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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Discussion (Nintendo Switch) [game]
 
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The wait is nearly over. The game is being detailed left and right by the media,… the amiibo have been announced,… and the Nintendo Switch is imminent… The Legend of Zelda series has been a special one for Nintendo fans since it began and the next chapter starts on March 3rd, 2017.

A hero's tale begins anew.
Open your eyes and see what is true.

Fun Facts:
Vast open world where you could go find the end of the game within 15 minutes… but you won't survive it.
Weapons have stats and durability.
Climb pretty much anything you want.
Eat and cook to regain health.
Full voice-acting for all except Link

Lets use this thread to discuss the game on the Nintendo Switch. To help hold the tide of the wait, here are some beautiful screenshots and links for your perusal.





Negative World Threads:
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild for SWITCH and Wii U
BotW Sounds Pretty Expansive (Amount of Content Spoilers)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at launch, comes with Special and Master Editions

News:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - More Dungeon Details
Game Informer Interview - Getting away from traditions and making dying fun

YouTube Videos of Interest
Nintendo Switch - Legend of Zelda 2017 Presentation Trailer
Nintendo E3 2016 Legend of Zelda BotW Trailer
Nintendo Switch Super Bowl LI Ad (2017)
Nintendo Switch Extended Superbowl LI Ad (2017)
The Legend of Zelda Art & Artifacts Book Tour – Nintendo Minute
Fan-Made Old-School Zelda Breath of the Wild Commercial

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Posted: 01/29/17, 18:20:06  - Edited by 
 on: 02/12/17, 21:42:30
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I should have posted this first thing this morning but in general...



My Special Edition is almost here. The scores are flooding in. There will be Life Before Breath of the Wild and Life After Breath of the Wild.
Posted: 03/02/17, 19:23:38  - Edited by 
 on: 03/02/17, 19:23:54
I know it's not cool to admit reviews affect your interest but the REALLY, REALLY high reviews have pumped my interest up a lot. It sounds like Nintendo really crafted a near perfect open world game. Usually not a fan of open world, but if anyone can do it, Nintendo can.

Psyched!
Posted: 03/02/17, 19:32:18
Posted: 03/03/17, 00:35:42
Posted: 03/03/17, 00:38:49
Okay yeah the framerate is pretty rough on Wii U. Just walking down the hill after emerging from the cave, it's super choppy when I turn the camera. I hope this isn't the norm because it's actually bad enough that it would bug me.

Also the Gamepad has this annoying "tap here to play on the GamePad only" message that fades in and out that is super distracting in my lap when I'm playing in the dark. I wish they would just leave it off entirely.

3/10 throwing this dumb game and my Wii U in the trash
Posted: 03/03/17, 07:59:53
Alright, that was quite the quick system setup...lol.

Switch is all hooked up to my TV/receiver. Noticed that I've probably been lacking left-front surround sound for a while (and didn't notice ffs...), fixed that.

Pro controller is charged, system and game software updates loaded. All set to get started first thing in the morning!
Posted: 03/03/17, 08:26:07
Oh baby. I sleep for x amount of hours til me and my bro leave at around 6:15am (5 hours at the time of this writing), gonna be a great day!!!!

A few more BOTW impressions, maybe the trailers before bed time, then Switch day! I can almost taste those cartridges! !!

It's great to see this thread and post in it! My new home!!
Posted: 03/03/17, 11:13:36  - Edited by 
 on: 03/03/17, 11:14:47
Jeepers. What. A. Game! I honestly don't want to stop, but I'm gonna nab a few hours rest, and play more soon. I'm extra glad I took Friday off now.
Posted: 03/03/17, 11:46:01
Well this certainly throws you in the deep end, lol.

Perhaps part of me may miss the structure of previous Zelda adventures, but it has the exploration down pat so far. I want to check out everything just to see if there's something cool! Found a neat soldiers bow. Yay!
Posted: 03/03/17, 11:48:33  - Edited by 
 on: 03/03/17, 11:54:36
I think I violently dislike the Old Man.
Posted: 03/03/17, 13:35:35
@Shadowlink

Don't talk shit about me.
Posted: 03/03/17, 13:38:11
@TheOldManFromZelda

Then hand over your damn leaf you stingy bastard.
Posted: 03/03/17, 14:39:21
Goddamn bird right outside my window woke me up way too early today (must be a Zelda fan too!). But I guess that means it's



Once this pot of coffee finishes brewing!
Posted: 03/03/17, 16:27:48
I should have taken off today...

When I got home last night after the midnight launch I thought, eh, I'll update the system and then watch the Zelda intro before bed. Now I'm sitting at work with 3 hours of sleep. I'm going to be worthless today until I find a bit more shut eye.

*finds space under cube*
Posted: 03/03/17, 17:23:36
@TheBigG753
God bless that bird.

20 mins!!!
Posted: 03/03/17, 17:38:33
This game is alright.
Posted: 03/03/17, 17:45:14
I just learned that cooking is fun!. And necessary!
Posted: 03/03/17, 18:00:03
@Shadowlink

Haha, I just got to that part and I totally knew what he was going to say. That bastard!

I am liking this game *quite* a bit so far.
Posted: 03/03/17, 18:20:51
My Wii U copy is arriving today but I'm tempted to keep that sealed and get the Switch version since I am getting a Switch anyways. Whatever happens, hype. Massive hype.
Posted: 03/03/17, 18:57:43
Oh, sweet paraglider!!!
Posted: 03/03/17, 19:27:55
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