you pretty much had to preorder it or show up at the store early on release day. i havent been able to find one myself yet, most places dont seem to think they'll have many more until april.
― ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:12 (one year ago) Permalink
the Wii release was like this too iirc, you couldn't reliably walk into a store and buy one until long after release
― ciderpress, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:17 (one year ago) Permalink
its not uncommon for popular electronic products ramping up the production of new stuff is difficult
― lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:24 (one year ago) Permalink
oh yeah I remember the Wii for sure. was pretty into the whole deal back then, iirc mrs. aero was trying to order it from her workplace while I was doing the same thing at home, doing a bunch of "it looks like it's going through! fuck...no, price went up!" shit. now I'm old though one huge advantage of being old is like oh there's a new deal? cool I'll get one maybe. oh I can't get it for six months? cool who gives a fuck maybe I'll buy it in six months or maybe I won't care then, all the same really *takes nap*
― though the tempest rages, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:22 (one year ago) Permalink
i stumbled in my way into the zora domain. lizards keep zapping me with wands. i feel like i'm massively underleveled/underprepared for its challenges. hell, i feel massively underleveled/underprepared at all times. i am distracted by taking photos of mushrooms, exploding every rock i see, collecting monster parts to no particular purpose, and my progress in the main quest occurs in fits and starts. there are all these little hints of bigger sidequests (reuniting lovers? finding special bugs?) that i am missing because i am careening through hyrule like a damn loon. i am constantly busting into areas filled with super-strong bad guys that can one-hit kill me, or falling off slippery mountain peaks, or getting chopped up in shrines. and the blood moon mechanic is legit frightening. the whole experience is weird and excellent –– like, i am delighted to run around but i am in constant-fear of insta-death. also, i misunderstood the function of the amiibo, and i gave myself a horse while i was on top of a tower. poor epona, all alone and nothing to do but jump to deah. :(
― kellyanne amway (remy bean), Thursday, 9 March 2017 02:22 (one year ago) Permalink
if I had to sum up the game mega quickly in the most reductive way possible and that doesn't actually sum up how fantastic it is, i'd say this is basically Ni No Kuni goes Soulsbourne. which is probably everything i've ever wanted from a game?
― jamiesummerz, Thursday, 9 March 2017 12:02 (one year ago) Permalink
hahahaha, i'm so old, i've never heard of either of those games
― increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 9 March 2017 13:48 (one year ago) Permalink
the last zelda game i played was "adventure of link". so far i think "breath of the wild" is better, but if soda popinski starts laughing at me the next time i die i might reconsider.
― increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 9 March 2017 13:59 (one year ago) Permalink
― increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 9 March 2017 13:48
The second one just meant Demon Souls/Dark Souls/Bloodborne
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:02 (one year ago) Permalink
jamiesummerz may have just sold me a switch (once i get my financial/time life rebalanced)
― removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:04 (one year ago) Permalink
i guess the souls comparison mainly comes from the fact that:
1. there's very little handholding, you're rewarded for curiosity, exploration and experimentation. i'm 15 hours in and only just worked out that sometimes money is hidden under rocks, that I can make a horse more friendly by patting its head, that i can parry projectiles. etc.2. just like the second enemy i met in yarnham, i got wrecked to death by the second trash mob enemy i met in zelda3. that GAME OVER red on black screen is very YOU DIED. and i've seen it a bunch.
fun article on Breath Of The Wild deaths at http://kotaku.com/legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-players-share-their-1793006745
― jamiesummerz, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:23 (one year ago) Permalink
also love the fact that after an hour or so, i could very quickly switch to play this with zero hud (other than seeing hearts on top left)... only time i need to know more than what the gameplay itself shows me (how much noise i'm making, how visible i am, link shivering shows me it's cold, etc) is when I need to check my map every now and then.
also, climbing a tower to reveal more of the map reveals noting other than topography. if you find somrthing and want to remember it, you tag that map yourself with an icon. no assassins creed jumble of side quest icons - you find that shit yourself through exploring.
aaaanyway, great game.
― jamiesummerz, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:28 (one year ago) Permalink
i kind of stayed away from dark souls because i heard it was "hard". maybe that's my fault, because when i think "hard" i think like battletoads or some shit. this game, i could get myself killed really easy but the game autosaves every two minutes and i can just spend all day cutting down grass and hunting for bugs if i want. and then i got the camera so i'm basically playing pokemon snap here.
― increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:27 (one year ago) Permalink
dunkey vid makes it look like this owns. hard
― ||||||||, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:51 (one year ago) Permalink
It does. One of the monsters just picked up a smaller monster and threw it at me lol.
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 10 March 2017 00:48 (one year ago) Permalink
i ran into a couple archers on horses the other day and it was pretty tight
― art, Friday, 10 March 2017 01:35 (one year ago) Permalink
i've been dating a gamer for a few months and this is by far the best thing i've seen him play. it's really magical.
― The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Friday, 10 March 2017 01:52 (one year ago) Permalink
I fucked up the use of an amiibo today though.
There's a one time only bonus of a horse awarded for syncing an OG Link figure in game. Not knowing this, I used my amiibo in a dumb location. And my one-time-kickass-bonus horse spawned on top of a tower.
I gave it a Viking funeral because why the shit not.
― rb (soda), Friday, 10 March 2017 01:56 (one year ago) Permalink
so the real real question i have is if this game is worth the roughly $450 it would cost for me to buy the system, the spare joystick and zelda (when it's eventually available in wide release this summer) because i'm guessing there might be five or six more games I'll buy for this thing over the life of the system? so i kinda want to know that one of them will be among the very best games I've ever played.
― removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Friday, 10 March 2017 08:04 (one year ago) Permalink
This game looks great. I'll buy it on the WiiU when the price drops, and I might get a Switch when they bring out a Mario Kart that isn't just MK8 with 4 new coloured shyguys or whatever.
― barbarian radge (NotEnough), Friday, 10 March 2017 09:33 (one year ago) Permalink
― barbarian radge (NotEnough)
nintendo games are about the only games where i don't wait for the price drop. first because it doesn't come - if you're waiting for the price to drop you will be waiting a very long time - and second because unlike other companies' AAA games, nintendo games aren't completely buggy and broken on launch.
"so i kinda want to know that one of them will be among the very best games I've ever played.
― removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses)"
i haven't played the same games you have so i have no basis for making that claim. all i can say is that i play games very, very rarely. the last game i played regularly was civilization v. before that it was rock band. i'm playing the shit out of this game, which is kind of a problem because i really should be packing. (if you don't already have a wiiu they seem like they're going to just rerelease all the best wiiu games for the switch, so you should probably get some of those too.)
― increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Friday, 10 March 2017 12:19 (one year ago) Permalink
I suspect that the WiiU version is going to have a limited print run and prices are liable to stay the same or go up as they did for Twilight Princess on Gamecube.Was playing this last night and marvelling how seamless everything is, then thinking about how buggy Bethesda etc games are. The verticality in the world is also really good, feels similar to XCX in that respect and I believe some of the staff on that game also worked on this.
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 10 March 2017 12:41 (one year ago) Permalink
played this on Switch yesterday for the first time. very impressive! the graphics are really nice, like really really really nice! best-looking grass in a videogame yet. really goes a long way to capturing the feel of running over a sunny hillside. the wind blows and the grass moves like it would in real life. someone was playing Horizon next to it and while that game is a graphical powerhouse, it was still a little obvious that the plants and stuff were just assets stuck to the world mesh. the Breath in the title of this game is v significant: this may be the first open world game where it felt like there was actually wind in the air.
― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 12 March 2017 16:21 (one year ago) Permalink
To hell with you, Ziga clan. Eighty bajillion deaths at your katana-wielding paws.
― rb (soda), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 21:38 (one year ago) Permalink
Just got this for my birthday. Now to kick the bf off the TV so I can play it.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 02:55 (one year ago) Permalink
Yiga Clan ain't nuthing ta fuck wit
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 03:48 (one year ago) Permalink
i haven't had much in the way of problems with the yiga clan yet. lynels, on the other hand... i'm pretty sure they use an aimbot.
― increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:46 (one year ago) Permalink
you can actually mount lynels and whack them in the head a bunch before they attack back...
completed the first 'dungeon' today - the final battle was greeeeat
― jamiesummerz, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:38 (one year ago) Permalink
hahaha, the spouse and i were just speculating this morning on whether you could ride a lynel... though the spouse wanted to tame them. :)
― increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 21:04 (one year ago) Permalink
i definitely am having nostalgia for the old-school lynels who shot swords out of their mouths book of revelation style
― increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 21:06 (one year ago) Permalink
I love how the Northeast of the map looks like New Hampshire in early October. Also, I bought a house and a lot of furniture and...? There is no benefit except I can dump extra weapons in the middle of my room.
― rb (soda), Monday, 20 March 2017 15:50 (one year ago) Permalink
i named my horses Mr Horsu and Horseface. i loves them.
― jamiesummerz, Monday, 20 March 2017 16:44 (one year ago) Permalink
oh my god, the fucking Trial of Wood, i'm going to have a sore throat tomorrow from screaming at my television
― increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Monday, 20 March 2017 23:08 (one year ago) Permalink
Possibly a dumb question, but how much does your left hand have to press buttons in this game? I'm slightly paralysed in my left hand - so games where you only have to move the stick are fine, but games that rely on constant left-finger-buttoning can be difficult.
― Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:32 (one year ago) Permalink
the left hand buttons are primarily used to quickly switch equipment which you do pretty often. but you can do it by going into yr inventory only using right hand though (is obviously a lot slower).
― devvvine, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:40 (one year ago) Permalink
also left hand triggers are used fairly often as well for guarding and abilities.
― devvvine, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:42 (one year ago) Permalink
Thanks! Do you use your thumb for all of that or 2nd/3rd fingers? (My thumb is the good one!)
― Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:45 (one year ago) Permalink
no problem, thumb for weapon switching, 2nd/3rd finger on the back trigger and bumper (this is on wii u i should say, dont know if its much different on the switch)
― devvvine, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:49 (one year ago) Permalink
Same on switch, use thumb to click on L stick to crouch/sneak, use thumb to press buttons to change weapons and skills quickly (handy tip: hold down ZR and you can cycle through arrows), use finger on L button to activate skills (most of the time during puzzle solving), use finger on ZL to lock on to enemies/raise shield. Depends on your play style I guess, I play without locking on/raising shield and game is perfectly playable this way.
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:26 (one year ago) Permalink
So, I started this yesterday and it took me basically all day just to get off the fucking plateau. Comedy of errors really - when I realised I needed to get that Warm Doublet I was pissed off to realise I'd accidentally eaten the only raw meat I had on me. I then managed to kill a bird - but then promtly died 3 mins later and lost my save. I then spent TWO HOURS stalking/creeping in the forest trying to catch a fucking bird/squirrel/boar. &*$%^%^$%$!!
Rest of the level was a cakewalk in comparison lol.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 26 March 2017 22:41 (one year ago) Permalink
Still I suppose I'm real good at hunting animals with a bow now, haw :(
The doublet was the only thing I got on the plateau before I took off with the paraglider btw - have I missed anything else? I take it you cant get back there?
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 26 March 2017 22:42 (one year ago) Permalink
didn't know you could get the doublet on the plateau, just cooked loads of spicy meat. you can always go back, stamina and extreme temperature the only things limiting you from going anywhere.
― devvvine, Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:01 (one year ago) Permalink
Yeah you make the spicy meat/ seafood fry for Old Man and he gives it to you.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:12 (one year ago) Permalink
my girl and i have made a pact that we are going to get a switch/zelda if we hit some specific money goals. this game is helping me budget!
― Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:48 (one year ago) Permalink
i love this game, but it can definitely be frustrating. but frustration is used as a feedback tool in this game, i think? when i am frustrated it has come from the knowledge that i am doing something ineffectively, not that the game is holding back or setting up artificial difficulty barriers. so far i have been annoyed w/ the warm doublet quest (b/c there were a million ways to solve it, and i was looking for the "right" one, though i eventually switched tactics and solved it easily).
the lynel in the zora domaingetting zapped while hiking into the zoras uglyass domainthe one tower i *still* can't climb due to electro guys swimming nearbyanother fucking lynela boring shrine quest where i had to kill three giantsa horse-taming questsome bullshit in the lost woodsthe goron questgathering wood to build my effing house
― remy bean, Monday, 27 March 2017 00:00 (one year ago) Permalink
Apparently having metal items mean you get struck by lightning during rain? Fun.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 27 March 2017 00:10 (one year ago) Permalink
― Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Wednesday, 5 April 2017 16:36 (one year ago) Permalink
I'm already overwhelmed looking at how much map there is to cover. Its not just that its large - its that so much of it is only accesible in really gruelling ways like slowly climbing cliffs. I feel like I'll be playing this game for years at this rate.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 6 April 2017 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink
cliff-climbing gets much easier by mid-game, once you gain some stamina and other stuff that makes you climb faster/longer.
― erry red flag (f. hazel), Monday, 10 April 2017 21:42 (one year ago) Permalink
One of my workmates recommended gunning for stamina over health in the early stages of loading up on upgrades, I wonder if thats a good idea? Ive just been gathering a lot of staminella shrooms and the fish that do stam and storing a ton of meals.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 01:35 (one year ago) Permalink
ugh you poor thing, hope you're at least getting better.
i've got 10 heart containers and a load of stamina and have spent the past couple of days just going to new places. i'm cheating my way through all the shrines because cbf but everything else is a surprise discovery. it's been nice, and it's been the perfect escapism while i've been nailed to the bed/sofa since tuesday.
― karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 21 July 2018 02:49 (yesterday) Permalink
I cheated a few shrines, fuck a puzzle. Maybe I should play some more, I'm confined to the couch with bronchitis and a hangover because I am SMRT
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Saturday, 21 July 2018 03:06 (yesterday) Permalink
now i'm just using walkthroughs. scoured everything i can reach and still getting one-hit killed by things. i've already cheated to find great fairies and am now cheating to find shrines. it's either that or i completely lose interest and stop playing.
― karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 July 2018 00:56 (twenty-one hours ago) Permalink
i hit a certain point where i was getting one-hit killed a lot. one thing that really helped was using the fairies to enhance armor, especially once i had found 3 or 4 fairies and could enhance armor multiple times. you should give that a shot if you haven't already, especially if you've found some of the fairies!
― Karl Malone, Sunday, 22 July 2018 00:59 (twenty-one hours ago) Permalink
yeah, i cheated to find them so that i could boost my defence. no effect yet because my armour's still crap, and i'll be cheating on that as well (this game's WAY too big to spend hundreds of hours churning to find better armour, and i won't be alive in 2150 so)
― karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 July 2018 01:11 (twenty hours ago) Permalink
yeah, i'm the same way i give things a good shot but when i'm starting to feel frustrated with something i just immediately look it up and move on to the next thing!
― Karl Malone, Sunday, 22 July 2018 01:12 (twenty hours ago) Permalink
Improving the armor is one of my favorite parts. The occasional 'rare' material is v exciting.
― Impossible Burgermeat. Unlikely Seitan. (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 22 July 2018 03:18 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink
I'm still finalising my electro rubber armour because electric lizalfos monsters are surprisingly hard to find.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 22 July 2018 04:18 (seventeen hours ago) Permalink
decided to hunt down a Dinraal Scale and that was pretty fun. i started by scouting out the location, the cliffs of the Eldin Mountains north of the lava lakes. the nearest warpable location was a shrine sitting inside a lava cave at the end of a mining track. i had it timed so that i could start there at 6am (just after resting til morning at any fire in the game) and have just enough time to catch the dragon on his morning flight.
but the shrine was surrounded by lava. to get out i had to climb the walls of the cave, out the entrance, then up the side to get to stand-able gound, all which was only do-able by equipping the climbing gear. then i headed for the mountains. running past all kinds of enemies to get to this one high point i had marked on the map, i could see the dragon flying towards me in the distance, far below. this is a great moment right here!
from this point i had more than enough height to glide down and use the arrows. not knowing you can't really kill him, i shot a ton of arrows, just wasted a whole bunch. still, the scales were sitting me on the ground, i had got what i had come for, and the dragon flying off into the distance was a wonderful sight.
― Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 22 July 2018 15:27 (six hours ago) Permalink
i had some frustrating experiences with the dragons before finally realizing i wasn't supposed to land on their heads and talk to them
― Karl Malone, Sunday, 22 July 2018 15:46 (six hours ago) Permalink
― devops mom (silby), Sunday, 22 July 2018 15:48 (six hours ago) Permalink
Great story, Adam! It makes me want to fire this up again.
― DJI, Sunday, 22 July 2018 18:49 (three hours ago) Permalink