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First Look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo at E3

With all the new hardware being thrown around at E3 this year, it’s easy to say Nintendo’s presentation was a little dissapointing.

Nintendo, you pulled the NX rug right out from underneath us, deprived us of a new handheld console and then you do something like giving us gameplay footage and a trailer for the brand new Zelda game….

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To be fair, they also gave us a handful of new Pokemon that will be on Sun and Moon, but ZELDA MAN, ZELDA!

First Impressions

Visuals

When I first saw the trailer (embedded above), I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Wind Waker-esque cell shaded graphics were being brought back into the fold. Not that this game is a reproduction of The Wind Waker, far from it, but it’s cool to see this hybrid of visuals that make up Breath of the Wild.

Landscape

People are calling this an “open-world” Zelda game, which is confusing to me. I recall my days streaking across Hyrule field with Epona, wasn’t this open-world? Sailing across the open seas in my tiny wooden boat, wasn’t this open-world? Hell, side scrolling through landscapes and throwing my sword around, wasn’t this open-world? The landscapes in Breath of the Wild are vast. They seem to be truly grande than any installment previous, but everyone being caught on this “open-world” tagline needs to chill. More RPG-like? Yeah sure. Am I missing something on this?

The Jump Button

I Don’t like it. There, I said it.

Style

Style is than visuals in that I am solely talking about Link’s clothes when I talk about “Style”. My verdict…I like it. Kind of tribe-chic.

Bottom Line

This is a Zelda game, people. No matter what tiny little things we can nitpick about it, even a JUMP button, it’s still the next installment in one of the greatest video game franchises ever. I’m going to buy it, you’re going to buy it, what a time to be alive!

-Matt

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Most Impressive Arnold Schwarzenegger Impression Iv’e Ever Heard

This has got to be, hands down, the most impressive Arnold Schwarzenegger impression i’ve ever heard. Probably one of the best impressions of anyone. Andrew Brent has got the crazy Austrians vocals down pat.

-MattyV

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I Got a Fever, and the Only Prescription, is More Pharoah!

I am a huge fan of sketch comedy, have been for quite some time. All That, Chapelle’s Show, Kroll Show, Madd TV, you name it, I probably have watched it.  But no sketch comedy show even touches the caliber of Saturday Night Live.  Saturday NIght Live has been a titan in the Sketch comedy industry since the 70’s.  Every great comedy star has come from SNL roots, and you haven’t made it in this world unless you have hosted or were a musical guest on the show.  With that being said, SNL is seriously dropping the ball on Jay Pharoah.  The guy, who me and me friends joke, does his quota of one sketch and then thats it.  The video below shows that he is more than just a Obama impersonator. Check him KILL a Lil Wayne Impression on the XM Radio Show ‘Sway in the Morning’.


-MattyV

P.S. That was better than anything Lil Wayne has put out since the ‘No Ceilings’ mix tape

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