I just beat the game and overall I enjoyed it. My biggest complaint (other than the 15 stage final boss fight that was tedious) was how shallow the story and characters were. I don't know if it's because the game is aimed at children or what but the good guys were so generic. Yuga and his princess were by far the most interesting characters because they had a motivation other than 'do the right thing'. They could have done so much with the dual world premise but it was barely touched on from a narrative perspective. I'm definitely interested in picking up Ocarina of Time 3D so the game did get me interested in zelda.
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After taking the advice in this thread (I didn't realize I could merge cliff faces) I was able to beat the second dungeon pretty quick (the one with the sand rod shit, and the eyeball boss). It was definitely a fun experience (though the boss was just dumb). I do find a lot of the comments about the game holding your hand to be a little patronizing though. You guys are making it sound like the game is imparting information to the player that it just isn't. I feel like I have to use adventure game logic and just use every item on every thing in the world to see what has an effect. I personally don't find that to be a good game mechanic.
That being said I had a lot of fun beating the second dungeon and I feel like I better understand how the game works. Now I just need to find a character I like and I'll be good to go.
I bought the recently released Zelda bundle and I've played the game for maybe an hour or so. To put it in perspective I completed the first dungeon and I was able to buy up a ton of gear from the rabbit dude who is 'renting' my house. My main issue with the game is that it's doing a really poor job of explaining what's going on to me.
I'll give an example. I'm supposed to cross a river to get to the next dungeon (I believe it's the tower of hera but it could be the other one). There was a dude close to the tower that told me I should learn to swim from the master swim dude up north. I went there and found his assistant who told me a bridge was broken and now we're both screwed because he can't swim either. I honestly don't know what to do now. I've went around the map trying to find things to do (I found power gloves, which seem useful) but I feel like I'm wandering around. I have a bunch of items that I don't really know how they work or when they are useful.
I keep getting the feeling that the game expects a certain level of back knowledge from me that I just don't have because I'm new to the Zelda series. I'm fighting the urge to just look up a guide because that seems shitty but if the game continues like this I'm going to have to.
I know this series is beloved so I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt. What am I doing wrong here and what can do to start enjoying this game?
@tennmuerti: The first few normal missions are fine, it's when those early council missions start hitting that things get fucked. I've lost a campaign on the first exalt mission (where you capture that dude) and on the zombie mission. I find that getting mec troopers slows down my ability to get the officer training school (as so much cash goes to satellites) that I'm running around with 4 dudes for much longer than normal. I also feel like research is much slower now, so getting out carapace armor or laser weapons can take forever.
For those having issues with Exalt. When are you guys encountering them? What level of tech do you have?
During my classic/ironman game I first met them in middle of the third month, by which time most of my dudes had laser tech, while Exalt came in with conventional weapons. Combine that with the ability of your operative to completely shutdown Exalt for 1 turn, several times, and they were kind of pushovers. Sure they come in large numbers, but that just makes all your area of effect abilities even more effective, rockets, grenades, flamethrowers, cars (which should be part of an efficient arsenal anyway). I was frequently able to hit 3-4 enemies with a single rocket and those that didn't die were left without cover. Secondly since exalt give you no corpses for research/sale/crafting and no weapon fragments you are free to explode the shit out of them with impunity (their weapons have an insignificant sale profit). As long as you wipe out the first wave in 1 or 2 turns, you can then overwatch for the second wave all around your objective, making it even easier to deal with reinforcements.
PS: Anyone else like the second MEC suit and weapon much more visually, then the last 3rd weapon and MEC suit?
Also I love how badass the German MEC voices sound (female English MEC voices are also up there). And Russian VO for your normal dudes is likewise great, especially with the psychic stuff.
Got an tips for Ironman Classic? I was able to beat it before the expansion but I keep getting whooped the first couple of missions. Should I just push through after losing 10-15 guys in the first month or am I just doing something monstrously wrong?
I forgot that you could play DS games on a 3DS, that opens up whole new options.
Did I miss the window on Animal Crossing? I feel like it won't be as much fun if there aren't lots of people to talk to about it.
@darkshaper: That's the game everyone's been fawning over right? That there is a whole second game after the 8th world or something?
@crithon: Is it difficult to find good games on the eshop? I've basically given up finding fun games on my iphone because the marketplace there is so bad.
I pre-ordered the new zelda 3DS and I need help deciding which games I'm going to get with it. I'm definitely getting pokemon as it was the reason I wanted a 3DS in the first place, but other than that I don't know.
I don't mind getting some remakes as I probably didn't play the original games (this would be my first Zelda game ever, and I haven't played a Mario game since my original game boy). I don't care about the 3D thing at all and I have a hard time taking anime styled games seriously but I can look past it if the game is good enough. I'd love any recommendations you guys can offer, particularly if you can help explain the appeal to someone who's been out of the Nintendo ecosystem for a long time.