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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Discussion (Nintendo Switch) [game]
 
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Switch
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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
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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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01/29/17, 18:20   Edit:  02/12/17, 21:42
 
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I discovered a use to find things with Magnesis: There are metal chests in various bodies of water that can be brought up.

@Zero Miu? What does a character from Fatal Frame 5 have anything to do with this?
03/11/17, 01:32
@autokymatic
WAT?!?!?!?!?! YOU CAN USE IT ON ENEMIES?!?!?!? I DON'T FUCKING BELIEVE YOU!!!!!!
03/11/17, 02:25   Edit:  03/11/17, 02:26
I do not, and will not believe you!!!!!!!

Edit: And you can't. I don't get what you were saying then.
03/11/17, 02:28   Edit:  03/11/17, 09:08
@DrFinkelstein

That's what I like to hear. I'm doing that part tonight.

@Mop it up

And possibly other important items down there too.

@carlosrox

Oh, it's real. And it's spectacular.

To @autokymatic, I just got the Stasis-in-combat upgrade last night, and whoa baby, that rune got a whole heck of a lot more valuable!
03/11/17, 02:44   Edit:  03/11/17, 02:49
I just started tonight and only played a couple hours, but I just want to say, the tone of this game is perfect, it really does feel like playing the original as a kid, so vast and mysterious. Definitely know what I'm doing for the next few months now lol.
03/11/17, 05:35
So I've freed Van Ruta...

Just to be clear, after I free the rest of them, then they combine into Megazord and I get to have a giant robot battle against Ganon, right?
03/11/17, 07:09
@Shadowlink

That's my understanding, yes.
03/11/17, 07:40
@TheBigG753
Uhm how? Upgrade I take it??????
03/11/17, 09:08
So I'm loving the Shrine quests in this game. One of the moments that always stuck with me from Ocarina of Time was solving the riddle to get the Fire Arrows. All these hidden shrines are very reminiscent of that. It's great.
03/11/17, 13:54
@carlosrox

Have you met Purah yet? Solution below:

In Hateno Village, visit the lab on top of the hill (most of the NPCs will point you in this direction). Once there, you'll do some story stuff and eventually have the opportunity to upgrade some of your runes, including Stasis, to become more useful. You'll need some of the mechanical materials to get it done though, Shafts or Cores or something.
03/11/17, 15:17
Alright, I did the region most-directly North (Woodland) last night. A lot of awesome stuff to talk about.

They've finally done the Lost Woods justice in a 3D Zelda game! An actual forest, where it felt like you could -- wait for it -- get lost! This whole section was amazing and beautiful and lived up to what I was hoping for. Got more significant upgrades to my inventory from Maracas, which was the main reason I've continued in a northern direction. And those shrine quests were really well done and varied. Though I was hoping for more from climbing up the Great Deku Tree than another fetch quest -- hopefully the reward for completing that one is good.

Spoilers regarding a sword the hero wields to seal the darknessSo...I got the Master Sword! I was a bit concerned at first about the Deku Tree being a real dick about me just taking it, and when my 10 heart containers weren't enough to pull sword from stone. Thankfully, though, I had just enough stamina vessels to sell to the demon statue back in Hateno. Anyways, the design around this seems really smart in the context of the weapon degradation system and the non-linearity of the game. It's a Level 30 sword that has special abilities and doesn't break, but you also can't use it indefinitely. So it solves the problem of not having an adequate weapon available at all times, while also giving you plenty of reasons to not use it as your only weapon. And because you have to have a certain amount of hearts to earn it, you can't just go there at the beginning of the game, get the Master Sword and then never use anything else the rest of the game. Very smart game design. My plan is pretty much to use it until it needs to recharge, and then switch over to one of my breakable weapons for a bit. I should be able to save some of those higher-level weapons for a longer time now.

There was an island to the left of the Korok Forest that I went to that seemingly had nothing important on it, aside from an enemy ambush and a piece of amber under a rock. I'm wondering if there's something else there that I'm missing, but I didn't notice anything.

Back on the road now, heading towards my next Divine Beast.

By the way, I know it's been discussed a little in this thread already, but I'm still going to tread real lightly here. @carlosrox's post here mentioned it, if you're curious as to what these spoilers are about. I think it was on my first or second day playing BotW that I spotted the yellow serpent coming out of the water at night, but I had something more pressing to do in the area so I figured I'd go back to it. Seemed very Dark Souls-y at the time. But then last night, after leaving the forest and heading northwest, I saw a similarly sized red dragon flying along the mountainside. I followed it for a bit this time, but it was out of reach before I could really interact with it. Anyways, based on a quest I was given that I haven't done yet, I think I know the purpose of these creatures. I don't know exactly what I'm going to do to deal with them, but I have some ideas and at least now I have a good idea of what they are for.

EDIT: @carlosrox, yeah, Bun describes how to do it but seriously once you do the first couple of main story missions, you'll come across it and you can't really miss it.
03/11/17, 16:28   Edit:  03/11/17, 16:35
@TheBigG753 I made a quick comment earlier in the thread about that section, it was great. There may be NPCs who give you hints about the place, but I was thinking that, like most areas in the game, I would be able to figure it out from what's there. And after some wandering around, I did indeed figure out the trick for it. Hoozah!
03/11/17, 20:29
TheBigG753 said:
There was an island to the left of the Korok Forest that I went to that seemingly had nothing important on it, aside from an enemy ambush and a piece of amber under a rock. I'm wondering if there's something else there that I'm missing, but I didn't notice anything.

The only thing I've been able to figure out for that island was making a campfire by the central tree (there's a pile of wood there for that purpose) and sitting until Night will cause a ton of Stalbokoblins, Stalizalfos, and Stalmoblins to pop out and attack you. They drop some decent bone gear and Liz blades, IIRC, but I didn't get anything else for beating that horde.
03/11/17, 22:38
So is there any logic to how often the natural/nature phenomenon known as the Blood Moon occurs? It freaked me out the first time it happened and it just happened again which made me think of it. I've had it happen probably between 7-10 times during my play through now. What causes it exactly or is it just random?
03/12/17, 03:43
@DrFinkelstein

I think it happens regularly, maybe every in-game week or so...? And yeah, freaked me out the first time too; spooky music and the sky looked like the apocalypse.

Second-scariest Zelda moon ever, am I right? :p
03/12/17, 03:48
@TriforceBun

I just had climbed up on top of a tall pillar when it happened the first time and I freaked out expecting the worst, lol.
03/12/17, 03:50
@DrFinkelstein As far as I can figure, it happens after a certain number of game days.
03/12/17, 04:00
So neat tip I just found that everyone but me probably already realized.

Next to the Shrine names on your map there's a little Treasure icon. Correlating that with the shrines I marked because because I had to leave chests behind, if that mark *isn't* there, you know there's still treasure to be found in said Shrine. Helpful!

A few of the Shrines I've found so far have had bonus puzzles after you get to the Spirit Orb point, some hidden some not so hidden. So it's a good tip to know.
03/12/17, 04:59
@Shadowlink

I had worked that one out the other day. Should come in super handy for completing these things fully. Thanks for sharing it though as I did not, like a turd.
03/12/17, 05:13
Anyone know of any good fishing spots? I could use some for some upgrades.
03/12/17, 05:18
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