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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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So I finished the game without actually finding the memory in Hyrule Castle. Once I got there I didn’t want to burn through my healing items so I just headed for the boss.

 

That being said, I did fight a few Guardians and Lynels and for whatever reason they were doing a lot less damage than before. I guess having the Ancient Armour really helps with the Guardians. The Lynels were way easier than Lynels I had encountered in the wild, well mainly become they didn’t use the lightning move. I just used statis on them and blasted them with them the master sword. Guess now I can finally upgrade that Barbarian Armour I found around 50 hours ago..:

 

Thoughts on the final boss and the ending:

 

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The final boss was easy but weird. When I had him down to very little health my sword just started pinging off him without seemingly doing any damage, but every now and then he would take a little damage for whatever reason, I’m not sure. So I just kept attacking his head and eventually he died. I suspect I was probably supposed to cut his legs like a normal guardian but I didn’t bother...

 

I cringed when I thought there was a second phase but thankfully that was more of a procession than anything else.

 

The ending was short (very short) but sweet. A lovely moment where Zelda asks Link “Do you remember me?” which I think will go down as one of those game endings that everyone remembers. And then of course the scene where Zelda and Link are looking up at the castle after the spirits of the Champions and the King have disappeared. Very nice.

 

I finished the game with 25.7% of the map explored.

 

My overall thoughts on the game? It’s a hard game to describe, and a hard game to rate,  but I wouldn’t give it 10/10. Probably a 9, if I had to put a number on it.

 

Its not a game of incredible highs and lows (although at best it is incredibly beautiful, at worst it just gets a little bit frustrating) but instead maintains a fairly consistent quality where the number one driving factor is exploration and discovery. It’s not an rpg but surprisingly does well in the loot department, over the course of 100 hours I was regularly finding newer and stronger equipment. There is no shortage of quests and compulsive things to do like finding the materials to upgrade your armour. 

 

So yeah, I guess the big strength of the game is the freedom and open-world design, a beautiful re-imagining of the world of Zelda. But this is at the cost of some of the strength of previous Zelda games, which of course were more directed (although it’s not as if the areas in games like Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess were small and didn’t reward exploration either), and centered around epic dungeons. 

 

If I had to pick maybe one negative (although I’m not sure if I even agree with this myself), is that they almost went too far, the game is almost too large. 

 

Overall, I had a wonderful time with it. Maybe some day I will come back and explore some more. It’s so different to previous Zelda’s that I struggle to compare it with them. Truth be told I probably prefer games like Twilight Princess and Link’s Awakening but then Breath of the Wild is a very different experience and great in its own way.

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On 23/12/2018 at 16:17, Sly Reflex said:

Her Twitter handle name is really close to a racial slur, it makes me a bit uncomfortable.

 

You think that's bad, at work we had a senior civil servant as the BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Champion called Nick Gurr.

 

https://race.bitc.org.uk/leading-change/leadershipreflections/NickGurr

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2 years on and still learning things about this game. Like you can parry back lasers from small guardians. I forgot how great this game is. 

 

(I’m watching someone play it, I’m not actually playing it)

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How did I never know about this? I thought I knew everything about the game.

 

If I ever get back to master mode that should make things a bit easier 

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95% of my guardian kills were parrying. The first time I did I went from feeling on deaths door as I hid to a legend.

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I just realised I can use my Skype headset and work to listen to YT. This soundtrack is amazing.

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6 minutes ago, Maf said:

I just realised I can use my Skype headset and work to listen to YT. This soundtrack is amazing.

 

That's what I do. Work and listen to podcasts or yeah soundtracks, playlists etc. Ssssshhhhh

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