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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

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    Edited: 02/12/17, 21:42
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I can't help but keep wishing this game had co-op. Of course, I wish that about a lot of games...

@Zero I thought that area was great, one of the best places in the game.
03/16/17, 21:45   
I found the Zora funneling thing hilarious, and it gets more so when you meet the guy on the bridge. Part of me thinks Nintendo's poking fun at itself in that whole sequence. Even if it's not, it's no great sin to have NPCs trying to keep you on the critical path for a bit.

Anyway I've played for probably 40 hours now and have not done any of the four things or even come all that close to doing so. I'm mostly just faffing about and having a wonderful time doing so. I think I'm gonna gather up all the memories (I have like five) then make a run at Hyrule Castle with this sick new Bow I just paid 1k rupees and some rare components for. Just as soon as I check out this suspicious-looking hill over here...and that forest...and maybe do another sidequest or two...ooh hey a shrine....
03/16/17, 22:17   
Edited: 03/16/17, 22:22
Mop it up said:
I can't help but keep wishing this game had co-op.


lol, story of my game.

I found out this morning that I've apparently clocked up 65 hours so far. With one dungeon done and the entire western edge of the map to still be revealed. This is nuts.
03/16/17, 22:57   
Yep. I'd love co-op as an option in this game. Exploring Hyrule with my bro(s) would be incredible.

What was that about Aonuma saying "playing alone" being a convention they were debating?!?!

Holy fuck. There are weapons that cost 1000 rupees in this game? Is this the Akkala region I keep hearing about?

Most expensive purchase I made so far was in Hateno. 3000 rupees...

I currently have about 5000 rupees though. I feel it's too much.

I keep worrying about the balance in this game.

Scrawnton said:
@Zero They said it will have a new story so I am kid of expecting it to be a larger dungeon that is a throw back to some old games.

PlzplzplzplzplzplzplzPLEASE be this.

I mean, I loved the first DB I did and look forward to the others, but man do I have a classic dungeon itch that needs to be scratched.

Make it tough as NAILS. Make it incredibly cryptic. Make it use alllll the mechanics in the game in an awesome way.

03/16/17, 23:19   
Edited: 03/16/17, 23:23
Nintendo needs to just make another 4 Swords Adventures. Thus solving the problem once and for all.

03/16/17, 23:25   
@carlosrox You'll need those rupees eventually for certain things. My biggest single use of rupees in the game so far is 10,000 (some of you will know what for). It's the first Zelda where I don't mind buying things like arrows at merchants either from time to time! Also, yes, The Akalla purchases.
03/16/17, 23:26   
On the topic of how we're all scattered in different areas, I wonder what paths everyone has taken? It's interesting for me to think about where I've gone, when and why. (Again, a tracking feature would have been AWESOME for this game.) Broadly speaking, my game has progressed kind of like this:

- Plateau
- Road to Kakariko
- Hateno Village becayuse fuck if I'm going to go right to Kakariko first, you don't own me game!
- Oh Hateno people want me to see Impa. FINE.
- Kakariko.
- Back to Hateno (sigh). I'm going to take the scenic route though....
- Ok I'm finally here. Go down to the beach you say? Ok. Ooh an island. (Eventide)
- Killed.
- Killed again.
- Killed a bunch more.
- Fuck this island.
- Back to Kakariko. I should hunt down Robbie.
- Meet the Zora prince.
- Eh. I wanna check out that thing they told me about in Hateno.
- Hey maybe I can take another crack at Eventide now.
- Seriously, fuck this island.
- Back to Zora's Domain. Complete Zora lead up. I'll just head back to Kakariko for a moment to do one quick thing...
- Dungeon complete! Yay?
- Ugh my weapons are full. Where did that weed say he was headed? Oh yeah.
- Head north. Activate all the towers.
- Except Death Mountain, because seriously, what the hell.
- Ok, enough of this nonsense. Eventide is gonna get conquered.
- Hooray! Where to now? Death Mountain sucks ass. Lets check out the south.

....And that's where I'm at.

(Also co-op would utterly ruin my wanderings. There'd be constant fighting over where to go.)
03/16/17, 23:34   
Edited: 03/16/17, 23:35
That sounds terrible. Don't you feel like you've seen a bit of everything already?

I'm glad I still have numerous entire chunks of land I haven't even seen yet. The entire desert chunk is 95% mystery to me, as is the snow, Death Mountain, Akalla, Hyrule Castle, and many areas of the regions I've been to are still needing some good digging in to.

I unlocked 2 of the western Towers back to back and figure I'll be spending some time here before I do the DB. I feel a bit sad seeing the western edge of the world though. Oh and I only flirted with the beach/water on the east side.

Still soooooo much to see. I wonder what my total play time to finish will be. 2 months? 2 months of basically hours daily mind you. Pretty unprecedented.

Ps. I miss Smash and wanna play that again.
03/17/17, 00:32   
Edited: 03/17/17, 00:33
@carlosrox Yeah I've been basically sticking in whatever area of the map I'm in without leaving it too much. Here and there I will cross out to do a shrine or something but I like the idea of leaving huge chunks unexplored for later in the game.
03/17/17, 00:39   
my copy of BOTW arrives today. Goodbye forever world.
03/17/17, 00:43   

Well nothing out west, except one weird glowy part. Like I said, that entire edge of the map is still blank- What, 5 or 6 regions?

And I haven't really scoured Faron yet, not like I did Lanayru, (or to a lesser extent Akalla.)

Half the reason I kept getting distracted in Lanayru was because I kept seeing something new in my travels in previous areas that I missed the first time. Heck, I only just found a hidden shrine near the first stable yesterday. Even in areas you figure you explored pretty well, I guarantee there's plenty more to do.
03/17/17, 00:46   
Edited: 03/17/17, 05:54

I hate that island. So much.
03/17/17, 01:02   
@MasterSandman II

It's actually a pretty cool challenge, but I wouldn't advise going there as early as I did.

One of my last failed runs, I was so doing super well....and then got fried by lightning.

So much rage.
03/17/17, 01:21   
Discovered two awesome things in the far west.

A hidden shrine that's easily the biggest and most in depth yet (with a at this point new little mechanic), and music that isn't your usual jingles you seem to hear everywhere else.

This is awesome!!!!!
03/17/17, 08:40   
I learned what you get today when you get all 900 Korok seeds. The reward you get actually makes the Korok quest kind of hilarious in hindsight when you think about it.
03/17/17, 17:20   
@TriforceBun Yeah I saw that too. I think this game pretty much hits the sweet spot in terms of self-awareness and humor for Zelda.

I think the only major-ish complaint I have is the mainline dialogue writing and voice acting. The recovered memories especially seem out of step with the rest of the game's (extremely high) quality.
03/17/17, 17:24   
Edited: 03/17/17, 17:24

You can cheat the island!! Before you run onto the beach or a side island, use Cryonis as close as possible to the beach, stand on top of the block, drop any equipment or material you'd like to have, jump down to the beach, start the event, then go pick up your equipment.

I actually died a few times even doing that, mostly because I was goofing off or got stomped by a mob. I got sick of repeating the sequence, so I just ran naked and completed the event as quickly as possible, only picking up a boat oar and a rusty sword.
03/17/17, 23:52   
Can you give a slight hint? I'm very curious what it is but know I'll see it eventually as my plan is to basically 100% this game, but I know it won't be annnnny time soon.

Like, I think I've found around 100 or so and feel like I've found soooo many. Blows my effin mind that there's still 9x as many. Wtf.
03/18/17, 00:39   
Edited: 03/18/17, 01:06

This probably isn't the type of hint you're looking for, but the reward has a lot more value if you speak Japanese or know a particular fact about Japanese culture. If you don't know Japanese culture, the reward feels like it has meta commentary implications (which might be part of the intention, but that seems unlikely to me given the meaning behind the reward).
03/18/17, 01:11   
Edited: 03/18/17, 01:12
Whoa yeah that doesn't help me at all lol. Now I'm even more curious!
03/18/17, 01:23   
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