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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.

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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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Wow it rains really often in Hyrule. But mostly only when there is a wall or cliff I need to climb. It’s rather uncanny.
01/15/23, 16:23   

That's how they keep everything so lush and green.
01/15/23, 21:30   
Every time I’m climbing a tower, I always think; “Wow. I wish I had a Hookshot.”
01/16/23, 00:39   
Darn tootin' right.
01/16/23, 05:18   
Hm, the game loop is starting to wear a little thin lately. I'm not stumbling across as many Shrines anymore. And I'm finding that having a horse isn't all that helpful...you can't scale a cliff (or tower) with one, let alone glide down from a high peak. I know I've barely scratched the surface of this game (only woken two Divine Beasts) but this is starting to get a little old. I'll keep pushing through, though.

Getting really tired of all this rain. And c'mon, wearing just *ONE* piece of metal is going to cause me to get struck by lightning? Like, 90% of the time? C'mon, now. That's just getting in the way of me having fun with the game. That in particular is starting to get really annoying.

01/20/23, 20:32   

It is true that i found horses only good for running past Guardians and exploring the general parts of the maps. There are a few special horses you can find though.


shoot them and watch carefully where you hit.

There's a lot more to find then shrines. Did you reach the upper-right/lower-right parts of the map yet? Fun stuff happens there.

Theres a pice of equipment you get that makes you immune to lightning. You get it in Gerudo town. By doing chores for people.
01/20/23, 21:08   
Edited: 01/20/23, 21:22
GameDadGrant said:
I'll keep pushing through, though.

Don't do that to yourself! The beauty of Breath of the Wild is that you don't have to do anything. If you're ready for the game to be done, head to Hyrule Castle and end it.
01/20/23, 22:25   
There is also some item that detects when shrines are near. I actually turned it off until I was down to the last 10 or so shrines I was having trouble finding because I wanted to explore and find them on my own, but if you want to find shrines it's probably pretty helpful!
01/20/23, 22:27   

I don't think that find hidden shrines tho.


There's a suit of armor that helps with lightning, and one of the divine beast threads can help too.

I personally love the openness and aimlessness of Breath of the Wild, but I feel like there's a lot of real estate between an Ubisoft style, "barf all the icons on a map" style UI and something that would guide you to shit like armor that lets you climb more efficiently. The negaoryx clip is real.
01/21/23, 03:44   

Agreed. I didn't even do the Rito stuff the first time I played it. Just went to the castle when the time felt right (knowing I would play it again another time/year, and would do Rito then).
01/21/23, 03:52   
@Kal-El814 I'm pretty sure it still points you to the general area? It doesn't tell you exactly where the shrine is.
01/21/23, 03:53   

Depends. Shrines you have to *make* appear via Kass riddles etc, simply don't register until you trigger them.
01/21/23, 04:40   
Eventually you can set the senser to find other things as long as you have a picture of that thing.
01/21/23, 20:32   
Edited: 01/21/23, 20:40
Stan McStanly said:

shoot them and watch carefully where you hit.

Hmm, okay. Maybe I'll try that next time. And no, haven't gotten to those edges of the map you referenced. Yet.

Secret_Tunnel said:
Don't do that to yourself!

Eh, it's not a HUGE deal. And I mean, there is a LOT to explore here so I want to see as much as I can. So maybe I'll just wander around for a bit before really progressing the main story. (though I did just beat the flying Divine Beast last night, haha)

Zero said:
There is also some item that detects when shrines are near.

Oh yeah, I have the Shrine Detector thingy on. Problem is, I usually see the Shrine before the detector detects it, haha. Oh well.

Kal-El814 said:
The negaoryx clip is real.

Good to know about the lightning armor. Um...what's this "negaoryx clip" you speak of?
01/24/23, 01:38   
Huh. Lionels (sp?) apparently don’t attack you on sight. They won’t even approach Link if no weapons are drawn.
01/29/23, 19:42   

They won't attack unless the aforementioned happens or you get to close. Theres a guy that hangs around different villages at night and lets you buy monster disguises

I think it's spelled "Lynel(s)"
01/30/23, 00:11   
Edited: 01/30/23, 00:12
So I came across one of those huge, flying, serpent-dragon things again. I was at a high vantage point, so I swooped on down to it, then let go of the glider. My intention was to land on its back and…I dunno what my plan was after that, to be honest. LOL.

But as soon as I “landed” on it? Link was immediately thrust back and shocked with electricity! The dragon didn’t even seem to be aware of me, and just casually kept flying away while lightning balls appeared and started making their way towards me. I barely got away in time, and when I had finally collected myself for another run at it, it had disappeared. Bah.

Guess next time I’ll just try shooting it like I was advised before…!

Stan McStanly said:
I think it's spelled "Lynel(s)"

I think you are correct! Thanks!
02/01/23, 23:05   

I tried that once...

02/02/23, 00:43   

You can also get some more info on the dragons if you travel to Mount Lanayru on the eastern side of the map.
02/02/23, 20:24   
02/02/23, 21:39   
Edited: 02/02/23, 21:39
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