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CrazyHorse
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(03-20-2017, 05:05 PM)
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Is there any point in revealing more than one great fairy? Do they all do the same thing?
ShaunButter
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(03-20-2017, 05:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by CrazyHorse

Is there any point in revealing more than one great fairy? Do they all do the same thing?

More great fairy = more armor upgrades.
DrArchon
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(03-20-2017, 05:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by CrazyHorse

Is there any point in revealing more than one great fairy? Do they all do the same thing?

More fairies = higher level you can upgrade your armor to.
Herb Alpert
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(03-20-2017, 05:06 PM)
about 30 hours and he game, still no divine beast and just gor to zora domain.

What an incredible game.
WrenchNinja
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(03-20-2017, 05:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by CrazyHorse

Is there any point in revealing more than one great fairy? Do they all do the same thing?

Each new fairy unlocks a new upgrade tier

Though after paying up, you can go to any fairy to upgrade the gear
Tom Nook
(03-20-2017, 05:06 PM)
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I'm I ready for Ganon? or need more hearts and upgrades?

Got:

13 hearts
4 Devine Beast skills
Master sword (obviously)
1st Tier upgrade on the default clothes.
En-ou
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(03-20-2017, 05:07 PM)
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guardian hunting on horseback is so bad ass. I\ve gotten quite good at horseback fighting, the jousting is so satisfying.

Firemind
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(03-20-2017, 05:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by WrenchNinja

Each new fairy unlocks a new upgrade tier

Though after paying up, you can go to any fairy to upgrade the gear

Each fairy god is raunchier than the last one lol
Macchiato
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(03-20-2017, 05:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by En-ou

I have an armor set where his hair is down but his eyes are covered.

sweet, which one? (maybe spoiler tags)
En-ou
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(03-20-2017, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by AndrewDean84xX

I own the Wii U version, and my daughter has the Switch version. Only real difference I notice is the framerate gets hit more often on the U. Not a huge deal for me.

I play the Wii U version on the tv in our upstairs living room, while my daughter plays on the switch. We're constantly telling each other to come and look, then we are marking each other maps for locations. Basically, we're playing Zelda as a co-op game, lol.

that is awesome. this is the first single player game I]ve played where it sparks so much commentary between friends. i'm going back and forth constantly with my friends.

Originally Posted by Macchiato

sweet, which one? (maybe spoiler tags)

from cherry in akkala
muteki
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(03-20-2017, 05:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jpop

I have 4 hearts and completed my first divine beast last night. Why are you so afraid to die?

Fun Fact

I take my Switch with me to work and play 15-20 minutes every hour or so.

Still dont understand how I have 30+ bours but Ive barely touched the surface of the game. I can easily see final completion time at 200+ hours.

Same, I don't currently have any incentive to use my upgrades for hearts, or feel as though I need more. You lose heath quickly (instantly in many cases) but the game throws temporary hearts at you like candy. Also the pretty lenient autosave keeps the game from punishing you too much.
TheKingOfSheep
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(03-20-2017, 05:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShaunButter

Correct, I powered my way to 13 hearts then claimed some back and put them in stamina once I got the sword, not done any divine beasts yet.

Wait, what? How can you claim back the orbs - i assume - and turn them into stamina after you already spend them on hearts?
dmaul1114
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(03-20-2017, 05:13 PM)

Originally Posted by Tom Nook

I'm I ready for Ganon? or need more hearts and upgrades?

Got:

13 hearts
4 Devine Beast skills
Master sword (obviously)
1st Tier upgrade on the default clothes.

That's plenty. Especially if you have a lot of life restoring food, food for extra hearts, defense/attack boosting etc. May not even need that, but super easy if you have it.
En-ou
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(03-20-2017, 05:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheKingOfSheep

Wait, what? How can you claim back the orbs - i assume - and turn them into stamina after you already spend them on hearts?

talk to a kid in hateno
WrenchNinja
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(03-20-2017, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheKingOfSheep

Wait, what? How can you claim back the orbs - i assume - and turn them into stamina after you already spend them on hearts?

There's a thing near Hateno that will do it for you for 20 rupees
ShaunButter
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(03-20-2017, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheKingOfSheep

Wait, what? How can you claim back the orbs - i assume - and turn them into stamina after you already spend them on hearts?

Go here, this explains..

http://gameranx.com/features/id/9575...earts-stamina/
uncle_koploski
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(03-20-2017, 05:17 PM)
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I've been farming the bowling game in the snowy mountains to get rupees.

It's a good way to get a lot of rupees without selling valuable materials.

I need the 10,000 rupees for the last fairy fountain and 6,000 rupees for the ancient armor set. I also need to fully upgrade my house.

The rupee grind continues! I love how the rupee economy actually works in this game.
Firemind
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(03-20-2017, 05:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by muteki

Same, I don't currently have any incentive to use my upgrades for hearts, or feel as though I need more. You lose heath quickly (instantly in many cases) but the game throws temporary hearts at you like candy. Also the pretty lenient autosave keeps the game from punishing you too much.

I think it's actually more fun if you only have one stamina meter, since you have to plan a route if you want to go higher, like an actual mountain climber.
Deckard Chapel
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(03-20-2017, 05:23 PM)
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How many villages are in this game?

I've logged over 70 hours and I know there are a few I haven't seen yet lol
Kyne
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(03-20-2017, 05:24 PM)
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I know that you can't do it on the Switch, but can you transfer saves on the Wii U version of BOTW?
Aldric
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(03-20-2017, 05:25 PM)

Originally Posted by Deckard Chapel

How many villages are in this game?

I've logged over 70 hours and I know there are a few I haven't seen yet lol

Between 7 and 9, depending on what you consider a village.
ghibli99
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(03-20-2017, 05:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Firemind

I think it's actually more fun if you only have one stamina meter, since you have to plan a route if you want to go higher, like an actual mountain climber.

Nah, I like having extra stamina (and then food-boosted extra stamina) so that I can use the jump button to scale faster, especially for long climbs. No sense is wasting that kind of time (this coming from someone who has put 75 hours in so far and only beaten two bosses LOL).
Vena
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(03-20-2017, 05:26 PM)
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Who ever designed Hebra and hid some of those shrines is a monster. A goddamn monster.

See that random hill? There's a shrine under it but only if you look at it from the right angle, from the right height, while wearing a dress on the third day of the month but only if you shield surfed and shot two bokoblins in the face.
Deckard Chapel
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(03-20-2017, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aldric

Between 7 and 9, depending on what you consider a village.

Anything with more content than a stable.
LucidMomentum
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(03-20-2017, 05:26 PM)
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Yo, that bird guy in the plains outside of Kakariko gave me a shrine quest and I think I'm in the right area to start looking for it.

The mountain next to Lanayru tower has bones and shit all over the base of the hill it's on. Going by the text of the puzzle I should be able to see it from there and I see like 4 shrines. Which one is it? Or do I need to climb the full mountain that has the bone structures at it's base?
jokkir
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(03-20-2017, 05:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by MildSoss

Wait...

You can grab the Master sword before you even ever do any divine beasts? The master sword ain't breakable, is it? Please say it isn't so.

Yeap. I did it and some people comment on it too.
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(03-20-2017, 05:29 PM)
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Okay I repaired my Slate, what should I do next? Find 12 locations?
JakeD
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(03-20-2017, 05:30 PM)
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One thing I noticed recently that may not be widely known: (mild weapon spoilers)

the weapons on hinox necks scale up, even red hinox. It drops nothing but 40+ royal broadswords and 50+ royal claymores for me now

Quick way to load up wth quality stuff late game I'm thinking, especially because red ones go down in 5 hits now.
burgerdog
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(03-20-2017, 05:31 PM)
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Did you guys end up googling the solutions to some of the riddles after trying to figure them out for a bit? I was initially just going to beat the game without looking up any guides but then I realized I was just going to ignore those quests until I beat the game and then use a guide. So far I've only had to look up how to unlock the fragmented shrine in the beach and I was overthinking it so much that the solution made me laugh.
Neoweee
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(03-20-2017, 05:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Auto_aim1

Okay I repaired my Slate, what should I do next? Find 12 locations?

My suggestion: You'll get those 12 locations as you play the game. You can really progress along any "main quest" vector, or explore for shrines/seeds/regions, etc.

Everybody plays it differently from there, essentially.

Originally Posted by burgerdog

Did you guys end up googling the solutions to some of the riddles after trying to figure them out for a bit? I was initially just going to beat the game without looking up any guides but then I realized I was just going to ignore those quests until I beat the game and then use a guide. So far I've only had to look up how to unlock the fragmented shrine in the beach and I was overthinking it so much that the solution made me laugh.

No. I just move on and come back later. That no content really "blocks" any other content, other than a few quest chains, is like the single most freeing part about the game design.
greelay
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(03-20-2017, 05:32 PM)
I am not too experienced with the legend of Zelda franchise...but how do the dungeons in this game compare to the dungeons from past games?
Crab
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(03-20-2017, 05:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by greelay

I am not too experienced with the legend of Zelda franchise...but how are people comparing the dungeons in this game relative to past games?

They're either the worst or second-worst set of dungeons in 3D Zelda, depending on how charitable you want to be to The Wind Waker. I don't think many will disagree with that statement.
LucidFlux
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(03-20-2017, 05:34 PM)

Originally Posted by AndrewDean84xX

I play the Wii U version on the tv in our upstairs living room, while my daughter plays on the switch. We're constantly telling each other to come and look, then we are marking each other maps for locations. Basically, we're playing Zelda as a co-op game, lol.

Lol. This is exactly how my wife and I are playing. Constantly pointing out things the other hasn't come across yet. Drawing maps and diagrams for each other. Although we have similar total play times (both well over 100 hours) There are still things she's seen that I haven't and vise versa. Even though I've cleared nearly everything aside from 20 or so side quests, she still has me beat on koroks!
jonno394
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(03-20-2017, 05:34 PM)
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Man, the trek to Zoras Domain took me a fucking age! The (story spoiler) constant rain made climbing nigh on impossible and after I went off course to do a shrine near Samasa Plain, I realised I couldnt get back quickly to where I was, so tried to go round another way first via the dam, and then via Tal Tal Peaks until I realised both were completely impassible. Then gave up and had to fast travel to the bottom of Zora river and start again!

Finally got there and it's lovely!
En-ou
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(03-20-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by LucidMomentum

Yo, that bird guy in the plains outside of Kakariko gave me a shrine quest and I think I'm in the right area to start looking for it.

The mountain next to Lanayru tower has bones and shit all over the base of the hill it's on. Going by the text of the puzzle I should be able to see it from there and I see like 4 shrines. Which one is it? Or do I need to climb the full mountain that has the bone structures at it's base?

Rabbia plains? Stand near kass and look around nearby and use your noodles. You don't have to climb any mountain but you do have to climb something.
dmaul1114
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(03-20-2017, 05:35 PM)

Originally Posted by greelay

I am not too experienced with the legend of Zelda franchise...but how are people comparing the dungeons in this game relative to past games?

That's one area it's very different/lacking.

You have the 120 shrines which are small dungeons/trials. Usually just 2-4 rooms. Sometimes puzzles, sometimes combat challenges, sometimes nothing as the challenge was finding them and you just walk to the chest and reward.

Then you have the 4 divine beasts which are the closest to true dungeons. But they're all similarly aesthetically in their interior design and feature the same structure of needing to find 5 portals then fights boss, with similar puzzle design in each of rotating/moving parts of the dungeon to get to things.

As someone who mainly loved past Zelda games for the dungeons, that was my biggest disappointment with BOTW and puts it below the other 3D console Zeldas--though I still love the game.
DrArchon
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(03-20-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by greelay

I am not too experienced with the legend of Zelda franchise...but how do the dungeons in this game compare to the dungeons from past games?

Much worse in my opinion. Way too short, way too few of them, no enemy variety, boring bosses, just so much worse than previous Zelda dungeons.

I also found them to be really easy, but some people disagree with regards to one or two of them.
robochimp
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(03-20-2017, 05:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chezzymann

I think thats a fairly significant design flaw in the game. There's all this cool shit to find through exploration, and your reward is... some really lame boss fights. If anything, if you want good boss fights, going straight to hyrule castle and doing the boss rush is your best option. But then you miss all that amazing content. Its kind of weird that doing everything the game has to offer makes the bosses disappointing, its almost punishing you. They should either scale with what gear you have or just be harder in general.

How many truly hard bosses have their been in a 3D Zelda? The blight's just exist to add closure to a beast and move the main quest along, they aren't really there to act as a gate to progression anymore. That job now belongs to the map and all the systems that interact with it be it enemy placement, weather, stamina, weapon durability and on and on.

I'm really excited to see how Nintendo goes forward and I would be fine if that didn't include traditional dungeons.
Abandapart82
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(03-20-2017, 05:38 PM)
On Switch is there a way to tell how long you've been playing?
Vena
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(03-20-2017, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by burgerdog

Did you guys end up googling the solutions to some of the riddles after trying to figure them out for a bit? I was initially just going to beat the game without looking up any guides but then I realized I was just going to ignore those quests until I beat the game and then use a guide. So far I've only had to look up how to unlock the fragmented shrine in the beach and I was overthinking it so much that the solution made me laugh.

I have resisted looking at any solutions or guides, makes the end result so much more rewarding, especially on some of the more obscure puzzles.
Firemind
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(03-20-2017, 05:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrArchon

Much worse in my opinion. Way too short, way too few of them, no enemy variety, boring bosses, just so much worse than previous Zelda dungeons.

I also found them to be really easy, but some people disagree with regards to one or two of them.

They're more memorable than the cookie cutter dungeons in the last couple of games which is all I ask for.
KayMote
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(03-20-2017, 05:41 PM)
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Wait, so you can't dye the champions tunic? I wanted to dye it green - how else am I supposed to get a more classic look :(
dmaul1114
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(03-20-2017, 05:43 PM)

Originally Posted by burgerdog

Did you guys end up googling the solutions to some of the riddles after trying to figure them out for a bit? I was initially just going to beat the game without looking up any guides but then I realized I was just going to ignore those quests until I beat the game and then use a guide. So far I've only had to look up how to unlock the fragmented shrine in the beach and I was overthinking it so much that the solution made me laugh.

I always look up things after trying for a bit. My gaming time is limited, there's more great games that interest me than ever to make time to play and figuring out "where to go/what to do" isn't something I've ever particularly enjoyed in games.

I like some light puzzles, and never play with a guide the whole way or anything. But I'll only spend so much time trying to figure out what to do/where to go for a shrine quest, or beating my head against the wall trying to figure out a shrine puzzle etc. before I look it up so I can move on.

So I've looked up a handful of those type of things so far, and used a guide to find the last 8 or 9 memories I was missing before tackling Ganon as I didn't want to hassle with finding them on my own/getting the hints from the guy at the stable.

I enjoy gaming more this way, others want to spend as much time as they can with the game and figure out things on their own. Different strokes and all that.

Originally Posted by KayMote

Wait, so you can't dye the champions tunic? I wanted to dye it green - how else am I supposed to get a more classic look :(

By completing all 120 shrines.
AppleSautts
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(03-20-2017, 05:43 PM)
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Finally got around to attempting A Major Test of Strength. It wasn't bad, but that's probably because I went in with a fully upgraded Champion's Tunic, Guardian pants, 2* diamond headband, and plenty of Royal-tier weapons. The weapon drops you get a pretty damn awesome too :0
jack....
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(03-20-2017, 05:45 PM)

Originally Posted by Abandapart82

On Switch is there a way to tell how long you've been playing?

Your user profile gives you a rough playtime, like "Abandapart82 has played Breath of the Wild for 25 hours or more" or something.
Alienous
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(03-20-2017, 05:45 PM)
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I do think the design of the 'dungeons' was a mistake. They made an attempt to translate some of the scale and open-ended nature of the world to the 'dungeons' themselves but I don't think they pulled it off well. They ended up feeling vapid to me, especially after completing the first one.

I wouldn't have minded regular old Zelda dungeons. An interior design more like interconnected shrines, complete with maps and keys, rather than multiple puzzles in a large space.

This would have been great, I think.
The Lamonster
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(03-20-2017, 05:46 PM)
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Had a girl over last night. I was playing Zelda when she showed up, but I never turned it off, I just warped Link to a tower and let him idle there while overlooking the beautiful world.

It was like having a living painting in the background while we talked. The dynamic weather added so much to it, too.
KayMote
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(03-20-2017, 05:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by dmaul1114

By completing all 120 shrines.

That's actually not too bad as a reward - looking forward to it. Still about 20 to go.
JakeD
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(03-20-2017, 05:47 PM)
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I'm in the minority but I think its my favorite dungeons/puzzle setup in any Zelda game. I've always enjoyed the adventure aspect of Zelda games more than the dungeons anyway and with the more typical dungeons of old games I always got the sense of "well I guess I'm doing boomerang puzzles for the next 2 hours" right after entering. so I appreciate the short but harder "beast" dungeons and the very quick but still clever "shrine" dungeons.

I think maybe 2 more divine beasts and/or them being 30% larger and they would have had the perfect balance
Timeaisis
(03-20-2017, 05:48 PM)
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Finally got all 4 diving beasts down.

Now, I just need to finish the leviathan bones sidequest, find all the remaining memories (I have 3 left), and then it's off to ganon!

Regarding memories, anyone have a hint for the one in the forest? There's no obvious landmark I can use to orient myself. Is there a painter clue somewhere for that one?

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