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|OT| The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening |OT| The Ballad of the Wind Fish is charting again!

Weilthain

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Game is as good as ever. Frame rate doesn’t bother me.

What does bother me is that I feel Link should have a yellow rim on his cap, not green. And the Hylian Sheild should be the brown kind from the original but I’ll be ok.

Music is good. The overworld theme is one of my favourites I had to record this. I prefer the original arrangement but the new one is good as well.
 
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Great , hopefully its waiting on my welcome mat when i get home, gives me something to do this weekend ,With you guys giving it glowing remarks i cant wait to go balls deep into it later
 

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So with a hard copy in my hands, playing the game right now...

Jesus h fucking wobble wank...

This is awful. The game itself seems spot on. But performance isn’t just bad... it’s awful.I’m talking blight town level... and what’s worse some of you guys can’t see/feel it? Lucky buggers...
 

bronxct1

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I've never played this game despite wanting to since I was a kid. I have a few minutes left on the download and I can not wait.
 

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Unfortunately I have to add my voice to those complaining about performance.

When you leave a building to go back out into the overworld the game really, REALLY, has a noticeable and annoying "drag".

How the hell would they not notice something like this and fix it months ago instead of releasing it in this state.

It's bad.
 

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Loving it so far, the framerate drop is painful though, I'd prefer they just lock it at 30fps tbh.

Of note, my keyring didn't arrive with it and I got this:

Thank you very much for your pre-order of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening through the Nintendo Official UK Store.


We are sorry to inform you that due to production issues there will be a delay in the shipment of the Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening keychain.


But please fear not, you will still receive your copy of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening video game on time and will not need to do anything further as our team will automatically dispatch your order as soon as possible!


Once again, please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused on this occasion.



If you require any further information or assistance, please feel free to contact a member of our support team via your account.
 
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Weilthain

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So with a hard copy in my hands, playing the game right now...

Jesus h fucking wobble wank...

This is awful. The game itself seems spot on. But performance isn’t just bad... it’s awful.I’m talking blight town level... and what’s worse some of you guys can’t see/feel it? Lucky buggers...
It’s not that I can’t see/feel it, it’s that it’s links awakening on switch and SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTH THE GAME IS PERFECT ITS FINE ITS FINE ITS FINE😭😭
 

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Man I feel you, I do... it’s like a dream come true, no pun intended...

but fuck a doodle doo, it’s a been a while since I’ve seen something be this bad, performance wise... maybe my X and my 2080ti have spoilt me...
 

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The frustrating part is that the game CAN run at a locked 30, so why not just give us the option to do that?

I can tell you, with a strong degree of certainty, that putting a "performance mode" in with a locked 30 would be easy as shit. Nintendo not doing that is just some executive smoking a cigar in a Japanese bathhouse clinging to tradition.
 

#Phonepunk#

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id rather them try for 60fps than have leaved it at 30. like lol people actively wanting a downgrade now. "let's roll back to the first E3 build."

game looks and sounds and plays like a dream. it's really beautiful. it sounds wonderful. technical issues can be patched, a bad game is forever.
 

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Game is enchanting, but I'm biased, prejudiced even. To be frank it would have to chug waaaay harder for me to take my ball and fuck out. It's too much of an absolute joy to see it remade after 26 years. Nintendo waved the nostalgia reborn ticket in my face and I snatched it greedily with a bugman mitt.

The music, oh the music.
Tho I do have to say that I'm not totally taken with its version the 'secret revealed' jingle. Practically ever single other sound that comes out of it is like:lollipop_heart_with_arrow:
 

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Game is enchanting, but I'm biased, prejudiced even. To be frank it would have to chug waaaay harder for me to take my ball and fuck out. It's too much of an absolute joy to see it remade after 26 years. Nintendo waved the nostalgia reborn ticket in my face and I snatched it greedily with a bugman mitt.

The music, oh the music.
Tho I do have to say that I'm not totally taken with its version the 'secret revealed' jingle. Practically ever single other sound that comes out of it is like:lollipop_heart_with_arrow:
I still miss the bleeps and bloops of the original soundtrack. :lollipop_confounded: :lollipop_confounded: :lollipop_confounded:
 
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bronxct1

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Played through the first dungeon. While the drops are noticeable, I really don't care. Hopefully they'll patch it to be more consistent but I'm loving this and don't think it will impact my playthrough.
 

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plenty of chiptunes still in this soundtrack. i love it.

the dialog is so cool. "Hey dude, here's this thing, but don't ask me how I know, I'm just a kid." and all the weird "sleeper will awaken" stuff. i love it. this is me right now.

 

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Love the music. Love the style. Love the gameplay. Hate the framerate.

They must be able to fix this, no? It's like the game is loading, or something, since it handles most choppy areas just fine after a few seconds.
 
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JORMBO

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I'm not normally sensitive to framerates, but the constant stuttering in this game is very distracting. Other then that I am enjoying the game.
 

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Received my Amibo Link today. Game will have to wait bit, but i look forward to it. Never played the original, so it will be all new to me.
I hope that Nitendo won't get sloppy, when it comes to the technical quality of their first party games.
 

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This game has a lot more in common with the original The Legend of Zelda (NES) than probably any other game in the series.

Kinda wish we had a remake in the same style.
I'd be all over that in a heartbeat! :messenger_heart:

Also, who thinks this tilt-shift graphical style would be a perfect fit for Pikmin?! Hey Miyamoto, where's Pikmin 4 you said was basically done....years ago? :messenger_pensive:
 
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Just completed color dungeon (I'm so glad that they kept that in!). Everything looks so pretty! I love the little details like how they added cracks to the hopping tiles and gave the boss cut marks as you hurt it more.

The blue mail should be very helpful in hero mode. Link's awakening is an easy game, but It is also easy to die early on without any heart drops and double damage. I feel a bit pathetic for falling so early to be honest : p.
 
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaand finished

two straight day of playing non stop , this is my first ever zelda game that i actually finished (i will finish BoTW someday before the sequel comes out)

that ending hit harder than i ever anticipated, came out of nowhere


9.5/10 would've been a 10 if it weren't for the god awful framerates
 

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this feels like the perfect companion to BOTW. like if you were missing anything from that game, the music, the classic treasure sound cues, the dungeons, etc. you get it all here. together they really get the full range of what made this series great.

also, is hero mode worth it? i like getting my hearts back via enemies like classic Zelda, but i wouldn't mind a challenge. might as well beat this once on normal and then replay on hero...
 
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaand finished

two straight day of playing non stop , this is my first ever zelda game that i actually finished (i will finish BoTW someday before the sequel comes out)

that ending hit harder than i ever anticipated, came out of nowhere


9.5/10 would've been a 10 if it weren't for the god awful framerates
you played for 48 hours non stop?

sure, i believe you.
 

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I'm still really excited about this, and I never played the original. Watching the DF footage it definitely looks like the framerate is certainly noticeable, but not enough to change how I feel about the game overall. If anything I feel like it's one of those situations where it's like, "Welp, that's a shame."

I seriously wonder if they could make some optimization or overall performance improvements. I feel like if they haven't provided a patch yet, they won't. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think I've ever remembered or heard of a first party Nintendo title receiving a patch that improved performance, be it small or large.
 

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Am I the only one who isn't a fan of the style? Don't get me wrong, it's kind of cute, but it kind of feels like you are playing with toys from a toybox. The original had a very surreal and dreamy feeling to it, and I am just sad to see it gone there. Maybe it's just the rose-tinted glasses :/
 
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Manus

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I want this badly, but I can't justify $60 for it. I'd blow through this like one setting since I've played the original so much.

The OST sounds awesome.
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think I've ever remembered or heard of a first party Nintendo title receiving a patch that improved performance, be it small or large.
a big one came out for BOTW a month after release

a smaller fix dropped earlier this year as well
 

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Just got the amiibo. Love the plastic look to go with his in game model. Does it do anything in the game or BOTW? I should leave it sealed huh?
It does have a function in the game. It is used for the chamber dungeons you create with Dampe, you get extra chambers to use and can unlock a dark link battle in the dungeons you make.
 
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Game is as good as ever. Frame rate doesn’t bother me.

What does bother me is that I feel Link should have a yellow rim on his cap, not green. And the Hylian Sheild should be the brown kind from the original but I’ll be ok.

Music is good. The overworld theme is one of my favourites I had to record this. I prefer the original arrangement but the new one is good as well.
Epic playing! 🔥🔥🔥
 

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Might get this game, I mean I managed to play Doom 2016 on the switch and deal with it. So it can't be worse than Doom 2016 right?
 
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Weilthain

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Am I the only one who isn't a fan of the style? Don't get me wrong, it's kind of cute, but it kind of feels like you are playing with toys from a toybox. The original had a very surreal and dreamy feeling to it, and I am just sad to see it gone there. Maybe it's just the rose-tinted glasses :/
I agree the dreamy feel isn’t the same, but I am liking the art style.

The fact that we’re playing this “new” game in 2019 is the surreal and dreamy part it’s making me feel all weird in a nice way though.
 

JORMBO

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Am I the only one who isn't a fan of the style? Don't get me wrong, it's kind of cute, but it kind of feels like you are playing with toys from a toybox. The original had a very surreal and dreamy feeling to it, and I am just sad to see it gone there. Maybe it's just the rose-tinted glasses :/
I wasn’t a fan from the previews, but it quickly grew on me while playing.
 

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I'm on the 3rd dungeon and this game is fantastic. I never played the original.

It surpasses ALTTP for me.

ALBW is still my favorite 2D Zelda and I would pay handsomely for it or a sequel to come to the Switch,
 

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I'm really, really liking this game so far and performance is no much issue for me.
 

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It seems when you exit houses the frame rate drop is pretty significant.

But I'm not sure why that is, because I'm just a kid.
 
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