Who here likes video games? Anyone?


Right. That would be my suggestion as well.



Been playing Skyrim with mods,like some mods that make it into a survival game and a high res texture mod pack.



I’ve been playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild still. I’m almost done! Just a dozen or so shrines (and like 400 Korok seeds…if I felt life going for all of them) to go! And then, of course, Ganon. I still have to face him. In Zelda games, I always try to do as much as I can before I go to face him.

Of course, now it looks like @balto, @RobynP, and @superluigi haven’t been posting in a while. Alas, I took too long to work my way through the game. :flushed: I will have to share my joy with them in spirit. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:



I still read this thread every once in a while, but haven’t posted in a long time. I was actually considering asking you about Zelda last week or the week before, but that seems to be all I ever ask you about and I figured you probably had long moved on. Apparently I was wrong about this :smile:

You seem to like taking your time with things, and by now you must have explored almost every inch of that map. :grin: I am a little surprised you have not found all the Korok seeds in this time. Did you at least finish the Divine Beasts or whatever they were called? I haven’t touched Breath of the Wild since last fall.

Been using the 3DS again recently, although I was thinking about getting a PS4 or a Switch. Currently I am leaning towards the PS4 because I don’t see anything too interesting on the Switch yet and would like to play Kingdom Hearts III. I feel like you would enjoy Kingdom Hearts with your kids, it being based heavily off of Disney and all. I am not as into Smash Bros. as I used to be so that kind of isn’t pulling me in the Switch direction. Probably they would have to announce another Zelda for me to get interested.

Evidently one of the things that came out of E3 was that we also getting Tales of Vesperia in English this winter finally. It’s only been about 8 or 9 years we’ve been waiting for that. I think we were discussing our frustration with there being no English release of that game last year lol.

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I’m still waiting for Animal Crossing… :confused::slightly_frowning_face::disappointed::pensive::confounded:

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Yes, I’m still plodding through. :grin: I did finally complete all the divine beasts. Some of those Korok seeds are very well hidden. The only way I found as many as I did is because the DLC includes a Korok mask that makes noise when you get near one that you haven’t found yet. I can’t believe I’ve only found a little over half considering I have been over most of the map.

I’ll probably pick a day to go to Hyrule Castle and take on Ganon when my daughter is up for watching. She’s not always in the mood but she desperately doesn’t want me to do anything important while she’s not there. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: Then I can continue exploring and finding the last few things. I’m still eager to go to YouTube once I finish and find the videos of people going straight to Ganon and beating him with a stick. :grin:

Yeah, Kingdom Hearts does seem like something that I might like, but I don’t think I want to buy another console just for that. If you’re picking between the two, I can understand that. I’m sure Zelda will come to the Switch again eventually. But with Breath of the Wild just releasing last year, it will probably be 2022 before that happens. I’d like to see them do some HD versions of Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. I’m hoping they choose to do that to fill the Zelda gap. :blush:



Same here. Part of me thinks they are sitting on a near complete iteration for Switch as they see how the mobile version goes. They don’t want to compete with themselves. I have a feeling it will be one of those games that they just sort of spring on us with “Oh, by the way, a new Animal Crossing is coming out next month.”

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I believe you’re right!

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I’m still around! Just mostly lurking nowadays. I’ve been meaning to finally play the story DLC in Breath of the Wild but haven’t had a chance to. Have you done that one yet? I heard if you beat it you get a motorcycle like the one Link drives in Mario Kart which sounds pretty awesome. :smile:

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Good to see you come out of lurking mode. :slight_smile:

I have been working through the DLC here and there amidst the rest of it. I haven’t got the motorcycle yet, but I believe I’m on that path with some of the side quests. I leveled up the Master Sword once through that trial, but haven’t had the gumption to try for the second and third levels. All in good time. Maybe by this time next year. :rofl: Since there is so much time between Zelda releases, there’s no need to rush. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Medieval 2 Total War with the Stainless Steel mod is the finest game that has and will ever be produced. :sunglasses:

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Ive been playing my GameCube lately. Such a great console. Trying to pick up where you left off in wind waker 10 years ago is pretty frustrating though, don’t have the time to start from scratch lol.

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Just talk to your boat and see where he tells you to go next. :grin:

I love Windwaker. I played it on Gamecube back in the day, but the HD version was included with my Wii U, so I played through the updated version a couple of times with my daughter, too. I feel like it went a lot faster than I remembered it going, but then I think they shortened the “fetch quest” where you are looking for tri-force shards. Plus the HD version has the “speedy sail” which made that aspect of the game much quicker.

I know how you feel, though. I took a several year gap between starting Twilight Princess and finishing it. It takes a while to get up to speed!



I never finished twilight princess or skyward sword unfortunately, I told myself I would but my wii broke, maybe it’s for the best lol.

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Yes, Zelda games aren’t short. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: I feel like Twilight Princess was slow going for a while, but once it picked up I enjoyed it a lot. Skyward Sword seemed a lot shorter, but that’s probably because the map was a lot smaller.



I kind of wish Zelda games were longer lol. Not that they are short, but I like it to go on as long as possible. I guess the problem with Zelda is it has relatively poor replay value, since most of the enjoyment for me at least is figuring out all the dungeons and how to defeat the bosses. Unless you have amnesia it’s just going through the motions the second time.

I’ve been thinking about replaying Windwaker since I still have my old Gamecube. I think the last time I played it was in high school, which would have been over 10 years ago. Maybe I won’t remember some of the major details, but I’m kind of thinking I will based on how many times I replayed it back then. I remember not being terribly wild about the whole Great Sea thing since it seemed like there was 95% of the map that was uninteresting due to it being covered in an ocean. I was glad to have the traditional overworld back in Twilight Princess which is at least varied and interesting to explore.

Speaking of Windwaker, I’m not sure if I posted this in the past but if you’re looking to blow $15 on a decent indie game on GOG, here’s one that’s pretty much a clone of Windwaker: https://www.gog.com/game/oceanhorn_monster_of_uncharted_seas. I tried this out a few years back and it was a pretty good Zelda-esque experience (albeit shorter than a typical Zelda game). The screenshots should convince you it was directly inspired by Windwaker :smile:

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It’s funny. I played “Link to the Past” over and over again to the point where my brother and I could play through it from start to finish in one day. But after that, I generally just played through Zelda games once. That’s why I generally put off facing Ganon as long as possible. I know once I beat him, my motivation to play the game will vastly decrease.

When my daughter came around, I started to play through them again, though. Playing Windwaker again after 10 years—even though I had only played through it once, it was remarkable how much became familiar once I encountered it. Of course, having played so many Zelda games over so many years, I feel like I have developed a 6th sense with regards to dungeon puzzle solving. Even playing through Skyward Sword for the first time, my daughter would sometimes ask, “How did you know to do that?” My response is, “Because it’s a Zelda game.” :grin:



I used to play Zelda over and over again when I was younger too. For some reason I didn’t play A Link to the Past as much, but every year when summer vacation started I had this tradition of replaying Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and Windwaker in that order, one dungeon a day. It took 20 days IIRC. :sunglasses: I think I used to know how to obtain all the Pieces of Heart in Majora’s Mask by heart (pun kind of intended), and there were I think 52 in that game due to only having 4 Heart Containers. That included all of the masks since you needed them to get the last four pieces inside the moon.

Regarding A Link to the Past, prior to Breath of the Wild that was the hardest Zelda game I played, and it was the first video game I ever played. I just remember that moth boss in the Skull Woods dungeon that had all those conveyor belts everywhere, with all those spikey things sliding everywhere while the boss is shooting laser beams in triplets at you :grimacing:. Or the fake maiden that turns into that monster that has its three heads floating around launching fireballs at you. Or the masked lion boss (have no idea if it actually is a lion, probably some kind of reptile, but that’s what I thought at 3) that I would lose to all the time because I’d run out of bombs and/or arrows. And I’d run out of magic with the Fire Rod/Ice Rod boss on Death Mountain, even with blue potions :expressionless:. IIRC my strategy back then was to get to the boss and then make my grandfather fight the boss when he came back from the construction sites he worked on :smirk:. I was afraid of that red game over screen lol

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I never played the n64 zeldas, since I owned a PlayStation at that time. I do plan on picking them up for my 3ds though, especially since they’ve been remastered. I tried playing ocarina on the wii’s virtual console but I wasn’t a fan of the early 3D polygon graphics



Anyone else keeping up with the news about the new Pokémon game? I’ll wait for the reviews to come out (when it’s out), but looks interesting.

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