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    Default Zelda tears of the kingdom thoughts?

    AKA The Legend of Zelda: Nuts and Bolts

    at least thats the feeling i get, this game seems underwhelming to me. mildly interesting, might buy on sale (many) years down the road.
    the switch design for it is cool though, i managed to snag a irresponsible preorder for one earlier today, playable investment.

    I just cant shake the nuts and bolts feeling i get seeing the trailer for it the other day, kinda seems... cheap

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    I pre-ordered the Tears of the Kingdom Amiibo and console from Best Buy. I will cancel the console order if I can get one from Amazon though. Everything I get from Best Buy is usually covered in stickers and I worry about ruining the console box with them. But Amazon was not taking pre-orders yet and Best Buy was. I will order the Collector's version of the game, if I can find that too.
    I believe I have 4 or 5 Switch console's including a OLED version and have never opened one yet. The reviews! Those God Aweful reviews of Switch games with the low resolution graphics and stuttering frame rates keeps me at arms length. Someday, I'm sure. Someday.
    Of course I'm doing all of this because Zelda is a Nintendo icon and I am a bit of a shelf queen. As far as the game goes, it's been a long while since I've played a Zelda game, but I'm sure it won't be bad. I'm guessing it will be family friendly too. SHEESH

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    if your talking about those labels with the red borders you get at BB then lately tthe ones i have been getting have been coming off pretty cleanly, easily lately so you might be good there.
    of course different stores might use different stickers too

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    My last Best Buy video game purchase had a white mailing sticker sending it to my store and a red label identifying the purchaser. I get offended that my purchase means so little to them that they can do that to something I've already paid for. So Amazon went live with the OLED The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Edition Console thursday morning. I hesitantly waited until I was home from work to purchase one, wondering if they be sold out before I got home. Chided myself when it was available later that evening, bought one, and then canceled the Best Buy pre-order. I felt kinda foolish that evening that I had allowed myself FOMO from a retailer as large as Amazon. Damned if that thing wasn't already out of stock today! These supply chain hi-jinks are getting real tiresome. Best Buy still has them available to pre-order including the one I canceled. I would really like to get the Collector's edition of the game with the enamel pins. And I would really like to get the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom pro controller too. I've been collecting all the limited edition pro controllers and from what I have read, the joy-con controllers are defective time bombs right out of the box. The Zelda one sure look nice though.

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    So just a question about these special edition consoles, do they always stay atleast the price of or more than the price of the launch price even long after the death of the system? Nintendo console special editions? Because I want to play games on a Switch as I do have a lot of games, but I haven't purchased a Switch because I was waiting for the inevitable revision that Nintendo is always known for. Now that we're this far into the systems life I kind of feel it'd be worthless to get a Switch but if this will stay high priced even after the Switch is gone, then I can atleast feel like I won't be throwing my money away and get most if not all of it back.
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    its been my experience that zelda themed systems hold their value or appreciate and usually dont have a long production run. I dont see why the switch version would be any different.

    examples
    https://www.pricecharting.com/game/g...boy-advance-sp
    https://www.pricecharting.com/game/n...imited-edition
    https://www.pricecharting.com/game/w...-waker-edition
    https://www.pricecharting.com/game/n...imited-edition
    https://www.pricecharting.com/game/n...shield-edition
    https://www.pricecharting.com/game/n...hyrule-edition
    https://www.pricecharting.com/game/n...imited-edition

    they all vary but i dont see any in this list, as complete, with a average going price less than what MSRP new was. Frankly if your buying new there wouldnt be any reason to consider loose prices in this list but even some of them are over what they were new

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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    I haven't purchased a Switch because I was waiting for the inevitable revision that Nintendo is always known for. Now that we're this far into the systems life I kind of feel it'd be worthless to get a Switch but if this will stay high priced even after the Switch is gone, then I can atleast feel like I won't be throwing my money away and get most if not all of it back.
    The inevitable revision came and went with the Switch Lite and OLED model. A Switch Pro is highly unlikely now. Has Nintendo ever done a Pro console? A rumor has claimed the next Nintendo system may not be backwards compatible. If you have a Switch library, just buy a Switch. A plain Jane version works just as well as a limited edition.

    As for Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, I have resigned myself that eBay scalpers may be the only way to get a collectors edition of the game now. I am praying for a restock for the Pro controller. Amazon has the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom console in stock one day, then out of stock the next. Crazy, but at least I won't miss out on that. I've read that Tears of the Kingdom was the most anticipated game of 2023. Because it's Nintendo, it won't surprise me to hear it was Game of the Year too.

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    This thread is the first I've heard of this new Zelda game. I've never been excited for any of the fully 3D Zeldas, especially the more recent post Gamecube ones, so I'm not really excited for this one either. I do want to play Wind Waker for the Gamecube at some point so I will give that game a fair shot.

    Just looking up the trailers for this now and I'm not that impressed, it just doesn't appeal to me. Feels like any generic 3D action game, and I don't like breakable weapons in Zelda games. Just seems tedious. Also a bit weird how the boat in the demo is powered by batteries, were batteries used in Zelda games previously? I really don't remember that mechanic from earlier games.

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    yea thats where i get the meh feeling from.

    tloz nuts and bolts seems like a more fitting name but the "building" that happens in it seems way outa place, as did the strange motorcycle horse thing from breath of the wild.

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    Honestly at this point I'm looking forward to the memes more than anything else.




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    I haven't played Breath of the Wild, but one thing I can see as this being an issue is that the limitations of Breath of the Wild actually made these aspects of the game better. It's like playing a game that is open but segmented to one that is truly open world. When you play a game like The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, Shadow of the Colossus, Dark Souls, etc, you might find some way to access areas that seemed impossible or shortcuts from one area, where most open world games just feel open, empty, and aimless, like there's nothing preventing you from going anywhere.

    The limitations in Breath of the Wild allowed people to do some things that most people would never have even thought of. When you now make it possible and you're just easily given the tools to many of these things that you really had to go out of your way to find out how to do it. It just seems worse. So that's why I compare it to the experience of an open game that gives you set limitations to an open world game. Limitations in games often make the games better, removing those restrictions just take away a lot of the enjoyment as there's now a sense of aimlessness. Although maybe that's just me, everyone seems to love Minecraft and see tons of value in it where I pretty much see none.
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    I'm not outright saying this is going to be a bad game, but I just don't see it as a game I personally would want to play. I will say that at one point the gameplay of Zelda titles felt new and unique, look at how many years after the original or LTTP other games were called "Zelda clones". These new mechanics like crafting aren't new as they've been in other games for many years, mostly survival horror titles. Things like breakable items or constantly needing batteries are in tons of cheap indie horror titles, and usually feel poorly implemented compared to better games that give flashlights or cameras that just outright work without constantly searching for batteries. Skill trees also don't feel right in a Zelda game, I generally don't like this mechanic either in games. It feels like now Zelda is starting to follow trends from other games rather than start them.

    Items breaking and needing constant replacement feels like a cheap way to extend gameplay hours rather than a limitation to add difficulty, much like the kinstones in Minish Cap. This modern Zelda is also more focused on combat than dungeons and puzzle solving, I liked Zelda games when they were closer to adventure games.

    The main reason I disliked seeing the battery icon in this new Zelda game is because it just felt out of place in a fantasy setting, it's like if Lord of the Rings had Gandalf use an LED Maglite instead of his illuminated staff. Magic or pure mechanical things I can accept, batteries just feel too far a stretch for me in this setting with elves. Changing the icon to any other countdown timer would be an improvement.

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    Never thought I'd live to see this day. The little twerp who cuts down peoples flower gardens to steal rupees is acknowledged as having the highest rated video game EVER, instantly rendering all other video games in human history as also rans and nothing burgers.

    ALL HAIL THE BIG N!

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    The list of true believers is embedded in the article.

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    Anyone still sitting on the fence about buying THE BEST GAME EVER's Limited Edition Switch console might consider if now is the cheapest this thing will ever be.

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    I'm about 20 minutes in as that was all I had time for. It looks a bit more detailed than BotW as it wasn't a dual console release like its predecessor was. I don't want to spoil the opening sequence but I chuckled at how TotK played a trope from another Nintendo game.

    So, Spartacus, are you getting that Limited Edition Switch you just mentioned to add to your collection? I hear it's the cheapest this thing will ever be.....

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    Amazon delivered mine about ten days ago. Best Buy just notified me to come pick up my Tears Of The Kingdom Amiibo.
    I pre-ordered the game from Gamestop to use up my rewards and get the wood plaque. Haven't got a notification yet.
    I already gave up on the limited edition Tears Of The Kingdom game. I came perilously close to paying reseller markups on Ebay or Amazon for the Tears of the Kingdom Pro Controller because none of the major retailers had it in stock. Then I saw that one of the resellers on Amazon was Antonline. I went to Antonline's web site and they have them for MSRP plus $5 shipping. They also have Tears of the Kingdom bundles with the console plus the limited edition game or the console plus the pro controller. The console is in stock everywhere, so there are no Nintendo artificial shortages this time.

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    i got mine at BB the day it came out, i preordered it there and it didnt come with any thing other than their red label on it that peels off easily. its in good shape...
    i've moved in the time between the pre order and the release of the system and when i was packing i found a animal crossing switch system i didnt know i still had. i thought i had returned it...so i guess i'll sit on it and sell it when the the time comes

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