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Zelenal The Cat Knows Where It's At from Purrgatory Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
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Feb 21st 2019 at 3:04:57 PM

One thing I like about Link is that, at glance, nothing about him seems that special but, once you really consider what he does, he's absurdly powerful.

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HandsomeRob Return of the Gangsta Bear! from Moopet Theatre Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Mar 5th 2019 at 10:13:33 AM

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That's a thing with a lot of heroes really.

Even the badass normals have that going.

Here's a funny thing: I was thinking this morning about Tetra, wondering if there was any significance to her name choice.

For a while I thought I had it. The Zelda's preceding her were SS Zelda MC Zelda and (I thought) OOT Zelda. As Wind Waker is one of the games that follows OOT after the split, that would have made Tetra the fourth Zelda of that entire timeline...

...but then I checked and discovered that The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords takes place before Ocarina of Time, meaning she's the fifth Zelda...and not even that. There was technically a Zelda before Tetra in the form of the one who rule during the Great Flood, so she's actually the sixth.

That buggers my theory.

I blame all of you.

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Mar 5th 2019 at 1:00:10 PM

@Zelenal: Someone at Nintendo (Miyamoto, I believe) actually mentioned Link's strength as part of why they switched to cartoonish art-styles. With a photorealistic art style, Link doing things like casually pulling around blocks of stone his own size becomes rather jarring.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 4:14:44 AM

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HandsomeRob Return of the Gangsta Bear! from Moopet Theatre Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Mar 6th 2019 at 7:40:27 AM

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I remember seeing that one before too.

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Mar 6th 2019 at 9:21:04 AM

On Toon Link, I wish the Toon Link's looked more individual. They're mostly separate individuals yet all look alike. Maybe change the haircuts or hair colors for different Toon Link's?

HandsomeRob Return of the Gangsta Bear! from Moopet Theatre Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Mar 6th 2019 at 9:27:19 AM

That's true.

Toon Link (and to a lesser extent, Toon Zelda) are the most re-used designs among the Links.

Only Minish Cap Toon Link has anything to set him apart (first not wearing a hat, then having Elzo for most of the story). It's pretty odd since in most cases there is at least a bit of a deviation in them.

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BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
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Mar 6th 2019 at 11:27:50 AM

Minish Cap Link really only looks like Toon Link on the box art. His design in-game is pretty different.

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Mar 9th 2019 at 12:28:48 PM

I'm curious how the next mainline title will tie into BOTW, if at all. I haven't finished the game and I doubt I will within the next decade, but I've also been avoiding endgame spoilers for it. Due to how Zelda gamew though, it seems unlikely the next game will spoil much from BOTW.

I'm still hoping for something based around the Hero of Men.

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Mar 9th 2019 at 5:05:18 PM

If you've played any Zelda games before I doubt you will be surprised at anything in BotW's ending.

Zelenal The Cat Knows Where It's At from Purrgatory Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
The Cat Knows Where It's At
Mar 11th 2019 at 9:11:07 PM

[up][up] Why would it? It's rare for Zelda games to be tied to each other. Even games that are direct sequels to another (like Phantom Hourglass) barely refernce the previous game.

If you've ever wondered what BotW would look like without cel shading, wonder no longer.

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Mar 11th 2019 at 9:15:13 PM

RE: Zelenal

I heard the reason for few Zelda games connectedly was due to Miyamoto's stance of writing plots as stand alone entities.

Apparently Aonuma is more into continuity and there definitely are a lot of Continuity Nods in the games he does.

Zelenal The Cat Knows Where It's At from Purrgatory Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
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Mar 11th 2019 at 9:47:38 PM

Aonuma's been in charge of the Zelda series since The Wind Waker so I don't know where you're going with that.

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shigmiya64 Somebody get this freaking duck away from me! from a settlement that needs our help, General Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Mar 11th 2019 at 9:50:26 PM

[up] Even longer. Since Majora's Mask, actually.

Edited by shigmiya64 on Mar 11th 2019 at 12:50:36 PM

HandsomeRob Return of the Gangsta Bear! from Moopet Theatre Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Mar 11th 2019 at 9:55:31 PM

So he basically came in some time after the two games story became more important then?

That's good timing. Though I do believe that Minamoto's FUCK STORY! GAMEPLAY ONLY! attitude mainly applies to Mario. I don't think he enforces it as much for Zelda does he?

Edited by HandsomeRob on Mar 11th 2019 at 10:55:47 AM

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Mar 11th 2019 at 10:04:10 PM

RE: Zelenal

Wind Waker and (obviously)Majora's Mask have strong continuity with Ocarina of Time. So I would say thats an example of Aonuma being for stronger continuity.

RE: Handsome Rob

The only time it was arguably a problem was The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, though the game was evidently being developed far too slow before Miyamoto redid the plot to be simpler.

Zelenal The Cat Knows Where It's At from Purrgatory Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
The Cat Knows Where It's At
Mar 11th 2019 at 11:03:36 PM

[up] Yes but that doesn't explain why the next Zelda game will have incredibly strong ties to BotW when none of the other games have had ties that strong. You get vague references at best and then it's promptly ignored as the Zelda franchise isn't telling a continuous story. Besides, there really isn't anything to spoil in BotW since its plot is very sparse and there are no plot twists.

[up][up][up] Aonuma was neither the producer or director of a new Zelda game before WW. Well, he was the producer of Four Sword but I'm not really counting that. Also, he's been with the series since OoT where he served as the game system director and the dungeon designer. In MM, he just served as the game system director.

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Mar 11th 2019 at 11:25:24 PM

RE: Zelenal

I didn't say it would.

As for how the next game will go from Breath of the Wild, I imagine it'll reference it and maybe even continue plot lines from it, but it probably be done in a way so new players won't be lost.

Zelenal The Cat Knows Where It's At from Purrgatory Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
The Cat Knows Where It's At
Mar 11th 2019 at 11:37:32 PM

Highly unlikely. The only plotline to continue is the restoration of Hyrule which wouldn't really make for a good Zelda game. Everything else is wrapped up. What's likely to happen is that, just like nearly every other Zelda game before it, the next one will be completely unrelated. At most, there'll be some vague nod to it (which is still unlikely due to BotW not having a proper place in the timeline) but that's about it.

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Mar 12th 2019 at 5:30:25 AM

the restoration of Hyrule which wouldn't really make for a good Zelda game.

Shit, now I need a Hyrule empire building game.

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Mar 12th 2019 at 8:29:13 AM

Even just having it as a background during your adventure would be great world-building.

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Mar 12th 2019 at 8:45:10 AM

Tarry Town without the wood-gathering subquests!


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