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  • Avatar for hiptanaka hiptanaka 19 days ago

    @MHWilliams Out of curiousity, where is it tuned better? I've never seen this approach to weapon damage before, I think.

    Posted in Nadia's Zelda: Breath of the Wild Travel Journal -- Owner of a Broken Sword

  • Avatar for hiptanaka hiptanaka 19 days ago

    Most of the time I enjoy the weapon breakage. Even finding a semi-good weapon in a chest feels like a decent reward, because you know you'll have use for it at some point. In other open world games, 90% of what you find is garbage, because you already have something permanent that's better.

    The weapon damage does become irritating in places like combat trial shrines, though. I think they should hand you a weapon that's indestructible and can't be brought out of the shrine.

    Posted in Nadia's Zelda: Breath of the Wild Travel Journal -- Owner of a Broken Sword

  • Avatar for hiptanaka hiptanaka 26 days ago

    I'm looking forward to this talk being available online!

    Posted in How Nintendo Used the Original NES Zelda to Test Breath of the Wild's Mechanics

  • Avatar for hiptanaka hiptanaka 29 days ago

    This game is my most anticipated 3D Zelda, and my most anticipated open world game. It's always bugged me how few open world games actually prioritise exploration, interaction and experimentation, but Zelda seems to double down on those things.

    Posted in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is All About Wanderlust and Curiosity

  • Avatar for hiptanaka hiptanaka A month ago

    Like Caty, I was never really following a console launch as a kid. In my adult life, Switch is the launch I have been most excited about (and my first pre-order).

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What's Your Most Memorable Console Launch?

  • Avatar for hiptanaka hiptanaka A month ago

    "The best case scenario for this delay is that Nintendo is indeed taking the time to get things right."

    When is it ever the best case scenario? The two things I've stopped hoping for from Nintendo are Metroid 5 and an ambitious Virtual Console.

    Although, I should say, the fact that we'll get SNES games with added online multiplayer support suggests they might go deep with VC, instead of wide. Properly curated classics with added features (and perhaps side content like manuals) would somewhat make up for a small library.

    Posted in Reaction: Delaying the Switch's Virtual Console is an Opportunity to Finally Get it Right

  • Avatar for hiptanaka hiptanaka A month ago

    Glad you like it! I first played it in the early 2000s, and was completely absorbed by it. I haven't liked a JRPG that much since. You're definitely in for a treat in the second half.

    Posted in I'm Finally Playing Chrono Trigger for the First Time, and Holy Crap Does It Live Up to Its Reputation

  • Avatar for hiptanaka hiptanaka A month ago

    @tgpumpkin "If we're going to be honest here Zelda is going to have the same amount of side quests , cheesy story, and familiar filler feelings (I'm a huge Zelda fan btw)"

    Zelda actually seems to be pretty unconventional in terms of open world design, if the E3 demo and interviews are anything to go by.

    For one, it seems to put a greater focus on interacting with the world itself. Cutting down trees to use as bridges, pushing boulders to break stuff, etc.

    Another example is the progression structure. Aonuma said in a recent interview that the story is discovered by the player, instead of being told linearly, and that much of it is optional. I suppose (and hope) this means breaking away from the usual series of mandatory main quests.

    Posted in Horizon Zero Dawn Review

  • Avatar for hiptanaka hiptanaka A month ago

    @conscius If the point of publications is to maximize review scores, yes. This review reflects my feelings on many open world games, and I don't think it's too bad that my perspective is represented in at least one of the dozens of reviews out there.

    Posted in Horizon Zero Dawn Review

  • Avatar for hiptanaka hiptanaka A month ago

    @LongMuckDong To me it sounds like she doesn't enjoy the established standard of open world games. I'm in the same boat. Many will disagree, of course, in a world where The Witcher 3 is regarded as almost perfect.

    Posted in Horizon Zero Dawn Review