Being a wild exploration Link, I went into TOTK like #Botw and ran around exploring. This led me to discover that an order was designed to the game. Once I cleared the main dungeons, I had to talk to people for the next leg, and quests started and finished immediately because I had completed them.
I have the map complete (over and under).
I found the Master Sword way before I was meant to - by accident.
I got to the final boss door very early (and plopped a teleporter pad there - heh).
The design keeps amazing me. They do a better job at teaching some under the radar mechanics this time around.
But why can't I pet the doggos?
この祠、愚直に 1 回モンスターを殲滅してから玉持って走ったけど、なるほどたぶんマーリン湾からイカダ乗って……あと地味に浅瀬のショートカットルートを使えば良かったのか :f_sweat_smile_kyururu:
ほこらの数も 100 を超えてだいぶ煮詰まってきましたね～……まぁそれでも行ってないとこ結構あるんですけど :f_sweat_smile_kyururu:
I loved this take on Link from the various #Zelda games being so important to trans and non-binary gamers.
#trans #lgbtq #lgbt #transmasc #botw #totk #pride #transjoy #gendereuphoria
Another #Zelda book catalogued into #TheVideoGameLibrary to wrap up the week. 📚
This time it's a #ChooseYourOwnAdventure for #ALinkToThePast.
As usual, shout-out to the incredible @historyofhyrule for the scan!
#TotK #BotW #TheLegendOfZelda #Book #Bookstodon @bookstodon #Books #GameBook #ALttP #Gaming #VideoGame #VideoGames #Gamer #SNES #SuperFamicom #RetroGaming #Nintendo #TearsOfTheKingdom #ZeldaALttP
Finished the Champions’ Ballad DLC and it was very worthwhile. The last battle was a little spoiled for me from Age of Calamity but still a good time. Now the only thing I have left that I want to do in #BotW is the Trial of the Sword. Last time I attempted it I got squashed to death by a Hinox with a sliver of health remaining and I haven’t made a second attempt.
Hm. The moon has a slightly red tint tonight. Does this mean I need to defeat my enemies all over again?
Now almost 100 hours into #TOTK, the percentage counter on the map says 50.32%. I assume the majority of what remains is Koroks? Finished the main story last week – fantastic, even elevated #BOTW a little. Apparently still a TON of side quests too, no idea where they are even hiding. Uncovered the full map very early. The longer I play, the more grating the weaker parts of the game become. It's great – it's what I wanted and expected… and it absolutely does not surpass Breath of the Wild for me.
4 days into BOTW, enjoying it quite a bit! A bit more than HL even. Pretty sure I beat it in hours already 😶
It definitely is a game to play handheld, not docked. Even though I don't have the OLED.
While the world can feel empty, the controls are much more intuitive and no aspect of it has felt off (except in performance at times)
The art style is much nicer handheld.
Since I brought this up on some Twitch chat and it's apparently not as widely known as I thought - watch this #Nintendo presentation from 2017 about breaking conventions with #Zelda #BreathOfTheWild #botw. It's long, but worth it.
It won't be an exagerration to say that this presentation at some point prevented me from rage quitting BOTW and never touching it ever again.
最後に 1 枚残った思い出お写真が、まぁ大体そうなると思うんですけどハイラル城なんですよね。
外から眺めたり(眺めてわかるようなものではなかった)マップと睨めっこしたり 1 時間以上かけてアタリをつけてハイラル城に初上陸して……エモいじゃないですか……姫の部屋に 1 輪の姫しずか。研究日誌。ゼルダ姫かわいい！
I'm not enjoying #ToTK as much as #botw Too much puzzle platforming for my liking.
After playing #TearsoftheKingdom for however many weeks it's been, I have to say, this game isn't fun. It feels like work. I spend more time crafting stupid things than I do actually exploring or progressing the story line. This game isn't for casual gamers or anyone who enjoys the faintest hint of a plot that makes sense. #BotW was an amazing game and I think balanced the exploration and side quests with the main plot to really great effect. #TotK took an unintended game mechanic fans used on BOTW and made it a core mechanic of the game, not realizing that this game is almost unapproachable to anyone who didn't spend hundreds of hours playing BotW. Hell, I put in over 400 hours to BotW and I still feel like I'm being forced to work in the Zoanite mines of Death Mountain.
Book of the Week: “Seasons” – Katie Proctor
“Katie Proctor’s Seasons is a collection of temporal elegant epiphanies well suited to a pandemic plagued culture. In Firsts,” Proctor writes of the knowledge that shadows such experiences- ‘knowing nothing will ever be quite like this again.’ She speaks of distanced lovers imagining touching flesh and pressing flowers of the other’s hometown into a
I'd like to hear from #totk players that haven't used the various dup glitches. Me and all my circle have used them, some more extensively then others (I drew the line at getting the tutorial master sword but not crashing Hyrule's economy)
What really kept me from enjoying #botw was the rupee grind. Now I can just focus on playing the rest of the game.
Highlight of yesterday's BOTW session. #zeldabreathofwild #outfit #nintendoWiiU #botw #Gerudotown
This @arstechnica article by @KyleOrl comes damn close to nailing exactly how I've been feeling about #BotW since I finally finished it a few weeks ago - after defeating Gannon, I wish there was a way to continue to adventure throughout Hyrule without the castle remaining a ruin. I wish I could just BE in that place.
A sandbox mode for games is a wonderful addition, particularly so for large open-world games.
J'ai reçu #TotK pour mon anniversaire, alors que je viens à peine de finir* #BotW. Les quelques heures sans paravoile m'ont semblée interminables mais aucun doute, le fun est là, et l'exploration toujours aussi attirante.
* finir à 47%, donc faudrait peut-être que j'y revienne, j'ai dû loupé des quêtes.
#botw update, I got the Ex Horse Amor and my horse is actually useful now that I can get it to teleport to me. I also decided to unlock all the towers, and I've only two left, both inaccessible right now (due to sandstorm and death volcano).
So I've just arrived to Gerudo Town and as a trans guy I enjoy not being let in because I'm not a woman. However, the whole act here is going to be pretty transphobic unfortunately.
@ArchitectofGames brought up an interesting point about #TearsOfTheKingdom that isn't talked enough about, I think:
(timestamped, fairly light spoilers for some stuff in the game)
Unlike in #BreathOfTheWild every activity feels actually worth doing now, because every reward feeds into another activity you'll want to do eventually as well!
No idea why my brain has kept going with this game this time, just got the Master Sword though and went back and punched the Guardian on the tutorial Island Plateau for the sweet justice.
Now I guess we'll try and defeat the second divine beast. Not sure how possible it'll be with only one point in Stamina.
Started #TOTK last night, but tinkered around for an hour or so in my last pre-Ganon #BOTW save state beforehand. Was a good idea - I’d emptied most of BOTW out of my mental cache in the last 3-5 years so it was great to be reminded of all the little feelings and textures (figurative as well as literal lol) it engendered.
Also a brief remembrance of the world map, so once I presumably leave Tutorial Plateau 2.0 I can see whether/how they altered it.
@abetterjulie There an amazing live recording on YouTube
Oh, hell yeah. The #botw soundtrack is on Spotify!
I built a car in #zelda #tearsofthekingdom to end up serving as an #uber for the Koroks. love this #videogame
"Breath of the Wild was een repetitie voor Tears of the Kingdom"
Ik kan daar wel mee akkoord gaan.
I've played #BreathOfTheWild and I'm now poking around #TearsOfTheKingdom and I have thoughts.
#TotK is very much #BotW 2 doubling down on design choices for better and worse. I like some, hate others. Weapon durability is a dead horse at this point (hate it BTW).
I am blown away by engineering making TotK run as well as it does on #Switch, but it's infuriating and disappointing just how limiting the platform is. CEMU & Yuzu deliver a much better experience. Just Nintendo things innit...
@rodhilton @noondlyt That was a perfectly valid way to “play” #BotW
I made an airplane ship thing in #tearsofthekingdom. It didn't go well.
I bounced off the game 4 times in the 6 years I've had a switch. I'm trying again, and I just beat the first divine beast!!!!! Fuck yeah!!!! #botw
Je viens de casser mon bouclier Hylien dans #BOTW. Je ne pensais même pas qu'il était cassable tellement il a paré de coups. Je suis tristesse, il faut que j'en retrouve un.
#BoTW is the better game. There, I said it.
@bigzaphod here’s to hoping you can continue to explore the world after the endgame unlike in #BOTW.
For some reason my brain is wired up so that I find it more gratifying to find *the* correct solution to a puzzle than *a* correct solution to a puzzle. Convergent thinking, not divergent thinking.
This is I think part of why #BOTW never felt fully immersive to me, in a way, like I was always just hacking through it and scraping by.
It seems like #TearsOfTheKingdom will only be more like this. I’m enjoying it, but there’s a deliberate messiness to it that I just don’t love.
Welp, guess I finished Breath of the Wild. They should make another one of these.
Yahaha. Finally got a bit of colour on this little imp. #FanartFriday #Zelda #botw #korok
(Just one week til #TotK :ablobfoxbongo: )
There are those who prep their snow environment runs by making cold-resistant foods that stack and last several minutes. Then there is me, 26 seconds to spare and I just barely make it to a shrine. #Gaming #Risk #Planbetter #BOTW
Having the laziest of Sundays hunting down Korok seeds in #BotW. The 25 in Hyrule Castle are annoying because of the flying Guardians everywhere, but I did get to chain some Flurry Rush attacks on a Lynel. So that was fun!
Goal is to get all 900 before #TearsOfTheKingdom drops. 🎮
Passed the 300 Korok seed mark. #botw
I generally only post art, music and photos here but I wrote a little thing about my experiences with the new Breath of the Wild multiplayer mod, complete with links to the guides to set it up yourself and wanted to share.
I'm ridiculously excited about Tears of the Kingdom, and this mod dropping the month before is a great way to revisit Hyrule before it changes.
You know what? Here goes nothing: I'm thrilled to announce that it seems like the recent EA versions of YUZU have finally made the Switch version of Breath of the Wild completely playable in 1080p on the :SteamDeck: Steam Deck. The timing is convenient, don't you think? 👀🔥
J’ai toujours pas joué à #BotW (mais je regarde madame y jouer) mais wow #TotK a l’air encore plus incroyable !
Y’a des idées de génie dans le gameplay
Kicking, screaming, crying. Just fuck me up, Nintendo.
Finally finished Breath of the Wild 😅