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Author: RubberDuck
Posted: March 15, 2017 (12:53 AM)
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Can i ask, how many shrines you've completed ? I've completed 64 shrines, upgraded the bomb and statsis runes, and unlocked the ancient armor and weapons and yet haven't got around freeing any of the Divine Beasts. do you think 64 shrines would be enough to defeat the final boss or should i add more ? Thanks in advance.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: March 15, 2017 (01:36 AM)
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I had cleared right around 60 shrines at the point when I "beat" the game, and had spent souls on 5 stamina upgrades before devoting the rest to heart containers. I was equipped with the fully upgraded stealth armor. For your own run, I would say just bring along a lot of healing items (I had around 5 meat skewers that restored max life), and be good at using your full range of combat skills (including skillful use of your shield). You'll likely be able to scrape by, in that case. And of course, you want to have freed the Divine Beasts, as well. Good luck!


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Author: bwv_639
Posted: March 18, 2017 (03:25 PM)
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Puzzle-wise and progression-wise, is this appreciably less simple than Skyward Sword and more like Twilight Princess and the other earlier ones?

Skyward Sword made me vow I'd never go back to the series.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: March 18, 2017 (03:30 PM)
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I didn't complete Skyward Sword, because it never quite captured my interest and I finally gave up probably a quarter of the way through (though I haven't entirely ruled out returning to it at some point). Twilight Princess never really got me going, either. Therefore, I can't address your questions as fully as you might like. However, I can say that progression-wise, the games are worlds apart. Breath of the Wild reminds me a lot of the early Zelda titles, most notably the first game and A Link to the Past, and is also one of the most challenging entries in the series.


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Author: Genj
Posted: March 19, 2017 (01:50 AM)
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Breath of the Wild is basically the best game Nintendo has made in decades. It's hard to put into words what makes the game so magical. I think the big thing and I've certainly noticed it more after subsequently playing through Horizon: Zero Dawn and starting NieR: Automata is the huge degree of freedom you have in BotW. Namely you can pretty much go anywhere you want with very few boundaries keeping you out. Namely you can climb mountains and avoid extremely tough enemies (like Guardians). There aren't many invisible walls if any. The game's progression is more about finding the tools to succeed - better gear, materials, shrines, the Divine Beasts. The dungeon puzzles are on the simple side. The combat is pretty difficult in the beginning (like Zelda 1 & 2 hard), but you can become really overpowered by the end (especially if you get your armor set of choice to level 4).


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Author: jerec
Posted: March 19, 2017 (10:05 AM)
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I liked Twilight Princess enough to finish it, but I never got far with Skyward Sword. The forced motion control was just too tiring.

Loving Breath of the World. It's definitely something special, and a standout of the series. I've been playing the Wii U version - have about a thousand words of preliminary notes written for a review. Unfortunately I got sent off on a work trip for 2 weeks and couldn't take it with me, so I'm going to be behind on finishing it.


I can avoid death by not having a life.

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Author: KennedyEthan
Posted: March 21, 2017 (12:53 AM)
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Hi!! im Kennedy Ethan Smith. Actually im First time here and i saw The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, sounds good and since i read about that game im interested now!! the series was nice and One day I'll have to properly play through this series and see what it's all about.


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