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Old 01-19-17, 06:30 PM   #1
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The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

March 3, 2017 (Nintendo Switch/Wii U)

http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/
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Old 02-06-17, 07:00 PM   #2
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

Development for The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is finally finished:

Let's take a look inside Nintendo's Zelda: Breath of the Wild wrap party
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Old 02-14-17, 08:04 AM   #3
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Re: The Nintendo Switch Thread - Presentation on Jan. 12th

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Starting when the game launches on 3rd March, players will be able to purchase an Expansion Pass for 17.99/€19.99, granting access to two new sets of downloadable content for the game when they become available later this year. Immediately upon pre-purchase or purchase of the Expansion Pass, three new Treasure Chests will appear in the game’s Great Plateau area. One of these Treasure Chests will contain a shirt with a Nintendo Switch logo which Link can wear during his adventure, exclusive to the Expansion Pass. The other two Treasure Chests will deliver useful items. The first content pack is scheduled to launch this summer and will include the addition of a Cave of Trials challenge, a new hard mode and a new feature for the in-game map. The second content pack will launch in Holiday 2017, and adds new challenges that will let players enjoy a new dungeon and a new original story. The Expansion Pass will be available for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions of the game and are identical. Content packs cannot be purchased individually.
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Old 02-14-17, 02:34 PM   #4
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Re: The Nintendo Switch Thread - Presentation on Jan. 12th

Standard practice nowadays. I don't see the problem unless the standalone game is light on content - and I highly doubt that will be the case with the new Zelda.

It's worth noting that when N finally jumped on this bandwagon, with MK8, the DLC was well worth the price.
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Old 02-14-17, 03:00 PM   #5
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Re: The Nintendo Switch Thread - Presentation on Jan. 12th

Keeping a "hard mode" behind an expansion pass seems pretty shitty.
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Old 02-14-17, 03:27 PM   #6
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Re: The Nintendo Switch Thread - Presentation on Jan. 12th

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Standard practice nowadays. I don't see the problem unless the standalone game is light on content - and I highly doubt that will be the case with the new Zelda.

It's worth noting that when N finally jumped on this bandwagon, with MK8, the DLC was well worth the price.
They also rarely discount DLC except sometimes at the very beginning. Heck they rarely discount their games at all.
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Old 02-14-17, 09:52 PM   #7
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Re: The Nintendo Switch Thread - Presentation on Jan. 12th

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Keeping a "hard mode" behind an expansion pass seems pretty shitty.
Especially one where you can't skip that half of the pass. That first DLC pack sounds more like pre-order fodder...in other words, crap. Guess it was only a matter of time before Nintendo started pulling modes out of games for extra money.
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Old 02-15-17, 12:59 PM   #8
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Re: The Nintendo Switch Thread - Presentation on Jan. 12th

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I'm sure everyone is dying to have that Nintendo Switch shirt on Link while they are playing through the game. What a stupid thing to include as part of a season expansion pass.
At least Link still doesn't talk. Don't want to ruin the aesthetic and atmosphere of the game.
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Old 02-15-17, 04:45 PM   #9
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Re: The Nintendo Switch Thread - Presentation on Jan. 12th

On this note, does anyone else think the font they seem to have chosen in-game is very un-Zelda and distracting?
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Old 02-16-17, 10:36 AM   #10
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

Japanese TV spot showing off some action.

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Old 02-16-17, 10:38 AM   #11
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

that is one hazy/foggy world
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Old 02-16-17, 11:09 AM   #12
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

This is a perfect example of a discussion on why Nintendo games would benefit on other consoles. Their hardware limitations absolutely kill huge open world games like this. It is what it is I guess.
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Old 02-16-17, 04:13 PM   #13
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

Yeah, it didn't look like an N64 game but that engine definitely can't handle draw distance.
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Old 02-17-17, 10:25 PM   #14
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has officially been rated E10+ by the ESRB for "Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol":

http://www.esrb.org/ratings/Synopsis...th+of+the+Wild
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Old 02-22-17, 01:40 PM   #15
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

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ZELDA: BREATH OF WILD WII U VERSION SEEMINGLY LEAKS ONLINE

It's dangerous to go alone.

BY JOE SKREBELS

The Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild appears to have leaked online, with details - including possible story spoilers - now appearing across the internet.

Seemingly beginning on 4chan, public forums such as Twitter, NeoGAF and the Zelda subreddit now have growing numbers of posts featuring unannounced details, plus attempts to prove the leak is real.

From our research, some elements of the leaks appear to be genuine, while others can't be verified at this time.

What we will say, essentially, is be careful if you'd like to experience the game fresh upon its March 3 release.

Previous major releases have seen trolls set up Twitter bots that send story spoilers to those tweeting associated words about the game/movie in question, while comments sections - including IGN's own - have had spoilers posted.

There's not long to go now - stay safe, friends.
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Old 02-24-17, 09:59 AM   #16
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

Polygon Preview - http://www.polygon.com/2017/2/24/147...o-switch-wii-u

The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/24/14...switch-preview

Engadget - https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/24/...-wild-preview/

Gamespot - http://www.gamespot.com/articles/zel.../1100-6448172/

The game sounds like it's fairly difficult, but the previews all seem positive. Looking forward to it.
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Old 02-27-17, 10:54 PM   #17
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

If this is accurate, performance on the Wii U seems rough compared to the Switch.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=7354

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Rough translation :

Strictly talking about the tutorial area :
Strong aliasing
Worse sharpness
Serious framerate drops
Visual issues with cutscenes and when getting out of the inventory
Too many actions (using a power+rotating the camera = "framerate death"
5 sec loading time when you get back to the Home menu
He installed every patch available
The plateau on Switch is bad framerate related and it gets better after, but in the plateau it's nowhere near what the Wii U version is
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Old 02-28-17, 11:18 PM   #18
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

So the Edge magazine review has been out a few days - it's a 10 in an issue which also reviews Horizon PS4 as a 9.

They played both versions and while they don't go into great detail, the Wii U version sounds perfectly workable.

I'm excited. Just hope I can find a copy in-stock at a local Target to take advantage of next week's B2G1.
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Old 03-01-17, 11:30 AM   #19
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

This also got a perfect score from Famitsu, only the 24th game to do so.
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Old 03-01-17, 06:55 PM   #20
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

New comparison video that is apparently showing the final Wii U version and the Nintendo Switch version:

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Old 03-01-17, 07:25 PM   #21
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

And Part 2:

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Old 03-01-17, 09:45 PM   #22
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

Waiting for a full Digital Foundry comparison, but feeling pretty good about having a Wii U kicking around now.
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Old 03-02-17, 08:33 AM   #23
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (March 3, 2017 - Switch/Wii U)

http://www.metacritic.com/game/switc...critic-reviews

Don't think I have seen the word masterpiece and best game of all time thrown around as much for any other game before
Huge majority of reviews give a 100 score, but this quote from Giant Bomb resonates with me the most as a 37 year old

Giant Bomb Mar 2, 2017
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This sense of wonder is something that I haven’t felt so strongly since I played A Link to the Past when I was seven years old. Ocarina of Time was able to capture some of that same magic in my teenage years. Now that I’m in my thirties, I don’t think that I expected it to be possible for a game to make me feel like that again.
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Don't think I have seen the word masterpiece and best game of all time thrown around as much for any other game before
Huge majority of reviews give a 100 score


I have to admit that I'm relatively late to the Zelda party. I'm 38 and had been around these games all my life, but I didn't own one until Twilight Princess for the Wii and didn't play one all the way through until the remastered Wind Waker on the Wii U. I'm excited beyond all belief for Breath of the Wild. Cannot wait until tomorrow. Too bad UPS delivers in the very late afternoon in my neck of the woods; it's going to be a long, long Friday till then.
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Switch edition:
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The Daily Dot 03/02/17 5 out of 5 100.00%
VideoGamer 03/02/17 9 out of 10 90.00%
GamesBeat 02/22/17 100 out of 100 100.00%
COGconnected 02/22/17 100 out of 100 100.00%
Shacknews 02/22/17 9 out of 10 90.00%
NintendoWorldReport 02/22/17 9.5 out of 10 95.00%
The Digital Fix 02/22/17 10 out of 10 100.00%
Telegraph 02/22/17 5 out of 5 100.00%
NZGamer 02/22/17 9.5 out of 10 95.00%
Digital Chumps 02/22/17 10 out of 10 100.00%
USgamer 02/22/17 5 out of 5 100.00%
Guardian 02/22/17 5 out of 5 100.00%
Polygon 02/22/17 10 out of 10 100.00%
Game Informer 02/22/17 10 out of 10 100.00%
Game Rant 02/22/17 5 out of 5 100.00%
Game Revolution 02/22/17 5 out of 5 100.00%
Giant Bomb 02/22/17 5 out of 5 100.00%
GamingTrend 02/22/17 100 out of 100 100.00%
IGN 02/22/17 10 out of 10 100.00%
GamesRadar+ 02/22/17 5 out of 5 100.00%
RPG Site 02/22/17 10 out of 10 100.00%
Nintendo Life 02/22/17 10 out of 10 100.00%
Easy Allies 02/22/17 4.5 out of 5 90.00%
EGM 02/22/17 9.5 out of 10 95.00%
WeGotThisCovered 02/22/17 4.5 out of 5 90.00%
WCCFtech 02/22/17 9.8 out of 10 98.00%
Metro GameCentral 02/22/17 10 out of 10 100.00%
TheSixthAxis 02/22/17 9 out of 10 90.00%
Time 02/22/17 5 out of 5 100.00%
GameSpot 02/22/17 10 out of 10 100.00%
God is a Geek 02/22/17 10 out of 10 100.00%
Destructoid 02/22/17 10 out of 10 100.00%
AttackoftheFanboy 02/22/17 5 out of 5 100.00%
Edge Magazine UK 02/27/17 10 out of 10 100.00%
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