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Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:44 pm
by danbish
OrangeRakoon wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:08 am

Surprised to see such a hostile response. If you don't think it's worth it don't buy it (and wait for the second pack, which is part of the same cost). Trials of the Sword is the main feature of DLC pack 1 and it's a great addition - everything else is just bonus content.

The path through the game is a fun feature and could easily have been a free update for everyone, but I'm also glad it wasn't in the original game - it would have changed the way I played. It's much better as something you only see late on or after completion.

Similarly with the extra costumes and masks, I think the base game would be made worse with them available from the start if it's your first time playing.
Agreed.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:57 pm
by RainbowGazelle
OrangeRakoon wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:06 pm
What about the Trials of the Sword?
Fair, but not currently worth £18.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:49 pm
by Fisher
i won't be getting Trials of the Sword too it's not worth it.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:45 pm
by Yubel
They we'rent even in development until after the base game released, so how can you argue for the inclusion of content that didn't exist at the time.

Hero's Path though, given the game was tracking our movements the whole time anyway, is a valid point of contention - or maybe it was a tool primarily used for development that wasn't entirely removed. Either way I feel my money has been well spent assuming that DLC Pack 2 delivers.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:24 pm
by Sonicka
I get the impression from a few on here that you think you're paying £17.99 for the Trials of the Sword DLC only.

You ain't.

Just to make it clear - £17.99 gets you a Bonus set of treasure chests (which they did on announcement + Japanese Voice audio - technically this is free in an update though). Then you have DLC Pack 1 which has just been released and DLC Pack 2 which is out towards christmas time. You don't pay EXTRA for DLC pack 2 - it's just not available yet as they're still working hard on this.

Paying now nets you Trials of the sword and all that comes with it as discussed - but you'll get the new story content and other extras when DLC pack 2 comes out later in the year without additional any additional charge. It's like an investment for more of your time in the game in the future by paying up now.

It's more or less like what they did with Mario Kart 8 packs on the Wii U - they came in 2 bundles and release 6 month apart (except you could pay for both separately upon release or together) - I'm guessing a lot of people opted for the latter which is why this is being implemented like this in Zelda as one big seasonal pass expansion.

Tbh I agree - DLC pack 1 is not worth £17.99 by itself - but that is not all the content you are paying for. If you wanted to wait until DLC Pack 2 comes out in the winter and find out if it's is all worth the £17.99 in the end, then that's fair enough and totally up to you.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:25 am
by Jezo
Got the DLC, haven't touched the trials yet, doing the sidequests first. So far they're a little disappointing. So far it's just been 'go to this location'. They would have been nice during my playthrough, but now that I've almost finished everything it's like, eh... Hopefully the trials will be good tho.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:12 am
by Nofes
The second set of rooms were pretty interesting, but the trials themselves are kind of samey.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:21 am
by OrangeRakoon
I think that's probably a limitation of the game's combat and enemy variety rather than uninspired room design - they mix up pretty much everything with terrain, elevation, weather, lighting, and enemy types.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:45 pm
by Nofes
The rooms are fine, but having nothing but a combat gauntlet for DLC 1 is piss poor.

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:26 pm
by Yubel
Made it through the final trials on my first attempt, using just 3 ancient arrows - 2 for the Lionels and the other on the remaining guardian turret only to finish in style as I jumped off my horse.

Think I took the most abuse from the Frost Talus and the odd guardian skywatcher, but other than that it's pretty manageable if you plan accordingly. Deflecting beams is especially gratifying.