The 12th week of the 2017 UK Sales Charts are in, and unlike the 11th week, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is no longer atop the charts, where it had been perched for the previous two weeks …Read More The post Mass Effect: Andromeda Tops the UK Sales Chart This Week; Sells Best on PS4 by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
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In this week’s episode, the gang gathers together to discuss the long-awaited The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and what we love about it. …Read More The post ShockCast: Episode 33 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.
Breath of the Wild might be the hardest Zelda since the NES days, teaching players how to progress through its puzzles by killing them frequently and without remorse. Yet, paradoxically, it’s also one of the best games for people who don’t play a lot of video games. Advertisement Last week, having spent the past month raving about the new Zelda to my fiancée, I offered to let her try it. She doesn’t play or care about video games outside of the occasional bout of Mario Party 2 (the best one) or whatever time-waster is currently on her phone. But she does remember spending some quality time with Ocarina of Time back in the day, so given that Breath of the Wild is one of the greatest games ever made and achieves much of what Ocarina of Time set out to do, I figured it might be up her alley. I set her up with the Switch—in handheld mode, so I could play Persona 5, which my fiancée describes as “that high school game” and “sort of like one of those terrible CW dramas I can’t stop watching”—and gave her a quick run-through of the controls. I explained that she should equip…
Illustration: Angelica Alzona Princess Zelda’s outfit from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is great—a cool departure from the norm for the Hylian princess. If you take a look at the details, it also makes it easier to understand her character arc in the game. Advertisement Zelda wears a variety of outfits in the game, but her official art, her amiibo and many of the cutscenes in which she is present show her in a blue adventuring outfit, consisting of a quilted blouse with gold detailing, fitted pants, and thick leather boots. She’s a really active character in this game, and the only one that has a real arc over the course of the story, which is only strengthened by the design of her outfit. The particular color blue Zelda’s wearing looks close to the bright variant of royal blue, or azure, a pigment which is made from the mineral azurite. Blue dyes are extracted from certain plant leaves, most of which were native to the tropics, rendering the color pretty rare. Blue is in fact also a difficult paint for humans to create—most early blue pigments were made from semi-precious stones like lapis lazuli and were very…
Well, would you look who it is. Remember me, motherfucker? I’m that kid you callously wasted back when I had three hearts, a pair of pants, and a stick for a weapon. Advertisement Hey, check this out. Was that fun for you? It was fun for me. Now to grab these spare parts out of the crater you left behind and trade them for more ancient arrows, which I can use to destroy the rest of your kind. Aaaaah. Closure. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Because nothing is sacred in this world, a group of programmers have gotten The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to run on PC. This project began shortly after the game’s release. At the time, the programmers believed it would take months to get the game running properly. This makes sense given all of the different mechanics within the game. As you’ll see, the group has made tremendous progress since then. This is all possible thanks to a program called CEMU, which allows Wii U games to run on PC. In the beginning, the group was only able to show the game’s opening cave. Now, there is more of the game to show off. As you can see, it runs almost as well as it does on Wii U. While this emulated Breath of the Wild suffers from frame rate drops, so does the Wii U version. Minor hitches aside, the team has done an impressive job porting the game over so far. [embedded content] CEMU is funded through Patreon. It has gained many backers in the last two weeks. At the beginning of the month, CEMU had 1857 backers donating a collective $7782 a month. It now has 5135 backers who…
CEMU, an emulator that lets people play Wii U games on their PC, has come a long way since it struggled with Mario Kart 8: next month, it’ll be running the latest Zelda game in an entirely playable state. The emulator’s 1.7.4 update, due in the first week of April, fixes nearly all the glitches and issues you may have seen in earlier footage. Advertisement Advertisement Here it is in action: Now, this is a weird situation for an emulator to be in. Normally, when we talk about emulated games, there are two arguments: one is that it’s an act of game preservation. The other is a veneer of lip service paid towards copyright, even though most people realise that we’re talking about old games that you were never going to pay for, everyone acknowledges that and gets on with it. But this…this game only just came out. Like, this month. On a brand new console. Normally it would take years for a game like this to be emulated (PS3 and Xbox 360 emulation is still taking baby steps, for READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
After dozens of wonderful hours playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I finally came across a bad mission. It’s bad enough to serve as a point of reference for just how good the rest of the game is. It sticks out like a sore thumb on an otherwise beautifully manicured hand. Advertisement I’m talking about a mission called “The Lost Pilgrimage,” which takes place in the Lost Woods outside of the Great Hyrule Forest. I will say up front that I have not played every mission in Breath of the Wild, so it is possible there’s something worse buried somewhere in the game. But this mission is bad enough that I’m just gonna call it the worst. “That mission is a dumpster fire,” said Kotaku’s new features editor Chris Kohler upon hearing that I was writing this article. “That mission is the Final Fantasy XV Chapter 13 of Breath of the Wild,” he elaborated, “except Chapter 13 doesn’t last as long.” Hyrule Forest is a sun-dappled enclave surrounded by a chilly, foggy maze that swallows any who lose their way. Once you’ve successfully READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Wednesday. And like every Wednesday: Media Create has released its weekly sales charts of the Japanese market. For the week starting March 13 2017 and ending March 19th, the Nintendo Switch once again …Read More The post Media Create: Nintendo Switch and Monster Hunter XX Top Japanese Sales This Week by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Did you know that trying to start a new game of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will erase all of your current save files? Please do not let this happen to you. Start a new Switch account before you start a brand new game. Advertisement This weekend, I decided to get my fiancée into Breath of the Wild. She doesn’t play a lot of video games, and given that the newest Zelda is one of the greatest games ever made, it felt like a good one to get her into. So I exited to the main menu and selected “New Game.” Then I got a prompt: “Overwrite previous save data?” I thought about it for a second. Surely it must be talking about auto-saves? There’s no way Zelda would wipe your entire database of save files just so you can start a new game, is there? I was about to press “yes” when I thought I’d check Google just to be safe, and sure enough, the internet answered me: Starting a new game of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will delete all of your saves. Advertisement READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
So is “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” a Game of the Year title? Possibly. In fact, I dare to say it has a solid case for being the best game of this year and several years to come. If you’ve seen other reviewers praising this game, let me say this, it’s earned every single accolade it’s gotten from… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Well, THAT sure didn’t take very long, did it? Yep, everyone’s favorite commentator of video games, “Saint” Anita Sarkeesian is back, and this time she’s criticizing the best Zelda game ever (“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”). At the time of this writing, the review is not up, but it has been submitted, when it’s up, this article… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Move over, Final Fantasy—the newest Zelda has its own airship, and it won’t kill you every time you try to land. The only catch is that you have to build it yourself. Advertisement Here’s how to make your very own artisanal Breath of the Wild airship: Step 1) Get lots of Octo Balloons (by killing Octoroks). Advertisement Step 2) Attach Octo Balloons to a raft. Step 3) Fly. Or just watch this video (h/t Sergej) to see Link soar through the skies like he’s always dreamed: READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Even before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was officially released, some players managed to finish it quickly by using a number of in-game exploits. Since then, speed run times have gotten shorter and shorter. The latest speed run record for the game comes in at under one hour. Speed runner gymnast86 had previously set a world record by finishing Breath of the Wild in 58:01 seconds. That was already an incredibly impressive speed run, but he managed to top himself by finishing the game in 53:13. “This run has many different optimizations and improvements over my previous personal record of 58:01,” says gymnast86 in the video’s description. “These include a new Plateau route which obtains the magnesis before the bombs; a new Hyrule Castle route which skips having to go through Zelda’s Bedroom/Study; and the use of mighty elixirs to speed up the final boss fight.” [embedded content] In the beginning, speed runners used the Smash Bros. Link Amiibo in order to get the horse, Epona. This would enable them to reach Hyrule Castle quickly. As you can imagine, this caused controversy among the speed running community. For READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!