The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Suits » April 21st, 2017, 7:39 am

I discovered what you can do with snowballs last night.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Stanshall » April 21st, 2017, 5:18 pm

Wait...what? :O

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Sean » April 21st, 2017, 5:54 pm

To avoid spoilers, is the only way to get the item you need to enter Gerudo Town by paying $600? Seems like a super high price...

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Stanshall » April 21st, 2017, 6:44 pm

I think so, yes. At least, that's the only way I managed to get in.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Flabyo » April 21st, 2017, 6:50 pm

That's not massively high, you can get that by just selling a few things you've cooked.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Suits » April 24th, 2017, 8:04 am

I don't know why I didn't know it already, or expect it but I tried to the put the Master Sword down while I had full health and lol'd at the result.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Stanshall » April 24th, 2017, 8:14 am

I even knew about it and yet still never did it, completely forgot because I didn't know how it worked. Obvious in hindsight.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by seansthomas » April 24th, 2017, 5:30 pm

I'm wondering if I should tackle the boss soon? About to start my third Divine Beast and as I've unlocked over half the shrines now, the combat has gotten a lot easier. Don't want Ganon to be a walkover.

Worth doing all 4 first folks, or did you wade in earlier?

In other news, the Clan hideout stealth mission can do one. Only low point of the game to date...

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Suits » April 24th, 2017, 5:48 pm

Oooo, hard to say.

Having done the four Beasts and then take on Ganon, I'd say, for me it was more fulfilling from a story point of view rather than a difficulty thing.

Probably because by the time I took him on I was pretty prepared and tooled up anyway. In most games and this was the same, it's wasn't about something being hard, it was just about working it out.

I'd recommend doing all the Beasts on the fact that dugeons are all cool by themselves anyway and you'd not want to miss them.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Stanshall » April 24th, 2017, 5:48 pm

I stumbled upon the final boss after three Beasts and got my shit pushed in. I'm sure if I came prepared with appropriate food and Ancient weaponry I'd have had a better crack but equally, I wasn't that committed to using all my resources when I wasn't really enthusiastic about rushing to the end.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by seansthomas » April 24th, 2017, 7:29 pm

Cheers guys. I read somewhere that the ending is different if you tackle it before you've done the Divine Beasts. Intriguing...

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by James » April 25th, 2017, 6:47 am

seansthomas wrote:
April 24th, 2017, 7:29 pm
Cheers guys. I read somewhere that the ending is different if you tackle it before you've done the Divine Beasts. Intriguing...
Makes sense that there'd be differences, given what the Divine Beasts are. I'm not sure either if collecting all Memories also changes the ending (it certainly adds to the story).

I'd heartily recommend finishing all Divine Beasts and collecting all Memories. The final boss will be easier or more difficult depending upon how prepared you are with meals, elixirs, armour and high-level weapons. You could always fight as naked, hungry Link, if you want to up the challenge. ;)

That said, (I hope it's not a spoiler to say) that after the credits you are dropped back into Hyrule and can tackle any unfinished missions. So, I think you could complete the final fight now and come back to the rest later (without having to restart). Not sure how the story would flow after that though.

Another option would be to get all your Divine Beasts and Memories on this playthrough, enjoy the spectacle of the end and then start a new 'skip to the end' run in which you get the challenge you're after. :twisted:

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by chase210 » April 25th, 2017, 7:02 am

I thought the divine beasts were necessary to get the master sword, I must confess.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by James » April 25th, 2017, 7:02 am

Should have said, if anyone does feel my previous post is a little too close to the bone, spoiler-wise, please let me know. If you do, chances are someone else will and I can edit to hide/remove the offending parts.

I may well be being overly cautious here, but it's been a month and change since I "completed" BOTW, so it's difficult to judge what's brand new information and what's old hat, both on the forum and in the wider world.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Flabyo » April 25th, 2017, 10:16 am

Completing the memories quest does add a scene to the ending, yes.

But you should be aiming to finish that one anyway, it's worth it.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Sinclair Gregstrum » April 26th, 2017, 9:55 am

On these memories - is literally the only thing to help you find them the pictures in the Sheikah Slate? That's a pretty needle-in-a-haystack task if that's the case no?

I've only stumbled across a couple in addition to the essentials you get while playing through the main quest line, but haven't set out to specifically hunt any down as of yet.

So who in the C&R community is still playing this? I'm still playing nothing else and sinking every minute of gaming time I get into it! Currently two Divine Beasts down, two to go, and definitely planning on sorting all four before tackling Ganon (although I didn't know you could go for him before doing the DBs to be honest...).

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by ThirdMan » April 26th, 2017, 10:04 am

I finally got cracking at this last night. Still on the plateau and loving it. The game does a lot of things differently but key amongst them is traversal. It makes a mockery of every other open world game I've played.

I'm also very impressed with how the game looks. I began playing it in handheld mode and while it's the best looking handheld I've played by quite a margin, I was still worried about how it would look on a big screen. But it's stunning.

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by hazeredmist » April 26th, 2017, 10:04 am

I''m still playing it but have taken a bit of a break since beating my first Divine Beast, I'm now dipping into PES while doing the Titanfall 2 campaign. I'll get back on Zelda soon!

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Flabyo » April 26th, 2017, 10:12 am

Some tips for the memories quest for those struggling:
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All but one of them you can work out just from what's in the picture.

You need to compare significant landmarks in the image with your map. (It helps a lot if you've practice doing this in real life, while out hiking etc...).

About half of them have Hyrule Castle in shot, so it's pretty easy to work out which side of the castle you should be on, and roughly where you are in relation to it vertically as well.

For others, look for significant landmarks. Is one of the divine beasts in shot? A particular mountain? A really flipping huge bridge? Also think in terms of what might look different now, something that isn't ruined in the photo might well be now.

The game will also help you out in other ways. Once you've spoken to the painter in Kakariko village at some point he will ask you to lead him to a fairy fountain that's nearby. Once you've done that side quest he'll start popping up at the various stables around Hyrule, and if you speak to him there he'll give a hint as to where one of your photographs might actually be. There's one where it's such a non descrip bit of forest that you'll almost never get it without his help (unless you stumble on it accidentally)

There's a final step after you complete the photos that I can offer a hint for if people are specially stuck on that part...

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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Post by Suits » April 26th, 2017, 10:17 am

Flabyo wrote:
April 26th, 2017, 10:12 am
Some tips for the memories quest for those struggling:
I didn't locate or even attempt to search for all of the memories in my first play through..

After beating the game I soon wanted to go back and collect these........ then finish it again.

I'll make sure to remember your post if I get stuck - I've not looked at it yet.

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