Recapturing my first Memory! Zelda: BOTW

Last time I’d just lost Suga and replaced him with Kageyama and today we’re embarking on a quest to regain some memories! I’m not sure if this is the first direction I should be taking but its the one I’m following for now^^”.

My helpful little artist friend hanging around in Kakariko Village has pointed me in the direction of East towards Mount Lanayru!

I came across an abundance of things on my short journey – firstly I managed to ambush a camp of goblins and made a fun little explosion out of them! I then got ambushed myself by a ninja in disguise… (Karma I guess ;-;)

After a day of fighting whatever monsters I came across I set up camp to rest for the night and mostly just to quickly cook a few things. During this I found out that I can feed my horse! He started trying to steal my apples before they baked:(

When daylight broke I found myself climbing across rubble to try and find an area that matched the picture. I didn’t succeed straight away but I did get to see some beautiful scenery and find some wonderful places (including a shrine!).

In time, I found what I was looking for and soon found myself watching a cut scene of a past memory that Link and Zelda both share and features a group of seemingly allied beings that we currently seem to know nothing more about… The cut scene also seems to give some more insight into the situation with Ganon.

Once I’d regained my first memory I headed back to Kakariko village to visit the little old lady Impa where she gave me a reward – an old item of Links and then sent me away to find the rest (and with an abundance of other objectives too!)

Now… Where should I head to next…

Stick around to find out!^^

Fixing my Sheikah Slate! Zelda: Breath of the Wild

So as I left things previously, having just completed a fun little side quest of rounding up some chickens, I return to today to finally get my Sheikah slate fixed and discover some new areas. But first things first, I have a horse!^^ (spoiler – he doesn’t last long ;-;)

Suga the horse!^^
Suga the horse ❤

Suga accompanies me on my journey to the next Sheikah tower – Hateno Tower, to unlock the next region on my map! Of course it’s not a simple journey though as I found myself being ambushed once or twice and ambushing camps a few times myself too^^.

The first time I found myself completely caught off guard by a funny looking ninja in a mask who appeared very suddenly and well – sliced me up:).

The second time, however, I saw it coming. And the third I came to them! I’m definitely starting to get a little more used to these controls^^ (although I’ve always been more of a long range fighter – I prefer my archery!^^).

Eventually, Suga and I made it to the tower and with a struggle I climbed to the top, placed my Sheikah slate in its slot and updated my map! I love the little animation/clip they do for it – can’t believe I didn’t manage to record the whole thing;-; (I’ll get it next time^^)

Hateno Tower

Since I managed to climb all the way to the top of this tower, I couldn’t not glide off towards the next village where I found a cute bridge, a small boy, Nebb who was in complete awe of my sword, and the crazy lady Purah who fixed my Sheikah Slate!!^^

The first thing I did once getting it repaired was have a wander around the area more and have a look around – I really love the art style and animation of this game ❤ (I especially love gliding down from high places to see the pretty views^.^)

Now before I end this post and move on to try and recover some of Link’s lost memories – I must tell the tragedy of Suga. 😦

You’ll be missed Suga ❤

Suga assisted in fixing the Sheikah slate, but as he appears to have tried to take a dip and gotten stuck, so he has been immediately been replaced by Kageyama! 😀

Thanks for stopping by again, stick around to see where Kags and I go next ^^

Starting out and my first impressions! Zelda: Breath of The Wild

So I recently came up with a fun new idea! I’ve always enjoyed playing a variety of games, and I love talking about them. I’ve tried out the popular trend of youtube gameplay videos but I just didn’t enjoy the outcome as much as I’d hoped and I’m really one for doing things that I enjoy.

So what I’ve come up with is to try a kind of game blogging. I’m going to talk (or write) about what I’m playing and review it as I go along whilst sharing some screenshots!^^ It might not work out, I have no idea, but it seems like a fun thing to try, soo on that note…

I recently managed to procure myself with a copy of Zelda Breath Of The Wild on Nintendo Switch! I’ve been eager to play this game for an awfully long time, I’m so glad I finally bought it^^. Admittedly I’ve already played a good few hours of it before coming up with this idea, so we’re starting a little later into the game (maybe if all goes well I’ll return to the beginning and cover what I miss here^^)

I have however been taking the occasional screenshot already so, to begin with, I’ll use them to cover my first impressions of the game – which so far are all pretty good, I’m really enjoying it! The graphics are adorable, I love them, and the scenery is all so amazing(I have a soft spot for anime-styled anything ^^” ). The attention to detail is also pretty impressive; having to hit or climb a tree to make the apples fall to gather them, the fish swimming in waters – very therapeutic to watch^.^, the fighting animation is great, I love the way he spins with his weapon!! 

So moving on, the first screenshot I absentmindedly took featured the incredible view of the Dueling peaks from the Proxim bridge. First of all, I love this bridge. There’s something about vine-covered stone ruins that I just adore; it’s like nature taking back what’s rightfully theirs (something I think about wayy too much…) At this point in the game, I was just heading towards the Duelling peaks on my way to get my Sheikah Slate fixed (I think, Link and I are still recovering our memories!!^^’)

Duelling peaks from Proxim bridge

The next major discovery I made was this adorable little dude! I couldn’t resist but get a clip of his dance, he’s so cute!^^
He traded a korok seed for an extra inventory slot after I found his magic maracas!

fun dancing dude

In an attempt to record a clip I ended up with a screenshot of Link’s cooking in motion! (I’m still getting used to the whole clip recording thing on the switch^^”).
What I love about the cooking aspect in BOTW is that the possibilities already seem endless, how many recipes are there? I keep combining random ingredients and always finding something new! (I didn’t think so many different mushrooms could ever possible work together..)

Cooking in motion

As I ended my small game sesh to return to my uni work, the last thing I did was catch chickens! They’d escaped their farm and their owner Cado was in quite a panic, so I did the same as any other Link would do and ran around searching for these loose chickens. Some got into some really peculiar places, it took me a while to find the last one – he somehow found his way onto a rooftop…

There is obviously a LOT I haven’t covered here from my first few hours in the game, but that just means theres a lot more for me to explore and share!^^

Have you played Zelda: Breath of The Wild? I’d love to know what your first impressions were (or are) too!^^

Thanks for stopping by, stay tuned for more on my adventure with Link to save the Princess Zelda^^