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#1 Nov 22 2013 at 8:57 AM Rating: Good
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comes out today for 3DS. Will be picking up a copy on the way home from work. For those that don't know, it's set in the same universe as the old SNES Link to the Past, and features similar style and many familiar locations. The main mechanic for this game is the ability for Link to become two-dimensional and stick to walls. Below is a recent video showing gameplay and some reviews.



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#2 Nov 22 2013 at 9:01 AM Rating: Good
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From what I can tell, the 2D thing is more like a fun aside (think the Kotaku review was commenting on it).

The BIGGEST change is that now your items come from a store, and you rent them (or purchase them, for more rupees), making the game more open-world than before.
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#3 Nov 22 2013 at 9:12 AM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
From what I can tell, the 2D thing is more like a fun aside (think the Kotaku review was commenting on it).

The BIGGEST change is that now your items come from a store, and you rent them (or purchase them, for more rupees), making the game more open-world than before.


Oh right, I had forgotten about that. But yea, their big thing with this game is there are multiple ways to solve puzzles, so you can get the items in just about any order you want, and also don't have to overuse the 2D Link gimmick I guess.
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#4 Nov 22 2013 at 9:23 AM Rating: Good
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Also worth noting that Kotaku has a tips for playing guide up today.

Completely unsurprising is their opinion that renting sucks and you should farm rupees to buy the item.

I never expected to do anything else, to be honest. I thought renting sounded terrible from the moment it was announced - why would I want to run back to the shop to give an item back?
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#5 Nov 22 2013 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
YAY!
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#6 Nov 22 2013 at 10:12 AM Rating: Good
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This is what happens when you let Kao name a video game...

What? No one else made that link? Smiley: disappointed

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#7 Nov 22 2013 at 11:10 AM Rating: Good
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Picking mine up this afternoon. I'm excited.
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#8 Nov 22 2013 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Mine's in the mail, along with the Zelda 3DS XL. The normal 3DS is just too small.

When I first heard about the item renting/buying I wasn't a fan. But watching Giant Bomb's quick look this morning they brought up a good point. When you went and got an item from a dungeon, you pretty much knew the gimmick for the next dungeon. By being able to grab the items at will, it adds more of an exploration element to the dungeons.




And now they really need to add A Link to the Past to the virtual 3DS.

Edited, Nov 22nd 2013 8:01am by Raolan
#9 Nov 22 2013 at 12:02 PM Rating: Good
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Looks great other than the fact its on a handheld. It didn't used to bother me but anymore I can't stand to spend any amount of time playing a game on a tiny screen.

Im just getting old :/
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#10 Nov 22 2013 at 1:17 PM Rating: Good
It's sooo beautiful ... I just picked up mine 30 minutes ago... I"m literally watching the opening scenario as I type this...
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#11 Nov 22 2013 at 2:33 PM Rating: Good
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Raolan wrote:
Mine's in the mail, along with the Zelda 3DS XL. The normal 3DS is just too small.

When I first heard about the item renting/buying I wasn't a fan. But watching Giant Bomb's quick look this morning they brought up a good point. When you went and got an item from a dungeon, you pretty much knew the gimmick for the next dungeon. By being able to grab the items at will, it adds more of an exploration element to the dungeons.




And now they really need to add A Link to the Past to the virtual 3DS.

Edited, Nov 22nd 2013 8:01am by Raolan


Haha, how is that a "quick look"? Still a good video though, and was awesome to see that there is streetpassing!

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Looks great other than the fact its on a handheld. It didn't used to bother me but anymore I can't stand to spend any amount of time playing a game on a tiny screen.

Im just getting old :/


That's what the 3DS XL is for. Smiley: grin
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#12 Nov 22 2013 at 3:24 PM Rating: Good
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I bought it on the eshop, played a bit today... really enjoyed the old school feel. Then I got frustrated by a puzzle in the first dungeon and decided to smack things in an mmo instead.
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#13 Nov 22 2013 at 6:22 PM Rating: Good
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Picked up my copy this afternoon. Very much enjoying the old school style gameplay, just finished the first dungeon and am now exploring around finding whatever I can
#14 Nov 22 2013 at 7:30 PM Rating: Good
just got home from getting it... 3 stores it took... 2 wal-marts in 2 different town did not even have it, wtf -.- So much for being the Master Store it tries to be around here. Gamestop had it. Glad there is actually one of them around here :D
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#15 Nov 22 2013 at 11:28 PM Rating: Good
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I got mine from Gamestop anyway. They had a deal where if you pre-ordered it you also got a free download of Oracle of Seasons.
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#16 Nov 23 2013 at 12:27 AM Rating: Good
I got mine from Shopko! I was more amazed that they ordered current titles, than I would have been about people rushing there to buy it.
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#17Buylatisse, Posted: Nov 23 2013 at 1:00 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hey i like this all games, n u?
#18 Nov 23 2013 at 1:49 AM Rating: Good
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I'm only a few hours in but I'm really liking it so far. The item system is neat, giving you access to so many things so early. You don't need everything right away, but it's fun to just play around with all the toys. I also love how the "become a painting" thing actually feels like an interesting game mechanic rather than just a pointless gimmick (so far anyway.)

Side note, is it just me or does money just rain down from the sky in this game? Rupees in large quantities seem to be f'n everywhere. I just entered the second dungeon, and even after renting all the items and buying the bottle and flippers and stuff I still have like 1800 rupees. Seems insane.
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#19 Nov 23 2013 at 10:56 AM Rating: Good
^ I thought that about the money too, first that there wasd no limit to how much you can carry was a shock to me. However, once you get the Master Sword, if you go visit the shop again he is now selling the weapons as well, and they are all about 800 rupees to buy (your first weapon he will sell you at half off, so its 400, except the Ice Rod which should be 600).

Edited, Nov 23rd 2013 10:58am by Dyadem
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#20 Nov 23 2013 at 5:37 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, but you still have tons and tons of money. When I first heard about this system in the preview stuff I was expecting that I'd slowly buy the items over the course of the game. I was not expecting to buy out almost the entire shop as soon as the buy option became available.
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#21 Nov 23 2013 at 9:33 PM Rating: Good
So this buy option.. when does it open up? I'm in Lurule (yea? (sp)) going after my 2nd Sage. Do I need to return items? I rented everything and have not had to return to re-rent stuff (no deaths, yet).
For being "open" world, it dos seem limited in actual choices. Or I need to go look at a guide and see where I get access to a few more tools >.> but nah.
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#22 Nov 23 2013 at 10:27 PM Rating: Good
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Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
So this buy option.. when does it open up? I'm in Lurule (yea? (sp)) going after my 2nd Sage. Do I need to return items? I rented everything and have not had to return to re-rent stuff (no deaths, yet).

It should already be open then. Just go back to the store and you'll get the option to buy the items outright. The baby octopus sidequest lets you upgrade items for every 10 babies you rescue. You can only upgrade items you own though. No upgrading rentals.

If you're already at the second sage you probably have enough rupees to buy most of the items.
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#23 Nov 24 2013 at 8:35 AM Rating: Good
I'll check it out. I'm pushing something like 4k. How I use to treasure the rupees in older games Zelda games lol. Heck I even paid almost 1k for a golden bee from some dude and his line was something like "really? I could have sold you anything, you should be more careful with your rupees..." (before I knew it was a bee). I kind of laughed an less then an hour later had made it all back from exploring Smiley: laugh
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#24 Nov 24 2013 at 7:41 PM Rating: Excellent
Here are some tips, will spoil them. Will make the game a tad easier early on...

1)When you have to gain the soothing stone for the Zora Queen, it can be bought back in town from the dealer who sit on the carpet. The thief that ran out of the Zora zone, right before you go in, can be found in town. When you get near him, he runs off. Approach him from the East and before seeing him, merge into the wall. Pop out behind him, he freaks out and says he is sorry. He gives you the Pegasus Boots. This comes in handy to get the little snail babies, the race game, and rupee dash.

2) IMO, the 1st Larule dungeon you should do is the one found in the other world town, the Thief's Dungeon. Doing it 1st will let you gain access to: 1 chunk of metal for Sword upgrade, and when complete you will free the Sage who has the Sand Wand. You will want this asap..for:

3) After doing #2, make the Dungeon in the desert area your soon to next goal. Soon because: if you do not know, collecting snail babies (need 10 each time) allows you to upgrade a weapon you own. So after you rent, then buy, the Sand Wand, go an get an upgrade from the Mother snail. Upgrading the Sand Wand will make the Desert Dungeon 100% times easier (sand pillars basically last until you cast again). Doing Desert Dungeon lets you gain: Titan gloves. You can now lift the bigger stones.

4) In Larule near what would be Sanctuary, there is a mini dungeon that's main reward is another chunk of metal. Go upgrade sword :D

-Totally buy weapons asap, and then update them as you can (I'd do something like: Sand Wand, Bombs, Bow, Boomerang (lets you throw 3 out, great if you use Stun > Attack method to kill stuff).

-In my above post I talk about a golden bee, giving this to the Bee guy (who by the way gives you a net, and thus you can catch Fairies to put in a bottle) will give you a Bee Badge. It turns bees into friends. When a bee spawns it will assist in attacking whatever is on screen for a while.

-Snail babies stuck on walls pop off when you merge with the wall and then pop out while behind them. This method is also used to fight the boss in the Lost Wood's Dungeon (Lorule side). For some reason I've never liked the "dark" dungeons, so I knocked this one out fast.


yay! Game has been really fun so far. Been trying to 100% my 1st play through, my next will be to see how fast I can do it. So far, no Game Over deaths yet :D
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#25 Nov 24 2013 at 8:13 PM Rating: Excellent
Those are great tips! I've actually been stuck on where to go and now I think I have a plan.
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#26 Nov 24 2013 at 11:35 PM Rating: Good
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yeah thanks, I love spoilers lol
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#27 Nov 25 2013 at 7:05 AM Rating: Good
:D

The golden Bee guy is located on the north side of the Lost Woods in Lorule. In a cave/cave house. I didn't say that a few posts up. On Hyrule side, you need the hookshot to get to this cave. In it is a guy who talks about rumors.

I kind of liked not having to deal with the witch girl every time I rang the bell, if she annoys you as much as does me, do not do the dungeon in the Lost Woods (Lorule side). She is the one stuck in the painting, and when you free her, she mentally talks to you each time you ring the bell XD next play through, I will do everything up to that boss in the dungeon and then wait to kill it last lol


Only 4 sages in, was hoping to get game beat or be much farther this weekend, but was stopping here and there to get stuff ready for Thanksgiving. So yea I'm out of tips/spoils until I get farther in... well I have one more:

Within the Water Dungeon, south of what wold be your house in Lorule. Is 2 big chests. One with the Boss key, the other with the Blue tunic. It cuts damage you take. If I could go back, I would do this dungeon before the "shadow" dungeon (lost woods) one, due to that boss hitting hard. To get into this dungeon you have had to pay the 200 rupees to go see the huge **** bomb flower (south of The Town, mad rapper plant grower dude's house.. this bomb follows you until you strike it, or it get hit. Lets you blow up the 3 (so far, really hope I dont find more) large boulders. 1 boulder is right there are the fence, now you can go get the bomb any time, the other 2: Entrance to Water Dungeon, the 3rd is 2 more screens east down in a "pit" with 3 mobs. It opens a cave...don't remember what was in it (heart piece maybe).

Edited, Nov 25th 2013 7:05am by Sandinmygum
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#28 Nov 25 2013 at 11:51 AM Rating: Good
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IIRC there are four bomb flower rocks.

There's a second rock on the same screen as the bomb flower. Just north of the building.
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#29 Nov 26 2013 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
I got this today...I was going to get it on Saturday but woke up to like a foot of snow and said **** that....then when the snow didn't stop all day and there was 28 inches (I measured) in my drive way...I said **** it im going to sit inside and play Path of Exile all day...and that is what I did.

But I got this game...when I get home I will play it.
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#30 Nov 27 2013 at 7:46 AM Rating: Decent
Makes me want to play LTP. (my all time favorite Zelda game which I have beaten in under 2 hours with no deaths...my high point in gaming!)
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#31 Nov 27 2013 at 5:57 PM Rating: Good
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Makes me want to play LTP. (my all time favorite Zelda game which I have beaten in under 2 hours with no deaths...my high point in gaming!)


if you have the coins, you can get it for the Wii/U though the eClub. 150 points. I made sure to get it. Not sure if my SNES even works anymore. And grats on 2 hrs, I think the fastest I did was 4 many years ago.
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#32 Nov 28 2013 at 10:08 PM Rating: Good
Just finished it! like 99% complete did not beat highest Chicken dogging or the fastest foot race , but had all the hearts and most of the weapons totally upgraded (Did not upgrade net and lantern. Have lv3 Master Sword and Blue&Red Tunic ).
Pretty fun game, will play though it again for sure (just not right away).

Brag Moment:
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**** pic is **** but 0 defeats Smiley: grin Doesn't happen very often with 1st play through of a game.

Other thoughts:
What you learn at the end is neat. I wonder if Nintendo will go a little deeper. If there has been 2 worlds/realities (or more, Twilight Realm, Lurule, w/e it was called in the GBA games, Dark world... are all these the same place..and when Ganon has been banished... Hyrule has been sending him to another reality? :3) would be neat to get more info.
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