Mar 17, 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
In this episode:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the
Wild is finally out, and Beej and Void are playing (and loving) it.
Void has it on the Switch, and Beej grabbed it on Wii U. We discuss
the differences in the versions and how each piece of hardware
handles the game (hint: they’re pretty much the same).
- We discuss how Breath of the Wild
treats armor and weapons differently than other games in the
series, making it much more like a traditional RPG, but still
feeling totally like Zelda.
- The setting is a unique version of
Hyrule, and it’s a welcome change. You can see the other Hyrules
there, but this one feels more alive...even though it has
technically been destroyed.
- Nintendo did what Nintendo does:
makes a game full of fun little details. In a way, they did what
Blizzard did with World of Warcraft--took an existing genre and
- The game assumes you’re not stupid
and doesn’t have a real “tutorial.” You have an intro, get some
abilities, and are set into the world. It’s awesome.
- Hardest Zelda ever. And that’s a good
- There’s a story we care about, and we
didn’t expect that from a Zelda game. But it’s not a Final
Fantasy-style story. It’s told in a really cool way.
- There are multiple game systems that
Void really loves digging into so that he can experience new and
interesting gameplay that may not have been designed or intended,
and even Beej got into figuring out how to use the game’s physics
and systems to think outside of what the standard solution to a
puzzle or fight would be.
- Overall, we are in love with this
game, and we think it is worth every penny and second you spend
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- Persona 4 Golden is still cool, but
he got Zelda, so that’s taken priority.
- Shovel Knight is just as awesome on
the Switch as it ever was.
- Grabbed a second Switch dock for
upstairs after all because the system is amazing
- Tried Curiosity Box with his kids and
thinks it’s great. Can’t wait for the next box.
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