Nintendo Switch

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

My husband decided to get me one for my birthday but it turned out to be a scam because it said it came but it said it was delivered in another state so I had Amazon call us and my husband talked to them and they sent the seller an email and said they would refund us if he didn’t respond in two days. I was then disappointed because my husband had also gotten me a Zelda game and I wouldn’t be able to use it. My husband was so sorry I wouldn’t be getting the system so the following day I was on Reddit and then I see a post saying Nintendo Switch $299.99 Prime only. I click on it and go to the website and they are in stock for preorder so without thinking I preordered it knowing it will be gone quickly if I didn’t act now. I ignored my husband telling me he wanted to get our money back first before buying one. We did get our money back two days later and it cost us $229.00 this time because we saved $70 dollars because we were Prime members. The Switch did come quickly when they came in their warehouse and they shipped it out the same day it came and we got it a day earlier than I expected. So we saved money when we got another Switch because the last one was over $400 dollars and I thought he had bought it from a scalper and my husband didn’t know Amazon had 3rd party sellers. But sadly there are Nintendo Switch scams going around and Amazon is a prime target for it so beware when buying a Switch from sellers. Only buy from Amazon and make sure it’s them selling it, not a 3rd party seller. Also do not buy one that is below retail price. Just be patient and keep an eye out for a Switch.

So the system came and my husband had opened it and set it up for me and I created a profile and started my Zelda game. It’s very different than the other Zelda games because it’s open world and you can do anything in the game and there is no order. Also weapons break so you keep on collecting them and enemies stay dead until the blood moon rises. Instead of collecting heart pieces, you get rupees instead or other items and you only get heart containers from completing shrines to get spirit orbs and you go to a statue to pray and you can trade four orbs for a stamina vessel or a heart container. Also they made the game more realistic. Link uses energy when he climbs or swims, weapons break, Link freezes to death or burns to death, he can’t swim in cold water or it’s death, when he gets hit, he falls down and it takes a while for him to get up.

There are some annoying enemies in the game because they are hard to beat or impossible for me to beat and it makes me waste weapons so I try to dodge them. I will go around them and if I don’t feel like fighting enemies, I will try and kill them cowardly by tossing bombs at them from above and I keep on doing it and watching them fly around and I sometimes will shoot arrows at them and they die instantly. i have killed a few Wizzrobes that way too. They get confused and just stand still for a few seconds so that gives me a chance to shoot an arrow at them. I do it from far away where they can’t see me and they are confused about where the arrows are coming from. I have also found ways to get on towers avoiding flying guardians and I have managed to climb Central Tower avoiding getting hit by a guardian. it took me like 20 minutes to get to the top. I just had to be patient and I had enough stamina to jump as I climbed up the tower and they get to another platform to rest and the guardians could no longer reach me or see me. Then I would climb more and they would aim at me again and I would be rushing to another platform. Then after the last platform they no longer aimed at me so I guess Nintendo decides to give the players a break after making it that far up. But once I start gliding from the tower, they aim at me again. And I would save every time I would make it to a new platform so that way if I died, I could load from that point. the game allows you to save any time and there are places where you aren’t allowed to save and start from where you exactly left off because you then find you have to start from the beginning despite saving and there are some places where you can’t save at all.

I told my husband about dodging enemies in the game and avoiding them and going around and also killing some of them cowardly and he laughed and said that is what Nintendo intended for me to do. It’s a strategy game so it makes you think and find a way to get to places. I spent most of my time climbing mountains and being a climber and gliding than taking pathways because they are mostly filled with enemies and that was how I reached towers that way too.

Now that I have done most of the Shrines and now I am at a point where you need to do Shrine challenges to unlock them and also I did all the dungeons so now I have the castle to do and I have collected over 100 Korok seeds and now I have lost interest in the game so I am not playing it much anymore. Just those guardians freak me out and there are too many of them in Hyrule field and in Hyrule town and Hyrule castle. Plus lot of tough enemies I have always dodged in the outer world. I even climbed up the wall to get to the castle and there were two guardians. I have ancient arrows though and I discovered I can use stasis to freeze them and then attack them. I also got the master sword. I have used it on Ganon in the dungeons and used them on mini guardians in shrines until energy runs out. Now I might just climb one of the pillars and then glide to the top of the castle and just go to Ganon so that way I am skipping lot of stuff and skipping all those enemies. But I have to make sure I get strong weapons first which can be found in the castle.

Now I am back to my Nintendo 3DS and I can get back to my story which I was supposed to finished before Easter and release on my forum for anyone to read. I had been so focused on it I didn’t do anything else online except using the walkthrough and watching some videos about how Ganon is defeated or how to do the Shrines or how to get rupees since you also don’t just get them from smashing things or killing enemies or cutting grass or bushes. There are only a few places like Goron village where you can get rupees from smashing jars or there is a certain enemy you can defeat and they always drop rupees and mighty bananas after you kill them. You just don’t find rupees often but I found most of them from treasure hunting and from selling rocks to a Gerudo in Goron Village and from completing some quests. There is no rupee limit either. There is also no item limit but there is a meal limit because after three pages of it, you can’t carry more. There is also a weapon limit and you collect Korok seeds to allow to carry more weapons or bows or shields.


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