In the episode "Link: The Faces of Evil: You Must Die! - PART 17" conversations are spoken between two people: Arin and Danny. They put on a show while playing a video game and it is quite ingenious. You can say I'm a fan. In this particular video their improv talk moves to a milestone: ~4 years of Game Grumps. Danny blurts out "I always picture the fan," and he describes the fan I am not. I am not one of the 100 that say "hate it" and make hate. I love Game Grumps.
I joined the league of subscribers in the Fall of 2013 during my junior year of college but before that my brother-in-law who is four years younger than me had been talking about Game Grumps the prior Summer. Constantly referencing this newer YouTube show I thought "I don't watch YouTube for daily shows" and yet there they were. The series that made me stick around was The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker: HD (2013). Danny really opened up and it was wonderful to hear. Producing videos daily for however many years is a major feat that I applaud the entire crew for accomplishing. In the same spirit I plan to write daily, draw daily, do more of the fun creative things I always want to do daily.
After a lively discussion Arin ponders, "I wonder how many people stuck with us," and I shoot my hand up towards the sky and say "I have!" through this post. You two are a constant source of humor. I stuck around because of your personalities, and those get better with age. Thanks for being great :)
From One Zelda to Another
Breath of the Wild is going to be what keeps me away from being a daily viewer for a while, and I would think you will understand.
Anyone that has played Wind Waker knows how peaceful traveling around an open-world can be. Breath of the Wild does not share the same laid-back approach and gives you as much freedom as a game can program in to the digital world without making you feel lost. Ironically the people over at IGN decided to use the Lost Woods melody over the gameplay. Let's run along with Link in IGN's video below.
VISUAL SPOILERS: I am avoiding as many spoilers as possible with one exception: visuals. This video is not a cut-scene like a lot of videos out there, but rather a sample of running around the over-world. For those who want to avoid seeing Hyrule Castle's silhouette unobstructed by past Hyrule Castles, you can turn back now, or, you can cross the line below.
We see a two-minute sampling of Link gliding, climbing, and sprinting in a field. Note: the video is at double or triple speed, and Link does not even reach the Castle but the "Hyrule Castle Town Ruins" seen at the lower-left hand corner as the game auto-saves around the 2:09 minute-mark.
Hyrule castle is a dark silhouette in the distance towering above all trees and rocks. A fuchsia band of swirling flames contrasts the shadowed structure and makes it an easy landmark in comparisson to all the earthy natural hues.
You can check the video out below. I will update this post after playing it on the WiiU and let you know if the lack of details in distant structures is a deal-breaker for the WiiU version. I don't mind being the guinea pig. ☺
Related: Why I didn't buy a Switch?
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