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Nintendo Switch

04-21-2017, 05:28 AM
Yeah there have been some seriously good games on iOS over the years, no denying that and there's some extremely talented developers out there (wish I was one ) who are very much worthy of my money as far as I'm concerned.

I'm like you, I've got a huge backlog of games to get through as it is across several platforms and I normally just don't get as much time to play these days. Being an indie developer takes a huge amount of time and effort, even for the kind of stuff I put out. But I enjoy it.

Zelda though, that's occupied a fair bit of time since I got it. I decided to get it on Switch rather than Wii U, better performance and portability wins out there.
There's just so much to do in it. I don't think I've ever set out on a mission and actually gone straight to it. I get distracted by one thing or another, then eventually get around to what I was supposed to be doing.

I've sunk in over 140 hours into the game so far and I'm not finished yet. Which isn't just the most I've ever played a single game in recent years. It's the most time I've taken out of doing everything else to play a game in over a decade. That, as far as I'm concerned just speaks volumes for the quality of the game and it's developers. A job very well done.

Total tech addict, software developer (more or less) and spouter of complete and utter nonsense when my medication kicks in. (No, really.)
04-21-2017, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TrueBlou View Post
Yeah there have been some seriously good games on iOS over the years, no denying that and there's some extremely talented developers out there (wish I was one ) who are very much worthy of my money as far as I'm concerned.

I'm like you, I've got a huge backlog of games to get through as it is across several platforms and I normally just don't get as much time to play these days. Being an indie developer takes a huge amount of time and effort, even for the kind of stuff I put out. But I enjoy it.

Zelda though, that's occupied a fair bit of time since I got it. I decided to get it on Switch rather than Wii U, better performance and portability wins out there.
There's just so much to do in it. I don't think I've ever set out on a mission and actually gone straight to it. I get distracted by one thing or another, then eventually get around to what I was supposed to be doing.

I've sunk in over 140 hours into the game so far and I'm not finished yet. Which isn't just the most I've ever played a single game in recent years. It's the most time I've taken out of doing everything else to play a game in over a decade. That, as far as I'm concerned just speaks volumes for the quality of the game and it's developers. A job very well done.
Haha that has totally been my experience! Ive clocked in just over 205 hours get ive only got 140 of the 900 korok seeds!! People are still finding secrets even now in this game its crazy.

04-21-2017, 01:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
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Originally Posted by Alexythimia23 View Post
Haha that has totally been my experience! Ive clocked in just over 205 hours get ive only got 140 of the 900 korok seeds!! People are still finding secrets even now in this game its crazy.
Hmmm, my Switch claims I've put in about 50 hours on Zelda now (I suspect it's recording time when I've forgotten to put it in sleep mode and just dumped it in the dock...), but I've still only just done the Zora region, and now started on the Goron/Death Mountain quest. I've only activated five towers, but have done a few shrines on the edges of other regions, plus a load of side quests and found quite a few Korok seeds. I love just seeing something fairly out of the way, and thinking: I bet there's a Korok seed or treasure chest around there. Loved the top of Lanaryu mountain too!

2017 GOTY nominations: SAO: Memory Defrag, Death Road to Canada, Spaceplan, Arkanoid vs Space Invaders
Switch ID: Krillin 5948-6652-1589
04-21-2017, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by OrangutanKungfu View Post
Hmmm, my Switch claims I've put in about 50 hours on Zelda now (I suspect it's recording time when I've forgotten to put it in sleep mode and just dumped it in the dock...), but I've still only just done the Zora region, and now started on the Goron/Death Mountain quest. I've only activated five towers, but have done a few shrines on the edges of other regions, plus a load of side quests and found quite a few Korok seeds. I love just seeing something fairly out of the way, and thinking: I bet there's a Korok seed or treasure chest around there. Loved the top of Lanaryu mountain too!
There are some crazy ways to get korok seeds, the amount of love and dedication put into botw easily make it my top game of all time so far. Dont get me wrong it wasnt till the 80 hour mark i started flying through the game, im sure soon u will speed up naturally even with checking everything. Im going to start it again though soon and be more thorough.
But start going to villages and talking to as many npcs as u will discover so much
04-22-2017, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Alexythimia23 View Post
Haha that has totally been my experience! Ive clocked in just over 205 hours get ive only got 140 of the 900 korok seeds!! People are still finding secrets even now in this game its crazy.
OVER 200 HOURS I thought I was bad

It is insane just how much they have put into this game, you can tell they actually loved what they were doing. I love it, it's right up at the top of my all time favourite games. There's just so much to do and the way they seem to have managed to fill the world with things in just the right places to make you go, oh What's over there and over there and.....

I don't get the negativity some people are shoving at it. Even if I didn't like the game I think I could still appreciate the amount of work, the dedication, love and just pure quality of gameplay that oozes from this title. Just as I have for other games that haven't appealed to me.

I've got 14 shrines, 664 Kuroks and god knows what else to find still. I think I'll still happily be playing this game for years. Long after I've 100% it, I'll start again and play it on and off.

What's most annoying just now is that work is getting in the way of my precious Zelda time Honestly it's embarrassing when you're playing a game like BOTW and then you tootle off to work on a game like I'm making just now. Probably just highlights what a pathetic developer I am. Ah well, at least it keeps me occupied and I enjoy my games even if no-one else does

Total tech addict, software developer (more or less) and spouter of complete and utter nonsense when my medication kicks in. (No, really.)
04-22-2017, 02:44 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
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I agree that BOTW is likely my favorite game of all time and I'm old! I'm back to the days of pong and Atari! Something about it just makes it plain fun to do nothing but explore. I've done 5 total shrines in my 25 hours and maybe found 15 koroks (spelling)?

I actually think it's both the graphics not being photo realistic and the "distraction" nature of the game of let to his spot but wait I need to see this area and wait I should go here and it goes on and on. I'm likely going to do shrines when I run into them etc...

By best story is as I was about to go to sleep, I saved. I decide well I might as jump and use the glider to see what was below. Before saving my idea was I would explore the area and likely head toward this tower. So this spontaneous glider ride was just to see and turn it off and go to sleep.

Well after leaping I came across an area with a glowing statue or something... I ride down was amazing as it was with fog and darkeness into some old ruin. I didn't to save or else I knew I would be up another hour. I guess now I'll have to start with a new plan for exploring.

The distractions are unreal but so perfect as well.
04-22-2017, 03:29 PM
Braw, another mature gamer I go way back to the two rectangles and a square days myself. Among my collection of consoles I've amassed since the 70's I actually still have my original grandstand Pong TV game, still works too, even if it's not as amazing as it was back then. Though it is on about the same level as my developing skills

Ahem, anyway I digress, not easy staying on track when you've just taken your medication

It's easy to see how the game took as long as it did in development. I mean you can pretty much always count on Nintendo to deliver the goods. But with this instalment they have seriously gone the extra mile.
Even after all of the time I've sunk into the game I'm still finding things to surprise and delight me.

It's the way they've made this world with a basic set of rules and you can just do basically anything. Want to fly? No problem, just get some octorock? (Spelling also) guts and attach them to a raft. Bingo, you have yourself a flying machine.

I can't imagine where they go with the series after this piece of gaming perfection.

Total tech addict, software developer (more or less) and spouter of complete and utter nonsense when my medication kicks in. (No, really.)
04-22-2017, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by TrueBlou View Post
OVER 200 HOURS I thought I was bad

It is insane just how much they have put into this game, you can tell they actually loved what they were doing. I love it, it's right up at the top of my all time favourite games. There's just so much to do and the way they seem to have managed to fill the world with things in just the right places to make you go, oh What's over there and over there and.....

I don't get the negativity some people are shoving at it. Even if I didn't like the game I think I could still appreciate the amount of work, the dedication, love and just pure quality of gameplay that oozes from this title. Just as I have for other games that haven't appealed to me.

I've got 14 shrines, 664 Kuroks and god knows what else to find still. I think I'll still happily be playing this game for years. Long after I've 100% it, I'll start again and play it on and off.

What's most annoying just now is that work is getting in the way of my precious Zelda time Honestly it's embarrassing when you're playing a game like BOTW and then you tootle off to work on a game like I'm making just now. Probably just highlights what a pathetic developer I am. Ah well, at least it keeps me occupied and I enjoy my games even if no-one else does
Damn u got alot of korok seeds then!! Nearly 300! Man i only got 142 korok seeds. Yeah i do love it which is why i cant stop playing, its a very clever game, its got everything. Rpg, strategy, puzzles, storys galore of npcs across the world, loads of secrets, a racing game, or even invent your own games for example there is a place with holes, above there are huge rocks and if u do time stop then hit them a few times they go flying and me and my friend were playing who cud get it in the hole first, it was like golf with bolders! This is why this is hands down the best ingenious game of all time. There is way more then this but i dont want to give any spoilers or secrets. Also some of the secret npcs and items in this game are amazing!! Also did u guys know u can buy your own house with your own things in there!? Keep playing, wait till u fight a boss, those fights ae epically fun!
04-22-2017, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by imdakine1 View Post
I agree that BOTW is likely my favorite game of all time and I'm old! I'm back to the days of pong and Atari! Something about it just makes it plain fun to do nothing but explore. I've done 5 total shrines in my 25 hours and maybe found 15 koroks (spelling)?

I actually think it's both the graphics not being photo realistic and the "distraction" nature of the game of let to his spot but wait I need to see this area and wait I should go here and it goes on and on. I'm likely going to do shrines when I run into them etc...

By best story is as I was about to go to sleep, I saved. I decide well I might as jump and use the glider to see what was below. Before saving my idea was I would explore the area and likely head toward this tower. So this spontaneous glider ride was just to see and turn it off and go to sleep.

Well after leaping I came across an area with a glowing statue or something... I ride down was amazing as it was with fog and darkeness into some old ruin. I didn't to save or else I knew I would be up another hour. I guess now I'll have to start with a new plan for exploring.

The distractions are unreal but so perfect as well.
Lol this!
This happens all the time, u get distracted with something wonderful every time u play. Anyone who owns this game owes it to themselves and these amazing devs who made it to experience EVERYTHING it has to offer! Yes it will take well over a 100 hours on first try but u wont regret a single minute
04-22-2017, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Alexythimia23 View Post
Damn u got alot of korok seeds then!! Nearly 300! Man i only got 142 korok seeds. Yeah i do love it which is why i cant stop playing, its a very clever game, its got everything. Rpg, strategy, puzzles, storys galore of npcs across the world, loads of secrets, a racing game, or even invent your own games for example there is a place with holes, above there are huge rocks and if u do time stop then hit them a few times they go flying and me and my friend were playing who cud get it in the hole first, it was like golf with bolders! This is why this is hands down the best ingenious game of all time. There is way more then this but i dont want to give any spoilers or secrets. Also some of the secret npcs and items in this game are amazing!! Also did u guys know u can buy your own house with your own things in there!? Keep playing, wait till u fight a boss, those fights ae epically fun!


Yeah, I've got my house completely kitted out now, lovely collection of arsenal on the walls too

But hang on, racing game??? I don't think I've come across that. Is it like a horse race or running or something? Any hints without spoilers for people

All this talk of us discovering things, but sometimes it's just what's going on in the world that I love. I'll keep this spoiler free. I actually stood for at least 5 minutes once, going nowhere, up on top of a tower by a lake just watching what was happening in the sky. I think the fact that it was sunset and a serious storm at the time helped the atmosphere. But it was just awesome.

Or maybe I'm just getting old and sad

Total tech addict, software developer (more or less) and spouter of complete and utter nonsense when my medication kicks in. (No, really.)

Last edited by TrueBlou; 04-22-2017 at 04:33 PM.