42 EST ID:E0a35sK4 No.695941 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695939
I guess they're not so cold-blooded after all...

I'll see myself out
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HK-47 - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:59:10 EST ID:Q7P0HVv4 No.695942 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695905
Holy shit dude, why are you so offended by a question? I like the game I just noticed it's very much a Skyrim clone. You're acting like the game was your father's dying work and you need to defend his honor. Even with your name calling you didn't answer my wisdom

>>695935
Thank you man I agree 100% combat is way better. Honestly combat is so core I hadn't even considered it.

When I ask what is different I mean a core mechanic. You can't really mod assassin's Creed parkour system or watch dogs hacking into Skyrim. You can very easily mod the textures to look like Hyrule, the crafting to increase potion strength, the telekinesis to look like magnets, etc. I don't think I'm asking an unfair question
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HK-47 - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:18:47 EST ID:Q7P0HVv4 No.695943 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695942
My point being for a game to be "10/10" I think it needs something innovative done very well, a portal gun, gravity gun, tf2's very clear class system in an fps, halos clear weapon/vehicle variety of human/alien, gta's beat up hookers do whatever the fuck you want atmosphere

When I look at BOTW I don't see anything original, I see Skyrim with Zelda textures and some of the bad mechanics (namely fighting and climbing) are fixed to make it more intuitive

For a lot of people it seems an open world exploration Zelda is enough and that is innovative to them. For me personally I don't see anything in this game that I haven't seen before. I still enjoy it and will probably put in a bunch of hours but it isn't a "10/10 omg best game of all time" game to me
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Sephiroth - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:48:47 EST ID:C3TYSvM2 No.695944 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695942
Elder Scrolls has always been just a re-tread of Ultima Underworld anyway

Obviously the difference in mechanics between Zelda and Ultima Underworld is that in UU and TES games, you generally get more powerful by finding better versions of the same shit you're already using and increasing your stat points, while in Zelda you get more powerful by finding new items and building up an arsenal of adventure tools and shit that let you kick ass in new ways and also access new areas.

Zelda is a game about fighting enemies because they are obstacles to your seeking out new mechanical tools, while Elder Underscrolls is a game about seeking enemies to fight for experience points and money for marginal upgrades to the one item you have enough stat points in to kill things with. Magic adds a decent sprinkling of variety to the combat in UU and TES games, but spells that give you an entirely new unique movement ability or style of attack the same way getting the Hookshot or Pegasus Boots in Zelda 3 did, are very rare. On that point I must mention that Shouts in Skyrim were a gigantic leap in the right direction, by far the most fun part of the game for me.

Furthermore, Zelda combat generally focuses more on avoiding damage by learning and maneuvering around enemy attack patterns, while UU and TES combat is more like an MMO: you and the enemy start bashing the fuck out of each other, and you usually win because you can pause the game and eat 100 potatoes to gain back the health you lose. Armor and sword upgrades in Zelda are very rare, usually only 3 or 4 per game, because the goal of the combat is not getting hit at all while dishing out the most efficient amount of damage (almost like it's a fucking skill-based game or something). In Ultima Elderscrolls that's generally not possible without sitting somewhere that enemies can't reach and spamming arrows into their heads, so the game just constantly dripfeeds you better and better armor to take less damage and health potions to tank what you do take.

Note I've mostly got the 2D Zeldas in mind for these explanations because they're way better games mechanically than the 3D ones; the 3D ones are just too mollycoddling, and forgot that Zelda 1, 2 and 3 trying their hardes to fucking murder you is what made them really exciting to play. Dark Souls is what 3D Zelda gameplay always should have been, except Zelda would need more movement and utility tools because it's fucking Zelda.

Oh yeah and Zelda actually has some fucking thought put into its dungeons and overworlds and towns and isn't designed around a fucking GPS minimap marker lol. I remember the general layout of every Zelda game I've played because A) each area is highly distinctive and B) I actually had to find my fucking way around when looking for shit, after being vaguely pointed in the direction of my next objective. This is what makes Morrowind the most nostalgic and beloved game in the series; when you spend your entire adventure staring at the fucking compass pointer at the top of the screen instead of having to circumnavigate your own damn ass to your goal, you aren't paying attention to the actual fucking game until you hear the fight music start up. Morrowind is covered in fucking fog 20 feet ahead of you at all times and I still remember Vvardenfell's layout to like 70% accuracy; meanwhile if you asked me to draw a line tracing the main quest in Skyrim on the overworld map I would have no fucking idea where it even started.
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K. K. Slider - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:50:26 EST ID:yApq2r/Z No.695945 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is there anyway to change it so it automatically switches to a new weapon after one breaks? This is so incredibly obnoxious
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Sephiroth - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:06:18 EST ID:C3TYSvM2 No.695946 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695944
Oh yeah also, Ultima Underworld has one really big, really complex, really well designed dungeon that is the entire game, it IS the overworld, and TES games have a lot of fucking barren wilderness constantly dotted by generic towns and dungeons that are on a verage 2 or 3 fucking rooms big. The expansive landscapes of Elder Scrolls games definitely look "epic" in screenshots, but Ultima Underworld actually FELT epic, because you got a real sense of the scope of the place as you descended ever deeper into the Stygian Abyss. It was fucking gigantic, and it was just one location in a world potentially full of similarly awe-inspiring complexes; by showing you a deep but narrow slice of this fantasy world, the game basically gets your brain to do all the work imagining what the world outside might be like. By showing you the entire country of Skyrim but having barely fucking anything interesting in it, the game gets your brain to be really fucking bored and running on autopilot.

The SuperBunnyHop guy used this analogy in his MGS3 video: "If Skyrim is an ocean that's ankle deep, Metal Gear Solid 3 is the Mariana Trench." Same principle for Ultima Underworld. Nice job stealing a good game and doing it vastly fucking worse, Bethesda. You utter fucking hacks.

Yes, I mad.
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Amaterasu - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:10:41 EST ID:E0a35sK4 No.695947 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695944
A balanced and reasoned response, but you're feeding trolls from gamefags

https://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/189707-the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild?search=skyrim
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Drunkard Hu - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:16:09 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695948 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695946
>complaining about TES being an ocean that's ankle deep when games like No Man's Sky exist

I mean, it's a valid point and all. But come on, it could definitely be far worse.
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Drunkard Hu - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:19:56 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695949 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695947
lol this is one of the best things I've seen all day. Every topic, man.
nb
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Sephiroth - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:26:40 EST ID:C3TYSvM2 No.695950 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695948
I guess, but I generally don't like saying "it could always be worse" because you can say that about literally any bad situation.

Like, "Hey, I'm getting chewed to death painfully by this pissed-off hippo, but it could be worse, at least it didn't decide to rape me first!"

"Hey, we're being gassed to death in the shower room, but it could be worse, they could have just fed us to a pack of horny horny hippos!"

etc.
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Link - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:00:45 EST ID:W/9zuBkz No.695952 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695944
Well said home skillet.
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Drunkard Hu - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:18:07 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695953 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695950
Well yeah, I'm not trying to excuse TES' structural issues. Just pointing out that there are far more egregious examples of the same issue, for perspective's sake.
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Thane Krios - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:08:49 EST ID:sJw/viDp No.695955 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695935
>>695943
>My point being for a game to be "10/10" I think it needs something innovative done very well

Nah. Sometimes it's even better to make a big open world game that isn't blatantly deficient in several key areas or centered around one major gimmick like Shadow of Mordor. Balancing good core gameplay with all of that open world adventure good stuff is impressive.

Oblivion was great in its day, but when I booted up Skyrim for the first time and played it for a month straight, I wasn't pumped to continue. After Morrowind's flaws i could accept the bland combat of Oblivion, but they just didn't develop it at all. It was just Oblivion converted over to more of a Fallout 3 system. As much as Skyrim blew Oblivion's world out of the water, it just wasn't as fun to be in the beautiful zones and dungeons with the prior experience of Morrowind without some mechanical depth to the fighting to make the core gameplay truly engaging.

Zelda has always nailed core gameplay and I can't wait to pick this up, move into my sister's house for a month and monopolize my nephews' Wii U.
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Soap MacTavish - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:06:56 EST ID:3ejZfb/V No.695973 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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What the fuck are people even talking about in this thread? For fuck's sake.

>>695943
I don't even know what to tell you if you think BotW is like Skyrim, except that you are straight up dense. As in, you should stop making posts about video games because you don't know anything about them.

>>695946
Bro, Ultima Underworld is amazing but it is not an open world game. Elder Scrolls took the combat from it and that's about it.

>>695955
Morrowind's combat has mechanical depth? Are you talking about dice rolls or what? The combat in that game is trash. Skyrim's combat isn't good either but I have never in my life seen someone say that it's worse than Morrowind.
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Sly Boots - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:34:33 EST ID:sJw/viDp No.695977 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695973
>Morrowind's combat has mechanical depth? Are you talking about dice rolls or what?

What replaced the die rolls in Oblivion and Skyrim?
Why does the difficulty slider ONLY increase time-to-kill?

They had mechanics, they streamlined them out and now The Elder Scrolls has sword spam as their combat mechanic. Every attack hits, every attack hits for low damage, and every fight with the same monster lasts the same amount of time.

>The combat in that game is trash.
Nothing to do with underlying mechanics slash, chop, swing. They don't NEED to be abstracted by die rolls. They should be exposed to the control scheme and useful. Skyrim's basic combat is mechanically void. It's nothing but filler between your spells and perk abilities.

What I want is for the die rolls from Morrowind to be replaced with Dark Souls mechanics. Elder Scrolls has stamina, it even has weapon movesets, it has blocking and those are all the ingredients you need for mechanically deep combat. if you map them to the controls, you've got a fun, skill rewarding game.

If you streamline them out entirely, as with Oblivion and Skyrim, you're 90% of the way to single player World-of-Warcraft grinding.

>I don't even know what to tell you if you think BotW is like Skyrim, except that you are straight up dense.
Have you even seen this webm?
>>695761
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honk - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:41:05 EST ID:K5b9/8T6 No.695978 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695955
>monopolize my nephews' Wii U.
I'm calling the cops
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Bubsy - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:40:29 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.695987 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Without spoilers can anyone answer this. I have played this game for a good 30 hours now. Most of my time has been roaming around doing the shrines and towers. However, I have done a number of story missions as well. I only have 5 hearts and I am dying from all enemies in one hit. Either that or they drain my health to like 1/4 hearts.

I see pictures and videos from people who are saying they have only played for like 10 hours and they have like 20 hearts and all this heavy armor and shit. Where are people getting this shit? Or are these people just skipping the exploration and are just doing story missions.
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Isaac Clarke - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:49:51 EST ID:RMKmkfx0 No.695988 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695977
Quit shitting up thread and start you're own Skyrim vs BotW thread. Jesus fucking Christ
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Sly Boots - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 01:56:40 EST ID:sJw/viDp No.695993 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695988
Nah you're right. No bump for all the other bros whose copy is in the mail.
>Skyrim vs BotW thread
No need. BoTW is clearly going to give the world perspective on how Skyrim kinda sucks. Also nobody wants that thread and would continue shitting up this one regardless.
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Guy - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 02:55:49 EST ID:m0fy+8aH No.695998 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695987
You've been doing shrines this whole time? What have you been doing with the spirit orbs dude?
Armor can be bought, some can be found, but the best heavy ones are purchased in certain towns.

Anyway, every 4 spirit orbs gives you either a heart container or more stamina when you go to the goddess statues. I've got 15 hearts and like 8 stamina boosts after doing about 80 shrines so far.
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Mr. Game & Watch - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:07:19 EST ID:slRJZU0K No.696006 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695998
I kind of like that the game doesn't inundate you with health and rupees right away. Even after playing for a long time it's still challenging. I'd rather feel like I'm just getting by than be overpowered a couple hours in. The enemies are legit challenging, and some of the open field mini bosses can still wreck your shit.
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Ling Xiaoyu - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:11:55 EST ID:2fDCI/mr No.696012 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695944
hmmm, first thanks dude for your detailed reply, I really appreciate it. honestly on first read through I didn't really understand what you were getting at because I've never played or heard of UU but now I realize you're saying the games are very different because of the core way of how they are played.

on first read I didn't really think that even counts as a difference because in my mind a green apple or red apple they're both apples even if there's some slight difference. but as I thought about it I guess if you closed your eyes and didn't know the apples were teh same thing you would never guess they were both apples you'd say the two things tase completely different and you'd never guess they were similar at all. I'm guessing this is what >>695973 means when he says I don't know shit about video games because to me fighting is such a core mechanic that it doesn't even enter my mind when critiquing a game unless it's ass. to someone who plays tons of video games I guess even the slightest change in fighting mechanics is a huge shift of how you play the game. I'm still not really sure I agree with what you're saying as making it an entirely different game but I suppose I can appreciate your POV


>>695973
i'd still like you to explain what you mean by the fact that I'm dense if you could but doesn't sound like you will

>>695955
different opinions I suppose. my main question through all of this was "am I missing something about this game or is it just a refined skyrim?"" and it sounds to me like from this thread that I'm not missing anything, I just probably didn't like skyrim as much as everyone else. different strokes
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Mother Brain - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:15:19 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.696013 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695993
as far as I can see the only comparison between the two is map size and freedom of travel. Besides that they both let you go any where. but really, zelda and TES are two different worlds and expectations. I don't think even a separete thread would go any where.
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Kefka - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:06:58 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696016 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How many of you guys are playing on Switch? I can't decide if this is a console I really want, but I also don't want to buy a Wii-U. I feel like Nintendo is gonna can that shit.
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Kilik - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:20:41 EST ID:bGR64DdX No.696018 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696016
I mean, if you really need to play it. Go for the Wii U version, if you cant find a switch or dont want to cough up 300 smack o roo's. I go the Wii U version and it plays well, and I also got the Switch version, but It's sold out. So... Fuck it.
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Kefka - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:47:43 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696021 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696018

Yeah, I don't need it right this instant. But goddamn, this shit is sold out everywhere! I also see online retailers jacking up the price to $100. I'll just wait for Amazon to restock... lol
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Exy !Exy//07vgE - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:56:10 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.696022 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695993
The only thing that would be worth discussing in such a thread is who on earth would want to play Skyrim on Switch now that Breath of the Wild is out and will have been out for like 9 months by the time Skyrim is out.

As far as combat goes, are there any enemies in Skyrim that, as a last resort with no other means of attack available, will tear out their own teeth and throw them at your head? It happened to me and I couldn't believe my eyes. That's dedication.
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Kefka - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:09 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696023 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696022

>As far as combat goes, are there any enemies in Skyrim that, as a last resort with no other means of attack available, will tear out their own teeth and throw them at your head? It happened to me and I couldn't believe my eyes. That's dedication.

LOL
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Seong Mi-na - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:21:11 EST ID:FQpk49FQ No.696026 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696022
>>696023
I hadn't heard about that but saw game footage where an enemy caught an arrow fired towards him and another bigger enemy that picked up a smaller one and threw him at Link. As far as combat goes this game already seems good to me.

Smug Link sort of related.
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Cait Sith - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:34:28 EST ID:E0a35sK4 No.696027 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696022
jesus, it sounds like from what you and other posters are saying, every enemy in botw REALLY fucking wants you dead!
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Kilik - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:13:03 EST ID:bGR64DdX No.696028 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696027
Kinda does, fuckers do some serious fucking damage. Cant imagine how the hard mode is going to be.
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Exy !Exy//07vgE - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:24:30 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.696029 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696027
Lynels (the minotaur-like monsters not seen since the first game) are very good archers. You're not safe from their arrows behind cover. They will actually aim upwards and headshot you from behind a wall.
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Jago - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:53:54 EST ID:g8+mzfK8 No.696031 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I just played a bit of it on an emulator, runs quite well for a just released game. I don't get why people are saying "It doesn't hold your hand" there were quite a few tutorials and instructions that came up and straight away there's a waypoint, now the first zelda game, that doesn't hold your hand.
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Mr. 47 - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:56:54 EST ID:Qz1G3rUi No.696032 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dunkey showed some of the crazy fun shit you can do in this game, made me want to play it.

https://youtu.be/9EvbqxBUG_c
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Rikimaru - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:41:39 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.696038 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696029
So this game is sounding pretty good but still not good enough to buy a Switch, it's literally the only game for that system which sounds good unless you're into Splatoon or Bayonetta.

Is the Wii U version still worth playing?
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Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:15:47 EST ID:Fq0R3mqY No.696042 Report Quick Reply
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>>696032
DUDE
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Cait Sith - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:17:04 EST ID:E0a35sK4 No.696043 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696042
that bit when he gets multiple balls to the face and rolls into the lava tho
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Exy !Exy//07vgE - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 23:21:52 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.696065 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696042
How high is the GIF limit exactly?
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The Nameless One - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 23:46:41 EST ID:Qz1G3rUi No.696066 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696065
It's his site; if he wants to serve 45MB GIFs he's allowed
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Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 23:56:25 EST ID:5LMmTe9T No.696067 Report Quick Reply
>>696065
i forgot that in 2011 i set it up so mods had no gif filesize limit and you just reminded me
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honk - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:23:18 EST ID:K5b9/8T6 No.696073 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696067
Post a webm of Avatar you hotdog.
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Dylan Morton - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:40:25 EST ID:g6n1D4Oo No.696074 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>695543
Just wait a bit for free emulator and ROM/ISO...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lORJ40YhPww
EMU-NATION: Zelda BOTW now PLAYABLE in Latest Cemu Update!

>buying a $300 console for 1 game
le nope
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Sub-Zero - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:52:06 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696076 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696038
If you're looking forward to playing anything else that will come out by the end of the year, like Mario, Splatoon, Xenoblade 2, Mario Kart 8.1, Snipperclips, Dragon Quest, Fire Emblem, Skyrim, etc. you'd be future proofing yourself to pick it up on Switch. If not, you're not going to miss out on anything with the Wii U version.

>>696042
I'm going to need a drink with those sides.

>>696074
You missed the part where it's completely broken. Getting past the boot screen is still an accomplishment, but don't kid yourself, it's going to be years before it's even close to being playable, and maybe a decade before it runs flawlessly. Also get the fuck out of here with that le circlejerking faggotry.
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Dylan Morton - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:57:34 EST ID:g6n1D4Oo No.696077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696076
>it's going to be years before it's even close to being playable
What are you basing that on?
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Sub-Zero - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 01:01:50 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696080 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696077
Precedent.

https://wiki.dolphin-emu.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
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Bill Rizer - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 02:46:53 EST ID:g8+mzfK8 No.696083 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696077
He's talking out his ass, he clearly has no idea about CEMU.
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Sagat - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 03:15:59 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.696084 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696076
>coming out by the end of the year
>Skyrim with presumably no mods and lower graphics than PS4 version
lol, sorry to be a dick but come on now

Yeah BotW is really the only thing that looks good to me for the Switch. I will pick it up for the WiiU
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Sub-Zero - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 04:08:38 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696088 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696083
I've been following CEMU since it went public. It's awesome. It's making great progress. None of that has anything to do with the fact that it has a long way to go before BotW is playable from start to finish on it. That's not coming from my ass, that's coming from the fact that emulation always takes time to get from bootable ROMs and ISOs to totally bug free gameplay. If anyone's talking out there ass, it's you because you clearly have no idea how emulation works and how hard it is to replicate the same experience you get from the genuine article. Dolphin has been making tons of progress for years and it's still not perfect for a lot of essential games. Shit takes time.

Back in topic faggot, god damn permadeath Eventide Island. Nintendo snuck some Ark into my Zelda.
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Exy !Exy//07vgE - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 11:50:16 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.696105 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696088
>Nintendo snuck some Ark into my Zelda.
That was my first reaction to the first actual trailer.
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Gex - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:22:26 EST ID:qOWPcGG1 No.696112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696077
>What are you basing that on?

Probably some of the games like Rebel Strike and Twin Snakes that were broken for ages on Dolphin.
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Scott Shelby - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:44:52 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696115 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Does this game have a "new game+" mode? Or can you explore after you finish the game?
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Cole MacGrath - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 15:01:10 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.696119 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696115
They're working on a hard mode I think
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Hanzo Hattori - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 16:28:57 EST ID:jAMFRtUN No.696124 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696119
It's DLC
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Sagat - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 16:47:23 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.696125 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696124
Wow even EA and Ubisoft don't pull that shit
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Scott Shelby - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 16:53:28 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696126 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696125
Not only that, its only available in the season pass. You cant buy the season pass content separately. Its all or nothing
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Dr. Neo Cortex - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:12:28 EST ID:rrHD8jqi No.696127 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696124

>hard mode dlc

How far will this go?

>adjustable volume DLC
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Scott Shelby - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:54:43 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696130 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I feel like both the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild are like a finale for both Nintendo and the Zelda series.

The Switch is here for the long haul and I dont see a new mainline Zelda game coming out for at least 6+ years or so.

I dont know how exactly what you do with the series from this point. Breath of the Wild is an incredible game but how exactly do you progress from this? If they did another open world game, it would probably just feel stale and you cant go back to the traditional Zelda style after a game like this.
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Scott Shelby - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:55:28 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696131 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696130
oops. Forgot to add the same thing goes for the Nintendo Switch as well. I dont see how you go can release another console after this,
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Sub-Zero - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 18:12:42 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696134 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696130
To be fair, people said pretty much the same things after OoT and WW, respectively. It's going to be a while before a next mainline Zelda, but by then open world action adventure game development will have advanced, and Nintendo will put their own spin on it like they always have. Now that the console and handheld sides have unified, I'm interested to see if they'll try something like Link Between Worlds again.

Also I agree the season pass thing is bullshit, but the amount of content for the MSRP is already insane, and in the era of $40 season passes that amount to little more than skins and challenge packs, $20 for whatever their promising might not be so bad depending on if the new story content is as in depth as the rest of the game so far.
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Alyx Vance - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:55:05 EST ID:8pv6Wg4J No.696142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Those playing on the Switch how is docked mode? I just ordered a monitor with being aware of the apparent dip in frames but how common is it actually?
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Darth Malak - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:11:42 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696146 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696142
Ive put about 40 hours into it so far and I have only had a few frame rate dips. it usually happens when a bunch of enemies gang up on you in tall grassy areas. Usually you are only fighting 1-3 enemies at a time.
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Michael Thorton - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:23:17 EST ID:LLxzNc0e No.696147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696131
>I dont know how exactly what you do with the series from this point. Breath of the Wild is an incredible game but how exactly do you progress from this? If they did another open world game, it would probably just feel stale and you cant go back to the traditional Zelda style after a game like this.
>same thing goes for the Nintendo Switch as well. I dont see how you go can release another console after this

these are two very big reasons you are not being paid to innovate the video game industry
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Darth Malak - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:33:06 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696149 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696134
>depending on if the new story content is as in depth as the rest of the game so far.

I havent finished the game but based on the memory sequences I have found, I am going to guess that it will probably be a prequel story that takes place before the Calamity Ganon annihilation. One of the memories 100 years ago was of Zelda mentioning something about Link having been though hell to get where they are now. So it sounds like Link went on another adventure before being sealed away for 100 years

Thats just my assumption though. I have only beat one divine beast and only have 6 memory sequences so I still dont know whats going on in the story or why Zelda 100 years ago was such a cunt. Its like shes constantly PMSing
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Zits - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 22:23:07 EST ID:6EdBGopz No.696155 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696147
Ocarina and Windwaker were open world. The Switch has plenty of room to grow. You lack vision
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Darth Malak - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 23:24:48 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696155

Ive never played Wind Waker but how on earth was Ocarina open world? The best part of Breath of the Wild is that you can complete the game in any order you want. Hell you can even beat the game in 1 hour by immediately rushing to Hyrule Castle if you want.

Ocarina forces you to complete the game in a set order. I am so happy this garbage is gone in BOTW. This is what the Zelda series has been seriously lacking. The freedom to do whatever you want. Sure, Ocarina is "open world" in that you can roam around the map but go ahead and try to get to certain areas. The game will stop you because you didnt pick up a certain power up from a previous temple. Majoras Mask and Twilight Princess was the same way.

BOTW gives you all the power ups you need immediately and then says "go, you're on your own" and that is why this may be my favorite Zelda game of all time.
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Princess Farah - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 23:39:19 EST ID:qetNtFM7 No.696163 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696162
semi set order. There are a few dungeons where you have leeway in which you'd like to tackle first. Still, I agree that it isn't really open world
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Kyle Hyde - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:05:38 EST ID:ErOEDh1X No.696188 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Once you're an adult, you don't actually have to beat the dungeons to get to the next area. You only need to acquire the dungeon's item.
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Darth Malak - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 14:46:26 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696204 Ignore Report Quick Reply
From Jim Sterlings review of BOTW. this is something I agree with and probably the one thing I dislike the most about the game

>Weapons break in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They break a LOT, to the point where it starts looking absolutely pathetic, to the point where you wonder why every blacksmith in the world hasn’t been fired or thrown in jail for gross incompetence.

Seriously, whether its a tree branch or a heavy mighty knights sword, it seems that weapons all break after the same amount of abuse.
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Blinky - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 14:50:51 EST ID:JZNKeesE No.696205 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>695457
> Wind Waker HD, Twilight Princess HD, Mario Maker. Whatever the fuck is on the Wii, a bunch of virtual consoles shit if you wanna pay for an emulator for some reason.

And this game obvs. Not a whole lot for me but Smash and Breath of the Wild are why I bought a Wii U. So far its hella worth it
Fixed
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Aya Brea - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:30:51 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696212 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696204
It's contrived, but I don't think it really detracts from anything. Once you start finding some decent weapons they do get a lot more durable. The trick is to use the right weapons against the right enemies.
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Psycho Mantis - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:22:45 EST ID:aZT5IXSd No.696247 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696204
I didn't really feel like saying this, because it's probably a stupid thing and I'm completely wrong but I'll say it anyway because that post sets off alarm bells. To me, this game isn't very "Zelda" like, especially the breaking of weapons, in Zelda you get a sword, then you eventually upgrade it to make it stronger, and then you do that again, been like that since the first Zelda. Is there a master sword in this game? If so, can that break?
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Thwomp - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:47:35 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696248 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696247
Breakable weapons aren't new to Zelda at all. There's the Giant's Knife in Ocarina, Razor Sword in Majora's Mask, and most weapons dropped by monsters in Windwaker, etc. All BotW does is expands it into a more fleshed out mechanic. There is a Master Sword in BotW.
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Psycho Mantis - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:06:07 EST ID:aZT5IXSd No.696249 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696248
Yeah I wasn't gonna mention the Giant's Knife because it's a weapon you accidentally use once and never use it again because you realise it's just a trick to make you waste your rupees. (plus biggorons sword is the same thing) And I didn't use the weapons dropped by enemies in WW because the sword is better. Plus, it's still not comparable, this game gives you nothing but breakable weapons (unless some swords are indestructible master sword technically being one besides a 10 min wait time after it's "power is depleted" I don't like the gameplay mechanic and it's not a zelda gameplay mechanic. I've seen one person in a comment section try and validate it by saying "it's more realistic" which is a completely stupid thing to say for a fantasy game. I've barely played much of the game (other than the tutorial area) because I've been busy working so I still have a lot of unknowns about it, maybe it won't seem so bad in the end, maybe the durability isn't too bad and it lasts a while, but I have seen some people say swords last as long as sticks, which isn't a good thing.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:37:29 EST ID:XMKL9QXI No.696256 Report Quick Reply
>>695797
I'm in no rush but I think I'll end up getting it for Switch especially once there's more games I want to get on there coming out later this year and the DLC for the game starts rolling out.
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The Arbiter - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:16:21 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696270 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Hey there is a shrine! let me just climb this mountain an....
>lol fuck you have some rain
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Frogger - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:02:07 EST ID:0NeCiOP/ No.696272 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696249
I don't find the weapon durability thing so bad. Some of them do break pretty quick, but for me it adds some extra challenge to the game. Better weapons will last longer, and you can pick up variants that have enhanced durability. Korok seeds can be used to expand your inventory space for shields, bows, and weapons, so you can end up carrying a hefty amount of them and not have to worry so much about them breaking, as well as a bigger variety of them in case you get stuck in a thunderstorm and need something non-metal so you don't get fried. Found the Master Sword, and that thing shreds guardians like tissue paper.

At the moment I'm loving upgrading my armour and finding the different sets so I can get around in all environments without a problem.
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The Arbiter - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:19:42 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696270
>Korok seeds can be used to expand your inventory space

Speaking of which, where the fuck is this? I got a couple of upgrades and then the tree or whatever it was said she was moving to Korok village which was north of where she was just then. I have all regions of the map unlocked and I cannot find her at all. Is she in the lost forest or something?
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Lu Bu - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:32:03 EST ID:bGR64DdX No.696279 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696277
Their fucking everywhere. I found it out of plain luck behind the Kakoriko Village.
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The Arbiter - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:25:52 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696279
Not the seeds themselves, I have 30 of them right now. Im talking about the person you go to to cash them in.
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Exy !Exy//07vgE - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:07:01 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.696292 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696290
Just head north from where you first found the guy. There's a stable nearby.
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Lakitu - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:29:30 EST ID:W/9zuBkz No.696299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696290
You can find him near the stables or in the back of the stables.
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Gordon Freeman - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:58:43 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696309 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Zelda / Nintendo fanboys are in absolute meltdown mode because Jim Sterling gave the game a 7/10 and brought the metacritic score down to a 97

My sides are in orbit.
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Joanna Dark - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:03:57 EST ID:7O3KycaB No.696310 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696309
>it's another "fanboys freak out at review scores no one gives a shit about" episode
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Col. John Blade - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:12:08 EST ID:ftEbl3JO No.696311 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696309
People are calling it a low score too.

You know the game review system is utterly fucked when 7/10 means a bad review, and not a better than average one.
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Hsien-Ko - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:32:16 EST ID:LLxzNc0e No.696312 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696309
lol wut people actually pay attention to that guy?
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Gordon Freeman - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:40:31 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696313 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696311

Metacritic and bullshit publishers who punish companies that dont get 8's or aboves on metacritic is the problem.

Jim Sterling's 1-10 scale is what its supposed to be. 7 is a GOOD score, or above average. 5 is what he considers "mixed". Whats the point of having a 1-10 scale if 1-6 is never used?
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:52:25 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696314 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696309
Lol give em hell Jim.
I'm surprised he scored it that high, given his well documented hatred of shitty stuttery framerates.
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Princess Farah - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:15:14 EST ID:aZT5IXSd No.696316 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696312
I'm not a fan of his but whenever I watch a video by him he's usually right. His take on weapon durability is spot on, I suggest people watch it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVseQ3RDa6s


>>696314
I hate shitty frame rates too, takes you out of the game.
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Nana & Popo - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:19:50 EST ID:fk0Z/Xyi No.696317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696249
>swords last as long as sticks

"Some people" are full of shit. Unless you find a shitty rusted out sword, pretty much every weapon is far more durable. People bitching about broken weapons are dumb, I've got far too many weapons, and most of the ones I find are better than the last. Forcing you to switch up weapons with different move sets and elements is a great way of keeping combat, which has never been Zelda's strong suit, fresh and engaging.
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Princess Farah - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:44:13 EST ID:aZT5IXSd No.696320 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696317
Watch the video I linked in the post above yours. Doesn't matter if you have a thousand other swords, you have to pause the game every time one breaks to choose another one. And judging from the footage in the video you kill 2 or 3 enemies and your weapon is broken, not fun at all, a completely shitty game mechanic.
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Radical Rex - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 03:03:37 EST ID:E0a35sK4 No.696321 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696316
I usually find myself agreeing with Jim on a lot of things, but this time I think he's way off base. I think it's more like >>696272 said, although I would say increasing the durability of weapons by at least a factor of 5 would go some way to sorting the problem. The only thing I would like to see though, is a "Chest Of Infinite Holding" or some other such item storage in the player home that you can buy. Just having a maximum of 3 weapon/shield mounts is practically criminal in a world where you could easily fit it in and not have it break canon too much or be entirely outside the established physics of the in-game universe...

The bit about people literally freaking the fuck out over a critic giving his critique makes me shake my head in disbelief. Just because he personally didn't like it doen't mean it is a bad game in any way, people are different and like different things. If he had outright lied or had such ridiculous complaints about it that it seemed as though he was just hating for the sake of hating, I could see why some people would be upset.

I guess I can take some solace in the fact that all fanbases suck, some more than others...

Thank God for Jim Fucking Sterling Son...
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Balrog - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 03:35:23 EST ID:Qz1G3rUi No.696322 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696317
>Forcing you to switch up weapons with different move sets and elements is a great way of keeping combat, which has never been Zelda's strong suit, fresh and engaging.
Or it's a somewhat contrived mechanic invented to add life to what has always been lackluster 3rd person 3D combat in Zelda games.

Ocarina of Time ran at 20 FPS. Think about that for a second, and what that means in terms of how satisfying or responsive the combat is going to feel.

Now imagine going from extremely tight controls on the SNES, 60FPS, smooth as butter, to the choppy 20 FPS shit on N64.

The current Zelda is twice as choppy as the one released 25 years ago. Mull that over awhile.
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Lydia - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:06:35 EST ID:5yYXLqVh No.696323 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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how's the frame rate on the wii u version?

And as for Jim Sterling.

I've had real mixed feeling about that guy and lately I'm beginning to think he's more a toxic influence on the gaming community / gaming journalist community as a whole rather than a positive one. He's made righteous indignation into his shtick to the point of baiting entire fanbases (not just zelda) in hopes of having someone to condemn and dehumanize. His diatribes are all self congratulatory long winded overly written hit pieces with as much tact as a fourth grade insult battle. He hides behind his smarmy online persona and self assessed journalistic integrity in order to avoid flack from his peers. Generally he's on point with what he says, but the level of vitriol he spews and who he chooses to target his rage at at times make him come off as more of a bully rather than some voice of the people.

AVGN while not a video game journalist persay was a parody of the angry gamer stereotype. Jim lives that stereotype and strengthens it. Giving voice to all the impressionable young keyboard warriors and fedora tipping videogame experts of the world who would rather sit around musing about why a particular game is an affront to society rather than sit down and play a different one.
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Princess Farah - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:05:57 EST ID:aZT5IXSd No.696327 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696317
>Forcing you to switch up weapons with different move sets and elements is a great way of keeping combat, which has never been Zelda's strong suit, fresh and engaging.
But you have even less reason to engage in combat, because you are gonna be destroying your weapons, getting a shitty club is not good a enough reward to engage. Honestly, I've never found Zelda game's battles boring, but in this one I can just see myself skipping as many as I possibly can to save my weapons.
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Big Daddy - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:07:09 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.696328 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696322
>Ocarina of Time ran at 20 FPS. Think about that for a second, and what that means in terms of how satisfying or responsive the combat is going to feel.
>very widely considered one of the GOAT video games
>Mull that over awhile.

man I'm not saying you don't have a point here, you do, but just sayin'
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Tetra - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:07:35 EST ID:0NeCiOP/ No.696329 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696277
From her initial location near Kakariko, she immediately moved to Korok Forest, which is in the centre of the Lost Woods, for me. I've heard some people say she moves somewhere else before going to the forest, but for me she went straight there. Inventory upgrades for daaaaays.

Anyone else get utterly reamed by white-mane lynels? Those things wreck anus, even with my sexy champions tunic and ancient pantalonies. Luckily I can farm the weaker ones for parts.
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Tetra - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:09:55 EST ID:0NeCiOP/ No.696330 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696322
No no, Ocarina ran at 17 FPS for us PAL scrubs.
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Balrog - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:22:52 EST ID:Qz1G3rUi No.696331 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696328
It's honestly a bit overrated. Not to say it's not great. I was fortunate enough to play it for about 5 hours when it came out, and was just mind-blown. I couldn't finish it though, friend's N64. Then I played it about 3 years later, after the "holy shit everything's 3D" buzz had worn off, and realized that while it's very good, it's also pretty fucking janky.

My biggest gripe is that the combat is often more frustrating than enjoyable. It's something you have to suffer through to enjoy other parts of the game. Second biggest is that you're stuck in camera angle hell too often, and when that happens it makes you feel very much like you're playing a video game, busting you out of the immersion.

Compare that to LttP (also considered one of the best GOAT, though only maybe 5% of people on /vg/ have played it for some reason) which is fluid as all hell. Millions and millions of dollars went into developing that silky-smooth nutbuster of a video game, and it shows. It was in the time of the apex of 2D, when all stops were pulled out toward one mastered artform. Millions were also put into OoT, but it was a new artform and the execution, while beautiful and memorable in so many ways, was incredibly annoying in others. I'd give it no more than a 9/10, and I feel that's slightly generous considering its substantial flaws.
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Chibi-Robo - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:37:40 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696334 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696327
Every weapon you break should net you at least twice as many ones of equal or better stats unless you're button mashing and flailing at shields like a scrub. Plus you're always rewarded with monster parts, rupees, etc. But you're right, not every run-in with monsters needs to end in you fighting them, which I think is throwing people off since 30 years of Zelda has trained us want to clear everyone out of an area to proceed. You get more choice now. If they're not worth the effort to kill, just jog away. Having to pick your battles just adds another dimension to the strategy of the open world in my experience. Use your burner weapons like clubs and shortswords on grunts, and save the better weapons for tougher encounters, or just ignore groups that aren't worth the effort.
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Radical Rex - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:51:42 EST ID:E0a35sK4 No.696335 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696331
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOC3vixnj_0

that gif is amazing btw
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Radical Rex - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:01:10 EST ID:E0a35sK4 No.696337 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696335
this is one of the newer comments on the video that I found that was pretty interesting

"How Breath of the Wild is fixed"
4:52 - Breath of the Wild let’s you take full advantage of the 3D space, allowing you to climb almost surface or glide practically everywhere. Also link can jump for the first time in 3D Zelda.
7:02 - Now you can change the camera angle freely.
7:14 - You can either actively search out enemies to fight to get the treasures in their camps, or they serve as obstacles to your exploration.
8:20 - Enemies can now do a lot of the these Link can do, like using the same weapons, jumping, dodging, using shields, and shooting arrows, which creates a balance between the environment and the player. And you can see how much health they have left, so you know how long the battle will take, and you don’t even have to finish the battle to progress most of the time.
9:53 - You can now use your surroundings to your advantage. You shoot down lanterns to set off explosive barrels, drop down boulders from above, find strategic cover, swing around metal objects as weapons, or knock enemies off of cliffs.
11:30 - The shrines in Breath of the Wild are all about puzzle solving, and similar to what Egoraptor was talking about in his Megaman Sequelitis, they teach you how to solve them and teach you the mechanics of the game without anyone having to tell you.
13:10 - Traversing obstacles feels way more realistic and perilous now with Breath of the Wild’s real physics and 100% open-worldness.
14:05 - You now have an infinite amount of bombs, and you can choose when they go off, and whether they should roll around or stay in one place.
14:50 - Chests are now opened immediately with no build up. The only build up is whenever you get a new rune, and that’s only ever going to happen a total of 4 times in the first couple hours, and then never again.
16:46 - Even if there is long cutscenes, there are hours of pure gameplay in between.
18:00 - The bosses in Breath of the Wild are a bit more along the lines of games like Dark Souls, but the item you use can help the battle be easier instead of it being required. So you can kill them in any way you want.
19:05 - Holes in the ground are replaced by the shrines, which are all unique mini-dungeons that teach you the mechanics of the games and give you worthwhile treasure, and are fun to search for and find.
20:00 - The story is VERY present in Breath of the Wild, and it’s fantastic. BUT, more importantly, it doesn’t restrict your gameplay in any way other than being confined to the first area. But that first area is already bigger than literally the entirety of Ocarina of Time.
21:40 - The game and story are paced so that by the time you want to go start exploring the next area, it’s already what you’re supposed to do anyway, and even if can’t go there yet, there’s still plenty for you to do in the areas you CAN enter.
22:18 - Link can now climb practically any natural or textured surface.
22:34 - After a couple of hours, you can actually go straight to the final boss if you wished. Anything involving in the main quest after that point is more of a suggestion, meaning that no one is forcing you to follow the game the way it’s meant to be followed.
23:23 - The ability to explore is triggered by exploring.
24:21 - Nintendo has gone on record several times saying that Breath of the Wild is all about revisiting the roots of Zelda. And that’s exactly what they’ve done.
25:09 - Nintendo has gone through a lot of effort to keep us in the dark about a lot of things in Breath of the Wild, and going into as soon as it launched, practically no one knew what was going to happen right from the get go.
27:52 - The runes in Breath of the Wild replace items and can be used to manipulate the environment to fight enemies, and all weapons have other uses like starting fires or cutting down trees.
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Seifer Almasy - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:56:26 EST ID:NuewxSxW No.696353 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Every time I get worried I'm going to get stuck in a slump with this game I end up running into a bunch of random shrines or story elements. Very well spaced game.
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Exy !Exy//07vgE - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:52:23 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.696355 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696337
>After a couple of hours, you can actually go straight to the final boss if you wished.
I tried this (takes like 30 minutes for Great Plateau when you know what to do) and it ended very poorly. You basically need to know how to fight all the main bosses already since the ones you missed fight you in the Sanctum.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:01:33 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696361 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696323
Nah, TotalBiscuit is toxic. The industry as a whole is flushing its credibility down the toilet and Sterling is one of the only ones calling out the bad practices.

Even Yahtzee is becoming less 'vital' in this stage and he was the original industry lambasting fedora.

Pictured: New Zelda final boss, with a 1% global reduction on review scores.
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Exy !Exy//07vgE - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:21:08 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.696362 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696361
While I don't want to disagree with the stuff they say, I do want to think there are better ways to communicate them than being 100% incendiary all the time. Rage is tiresome, and before long you just want to stop listening to them even when they're right lest you become as wholly negative as they are.

>>696353
The great thing about the pacing of this game is you're openly encouraged to go off the path (I didn't even get to Kakariko until hours after I was 'supposed to' because I went the wrong way off the Plateau) and when you get tired of that, you can just head for a Divine Beast. And get distracted all over again on the way.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:06:34 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696365 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696362
They say the same about Jimmy Kimmel. It's true, of course, those who dickstroke get far more likes, subscribes etc. I'd like to think it's not just a popularity contest but eh, what do I know.
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Gordon Freeman - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:25:48 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696373 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696355
I tried this as well. I almost made it to the castle doors but kept getting annihilated by the guardians in the courtyard
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Gordon Freeman - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:30:29 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696374 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696362
Pretty much this. I have constantly said "okay, I am gonna go for this tower over here".. and on my way, Ill notice a shrine in the distance. ill go do that shrine and "oh look, banana tress, ill go collect some of those". 4 hours later and I finally make it to the my original objective.

I really really hope that Nintendo delivers with the DLC, especially the story expansion because I dont want this game to ever end.
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Joanna Dark - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:47:35 EST ID:7O3KycaB No.696382 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696362
>Rage is tiresome, and before long you just want to stop listening to them even when they're right lest you become as wholly negative as they are.

I know that's the reason why I've stopped visiting a lot of gamer/anime communities. I honestly might have outgrown the entire angry/pretending to be angry all the time thing, that sort of thing probably isn't even good for my health now that I'm getting older.
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Ares Enduwa - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:52:34 EST ID:8pv6Wg4J No.696383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I think we all can agree that this has been the best rendition of Zelda, yeah?
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Lakitu - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:56:46 EST ID:W/9zuBkz No.696384 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696383
Agreed. I love me some of that Zelda booty.
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Pitfall Harry - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:58:41 EST ID:C3TYSvM2 No.696385 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696383
The fuck is that picture even supposed to be?

>"Don't cry, we can just glue your eyebrows back on. See? Nobody will even notice"
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Gordon Freeman - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:58:50 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696386 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696383
I really hope we get more of BOTW Zelda going forward than old Zelda because she has pretty been exactly the same since OoT
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Joanna Dark - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:00:00 EST ID:7O3KycaB No.696387 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696385
Looks like they're messaging her eyebrows and it's making her flustered for some reason to me.
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Gordon Freeman - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:24:57 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696390 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696385
It looks like face rape from a cropped rule 34 pic
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Gordon Freeman - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:19:16 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696395 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Does anyone know what the rules for the Blood Moon are? does it happen once a week or is it random? This is the most bullshit part of the game and I have to assume this is a glitch

It will be like 3PM in the afternoon and then all of a sudden "THE BLOOD MOON RISES ONCE AGAIN"

Also I just got a random blood moon when the moon wasnt even red. Im climbing a mountain and its 11PM and I look at the moon "oh cool its blue tonight... nothing to worry abo.....THE BLOOD MOON RISES ONCE AGAIN"

.... really?
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Baraka - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:23:05 EST ID:CfaRL4aN No.696397 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Baraka - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:34:24 EST ID:CfaRL4aN No.696398 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696395

I've had that happen too. I don't know if it's a bug, but they seem to be getting more frequent and random as I progress the main story. Just had 2 in one day. Really annoying when I clear out a tough camp of monsters, and just before I open the chest, BOOM instant respawn.
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Gabe Logan - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:38:45 EST ID:zDyYANV+ No.696399 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I can't believe people are praising this game. It is absolute shit. I played for an hour and then went to return it and the guy at the store said I couldn't return it so I spat at him and they got security to kick me out. This is pretty much a mash-up of Zelda and Skyrim. Combat is clunky and the 'open-world' is empty. Fallout, a game set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland has more to do than this polished horse turd. But because it's Zelda and 'muh Nintendoes', you fanboys will defend it. Worst game of the year and not worth the hype. I'll go back to playing good games such as Skyrim.
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Gordon Freeman - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:47:34 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696402 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696399
>the guy at the store said I couldn't return it so I spat at him and they got security to kick me out.
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Bill Rizer - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:12:54 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696403 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696399
I think this game wasn't meant for you.

If you've ever played the first Zelda game, you'd understand. The empty world is supposed to be empty. That's one thing this game does right, and Skyrim did somewhat wrong. Open worlds need empty space, lots of it. This makes the space where things are actually important.

That's one thing Nintendo understands, Bethesda doesn't quite yet understand, and Ubisoft will never understand.
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Feng Wei - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:54:07 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.696406 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696403
>Bethesda doesn't quite yet understand

Play Daggerfall.
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Simon Belmont - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:30:08 EST ID:hVjcdjR/ No.696409 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696406
I seriously doubt that very many of the people who had a hand in designing daggerfall are still with Bethesda today. Because if those people were still there, I don't think skyrim and FO4 would be as crappy.
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Yorda - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:54:30 EST ID:Pg74Y9k7 No.696415 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696399

You sound like you need to talk to a therapist, man.

This kind of shit is exactly why I dislike the "gamer community" so much. The few sour ones out there make the whole group sound like a bunch of pissy autists.

THIS BOARD USED TO BE GOOD just kidding this place always sucked
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:36:53 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696420 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696415
I wasn't sure if the poster was just trying to be funny or is legitimately autistic, I assume the latter because what Gamestop could afford a security guard?
Then again, he could have gone into an autistic rage at the local Best Buy and his story would hold up, so IDK.
Maybe I give too much credit. NB
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Rebecca Chambers - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:17:50 EST ID:LLxzNc0e No.696423 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696420
if it's not a troll thats almost some chris chan level wackiness
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Amy Rose - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:34:30 EST ID:rjgRiRtB No.696424 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696420
he's an obvious troll. last sentence gives it away.
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Crash Bandicoot - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:34:23 EST ID:ftEbl3JO No.696427 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696424
Nah, that's just an old snowclone meme. X was never good
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Desmond Miles - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:57:33 EST ID:kr1Rpfcy No.696429 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696395
>>696398

still not to sure what it is, but after researching a bit it seems to be the games way of resetting enemies or cells. some shit like that.
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Christopher Belmont - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:46:38 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696440 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696406
>>696409
Yeah, as I understand, the oldest members of Bethesda are from the Morrowind days. They were the young kids that joined Bethesda when all the older people left because Bethesda was about to go bankrupt, so they made Morrowind without giving a single fuck under the lead of a young brutal boy... and that game saved Bethesda.

Guess who that young brutal boy was that was absolutely instrumental in making Morrowind. Yup. Todd Howard. He's the genius behind Morrowind. He was the one that said "Fuck it, we're making a game without giving a fuck about the players because we're gonna go bankrupt anyway."
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Blinky - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:08:20 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696465 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This is awesome. Your reward for finding all 900 hidden Koroks? A golden turd. Someone at Nintendo watches too much American Dad.

https://www.destructoid.com/someone-already-nabbed-the-reward-for-getting-all-900-of-zelda-s-korok-seeds-425156.phtml
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Sly Boots - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:30:26 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.696466 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696440
>>696406
>>696409
Yeah, as I understand, the oldest members of Bethesda are from the Morrowind days. They were the young kids that joined Bethesda when all the older people left because Bethesda was about to go bankrupt, so they made Morrowind without giving a single fuck under the lead of a young brutal boy... and that game saved Bethesda.

Guess who that young brutal boy was that was absolutely instrumental in making Morrowind. Yup. Albert Einstein. He's the genius behind Morrowind. He was the one that said "Fuck it, we're making a game without giving a fuck about the players because we're gonna go bankrupt anyway."
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Raphael Sorel - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:49:49 EST ID:BIV+4lLB No.696469 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So does anyone can the do should buying it? £50 Argos but not not much money Nintendo Wii U. Has good enough to do was open world, multiple activity does? I like replay value but understanding much for the first Zelda games to much the not for. Can't do.
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Dagoth Ur - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:30:49 EST ID:rjgRiRtB No.696472 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696469
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:04:54 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696474 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696469
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Blinky - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:26:07 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696475 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696469
Get back to Twitter NJ.
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Exy !Exy//07vgE - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:32:46 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.696476 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696465
Literal pure shit.
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Death Adder - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:10:11 EST ID:raTXAwjx No.696566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696475
Lol where is he getting this from? Twitter obvs but NJ bad robot bad!
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Fluke Hawkins - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:17:47 EST ID:yApq2r/Z No.696594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Unpopular opinion. If they are going to continue telling Zelda stories as personal as the one in BOTW, they need to give Link a voice. Link himself is the worst part of the game. You have all of these emotional moments and Link just stands there showing no emotion at all like a complete sociopath. The whole "hes a blank slate and represents the player" goes out the window when you have a story like this one

For instance. "Hey remember my sister that you were great friends with 100 years ago and is now dead? Yeah she wanted to bang you"... And link just stands there, no emotion or reaction at all to this revelation.
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Baraka - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:57:18 EST ID:E0a35sK4 No.696595 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696594
Apparently, the canon is that Link was so disgusted/upset by his own failings during the invasion of Hyrule by the Guardians that he took a vow of silence from that point on. I'm unsure of how that translates into when he re-awoke though...
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Exy !Exy//07vgE - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:48:54 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.696597 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696594
This is a problem with every silent protagonist. The popular implication is that the silent protagonist is you, except I personally can never buy this because I would never talk the way any video game hero would.
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Player Two - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:00:26 EST ID:bGR64DdX No.696600 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696594
You have a point. But I like a silent hero. Voice acting for link would probably most like be gay as fuck.
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Farnham The Town Drunk - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:21:27 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.696601 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696600
he should just talk like a banjo kazooie character with the HUT HUT HYAH shit in time with the subtitles, but everybody else has regular voice acting.
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Claude - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:50:18 EST ID:W/9zuBkz No.696602 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696601
I lol'd, not a bad idea.
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Grayson Hunt - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:36:31 EST ID:CfaRL4aN No.696614 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696398
>>696395

If anyone else is having this problem with random, way-too-frequent blood moons, I think I fixed it. Try this:

1) in system turn off synchronize clock via internet

2) change date to tomorrow

3) turn back on synchronize clock via internet

4) make sure to close zelda if open

This also fixed a problem I had where Amiibos wouldn't work, saying "This can't be used again today" even 24+ hours (real time) after the last attempt. Seems to be a programming oversight having to do with daylight saving time.
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Mario - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:57:20 EST ID:aZT5IXSd No.696660 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Can some tell me why Link is where he is at the beginning of the game? Also is he a link from a previous game because the GDT said he is?
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CRAPCOM !SNGay1lkXQ - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:20:03 EST ID:BqyhDwVe No.696669 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696660
I'm not super-deep into the story bits, but the reason Link is where he is is because Ganon came back 100 years ago and fucked shit up. While he didn't "win" the day, he did manage to turn all those robots you see around to his side, and managed to gravely injure Link in the process. The forces of good dump him in that shrine to bring him back while Zelda uses her powers to hold Ganon himself at the castle, and others try to research ancient tech to help Link when he wakes up. As far as I'm aware, there haven't been any explicit references to any previous game, save for the various Amiibo hats you can get.
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Dr. Wright - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:27:09 EST ID:8pv6Wg4J No.696675 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696669

There is one reference in Zora's Domain but its not about Link its about Princess Ruto but the way they word it put its many, many years ago even before the creation of divine beasts.
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M. Bison - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:20:38 EST ID:CfaRL4aN No.696681 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696669
>>696675

Also the Dark Link set, which isn't from Amiibos, vaguely references Link from OoT in its description. Though it is a sort of "bonus" set so you could argue it's not strictly canon.
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Lightning - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:28:24 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696708 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What are these huge dragons I keep seeing floating around? Are they boss fights? Im kinda scared to get near them
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Liu Kang - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:37:32 EST ID:ZhNHMAoY No.696712 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696708
You can farm parts off them to upgrade certain armours and whatnot. Get near them and they start throwing elemental stuff at you, pop them with an arrow in specific body parts and they'll drop something, then disappear until the next day.
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Mappy - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:06:03 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696714 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696681
Zelda also mentions how the Master Sword is bound to the Hero whether Skyward bound, adrift in time, or steeped in Twilight. Pretty clear references to the events of Skyward Sword, OOT, and Twilight Princess. Breath of the Wild is easily the most self-referential Zelda to date, and I like how it ties in to all the lore of the whole timeline.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNK9q33Arw4
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Anakaris - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:40:16 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696856 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The divine beast boss fights are so disappointing and way too easy. In all of the other games, each boss was almost like a puzzle itself. They had patterns you had to learn and had to be defeated in certain ways.

In BOTW all you have to do is just strafe left or right and endlessly lob elemental arrows at them. I beat two of them in less than 20 seconds. Even when they go into their second form you can get like 4-5 shots off on them because their attacks take too long.
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Garrett - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:16:50 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696882 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696856
Bosses and main dungeons are definitely the weakest part of the game. All the good puzzles are found in the shrines, and the best enemies are all fought out in the open world.
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M'Aiq the Liar - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:38:17 EST ID:tnK73Fa6 No.696917 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696882
>Bosses and main dungeons are definitely the weakest part of the game.
Bosses have always been one of the weak spots in Zelda. It would definitely show in a longer more expansive game like this.
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Crash Bandicoot - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:17:16 EST ID:BrNAMuX4 No.696921 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696917
Maybe since Ocarina, where most of the bosses were the same.


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