The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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this is Nintendo's attempt at 'modernizing' Zelda into an open-world game; looks equally inspired by Elder Scrolls, Shadow of the Colossus, and maybe a bit of Minecraft, plus the puzzles are based on a physics engine which i think is also new territory for Nintendo. supposedly out sometime next year on Wii U and also as a launch title for their still-mysterious new console. it's a big enough departure for the series that i think it deserves a thread.

trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rPxiXXxftE
plus there's lots of gameplay demos from E3 on their youtube channel

i'm cautiously excited, Nintendo hasn't made a game of this style or scale before so there's a lot that could go wrong, but on the other hand, filling out the world with tons of little secrets to find has always been a strength of this series

ciderpress, Friday, 17 June 2016 15:07 (six years ago) link

Yeah, cautiously excited. I don't think open-world is necessarily a better game structure, but it's time for the series to do something different.

jmm, Friday, 17 June 2016 15:24 (six years ago) link

More important than just making it open world is telling the story in a different way - and I love how they talk about you unearthing the story in pieces - no backstory unload at the beginning - and in whatever order your journey around the world defines. Super curious what they'll do with NPCs and towns, which they said specifically were kept out of the demo area.

The visual style is perfect.

100s of mini dungeons litter the world, apparently. Big dungeons still in.

Of course 'modernizing' in this case means going back to the structure of the original Zelda.

abcfsk, Saturday, 18 June 2016 20:17 (six years ago) link

One of the few games announced recently that I'm looking forward to.

My favourite Zelda was Ocarina, but I also loved all the 2D games on the handhelds. I'm hoping this is going to relight that love and joy I had playing those games.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Saturday, 18 June 2016 21:01 (six years ago) link

this looks amazing

because moms and because dads (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 18 June 2016 21:33 (six years ago) link

This was the only game that made me excited in E3 week.

remove butt (abanana), Sunday, 19 June 2016 01:06 (six years ago) link

this game does look incredible! at first i was kind of underwhelmed by the graphics. but i kept watching and have come to really like the art direction.

the gameplay changes all sound 100% up my alley. every 3D Zelda has been too hand-holdy for me.

i'm getting a strong Shadow of the Colossus or Souls vibe here. hoping it's for real. this looks like it will be worth the wait!

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 23 June 2016 14:00 (six years ago) link

My son and I are at Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses tonight, my first video game concert

Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Friday, 24 June 2016 00:10 (six years ago) link

Oooo this looks good.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 24 June 2016 00:18 (six years ago) link

Of course 'modernizing' in this case means going back to the structure of the original Zelda.

― abcfsk, Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:17 PM (6 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol yeah i was about to make this complaint

i would play this if it had some chill music and minimal voice acting

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Friday, 24 June 2016 01:09 (six years ago) link

TBH thats the only thing thats ever mildly bugged me abt Zelda, is the no-dialogue and constant Link yelling.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 24 June 2016 01:12 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

another trailer out though not much to glean from it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDFZIUdo764

ciderpress, Friday, 2 December 2016 23:01 (five years ago) link

I gleaned that there is a doggie woof woof!

Am I the only one who saw that and thought maybe this one will finally let you play as Zelda?

El Tomboto, Saturday, 3 December 2016 02:30 (five years ago) link

They're really hitting the Ghibli vibe hard with that trailer music. It's Hisaishi as fuck.

Pheeel, Saturday, 3 December 2016 22:39 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

imo, this game is good

art, Saturday, 4 March 2017 02:47 (five years ago) link

not playing on the switch, the wiiu version is still pretty and i am really into the vibe of this. i am interested to see if new mechanics/interaction with the environment exist once you sail off the plateau. i still don't know why i keep picking up springs and screws. it took 3 hours before i got my first rupees and as of yet i haven't had the chance to use them. this is a very different zelda game but i think, at least just through the first hours, it is a good one.

art, Saturday, 4 March 2017 02:52 (five years ago) link

It's still unavailable on Amazon (uk), which is probably just as well for me as I'm broke

Noticed this in a review over there, although I can't verify how accurate it is:

Differences Wii U version compared to Switch:

The core experience is the same just some technical issues that doesn't make it the definitive version of the game like:
-Slightly lower resolution
-Slower loading. Dying can result in 5-10second loading screen which is maybe half of that or less on the Switch version
-Lower Audio Quality
-Requires a mandatory 3gb install

Overall if you can deal with the loading times for the most part, you are essentially getting the same experience.

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Saturday, 4 March 2017 09:49 (five years ago) link

once you get the hang of the controls, which are unwieldy because your main weapon is actually a cell phone that you need to figure out how to use, it's really fun. be ready to die like 5,000 times.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Sunday, 5 March 2017 08:35 (five years ago) link

i keep outlining big posts about this game that i end up retracting because i don't want to spoil things. i can't shut up about this. the mechanics in this game are some of the most interesting and well executed of anything i have played. interacting with the environment in combat, travel, or regular survival is deeply satisfying. the story is compelling and still pretty mysterious even 5-10 hours in. if you have a wiiu i think this game is worth every penny. it might actually end up being the best game on the platform, but for now i won't make that claim, though i kind of really want to.

art, Sunday, 5 March 2017 13:32 (five years ago) link

im watching someone play this on youtube NO COMMENTARY (key search term) and it seems insanely good very soothing vibes and all the game play looks very intricate and thought out and makes sense, only kinda lol game standard off note is the guy chugging apples in the middle of a battle to regain heath, maybe a lil too much wandering around the woods then just fighting three pig monsters, also a lot of talking to villagers, but maybe that all works within the spacious flow of the game

lag∞n, Sunday, 5 March 2017 18:08 (five years ago) link

here it is if u wld like a twitch free experience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE8PS7r3IGM

lag∞n, Sunday, 5 March 2017 18:10 (five years ago) link

i was just about to bump this thread to post something similar: this guy does talk a little bit, but not much, and in korean so it doesn't distract much.

https://www.twitch.tv/kss7749

i like his style, too. he takes his sweet ass time wandering around, taking pictures of things, charging straight into battles, spending 3 minutes trying to climb a mountain for no reason.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 5 March 2017 18:12 (five years ago) link

maybe eventually twitch people talking constantly and giving shoutouts to new subscribers will become faux pas like instagram filters

Karl Malone, Sunday, 5 March 2017 18:15 (five years ago) link

the trick is to find ppl with smaller viewerbases who either dont have subscribers yet or just dont do the whole twitch memeing thing

ciderpress, Sunday, 5 March 2017 18:18 (five years ago) link

the constant shoutouts are obvs intolerable, the narration + pip generally i can understand in context but it obvs it kills any sort of aesthetic or engrossing experience, like if u want a sitting around playing games w pals type session then fine but if youre looking to lose yrself in the beauty of hyrule or maybe take a nap while doing so its a non starter

lag∞n, Sunday, 5 March 2017 18:24 (five years ago) link

like if u want a sitting around playing games w pals type session then fine

i want the sitting around with a very relaxed pal session. like maybe 20 minutes go by without a word, then they pick up a rock and underneath it is an item, and they say "...sapphire!" and then nothing again for the following 20 minutes

Karl Malone, Sunday, 5 March 2017 18:27 (five years ago) link

10 more mins pass "maybe try throwing an apple at it?"

lag∞n, Sunday, 5 March 2017 18:28 (five years ago) link

i just got to hateno village. i've procured two horses, visited 14 shrines so far, and i've gotten fairly good at bow/arrow. i am enjoying this game immensely, but eight hours in it feel like i'm just bumbling the heck around. the game insists that i shouldn't be worried about melee weapons, but i break all of the good ones and i'm currently stuck with a rusty axe and whatever clubs fall from the moblins i occasionally explode.

kellyanne amway (remy bean), Sunday, 5 March 2017 21:46 (five years ago) link

Will be playing dis asap

calstars, Sunday, 5 March 2017 22:05 (five years ago) link

I am feeling old because the idea of watching someone play a game you're going to play yourself is just so fucked up to me.

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 5 March 2017 22:43 (five years ago) link

i just got to hateno village. i've procured two horses, visited 14 shrines so far, and i've gotten fairly good at bow/arrow. i am enjoying this game immensely, but eight hours in it feel like i'm just bumbling the heck around. the game insists that i shouldn't be worried about melee weapons, but i break all of the good ones and i'm currently stuck with a rusty axe and whatever clubs fall from the moblins i occasionally explode.

― kellyanne amway (remy bean), Sunday, March 5, 2017 3:46 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

gear impermanence is something that is hard to get used to, but eventually you embrace. wearing through a weapon is a great opportunity for a free critical hit when you throw it right in a monster's face because it's about to break.

i'm also speculating that unbreakable weapons will be attainable at some point, though i'm assuming only at a pretty advanced point in the game. i just got access to a weapon that i can have repaired after it breaks, though it requires a trip to a specific NPC, so some permanence does come along eventually.

art, Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:01 (five years ago) link

I think the gear impermanence is bad design. I run away from fights because weapon rationing is so tedious, thus the entire game mechanic of fancy swordplay, which they spend a lot of time in-game training you on and encouraging... just never happens.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:23 (five years ago) link

WANT THIS

need a job tho

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:44 (five years ago) link

I mean you can be a virtual opal miner

rb (soda), Monday, 6 March 2017 16:48 (five years ago) link

:)

Fujibayashi and his team built a prototype of Breath of the Wild. They put together a starting area with a small field and a handful of trees, then stuck rupees all across the world, hiding them in places that the development team thought Miyamoto and Aonuma might explore. Then Fujibayashi presented their demo to the two Nintendo elder statesmen.

“We put rupees at the top of the tree to let them know that this is something we’re taking into account, but I didn’t tell them,” Fujibayashi said. “All I did was say, ‘Here, play the game.’ So the first thing [Miyamoto] did was start climbing, and he climbed the tree, and once he was able to do that and see that he can go anywhere within this small field, he got how this game will play out and that’s how I presented it to him.”

Then they watched and waited. And watched. And waited.

“When we first presented this to Mr. Miyamoto, he spent about an hour just climbing trees,” Fujibayashi said. “We left little treats like rupees on the trees, but we also left other things in other places we thought he might go. But he just kept climbing trees. Up and down. And so we got to the point where we go, ‘Do you want to look at other stuff?’ But he just kept on going. Once [he] got out of the Shrine of Resurrection, he spent an hour just within a 25-50 meter radius outside of that cave just climbing trees.”

http://kotaku.com/when-miyamoto-first-played-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-h-1793017234

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:41 (five years ago) link

THIS GAME IS SO GOOD. SO GOOD. SO SO SO GOOD.

jamiesummerz, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:15 (five years ago) link

It really, really is. Just completed my first 'Divine Beast' dungeon, and really loving it. It's hard, but doesn't feel unfair. I planned on going to bed right after the divine beast bit last night, then ended up doing another shrine, then activating a tower, wandering a bit, another shrine... etc.

CraigG, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:49 (five years ago) link

where are yall buying the switch from like did you preorder it or what

though the tempest rages, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:09 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

its not uncommon for popular electronic products ramping up the production of new stuff is difficult

lag∞n, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:24 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

hahahaha, i'm so old, i've never heard of either of those games

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Thursday, 9 March 2017 13:48 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

hahahaha, i'm so old, i've never heard of either of those games

― 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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 zelda
3. 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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

I was thinking you'd like that!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Saturday, 5 February 2022 01:35 (eight months ago) link

It took 5 years and many aborted attempts but I just beat Ganon.

nate woolls, Saturday, 5 February 2022 04:21 (eight months ago) link

congrats, I still haven't done it

Bixby in a Samsung I know it's Siri-esque (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 5 February 2022 04:23 (eight months ago) link

The mi-fa / ti-do thing isn't a new discovery FWIW:
https://nintendoeverything.com/breath-of-the-wild-composers-on-changing-up-zeldas-music-formula-and-more/2/

Wakai: I just had a sudden idea. Originally Sidon’s theme was made of a combination of scale Ti and Do (Sidon’s original Japanese name is Shido) and Mipha’s was a combination of Mi and Fa (original Japanese name: Mifa), but then for the song ‘Mipha and Sidon’ I created Sidon’s theme using the Mi and Fa scale, because I thought when you look through Sidon’s eyes, Mipha is the real hero.

aegis philbin (crüt), Saturday, 5 February 2022 17:55 (eight months ago) link

this is cool but you know what would be even cooler? releasing the damn sequel... folks am i right here or what

lag∞n, Saturday, 5 February 2022 18:13 (eight months ago) link

I just want another expansion pack with 900 more korok seeds.

Jeff, Saturday, 5 February 2022 18:41 (eight months ago) link

lol a real sicko

lag∞n, Saturday, 5 February 2022 19:46 (eight months ago) link

I love shit like that tbh!

I'm sure if we're talking about this then we already know that the Skyward Sword theme was Zelda's theme in retrograde, right

I mean, it's a bad theme and a bad game but it was cute idea

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 5 February 2022 23:06 (eight months ago) link

It's cool that "video game serieses" have provided a format for the most worthwhile developments in "use of leitmotif". The first time the pointillist piano score in BoTW got excited about me being on a horse and started working in fragments of Zelda's theme, I got SO HAPPY

I think it's also interesting how the overworld theme from NES Zelda (you know, the famous one) seems to be approached by their composers as top-shelf, like they really save it for climaxes and closing credits, it's not really used as musical material with nearly the same frequency... largely, I assume, because it's so recognizable in its jumpiness, very "Star Spangled Banner"-ish

flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 5 February 2022 23:10 (eight months ago) link

So I bought a house in Haetano village or whatever it’s called. I spend all my time hunting for jewels and riding my horse aimlessly.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 6 February 2022 06:52 (eight months ago) link

ah bolson <3

nxd, Sunday, 6 February 2022 16:31 (eight months ago) link

Start collecting wood now because you're going to need a lot of it to complete that side quest

nate woolls, Sunday, 6 February 2022 21:28 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

Four divine beasts fixed. Full stamina. Can’t remember how many hearts. 50,000 rupees in my pocket. Exploring the last bits on the map.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 18 April 2022 05:38 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

I'm probably coming to the end of my obsessive few months of BOTW - got all the shrines, completed the Champions DLC thing, haven't done the Trial of the Sword yet but having tried it I fear I'm just not good enough at the fighting to get beyond the first few stages - and know I'm gonna miss it. For all of the lovely moments, my fondest memory might be wearing a Bokoblin mask and hanging out with a couple of Bokoblins, feeding them my fruit, then calling my horse over to say hello only for her to kick my new friends to death.

The little hints of that classic Zelda theme it knits in here and there get me every time. I expected a more epic version for the Ganon fight or end sequence but maybe it's nice they held back. I can just imagine the spaghetti western-styled one from the castle exterior ramping up a few notches instead.

you gotta do the trial of the sword its so good, plus then playing with the op sword is sick, fwiw winning is more about playing strategically than being good at the fighting mechanics, basically thinking about how you can pick off the monsters one by one

lag∞n, Sunday, 26 June 2022 14:27 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

Here we go, May 12th 2023:

The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom!

The Legend of #Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom launches on #NintendoSwitch 5/12/23. #NintendoDirect pic.twitter.com/qkGnFYFXNs

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 13, 2022

Jaime Pressly and America (f. hazel), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:33 (three weeks ago) link

fired up ready to go

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:42 (three weeks ago) link

but that's not soon enough!

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 16:49 (three weeks ago) link

true, and itll push back the one after it too

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 16:56 (three weeks ago) link

are you telling me there's another zelda game in the making

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 17:02 (three weeks ago) link

Let's goooo

groovypanda, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 17:03 (three weeks ago) link

are you telling me there's another zelda game in the making

― Karl Malone, Tuesday, September 13, 2022 1:02 PM (three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

zelda: the encountering forest

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 17:07 (three weeks ago) link

they should make a new 2d zelda after this

ciderpress, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 17:27 (three weeks ago) link

The next Zelda starts with Link getting launched into outer space

Jaime Pressly and America (f. hazel), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 18:24 (three weeks ago) link

i thought this part from the trailer was intriguing, possibly a dark new direction for zelda

https://i.imgur.com/2kdVoqI.png

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 19:49 (three weeks ago) link

zelda: eldritch mayan lobsterbat 666 edition

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 20:15 (three weeks ago) link

Galactus confirmed.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 21:49 (three weeks ago) link

About freakin time.

Trailer didnt give away anything previous ones havent, though. It seems like it's going to be a sort of BOTW/Skyward Sword mashup?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 22:35 (three weeks ago) link

The next Zelda starts with Link getting launched into outer space

The Legend of Zelda: Tears in the Rain

groovypanda, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 05:54 (three weeks ago) link

Link's plane looks like the bird whistles sold at Teotihuacán which are similar to an ocarina.

look like Farley smoke like Marley (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 14 September 2022 13:22 (three weeks ago) link

tons of zonai imagery in this + links gear look pretty rudimentary seems like it could take place in ancient hyrule or like the ancient stuff is leaking through to the present day

lag∞n, Wednesday, 14 September 2022 13:36 (three weeks ago) link

lol groovypanda

Jaime Pressly and America (f. hazel), Thursday, 15 September 2022 22:48 (three weeks ago) link

i'm boycotting breath of the wild 2 because it's pronounced tears, not tears

Karl Malone, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:22 (two weeks ago) link

now i bought all this tears-related merchandise and diy creation tool assets and they're all worthless, completely irrelevant

Karl Malone, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:23 (two weeks ago) link

i do want to add to the some of the intense fan-speculation about the story of the game by theorizing that in this game, link cries all the time and you can't get him to move some days

Karl Malone, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:24 (two weeks ago) link

oh great, link is sad about some relationship again, wonderful

Karl Malone, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:24 (two weeks ago) link

crying link, verbally abusive zedla, a gritty new reimagining of the hyrule hero

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:37 (two weeks ago) link

now you must hold the Y button for 3 to 5 minutes as you eat, and cannot move. the food has lost its taste since all link's friends stopped talking to him, so every once in a while you have to press X to attempt to chew it a few more times, to get it down

Karl Malone, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:39 (two weeks ago) link

i do like watching the fan theory youtubes, serious neurodivergent hours, the best part is the insistence on a unified timeline for all the games which is obviously not something the people who made the games were thinking about at all

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:41 (two weeks ago) link

timelines and story and lore are maybe the biggest part of videogames that are absolutely invisible for me. it's like i'm into art but i can't see lines. i've played like 10 zeldas and beaten one (botw 1: the time of no crying), and i can't imagine caring about what year it is or how old ganon is this time

Karl Malone, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:44 (two weeks ago) link

ganondorf is 600 years old, is what i think, he's always that age. the whole series takes place in the land of imaginationville

Karl Malone, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:44 (two weeks ago) link

is there a similar thing with mario games? is there a mario universe with a timeline?

Karl Malone, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:45 (two weeks ago) link

no mario is just a fun jumping plumber, and now he has a hat who is his friend

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:46 (two weeks ago) link

zelda theorists have a part where time fractures into three lines, thats how they make it make sense

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:47 (two weeks ago) link

tbf zelda does invite all this by having a lot of lore, but the games are obvs more thematically than literally connected

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:47 (two weeks ago) link

the zelda universe exists within the mario universe as a jumanji game the mario characters get sucked into

Sufjan Grafton, Sunday, 18 September 2022 15:59 (two weeks ago) link

zelda is a dream luigi is having where hes the main guy thats why link has a green outfit

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 September 2022 16:14 (two weeks ago) link

It is all imagined by an extra between takes on the set of Baz Luhrmann's ELVIS. It is a battle between Tom Hank's natural and Colonel Parker accents.

Sufjan Grafton, Sunday, 18 September 2022 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

in tears of the kingdom, link has three children who all hate him and are trying to destroy him. he is tasked with identifying the one child of his three who is capable of seeing the wrongness of their ways and then sacrificing that same child on the blood altar to zelda as a symbol of their love

Karl Malone, Sunday, 18 September 2022 17:54 (two weeks ago) link

his three garbage sons

lag∞n, Sunday, 18 September 2022 18:06 (two weeks ago) link


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