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[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – March 2017

Posted on March 11, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Let's Talk

We’re a little ways into March, so we want to know what everyone is up to with their gaming sessions as of late. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is no doubt something that many of you are playing, but I’m willing to bet there are at least a few of you out there who are spending your time with something else. Plus, I know some folks enjoy going through more than one game at once.

So what are you playing right now? Is Zelda: Breath of the Wild indeed taking up most of your time? Let us know in the comments below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: Your impressions of Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild

metalpants

I’m blown away. I’ve been playing all day today and it’s hard to put down, lol.

The Switch + Zelda combo is a Godsend. Both feel like something I’ve never felt before… in a way.

BotW is simply superb. The one gripe Ive had with it are the controls. A lot of things could’ve been handled better in terms of button layout, but once you spend some hours with it, it steadily becomes more natural. Mastery will certainly take some time though. Aside from that, I’ve been using the Switch screenshot feature constantly with BotW xD!! So many gorgeous Vistas and moments!!

Anyway, BotW… there’s so much I want to say but I’m trying to be brief. The way they’ve crafted that amazing world is beyond anything I’ve ever played. They really went above and beyond the call. Escapism doesn’t even begin to describe this masterpiece.

And the Switch? Every time I start it up I feel like I’m starting up a dream. It’s weird. It’s so surreal that it’s very hard to explain, lol. I don’t know how Nintendo are gonna top themselves other than more powerful hardware, because the experience is just leagues above anything else.

And I’m not saying Sony and Microsoft haven’t done a good job, because they certainly have… but Nintendo did some secret sauce/magic or something with Switch/BotW that I’m very curious to see how they can push it beyond this.

DarkHalf

I hate it. Absolutely hate it. It’s completely disrupted my getting any work done. No really, I’ve managed about three hours work since I got it. Just keep getting pulled back into Zelda.

Aside from spoiling my livelihood, I love it. Best handheld Nintendo have ever made. I still struggle to call it a home console, it’s not, it’s a tablet with TV out. But it’s still awesome.

Zelda is just amazing. Feels like a logical progression, where the series has always been headed. I’ve been playing Zelda 31 years, right from the beginning. It’s always felt as if Nintendo have always been pushing to make a bigger, more open world whenever they can. Now they’ve managed it. The scope of BOTW is amazing, God knows how long I’ll be playing to cover every inch of it.

Justin McQuillen

I can’t even start playing the game without looking up and realizing at least 10 hours have gone by. This game is on a complete different level than anything before it. Just spoke with my friend and he has been up for 20 hours straight playing. BTW I have only gotten to one dungeon so far and seen maybe 25% of the map.

burchdude65

Breath of the Wild is already my favorite game of all time! It’s everything I’ve ever wanted from the Zelda series. The Switch itself feels so nice and is really easy to use. I’m amazed at how quick everything is in the main menu.

I’ve spent a good amount of time playing both on my TV and on the go. Both are great experiences.

Tony

Second day and 22 hours in, I just can’t stop playing… made my way to eventide island with cryonis and had to beat that black hinox to finally finish the challenge there… but it one-hit me and now I have to repeat the whole island again… pretty hard challenge but I’m sure there is a way to cheese that guy… still wasted like an hour, fml

Timtendo Gaming

Nintendo Switch – The console has met my expectations so far, and although there are only a few games at launch, most are of a reasonable to great quality. Better to have a small, solid quality than an excess of a mixed-bag. So far I’ve played the Switch evenly between handheld and TV modes and both are sound experiences. I love playing the Switch portably though, and with a USB-C powerbank, I’m getting upwards of 9 hours play – perhaps even more.

Breath of the Wild – This game is great, without a doubt. With only 7 or so hours played I’m wondering if it is truly worthy of some of the highest praise it has received. However, the more I play, the more I realise that this isn’t just a modification of the typical open world mechanics, but one grounded in the detail and quality that one expects from the Zelda franchise. Whether it becomes a new watermark for the series, from my perspective, will very much depend on how emotive the story becomes, and whether the excitement of Zelda being open world is tainted by repetition or enhanced by continuous wonder.

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  • Exy

    I got Voez and it’s basically a lite version of Chunithm in how it controls. It’s a good substitute if you don’t get to play Chunithm for real.

    I also got the amFilm glass screen protector and I can say extra thick glass doesn’t hinder touch screen sensitivity. Voez plays fine with it.

  • Annie
  • burchdude65

    A ton of Zelda. Every day.

  • JasonBall

    Zelda. I forgot about FE Heroes, I forgot about Xenoblade 3D, Fluidity 2, and DK64. It’s my new toilet game (Fluidity was previously that, it’s so perfect) my new portable bitesized session game, new deep immersive game, new lazy couch game at dinner, and new game I show off and have fun playing with others. It’s my new second favorite game, and it’s a perfect game to launch with Switch. I stay up till midnight every night to scan my 30th anniversary and BotW amiibo, I carry my wolf in my pocket everywhere with the switch, I call my retirement age father every day to ask how it’s going in the game and share stories, because they have the Wii U and the game and it’s even enjoyable for that demographic apparently.

  • capitalism1023

    Zelda, Bomberman, some 1-2 Switch, and Shadow Warrior 2 on the PC/Shield TV. Zelda is on another level though and the other night I sank 7 hours into it like it was nothing.

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  • ShadowDragoon

    This month i am playing/will play:

    Wii U: The Legend of Zelda the Breath of the Wild.
    3DS: Nothing particularly, just a few fights in Super Smash Bros 3DS.
    PS4: A little bit of The King of Fighters XIV.

    Other: Nothing really, all the free time i get is dedicated to Breath of the Wild.

  • Adrian Brown

    I just started Zelda on WiiU… played more than 8 hours straight. Incredible game.

    So I’m playing Breath of the Wild and Unravel on PS4 (it’s gonna be hard to continue playing it, but I’ll do my best)

  • masterjedi

    Like most, I’m playing a TON of Zelda. I’ve never experienced a game quite like it. Phenomenal. But I’m also enjoying bit sized sessions of 1-2 Switch and Snipperclips with my daughter. I was VERY tempted to grab Fast RMX because it seems like a pick up and play, frantic fast paced race game which is sometimes exactly what a person needs. But for as much as people were skeptical about 1-2 Switch, we are having a blast with it and Snipperclips is surprisingly robust and fun. I’m good till Mario Kart. Fast RMX though, might have to take the plunge and get it…

  • Tlink7

    Just sorta waiting *twiddles thumbs*

    • ForeVision

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  • ForeVision

    Zelda, with a bit of bomberman now and then, but I’m taking a break from Zelda seeing as I’ve crushed the last boss, killed the strongest creature it had to offer and got myself quite the special mount (I’m not much of a 100% person, a game is done for me, if the strongest thing alive breathed its last at my hand, but I’m willing to go back and play it, of course). I’ll revisit it in due time, and probably will get myself the DLC at some point. My fight with the Silver Lynel in first attempt ending somewhat… awkwardly. I didn’t expect him to be a concrete inspector:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fb5581f7ed46be6210275861cdfd8cf4da22aab3e2e1ebec0c8f45f09659f522.jpg

  • Tony

    I played Red Dead Redemption until Zelda came out, since the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2 made me curious. It’s a western open-world 3rd person shooter, but it’s awesome and addicting and messed up and I wanted to finish the game… but once Zelda was out I just had to test it… and couldn’t stop playing since. I want to 100% the game so I’m barely done with 50% of the map within 95 hours, although depending on what the reward is for the 900 koroks I might actually skip that challenge… some koroks are just ridiculously well hidden and you can maximize your inventory with about 440 of them

  • R.Z.

    Since all I can think of since March 3rd is Zelda Breath of the Wild and how I can’t play it since my Switch is still somewhere on its way to me (But boy am I glad I could secure an order before what looks like a great big month long shortage hits Europe), I’m not playing much.

    I’m halfheartedly trying to finish Dragon Quest VIII (great game, but after watching videos of Breath of the Wild it’s a bit frustrating to play a regular JRPG), keeping up with Pokémon shuffle (I thought I was going to have funds for next week but only could beat Darkrai lv. 200 on my 4th FULL ITEM run, so I’m grinding Meowth hoping to get to 30k before the next update) and replaying some classic Zelda on Virtual console. I managed to ruin an old run where I was at the last dungeon forgetting I hadn’t hard saved since forever and wiping my save state, so I’m doing a bunch of new runs and sucking greatly at them.

    Can’t wait for next week when I (hopefully) finally get my hands on a Switch !

  • paul_cus

    Along with Zelda, I’ve been playing Bomberman and King of Fighters ’98.

  • Zelda, Zelda, and more Zelda. Almost too much Zelda.

    Last night I went to bed way later than I originally planned, because I kept telling myself, “I’m gonna just do this one more thing before I quit for today”. I did that for about three hours. Tonight, I had a little more self-control (enough to actually turn it off before 2 in the morning), but I’m still thinking about what I’m going to do next when I sit down with it again.

    I can’t remember the last time a game invaded my every thought so much like this. It’s scary. But I mean, the game is amazing, so I really can’t complain.