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A Review of Breath of the Wild: DLC RELEASED!
« on: March 18, 2017, 12:37:51 PM »
This either.
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You can start a new game by creating a new user. Not the most elegant solution I know, but at least it would allow you to play a new game without erasing your completed file.

After the first few hours, I didn't get killed any more. The food system is easy to exploit. This is still an easy Zelda game, though it requires a little more effort to make it easy by gathering materials and cooking the food.

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Interesting analysis, and I am intrigued by your game rankings, but how dare you place Majora's Mask so low! Though more seriously, I have drawn a comparison between BotW's open and living world with that of Majora's Clock Town. Do you see this the same way, or at least feel Clock Town was a great concept, just not executed as well as it was in BotW?


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thanks for the idea, I already have an alternate file for my Japanese eShop account so I can probably use that, or make a third if I want to restart the game.
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Ranking Zelda titles is tough, and don't get me wrong, there's really only one game on that list that I genuinely dislike. The series is really high quality and it's hard to split hairs on certain titles, but that's the best ranking I've got.

Clock Town is one of the best towns in Zelda, period. It's NPC schedules and density are amazing. The main problem I have with Majora's Mask actually has to do with Clock Town, though, which is that the best parts of the game's content are centralized there, and its really the only area that takes advantage of the three-day time limit as a mechanic. It also feels a bit too rigid, if you get my drift, and in being as complex and interwoven as it is, it fails to end up appearing organic.

Breath of the Wild's open landscapes feel organic, and the events that unfold in it do. The second you add in the NPC element, however, the game stumbles a bit. The first time you rescue a pair of soldiers from monsters is extremely satisfying, but when you realize those same soldiers are going to fight those same enemies when a Blood Moon rises, it blows the wind out of your sails. The behavior of the animals and enemies in this game is where it shines, and luckily, that's where you spend most of your time. I'm not too turned off by NPC's not being more active or unpredictable, though, because I've seen the flip-side of things: Xenoblade Chronicles X, where NPC's move around like Michigan J Frog at a music festival.
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Re: A Review of Breath of the Wild: DLC RELEASED!
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 12:56:14 AM »
I just wanted to let you all know that, having digested my playing experience for a bit, I have decided to release DLC for this review. The third installment should be coming shortly, but I also wanted to say that I'll likely be adding even more DLC with the release and completion of Nintendo's own planned updates for Breath of the Wild.

In addition, if you would like to to read the reasons behind my ranking of the Zelda titles, you can find them here: http://nerdraeg.blogspot.com/2011/11/the-legend-of-zelda-talk-personal-very.html
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Re: A Review of Breath of the Wild: DLC RELEASED!
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 11:17:50 AM »
Haha nice, DLC for a review, there's a novel idea. Will read everyone's thoughts here on the game at some point, but I've yet to get it so tryna swerve around some spoilers.

Your best-of Zelda list is interesting, I'd have Wind Waker much higher for example, although I've not played a lot of them to be honest. So it'd be high up by default haha.

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Re: A Review of Breath of the Wild: DLC RELEASED!
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 11:39:46 AM »
Hey all,

Having completed the Trial of the Sword in normal mode and sunk about 20 or so hours into the Master Mode, I wanted to update this increasingly sour overview of Breath of the Wild with a pretty verbose segment on combat. You can find it in the original post.
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Re: A Review of Breath of the Wild: DLC RELEASED!
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 05:00:04 AM »
Hi there! I've just finished my final three segments of analysis on Breath of the Wild. I hope you enjoy reading this titan as much as I've enjoyed writing it, and please let me know if you'd like an audio version for your convenience.
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Re: A Review of Breath of the Wild: DLC RELEASED!
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 08:28:56 PM »
Does it come in braille?
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Re: A Review of Breath of the Wild: DLC RELEASED!
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2017, 10:15:22 PM »
Loved your review. But will read all the DLC portions when I actually play them and finish them myself.
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