Ways I’ve died in Breath Of The Wild:
- Falling off cliffs
- Getting hit off cliffs
- Jumped in ice cold water
- More lasers
- Pressing the attack button instead of the glide button in the air
I also almost died by stepping on someone’s flowers. Good times.
New Games Started:
Metal Gear Rising: Revengence – In Progress
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward
This was pretty fun! I will admit the general gameplay loop can get tiresome after a while, and only being allowed to have 1,000 clothing items at the store was really a pain (look, dresses and earrings don’t take up the same amount of room, okay?), but I really enjoyed it overall. Well actually, I didn’t like fixing up people’s make up that much compared to hair and clothes, but it’s easy enough to ignore it most of the time. I wish it was just a bit easier to unlock the colors, though… having season dependent colors makes sense, but it’s also a pain.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
I didn’t so much play this game as watch it. So many cutscenes. I got so used to the cutscenes that I got antsy when I played for more than 20 minutes without an interruption or infodump. That ending, though… it just never ended. I started the final act at 7:00PM, thinking I had enough time to get through everything before bed at 10PM, but… clearly I wasn’t expecting an hour and a half ending. There was too much to process. Also it’s very, very clear that 4 was supposed to be the end of the series storywise… I guess I can understand why people dislike The Phantom Pain’s plot. Yes, I know it’s earlier in the Metal Gear timeline, but I’m going to guess that Kojima REALLY phoned that plot in.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
How I managed to beat two games while this is dominating the vast majority of my time, I could never tell you. I love love love this game. It’s amazing. I just love exploring the areas, finding shrines and other little goodies. I freed my first Divine Beast, and I’m up to… either 8 or 9 hearts, just a few more before I can get the Master Sword. I can craft Ancient gear too, but I have to brave the Guardians to do so. But man, I don’t even think I’ve explored half the map yet… I haven’t even gotten to the other three races’ villages yet! I’ve only run across the Zoras so far, although a traveler told me where to find the Ritos… but of course, there are a bunch of Guardians along the way. It’ll be a dangerous trek!
Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
What is happening? Oh, Raiden, you have red blood now, that’s great! Oh, but you probably shouldn’t be losing so much of it… Wait, are you really wearing a mariachi outfit? Did you really just say, and I quote, “stealth ops are my specialty” when you literally cut through doors instead of opening them? Wait I can buy the mariachi outfit and wear it for the rest of the game? Cool, I won’t even bother to try to unpack whatever is happening in this insane game, then.
Goals for Next Week:
- Finish up Metal Gear Rising, it’s quite short and it’ll knock out another game for my Metal Gear goal this year.
- Just play more Breath of the Wild.
I did pretty well with progress this week, considering Breath of the Wild being in the picture. See you next week!