[quote="Robyn_p, post:561, topic:351885"]
I love that you can climb in this game also. It opened up so many more options. I really hope future Zelda games will at least keep that mechanic, even if they don't stick with the open world format.
I don't know if you've found it yet, but in one of the shrines in between the Dueling Peaks there's a treasure chest with something called a climber's bandana. It boosts your climbing speed, which is extremely helpful when your trying to climb up a mountain but don't have enough stamina to make it. I went most of the game without it so it's not that essential, but when I finally got it I wished I had it the whole time. Would have made those times I was climbing a tower in the rain that just wouldn't stop a whole lot less frustrating!
Funny you mention that as I just found that shrine and bandana. It's the last thing I did the last time I played. I haven't put it on yet, but it's good to know that it makes a difference. I've been contemplating just using my orbs to focus on upgrading my stamina meter before the hearts. I can always cook food for hearts. But I always seem to run out of stamina just a smidge before I reach the top of a mountain or tower. :p
I still have only made it to 4 or 5 of the towers and a dozen of the shrines. So I have a long way to go.
Yeah, it would be hard to go back to not being able to climb things in a future Zelda game. I can't imagine the bug testing process for this game, though. With so many different ways to interact with the environment and get to where you want to go, that had to have been a lengthy process. I can understand why they only release a Zelda game once every 5 years.