2. "Digging it more than I was BOTW at the beginning" In response to Reply # 0
I felt lost and without direction at the start of BOTW. I didn't want to come across any enemies.
I'm still in the first part on this, haven't had much time to play. I hadn't played BOTW since 2021 apparently but decided to defeat Ganon finally before I started TOTK.
When they first announced the new capabilities I was meh on it because I thought it was just going to be the same gave but with more capabilities to do things aimlessly. When they second trailer hit I was more hyped. Now that I have started playing I'm really enjoying the new abilities lol I find myself wanting to explore everything and eager to attack enemies.
Hopefully I can spend more time with it this weekend.
6. "Coming down to Hyrule got me closer to BOTW lol" In response to Reply # 4
I am more focused on sticking to the main line this time but these enemies are much harder than the ones in the training island lol
I didn't understand that the new abilities replaced the old. I was thinking I was going to get unlimited bombs to keep rolling over at Hinox from a safe distance lol Now I gotta figure out a new way to beat them or actually get good at this.
I haven't had much time to play but hopefully I will over the holiday weekend.
5. "pretty incredible. my favorite subgenre of open world games" In response to Reply # 0
where the devs give you a bunch of tools to solve problems with and no real direction other than 'go solve this problem.' i love the conceit of super gluing stuff together and having it work 99% of the time. there are a lot of busted (in a good way) mechanics in this game and you aren't punished for finding the most broken combos (boko arm + boko arm) and exploiting them. i feel encouraged to explore and experiment and that's really drawing me in and immersing me. this might be my goty depending on how ffxvi turns out
might get flamed for this but this is the first zelda game i've enjoyed playing. i bounced off of botw bc of pacing and performance issues. never played any of the nes/snes/n64/wii games or the ones on handheld systems. i might have briefly played and hated the side scrolling one on nes. i did try the gamecube one but couldn't get into it