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Old 04-07-2019, 01:33 PM   #41
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This whole thread is sad. We should be discussing Star Trek.
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:40 PM   #42
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When the "Star Trek" that would be discussed would be Discovery....that may not be so great.
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:48 PM   #43
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When the "Star Trek" that would be discussed would be Discovery....that may not be so great.
A scintillating point!

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
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Old 04-07-2019, 02:11 PM   #44
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Woulda been better if Kirk had fought rock monsters like The Shat intended...
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Old 04-07-2019, 02:12 PM   #45
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First of all, awesome engine, awesome open world, awesome assortment of weapons and armor and clothing. Very immersive. But I don't think it was a very good Zelda game.

Gone is any trace of the kind of Zelda music we expect (I get that they were going for atmospheric and "lonely" but they still could have reserved actual Zelda music for certain areas and dungeons or even the goddamn end credits, for pete's sake), nothing about the Triforce at all, and there's only 4 dungeons in the game (I don't count the shrines) and they're all pretty quick. Gone is the locked doors, big chests, big key, etc.. Like, imagine "A Link to the Past" but with the "Breath of the Wind" engine and open world aspect... it'd easily be a superior game and it would actually feel like Zelda.
These are my thoughts as well, BOTW is missing some clear Zelda elements that bring the magic to it. Granted I only played for about 2 hours and I think I never finished the "tutorial" area from what someone told me. I am going to give BOTW another chance soon enough though but I do hope other Zelda games do keep many Zelda traditions, but tiny stuff like the music when opening the chest really make the difference.

I actually thought I had just outgrown Zelda since I hadn't been able to get excited for a Zelda game in a decade but Hyrule Warriors reminded me why I still liked the games, it's not just the gameplay but the magic of the universe that it has. BOTW might have revitalized the gameplay which was needed but not everything needed to go.
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Old 04-07-2019, 02:46 PM   #46
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At some point, I do want to get my own Switch and not have to borrow it from a friend to play my game.

It's one I really enjoy a lot...especially with the element of just getting to waste time looking for Koroks in increasingly bizarre places.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:48 PM   #47
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These are my thoughts as well, BOTW is missing some clear Zelda elements that bring the magic to it. Granted I only played for about 2 hours and I think I never finished the "tutorial" area from what someone told me. I am going to give BOTW another chance soon enough though but I do hope other Zelda games do keep many Zelda traditions, but tiny stuff like the music when opening the chest really make the difference.

I actually thought I had just outgrown Zelda since I hadn't been able to get excited for a Zelda game in a decade but Hyrule Warriors reminded me why I still liked the games, it's not just the gameplay but the magic of the universe that it has. BOTW might have revitalized the gameplay which was needed but not everything needed to go.
Oh yeah, you need to give it another go. After you leave the Great Plateau the game really begins. Not saying those criticisms aren't valid, but it has so much more to show you.
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:18 AM   #48
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It's sad you couldn't tell he was being sarcastic.
Sarcastic? ME? Never. . .


As far as Zelda games go, my honest opinion: fantastic games. Hooked since the first one back on the NES, and have happily played any I could get my hands on.

Unfortunately, as adult life throws responsibility in my way, I'm not able to shell out the cash or find the time to sit down to play the newer ones. You guys are kind of killing me with the BOTW talk, since I'm dying to give it a whirl.

I think the last one I played to completion was Phantom Hour Glass. I'd like to give the handhelds a go. I heard something about Link's Awakening getting remade, and I'm hoping to get my hands on that if I get the chance.

What do you guys think is the best entry in the series from the past decade? I haven't really been in the mix, and I'd love to hear some recommendations and perspectives from hardcore vets. And by hardcore vets, I'm looking at Cure.
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At first I hated "Wind Waker," but eventually I saw past the "kiddy" cel-shaded look and had a hell of a time. I lament never beating it. Hopefully they do Switch versions of that, and also Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess.

Playing a lot of Mario Party with buddies and my daughter on Switch. It's a hoot.
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Unfortunately, as adult life throws responsibility in my way, I'm not able to shell out the cash or find the time to sit down to play the newer ones.
This. As responsibilities kept growing, gaming was the hobby I abandoned completely. Though I have to admit that I rarely see anything anymore that I'm even remotely interested in as far as new games are concerned.
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:32 AM   #51
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What do you guys think is the best entry in the series from the past decade? I haven't really been in the mix, and I'd love to hear some recommendations and perspectives from hardcore vets. And by hardcore vets, I'm looking at Cure.
Breath of the Wild is definitely the best one in the last decade. Link Between Worlds is the best 2D one, which makes me happy that they're remaking Link's Awakening for Switch. I've always thought a healthy mix of 3D and 2D Zelda is ideal.
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Question for the Nintendo people: I used to have a Wii with a whole bunch of purchases I made in the store there until the whole system blew.

Is there a way to access that again, even on Wii U if I were to get one?
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Question for the Nintendo people: I used to have a Wii with a whole bunch of purchases I made in the store there until the whole system blew.

Is there a way to access that again, even on Wii U if I were to get one?
Unlikely. You could contact Nintendo and see if they could do anything about it, but in general they don't care about digital stuff before the 3DS/Wii U era.
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Breath of the Wild is definitely the best one in the last decade. Link Between Worlds is the best 2D one, which makes me happy that they're remaking Link's Awakening for Switch. I've always thought a healthy mix of 3D and 2D Zelda is ideal.
Somehow, I thought Link to the Past was going to get a Switch remaster, and then I had to double check. So I guess I'd get to play a classic Zelda game in a new format. Never played Link's Awakening and its companion game whose name escapes me at the moment.


A Link to the Past remaster for Switch would be absolutely fantastic. Or even an Ocarina of Time remaster; that would look gorgeous.
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Never played Link's Awakening and its companion game whose name escapes me at the moment.
What companion game? There was none. Though later the Gameboy got Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, two separate games that link up and then you fight Ganon at end. Interesting model.

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A Link to the Past remaster for Switch would be absolutely fantastic. Or even an Ocarina of Time remaster; that would look gorgeous.
A Link to the Past needs to happen. They could just use the engine they made for Link's Awakening, too.
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Ages and Seasons were pretty good.
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At first I hated "Wind Waker," but eventually I saw past the "kiddy" cel-shaded look and had a hell of a time. I lament never beating it. Hopefully they do Switch versions of that, and also Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess.
Hated Celda when it was first revealed, but the original trailer is more Looney Tunes, you had the whole running in mid air before falling with Link blinking, but when they edited that out the hype beat me and I reserved the game, loved it and back then people would make fun of you, funny how it's now "cool" to love it and EVERYONE always loved it, BS.

Well TP WW had HD releases on the Wii U so if they port those it could be easy for them, but we don't know, I actually think they won't. The Wii U needed yearly Zelda's to keep interest going while the Switch is doing fine and they likely don't want to diminish the Zelda brand with more ports.

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Question for the Nintendo people: I used to have a Wii with a whole bunch of purchases I made in the store there until the whole system blew.

Is there a way to access that again, even on Wii U if I were to get one?
Back in the day it was a 50/50 but you had to send your Wii to Nintendo and not everyone was offered that when they asked, nowadays it's less likely. Doesn't hurt to shoot an email though, might get lucky.


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Ages and Seasons were pretty good.
The Capcom Zelda's which include The minnish cap are great, too bad Nintendo sees them as the blackship of the family and never references them, it's speculated it's the reason that Hyrule Warriors references every Zelda game except those. Specially a shame that while the Oracle games are more stand alone Minnish cap is an essential part of the trilogy of the Four Sword Adventures saga.
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Sounds like I'm f***ed, then. I don't even physically have my old Wii. It burnt out so I threw it away 4 years ago.
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Sounds like you can still download the game-breaking fix for Skyward Sword, despite the closure of the Wii Shop:
https://en-americas-support.nintendo...rd-sword-patch
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