Breath of the Wild Love

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In between a few other games, we’ve been really focusing on finishing the story of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch. At this point, we’ve freed all the Divine Beasts and Champions, and are kind of just wandering around and exploring while trying to find more shrines and complete more side quests. We’re still in love with the game!

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I don’t understand how most people beat the story so quickly. There’s so much to do and we want to do it all before we officially beat the game! Well… we probably won’t get to everything, but it’s nice to try.

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Definitely! We’re currently just running around with the Sheikah Sensor tracking treasure chests. Not only are those things all over the place, but it’s bringing us to nooks and crannies that we hadn’t visited yet. The exploration in this open world is amazing, and one of my favorite aspects about it is the nods to other Zelda games. The Temple of Time, the remains of Hyrule Castle Town, Arbiter’s Grounds in the desert, a child telling stories of people who used to live in the sky… It’s endless.

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It really amazes me how they created this map and everything it holds.We found another shrine just last night that looked like it was decent ways away, but it ended up being much farther than we anticipated. The overall world is just beautiful (despite half of it being destroyed).

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The nature of the world is just gorgeous. Speaking of the world, I adore how every NPC has a name. We’ve seen NPCs get into trouble, fight monsters on their own, plead with you not to jump if you’re standing on the edge of a bridge, and seem to have their own agendas outside of being static characters for the hero to interact with. That kind of touch really enriches the story for me.

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I agree. Each and every character has a purpose. Though I have to say, my favorite part of the game is the memories. I loved going on a scavenger hunt in such a big map to explore new areas all while piecing together the story.

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The memories were a lot of fun! Piecing together the story of what happened 100 years ago while Link was sleeping, then connecting the memories to events in the present day was a fantastic way to keep us engaged in the story while gallivanting off to every corner of the map.

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I developed lots of feelings for all the main characters; Zelda and all the Champions. The story is actually quite sad, but it’s engaging and they didn’t a fantastic job.

What were some of your favorite aspects about Breath of the Wild? Let us know in the comments below!

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Currently Playing…

Double Jump Kris MiiI was woefully unprepared for this Friday’s post…

So, instead of a Friday Favorites, you’re going to get a random list of what kind of games I’m currently playing!

 

Like most gamers, Rachel and I have quite a variety of consoles at our disposal to play, from handhelds to the television consoles to the PC. After both our day jobs and our writing work, we try to relax a bit with whatever game currently has our attention.

At the moment, that mostly seems to be The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. We finally opened our box (not the amiibo yet, but that’ll be soon so the wolf can be leveled up for Breath of the Wild) not too long ago and booted it up. It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since the original release date of the game, and the graphics are more gorgeous than ever. It’s awesome to ride Epona around in the vast Hyrule Field, and it’s just getting me more excited for the open-world concept of Breath of the Wild!

On my Nintendo 3DS, I’m still chucking away at Fire Emblem: Conquest. I think I’m enjoying it more than Birthright. The characters are still interesting, in my opinion, but I’m liking the Conquest classes more than the Birthright ones, and the maps have more interesting challenges. I’m about halfway through, I believe, and am looking forward to starting up Revelations next.

Rachel and I haven’t done much gaming on our PC since we got both completion bonuses in Asagao Academy. That game was amazing and fun, as I’m sure you all heard about from us, and we’re looking forward to figuring out what other kinds of games to try out. Overwatch has certainly been on my mind to try lately…

What about all of you? What kind of games are you playing? Any recommendations?

What Are You Playing?

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! It’s one more day closer to the weekend! Rachel and I are blessed with a long weekend coming up and, of course, we’re talking about what we’re going to do with our free time. Besides a Disney movie marathon (because why not), our weekend will definitely include video games.

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We are going to have no social life this week! But that’s great because I can’t wait to kick my feet up and play through a couple of games. I haven’t had a chance to sit down and just worry about the next boss battle in my game for a long time. There’s always something that needs to get done or I have to go to work or something like that…

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But that’s what makes playing video games special. We’d get bored pretty quickly if we did nothing but play video games all day. Not to mention, it’s probably not that healthy to be staring at a screen with pixelated characters all day. When we can play video games, it’s usually a great time!

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We’re still playing Yoshi’s Woolly World. We still have to get all those flowers and unlock those extra levels! In the meantime, I’ve been playing Paper Mario, one of my all-time favorite games.

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Paper Mario won’t take you long at all to finish. We’ve played it so many times, it barely takes us twenty hours to finish the game anymore. I’m still working on Fire Emblem Fates, Birthright to be exact. I probably could have finished the Birthright storyline by now, but Birthright is known for being the easier of the three Fates installments. I’m a sucker for building my army and their supports.

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I’m almost done with the game. I got the second star in about an hour and got two other stars in one night in just a couple of hours. It’s a pretty easy, straight-forward game, but when you’ve played it so many times it just gets easier and easier. Though I’ll never stop playing it. I have to say, I’ve never played a Fire Emblem game.

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Paper Mario may be simple, especially after enjoying the game so much, but it has fantastic replay value for us. I think I’m going to make you play a Fire Emblem game. It’s definitely more of a solo game with the strategy that’s involved, but it’s challenging with a great storyline and awesome characters.

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I’m sure it is! It’s just not something I’m used to playing. If I could have a bunch of games just like Paper Mario I would play those all day long.

What have you been playing lately?