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Relive The Pain

July 3, 2017 by Tim

I went straight to Vah Ruta early on in Breath of the Wild. Well, not straight there… I wandered into the general area while exploring, found a Zora in a lake that pointed me in the direction, and goofed off my whole way to Zora’s Domain. At any rate, I ended up in the region fairly early on, and I was not at all prepared to tackle that Lynel. Hero’s Path reminded me of that.

If you haven’t played Breath of the Wild’s new DLC, ‘Hero’s Path’ is a feature that uses the map to show you everywhere you’ve traveled (in the last 200 hours; I haven’t passed 200 hours yet, so it’s literally everywhere I’ve traveled). It’s incredibly helpful to see where you’ve been (and more importantly, where you haven’t), and it’s also an interesting glance at how much wandering you do, and how much teleporting you’re guilty of.

It also shows you every death, punctuated with a haunting scream from Link. It is… mesmerizing. See for yourself.

I am of the opinion that this feature should be standard on every open world game from here on out.


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Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Ethan does not know the meaning of the word “stealth.”

Wedge
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Wedge

That what I wanted to say ^^

You don’t HAVE to kill the lynel to get those arrows ^^

Skorpeyon
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Skorpeyon

I made that mistake at first, myself, until I started noticing the arrows embedded in trees and lying around. Once I realized I could also just run away it got pretty entertaining whenever he did notice me.

JFD
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Really happy to see more Ethan and Lucas 🙂 I missed those two!

Zane
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Zane

I do wonder why the switch though. We had an update from Tim awhile back wondering if was neglecting his projects by spreading himself too thin. perhaps his is toying with the idea with providing slice of life ethan and lucas comics between the epic adventures to provide one cohesive story?

Or maybe he just felt like drawing this one with ethan and lucas. Who knows.

James Rye
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James Rye

Seems likea good and fun idea to me. XD

nothanks
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nothanks

Yeah, it should be standard in every open world game. As long as it’s actually given to players for free as it should be, instead of being on-disc DLC like it is for Breath of the Wild. Come on Nintendo, it’s not enough that you have amiibo features in the base game and then more amiibo features in the DLC (that’s right, content behind two paywalls, the $20 season pass and then several $13 a piece amiibos)? I also have to pay the $20 to be able to see this tracking that the game is clearly already doing behind the… Read more »

thecrazyfereldan
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thecrazyfereldan

Your sense of entitlement is staggering.

Scott
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Scott

Just this. There is an excellent blog post by Neil Gaiman about how GRRM isn’t anyone’s bitch. Nor are game developers.

http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2009/05/entitlement-issues.html

If you don’t like it, don’t buy it. If you don’t think there is enough value in the base product without shelling out $50 in DLC…don’t buy it. Or exercise the self-control to wait a year until it’s inevitably on sale.

Claudio Medina
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Claudio Medina

Yo Tim! Love your content but some auto play video ads on your site are pretty annoying. :/

Mic
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Mic

Just thought I’d comment on my appreciation of the original Monster Hunter graphic in the background. Gawd I loved that game, and I’m super excited for the next one!

Robert
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Robert

Lucas going AFK while playing PUBG is going to result in one of two things… finishing in the Top 5 only to be killed by the zone, or being destroyed with a frying pan.

Mac Feldspar
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Mac Feldspar

Is Lucas playing PlayerUnknowns Battleground? A man after my own heart.

Thealin
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Thealin

Imagine how many deaths will be played in Master Mode, especially with evil design choices like a WHITE MANED LYNEL on the GREAT PLATEAU.

Chris
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Chris

I just started Master mode, and I’m pretty sure that my entire play-through will be accompanied by the sounds of Link dying. *Especially* in the section where I snuck into the castle early to get the the Hylian shield.

James Kite
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Flashbacks to so many games down through the years

Ernoskij
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Ernoskij

I wonder how long it will be before someone writes crude messages with their movement and upload the playback to the internet