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Old 04-27-23, 10:42 AM
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

The breakable weapons thing doesn't bother me nearly as much as not being able to climb while it's raining.
Seriously - what does that add?
I just sit there, wait out the rain, then continue climbing. Such a dumb mechanic.
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

IMO stamina based climbing as a whole is dumb.
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
IMO stamina based climbing as a whole is dumb.
Not a fan of that either, but I kinda get it, as you may need to be at a higher level (have more stamina) before you get to a particular location.
What I don't get is the slippery when wet climbing, since you just have to wait that out.
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
The breakable weapons thing doesn't bother me nearly as much as not being able to climb while it's raining.
Seriously - what does that add?
I just sit there, wait out the rain, then continue climbing. Such a dumb mechanic.
They should have at least had a recipe/armor that would negate that. I don't mind the rain and it adds a lot of really cool environmental changes but having it be right when you're in the middle of mountains or exploring is a PITA. Also having fire being the only time adjusting mechanic. At least give me my ocarina so I can change the time of day if it's raining.
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

The game is confirmed to have leaked this morning... so if you want to avoid any spoilers, limit your social media use for the next two weeks.
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

Long video but great watch to refresh before launch. Great channel to follow if you're a Zelda fan.

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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

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Long video but great watch to refresh before launch. Great channel to follow if you're a Zelda fan.
Zeltik is fantastic!
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

Only question (besides finding time to play) is if I buy digital or physical...
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
Only question (besides finding time to play) is if I buy digital or physical...
Do you have Nintendo Online? If so you can buy two digital vouchers for $100 and get both this game and Pikmin 4 for $100 rather than the $130 (+ tax) it would cost to buy both games in physical editions. You can save an additional $10 by buying the $100 Nintendo eShop credit at Costco.
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

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Do you have Nintendo Online? If so you can buy two digital vouchers for $100 and get both this game and Pikmin 4 for $100 rather than the $130 (+ tax) it would cost to buy both games in physical editions. You can save an additional $10 by buying the $100 Nintendo eShop credit at Costco.
Do you know if you can can use 2 vouchers on the same game title for 2 different accounts/Switches (1 Nintendo Online family membership)? Just looking to see if I can get a copy for myself and my wife for each of our Switches this way.
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Do you know if you can can use 2 vouchers on the same game title for 2 different accounts/Switches (1 Nintendo Online family membership)? Just looking to see if I can get a copy for myself and my wife for each of our Switches this way.
I don't think so. Because it's tied to one account and once you buy the game on your account, it's shown as Purchased.
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

I don't have nintendo online, so that's out.
I don't really buy physical games anymore, but since I have the last Zelda in it's own holder, with room for one more cart, I might get this one to keep it company.
Though if I run into any trouble nabbing one on Friday, I'll definitely download it - and I think I'll save $5 in sales tax if I download as well. I don't think downloading games charges sales-tax.
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You do get charged local taxes on digital purchases. Not sure if that's true for every state but it is for MA. I get taxed on digital game purchases.
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

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You do get charged local taxes on digital purchases. Not sure if that's true for every state but it is for MA. I get taxed on digital game purchases.
Same in Texas.
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

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You do get charged local taxes on digital purchases. Not sure if that's true for every state but it is for MA. I get taxed on digital game purchases.
I don't in NV, thankfully.
And slop, even if you don't have the Nintendo Online, you can still save some money by buying $50 in eShop credit for $45 at Costco.com if you're a member.
Also consider buying a year of Nintendo Online if you want any other first party game. Because it's $20 for a year and that voucher will get you Zelda Tears of the Kingdom for $50 instead of $70, That pays for the year of the service right there. If you wanted Pikmin 4 or anything else, you'd get it for $50 instead of $60 and you still come out ahead.
https://www.nintendo.com/store/produ...game-vouchers/
https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online/
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

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You do get charged local taxes on digital purchases. Not sure if that's true for every state but it is for MA. I get taxed on digital game purchases.
I don't buy the games directly.
Like, I'll get $100 of credit, and then a game will be, say, $60, and I'll still have $40 of that credit left. So I assume there's no tax involved in there.
Maybe if I bought the game directly, instead of using the saved up credit I might get taxed, I'm not sure.
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

^ The game is $70. First one at that price for the Switch.

Also, no sales tax on digital purchases in CA either.

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^ The game is $70. First one at that price for the Switch.
I know, I was just using a random $ amount.
Funny thing, it keeps fluctuating from 69.00 to 69.99, back and forth on amazon.
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Nintendo discusses the development of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom:

Ask the Developer Vol. 9, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom—Part 1
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Holy shit. Not exactly a surprise but Zelda is scoring through the roof. 97 on Metacritic

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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

Sounds like the combining of items is a PITA, especially if you are in some sort of battle.
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Re: The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch; 5/12/23)

Grrrr, Best Buy gave me a tracking number but says it won't ship until tomorrow. Hopefully that's not accurate. Or maybe it would be better if it were accurate, so I could get more done over the next few days.
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Grrrr, Best Buy gave me a tracking number but says it won't ship until tomorrow. Hopefully that's not accurate. Or maybe it would be better if it were accurate, so I could get more done over the next few days.
That stinks. Usually they come pretty quick. Hope yours does.

I’ve got in-store pick up (it’s less than 10 minutes from my house).
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Grrrr, Best Buy gave me a tracking number but says it won't ship until tomorrow. Hopefully that's not accurate. Or maybe it would be better if it were accurate, so I could get more done over the next few days.
Mine is same. Shipping tomorrow for Saturday delivery. I am so busy this weekend I don't really care when it comes.

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