The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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releasing may 12, 2023 for nintendo switch

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

ciderpress, Monday, 6 March 2023 20:09 (one year ago) link

crying ass kingdom

lag∞n, Monday, 6 March 2023 21:22 (one year ago) link

lets be clear despite my skepticism i will be buying this the weekend it comes out and playing for like 20 hours before i look online

ciderpress, Monday, 6 March 2023 21:31 (one year ago) link

tears as in crying or tears as in rips in the fabric of reality. much to think about!!

avatár the way of watár (voodoo chili), Monday, 6 March 2023 21:33 (one year ago) link

i hope the tears in the kingdom can be repaired. probably several ancillary tears and then one major rip near the middle, right through hyrule castle

z_tbd, Monday, 6 March 2023 21:34 (one year ago) link

xp it's definitely tears in the fabric of reality. also tears in link's tunic

z_tbd, Monday, 6 March 2023 21:35 (one year ago) link

That was supposed to start at 2:56

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 6 March 2023 21:38 (one year ago) link

More like Tiers of the Kingdom, right?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 6 March 2023 21:49 (one year ago) link

tears as in crying or tears as in rips in the fabric of reality. much to think about!!

― avatár the way of watár (voodoo chili), Monday, March 6, 2023 4:33 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

nintendo said its crying, the kingdom is crying, sad

lag∞n, Monday, 6 March 2023 22:37 (one year ago) link

In the name of the Goddess Crylia, I bestow upon you this Spirit Orbison.

, Monday, 6 March 2023 23:03 (one year ago) link

fp me

, Monday, 6 March 2023 23:03 (one year ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Monday, 6 March 2023 23:05 (one year ago) link

I was gifted a Switch and hadn't really gamed since I was a kid. This will be the first new game that I've been excited about since... the Mario game where he can turn into a raccoon? Or something?

I'm in the second phase of the Master Sword trials and digging it. Can't wait for this!!!

Cow_Art, Monday, 6 March 2023 23:06 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

gamers are freaking out that nintendo isnt providing them with the customary level of marketing for this game lol

lag∞n, Monday, 27 March 2023 14:39 (one year ago) link

as long as the pre-order hits on 5/12, why complain?

deadmauZedong (voodoo chili), Monday, 27 March 2023 14:42 (one year ago) link

it might just be the youtubers who rely on that stuff for c0ntent

lag∞n, Monday, 27 March 2023 14:44 (one year ago) link

yeah the guys who make like 2 hour videos breaking down a 1 min trailer

ciderpress, Monday, 27 March 2023 14:49 (one year ago) link

that said,

Join The Legend of #Zelda series producer, Eiji Aonuma, for roughly 10 minutes of gameplay from The Legend of Zelda: #TearsOfTheKingdom on 3/28 at 7:00 a.m. PT on our YouTube channel.

▶️ https://t.co/uMUCfVjFQL pic.twitter.com/y49N4jRUTz

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 27, 2023

ciderpress, Monday, 27 March 2023 14:52 (one year ago) link

10 minutes of the cooking song

deadmauZedong (voodoo chili), Monday, 27 March 2023 14:55 (one year ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Monday, 27 March 2023 15:01 (one year ago) link

yeah the guys who make like 2 hour videos breaking down a 1 min trailer

10 minutes of demo = 20 hour breakdown video

it's a new day in the international landscape (z_tbd), Monday, 27 March 2023 17:19 (one year ago) link

cant wait to do things by thinking whats even possible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6qna-ZCbxA

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 14:21 (one year ago) link

it looks sick

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 14:26 (one year ago) link

ULTRAHAND

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 14:40 (one year ago) link

i'm excited

c u (crüt), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 14:43 (one year ago) link

also i loled when "Your Tree Branch is badly damaged" popped up

c u (crüt), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 14:44 (one year ago) link

kinda wish i hadn't watched this, gonna be very impatient to get these abilities during the obligatory tutorial section lol

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 14:47 (one year ago) link

the only limit is your imagination how quickly you'll get fired for not showing up

it's a new day in the international landscape (z_tbd), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 14:50 (one year ago) link

finally a killer app for keese eyeballs

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 14:51 (one year ago) link

nintendo saw ppl making flying machines and riding launched tree trunks and were like oh this is what you sickos like ok

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 14:54 (one year ago) link

i love the idea to make the monster parts actually useful for a reason besides exchanging for fun bokoblin masks

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 14:59 (one year ago) link

yeah would be cool if the items in general are more useful and varied

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:02 (one year ago) link

sadly its not what i like doing myself in games even if the vids are cool

ciderpress, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:07 (one year ago) link

you don't like to ascend?

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:10 (one year ago) link

i've only just gotten to rito village, can i watch this overview without having anything being spoiled?

diamonddave85 (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:16 (one year ago) link

ya it doesnt really reference botw at all

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:18 (one year ago) link

seems like with the new powers the game will be pretty puzzley but not with just one or even a set number of solutions which is cool and unusual imo

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:18 (one year ago) link

I need to get back on the Master Sword quest. I managed to make it to the very end and oooooh shit nonono did not allocate my resources very well.

Can’t wait for this, so stoked.

Cow_Art, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:20 (one year ago) link

idk i would contend that a puzzle without a fixed solution or number of solutions is an obstacle, not a puzzle

ciderpress, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:20 (one year ago) link

its a puzzling distinction

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:23 (one year ago) link

tip re the trial of the master sword in the final trials theres nine ancient arrows three chests of three and finding them all makes it much easier

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:23 (one year ago) link

I paid zero attention to video games for decades and only got into BOTW about a year ago so this pre-release hype is all new to me.

I'm assuming there will be a shitload of people sprinting to finish the game ASAP for internet glory? How long would something like that take to do?

joygoat, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:28 (one year ago) link

i mean i'm sure at least one person will but these games are open and dont have much story to spoil so people will take their time

ciderpress, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:30 (one year ago) link

Totk truly Puzz3D to BotW's jigsaw

Cinta Kaz is comin' to town (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:31 (one year ago) link

is this game looking to be more like a big DLC or more like a majora's mask

diamonddave85 (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:44 (one year ago) link

the latter imo

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:45 (one year ago) link

did botw have a long game-spanning sidequest chain i forget. if not they need to bring that back

ciderpress, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:51 (one year ago) link

captured memories, kind of

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:53 (one year ago) link

thats the main story isnt it?

i think tarrey town probably counts

ciderpress, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 15:54 (one year ago) link

I think I'm too uninventive to make the most of this game, like I forget to build homing carts to help w big fights or to stick stuff to shields, just basic things

And I keep getting angry at the star-flower island waaay above lookout landing bc I can't figure out a way up and it's my last of those islands to get and it's taunting me

salsa shark, Tuesday, 18 July 2023 18:50 (ten months ago) link

me too, I make so little use of my devices. It feels like the game mechanics could have leaned a little harder into requiring inventive device use, though tbh I'm already a bit overwhelmed by everything there is to do.

not gonna say more than this, but they did a pretty good job of making the ganon fight actually difficult, as opposed to the breath of the wild fight which was a joke!

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 19 July 2023 12:43 (ten months ago) link

Ive seen people make things like spinny wheels with frcking lasers on their heads, and laser homing carts - do they also damage oneself if you get in the way?

I also dont use devices much. Heck I'll go all the way back to a stable to get my damn horse when I could just quickbuild a grass skiff or a little wheelycart, but I just never think to.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 19 July 2023 22:47 (ten months ago) link

I mainly just build the wing/fans/steering stick thing or the dirigible to get up really high. An occasional boat. All the other stuff is cool, but I don't have the patience for it. So much rotating objects in space.

Jeff, Wednesday, 19 July 2023 22:57 (ten months ago) link

Speaking of balloons reminds me : are the black areas on the depths map completely inaccessible, ie stuck to the "roof" and can't be climbed over? I think I have been futilely trying to climb walls I shouldn't bother. I know they correspond to deeper bodies of water. I ran into issues because I was trying to find the lightroot corresponding to the shrine next to Duelling Peaks stable. It seems either there isn't one, or I cant find it.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 19 July 2023 23:00 (ten months ago) link

the black spaces on the depths map are impassable, as far as i can tell

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 19 July 2023 23:51 (ten months ago) link

if the map is black and the wall is covered with stalactites that usually means it's not passable

c u (crüt), Thursday, 20 July 2023 00:27 (ten months ago) link

Ive seen people make things like spinny wheels with frcking lasers on their heads, and laser homing carts - do they also damage oneself if you get in the way?


Yes, but usually it just sweeps over you quickly on its way to an enemy and knocks off less than a heart.

As far as combat contraptions go, I have an Autobuild favorite that I'll drop in sometimes, it helps. Looking forward to having more battery to truly melt things.

Yunobo on a vehicle has no cooldown apparently, could be a fun way to take down a big guy.

Was exploring and accidentally went to the last battle unprepared. Lost in the second demon ganondorf phase. MF’er.

Jeff, Monday, 24 July 2023 02:23 (ten months ago) link

Ok the last part of getting the master sword was one of the most mf'ing epic things I've ever done in a game.

Jeff, Saturday, 29 July 2023 16:33 (ten months ago) link

I eventually got the schema for the 'autobuddy' autobuild or whatever it's called - the one built from a homing cart + stabiliser + flamethrower - and found it super handy for battles with lots of enemies.

I finished most of the quests and the main story on the weekend. The despair and darkness in the last stretch before the final boss felt oppressive and interminable and losing access to the sages made it even more uncomfortable.

And that last stretch felt super long and very tense! By the time I got to the real battles I was actually shaking from the build-up and the pressure, like did I bring enough healing items? If I die how far back do I have to start from? Do I have to go through the unpleasant doom tunnel again? Or am I stuck here forever? etc

Fight was challenging but not insurmountable. Ganon v2's health bar extending across the screen was a great touch, did not expect that. Also OF COURSE Ganon was going to eat his stone and go dragon, but I am slow and completely didn't even consider that until it was happening, but I'm kind of grateful for that because it was a cool surprise.

The whole endgame experience was weirdly really emotional for me, but maybe that's just what happens after 80? 100? 120? hours of investment.

salsa shark, Tuesday, 1 August 2023 20:28 (ten months ago) link

errrrmmm oops, that second to last line was supposed to be in an H tag

salsa shark, Tuesday, 1 August 2023 20:29 (ten months ago) link

It does feel like I’ve spent a lifetime on this game. And I’m still finding wells and caves I hadn’t previously.

Jeff, Tuesday, 1 August 2023 20:32 (ten months ago) link

I was actually pretty burnt out for the last couple weeks of it, like, I was feeling panicked about how much time it was sucking away from other hobbies. A sensible, non-obsessive person would've parked it and come back to it, or balanced it better with other things, or said 'hey maybe you don't need to finish nearly all the side quests before you finish the main story', but that is not me. And now that it's done I'm a bit sad. Can't win!

salsa shark, Tuesday, 1 August 2023 21:12 (ten months ago) link

i bounced off of it after getting two of the sages. i'm sure i'll come back to it eventually, but i wasn't feeling naturally drawn to it or getting any immediate satisfaction from it and i don't play games out of a sense of duty to complete them. it's a very impressive game, but for whatever reason the feeling of endless possibilities in a massive world filled me less with the joy of freedom and more the dread of pointlessness. i'm not sure why this hit me that way and botw didn't, maybe just too much of a good thing, or maybe it's just me. i think it is just me. my favorite part of totk so far was the depths, something about how my options were curtailed down there made it feel more like something to chew on, steady progress rather than just randomly doing fairly easy things in whatever order punctuated by a somewhat more annoying thing here and there. if i could pinpoint a moment when it started to lose me a bit, the first time i encountered a section that indicated i should build a four-wheeled vehicle and then drive it over nearby terrain i was not impressed by the experience

sorry for being a bummer!

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 1 August 2023 21:39 (ten months ago) link

although salsa shark's description of the endgame does make me wanna get there

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 1 August 2023 21:41 (ten months ago) link

I finally built an updated version of the fan bike where you only need one fan and one bit of fence from a shrine or something and damn if it ain’t great.

The dissolving thing on the flying vehicles is so annoying

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 4 August 2023 16:51 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99BO4-R3Vwc

People are creative. These builds get crazier and crazier.

Jeff, Sunday, 6 August 2023 20:24 (ten months ago) link

ok that thing at 18 minutes is fucking wild, holy shit

c u (crüt), Monday, 7 August 2023 03:57 (ten months ago) link

It’s certainly starting to remind me of the Minecraft community and the crazy shit they build. I wonder if Nintendo will lean into it further and release updates/expansion just to focus on making stuff.

Jeff, Monday, 7 August 2023 13:39 (ten months ago) link

i've been playing through a second time, trying to do the 4 main dungeons with no paraglider and no fast travel. it's fun!

c u (crüt), Monday, 7 August 2023 14:20 (ten months ago) link

Wait what??? How do you do the Gerudo desert one without the paraglider???

octobeard, Monday, 7 August 2023 16:24 (ten months ago) link

fancy zonai vehicles, maybe?

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Monday, 7 August 2023 16:36 (ten months ago) link

the gerudo one is the only one I've done so far! it doesn't require a paraglider. i'm more concerned about the rito dungeon boss tbh. when i first started out, i assumed i could get the glider suit and level it up to be impact proof, but the great fairies are locked behind the newspaper quest which i believe is locked behind the paraglider

c u (crüt), Monday, 7 August 2023 17:56 (ten months ago) link

You are a maniac

octobeard, Monday, 7 August 2023 18:19 (ten months ago) link

Thank you for your service.

Jeff, Monday, 7 August 2023 18:55 (ten months ago) link

Arent large parts of the main quest locked til you get the paraglider though?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 8 August 2023 05:05 (ten months ago) link

Or just the prompts for them?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 8 August 2023 05:05 (ten months ago) link

some things are, but the four main dungeons aren't

c u (crüt), Tuesday, 8 August 2023 12:01 (ten months ago) link

finally found all the shrines and lightroots. i am still addicted enough to play for a little while longer and collect some more armor sets, but i'm not motivated to find all the wells or hudson signs or whatever.

i think the link's awakening remaster is next on my list

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Monday, 21 August 2023 17:33 (nine months ago) link

finished the dungeons without the paraglider. i was able to upgrade my armor after all, thankfully.

c u (crüt), Monday, 21 August 2023 17:48 (nine months ago) link

the link's awakening remaster is just about perfect

adam, Monday, 21 August 2023 18:08 (nine months ago) link

Okay wtf why am I so bad at this game? I’ve gone through all the fromsoft games with relative ease but combat in this game just ruins me.

Pls give me tips on how to be better at this, it’s killing me atm

hrep (H.P), Monday, 21 August 2023 21:57 (nine months ago) link

Co-sign links awakening remaster being amazing. One of my favourite plays from this year

hrep (H.P), Monday, 21 August 2023 21:58 (nine months ago) link

explore the depths, pick up lots of muddle buds and puffshrooms. they will help a lot vs all regular enemies

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Monday, 21 August 2023 22:56 (nine months ago) link

attaching a frost emitter to a shield makes combat maybe too easy

lag∞n, Monday, 21 August 2023 23:32 (nine months ago) link

or a sapphire if you wanna look cool

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 22 August 2023 00:14 (nine months ago) link

Latest "did not know" weapon combo I found was the forest dweller spear - you can fuse it to "burst" items like dazzlefruit and it wont disappear, it'll recharge!

Was handy in the depths against mini frox and skellies.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 22 August 2023 04:03 (nine months ago) link

Sorry by "it" i mean the fruit you attach.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 22 August 2023 04:03 (nine months ago) link

I think I was just doing things I wasn’t supposed to yet. Trying to clear out lurelin village while only having 5 hearts. Just finished my first temple (water) and feeling I am playing the game more as intended now. Lots of fun!

H.P, Wednesday, 23 August 2023 12:58 (nine months ago) link

gotta get the hearts

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 August 2023 14:24 (nine months ago) link

Heck yeah my first task was to find and knock over as many shrines as I could, main quest be damned.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 24 August 2023 00:30 (nine months ago) link

Still have 5 hearts but now I have an extra stamina wheel (ocd meant I needed to finish it after getting one extra part). Hearts from here on out. Currently meeting the founders of hyrule in a cutscene. Looks like Zelda’s travelled further than imagined. Oh well she can wait; shrines to explore!

H.P, Thursday, 24 August 2023 01:13 (nine months ago) link

Finally opened this, put about 200 hours in over the last month. Just excellent. Amazed that they really nailed it.

Nhex, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 13:22 (nine months ago) link

I finally decided to give Ganondorf another shot (after initially stumbling upon him earlier). Lost again, not enough gloom busting food.

I really just spend the majority of time just exploring. I’m still finding new caves and wells. Still need to beat a bunch of the Gleeoks. Many side questions remaining, but I think I’ve finished all the main ones, with the exception of the final battle. Need to find all the damn armor too.

Jeff, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 14:34 (nine months ago) link

I've been putting off fighting Ganondorf for weeks now. I'm still running around doing sidequests. Amazing game

treefell, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 14:53 (nine months ago) link

The Ganondorf battle really is something else — they went above and beyond atoning for the disappointing final battle in Breath of the Wild

This game is to BOTW what A Link to the Past was to Zelda 1

c u (crüt), Tuesday, 5 September 2023 15:26 (nine months ago) link

Just picked this back up on a flight after playing Elden Ring for so long. I really need to be in the right mindset for this game after switching it up. I can't easily go "back and forth". It's so much easier to get side tracked in this game too.

BTW given I've started up Elden Ring this year, and will likely dive into BG3 once I've beaten that and TotK, this is looking to be a completely ridiculous year in gaming for me. And I'm really looking forward to that new Mario game and Dave the Diver once it's on Switch.

octobeard, Wednesday, 6 September 2023 01:40 (nine months ago) link


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