It took me like day to figure out how to cook food because it didn’t occur to me that “dropping it directly in a fire” would be a valid preparation technique.
Play Horizon next. I want to see how you react to a plot where giant robot dinosaurs roaming the earth is basically the most logical thing in the world.
Horizon looks to me very much like someone wrote a “Zoids” mod for Skyrim…
I freaking love that HZD has people thinking about zoids again. I never got off the fandom and have been giggling inanely every time someone remembers my precious zoids. *happyfangirl*
ahhh i love zoid’s i might have to play this just for the zoids nostalgia
Zoids is still a big cash cow, they just don’t make anime for it any more as far as I can tell. I’d love to see that back on Toonami.
Yup, +30 zoids and still collecting more… because they are just SO COOL *w*
Oh yea. In Japan.
Not in America where I live. :(
Last new model I got was mirage fox from the original line. I want geno ritter so bad. And the command wolf. AND THE MOBILE APP. That looks so freaking amazing. But it’s not Released HERE. *sobbing*
If you can, I’d suggest zoids genesis. The art and music was lovely. (You might’ve already seen it.)
But man, I work at dollar tree. I don’t have the money to keep importing models. Come on America, get with the game.
Every time I hear Zoids, my first thought always gravitated toward “robot hemorrhoids”.
More like a Zoids mod for Monster Hunter.
I’ve got a Liger Zero, Liger Zero Panzer, Berserk Fury, Shadow Fox, Gun Sniper, and Red Horn models that I need to build!
My favorite is when I add milk or spices.
“I’ll just toss the whole thing in, bottle and all.”
“I’ll just throw this fairy in on it’s own, see what happens.”
“Wait, this isn’t dubious food… Did I actually just successfully cook the fairy?”
And he would’ve succeeded if music had played too.
You’re supposed to cook by holding up to five items- usually a meat, a couple of fruits that give you extra hearts, maybe a fish to mix things up- and dropping them into a cooking pot on a special fire. You can cook by dropping things directly into fire, or dropping them on the ground when it’s very very hot, but you’ll recover way more hearts and also get a neat little song if you use cooking pots. Note every stable has a cooking pot outside and also has a special unique recipe posted inside.
Yeah dude I figured that out.
I don’t want to confirm what kind of stuff I had to look up in this game, but I will confirm it’s related to everything in this comment and I’m dumb.
One of my favorite things about this game is handing a new profile to someone who hasn’t played yet and seeing how they play and what kind of stuff they miss. Secrets, game mechanics, all kinds of stuff. It’s not as good as a speedrunning record, but at least I’m still in first place at something.
I was slightly disappointed that cooking Acorn + Salt = Dubious Food (I was expecting Roasted Salted Nuts).
Yeah apparently nuts in this game count as seasoning, so you have to add them TO something (and the same with salt, so cooking two seasonings together does nothing). Roasted salted nuts should totally be a thing.
My biggest disappointment in this game is how pointless recipes are… Sure, it’s fun to mix-up ingredients and see what you end up with. And you might have the curiosity to want to find all the recipes. But
[SPOILER WARNING, DON’T READ BELOW IF YOU WANT TO FIGURE OUT COOKING BY YOURSELF]
1)there’s no cookbook to note your recipes, meaning that you never know when you got them all
2)if you want to get the most effect out of your cooking, just cook 5 of the same ingredient with the effect you want, and voilà!
3)Foods that increase your max hearts also give you full recovery, making every other heart recovery food utterly pointless
4)same goes for stamina recovery and max stamina boost…
They should have made hearty food just give you extra hearts but not full heal you.
I’ll add a 5) if you cook 5-meat dishes and sell it you get inordinate amounts of rupees in like 10 minutes and it makes money useless. You should just be given all the equipment at that rate.
Actually regular meat doesn’t get you much if you sell it. You have to go with Prime or Gourmet, though that isn’t hard. Just find a place with wolves or water buffalo.
Protip: that way wastes precious meat that you can use 5 of to get meat sticks that give good amounts of hearts, if your hard up on rupee’s just go in any field, throw on the sneaking suit, get tons of bugs then use 1 bug and 4 monster parts and make a ton of potions and sell them, if you use high level enemy stuff ive gotten as much as 1k rupees for a bug and some monster parts
Eh, Meat is easy to get. Very easy. I’ve probably go around 50 in my bags just from shooing wolves off while exploring. That said, while cooking is good for quick money, I’ve found going for Talus’ to be much more rewarding and pretty darn easy.
There’s no need to use good meat to heal when Hearty Radishes, Durians, and Truffles are easy enough to find. They automatically have full recovery and the more you cook together the more bonus hearts you get. Cooking 5 Hearty Durians together gives you full health plus 20 bonus hearts, completely breaking the need for any other healing item. Once you get to Faron woods, you can harvest about 20 for each Blood Moon, plus they can be bought in a few places.
And even that becomes overkill once enough shrines have been cleared. I finally reached 120 Shrines last night, and anything that gives +3 Hearts now maxes out the counter.
Actually Each Stable int he game has a poster showing a food, the ingredients to make the food or elixer. All you need to do is snap a picture of the poster and you have an on hand recipe for several different helpful foods and elixers for the road.
The inns do too, except for the one in Rito Village.
As do a few of the general stores.
You can actually use 4 ingredients of high quality and use an enhancer to get a longer effect. For food items monster spice is random but can offer a 30 minutes buff.
actually the best thing you can cook is 1 hearty durian. it fully heals you and gives you a couple bonus hearts. really any “hearty” food will fully heal you. it makes all of the other recipes useless
You can’t cook a single item and get its effect. Besides, cooking 5 of them gives 20 extra hearts.
Actually, Silverrath is correct. You can use one item to make a cooked dish – it takes two items to make an elixir.
Even better is searing a steak on the slope of a volcano.
Or make frozen food dropping it in the snow.
This is a bit like the way I make wine – just chuck it all in and hope for the best – though my winemaking involves a lot of sticking my hands in and stirring around, which doesn’t work so well with naked flames.
What about with clothed flames? Hmmmm…
Commander is still working on how to train his fire to be dapper. Right now it’s just nude like some kind of cavefire. That’s advanced fire training right there.
This continuity callback honestly made me laugh.
How about just setting an enemy on fire and when they burn to death getting a cooked piece of meat
That only works on wild animals. That said, you’re much better off throwing it in a pot than an open campfire. Campfires only let you sear foods, pots let you combine them. 5 Big Hearty Radishes or Durians will give you an amazing 20 bonus hearts, making finding heart containers basically pointless.
Unless you’re trying to get the Master Sword, of course.
Well clearly that is the most logical way to cook. Just as shield surfing down mountains is the safest way to travel.
Correction: grabbing on to a boulder you used stasis on and hit tons of times is the safest way to travel.
Oh damn I gotta try that haha
“I call this one… the Rock Bottom!”
The worst thing about this game is that the shield boarding controls aren’t much more extensive. I want to grind things, I want to backflip off of ramps, I want to do wacky tricks off of boss monsters like it’s Tony Hawk’s Shadow of the Colossus. Maybe in the next one.
dropping food near a fire is actually A way to cook though.
also play sneaky and every time you see the gameover screen do the most British princess zelda voice saying:
link? link!? LIIIIIIIIIIIINK!!!!!
It’s not a great way to cook, and doesn’t give you many options on how to cook it.
Also, putting something over a fire and dropping it straight in are not quite the same thing. Doing the latter will also possibly make you sick from all of the soot.
but it’s easy to spam cook apples in death mountain. + i believe baked apples stack
They do, but they don’t do much for health. I find it tedious to eat that much stuff to heal up.
I personally find it interesting that dropping items directly into a fire always gets you these archaic seared or simply-baked items, but when you have a cooking pot–even in a camp full of monsters–you also magically generate “plates” and “pie tins” and “skewers” out of thin air.
Or how cooking an elixir manages to create it’s own bottle. In a series notorious for touting the value and rarity of owning and storing things in bottles suddenly bottles are not only unnecessary for holding onto things like fairies, but just automatically exist whenever you need to store something liquid.
… almost as if in the passing of 10,000 years their culture finally discovered proper glass manufacturing.
I kinda want a Switch for Zelda and some other stuff, but on my tighter-than-a-virgin budget, new systems typically require my tax return money, and this year’s went to a PS4 for Tales of Berseria and Persona 5. The former alone was worth every last cent the system cost me (and the new TV and entertainment center to play it on), and I hear the latter is of similar quality (have to wait until the English version arrives tomorrow to find out for sure), so money well spent as far as I’m concerned.
Still, ZELDA. It’s hard not going right for that shit with my teeth.
Oh yes, Berseria was a real gem. I played it on PC myself.
Zelda “alone [is] worth every last cent the system cost[s]”. Playing any game twice in a row nonstop is a rare feat for me, but BotW has done that.
I couldn’t justify buying an entire system for one game either, but luckily I’m one of those guys who bought a WiiU. :-D
They all laughed at me, but WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?
FYI, the verdict so far on Persona 5? EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS BERSERIA.
I kinda wish marshmallows were in the game now. Missed opportunity Nintendo.
Honestly, considering how much Zelda games tend to hold your hand through the first 2 hours of the game where it explains ever skill you will need for the rest of it, having one that just gives you the basic abilities you need right away and makes you figure out the rest is kind of refreshing.
It’s like Nintendo is treating us like we have played a Zelda game before and we have a brain. Not my favorite Zelda game, but easily top 3.
They do all the handholding because, and this is important, lots of people HAVEN’T played a Zelda game before. It’s true that most of the player base for the series have played at least one other game before, but there are kids who are only just getting into games playing it as their first title. That applies to every game in the series. And as a related aside, there are kids who played Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword as their first game before getting Ocarina of Time on the 3DS, which they were then completely underwhelmed by because the other two did the same thing but better, even if it made them less innovative.
I love it when Ganondorf deals with Link. I imagine that they will soon establish a hatred-based friendship, and that it will be glorious.
Actually, considering when they went to the movies, they may be well on their way.
They totally got those spades goin’ on
HAMSTEAK — IT IS WHAT THE REFRANCE
Did CB just pull another one bag out of his inventory? (Or maybe he had it at his feet the whole time and I just couldn’t see it)
Needs a followup where Link walks back over with a bag full of perfectly toasted marshmallows, somehow.
That seems to easy. No way Nintendo would allow you to throw a whole bag on the fire at once. Gotta load up 5 individual marshmallows at a time, and if you throw more than 10 of them out at once, they’ll start despawning. ;P
Was watching someone (WiiU version) trying to mass cook meat on Death Mountain. He discovered the max-items-on-ground limit, after tossing down about 25 meat in quick succession and having almost all of it despawn before it cooked.
Coelasquid, does the MGDMT version of Link have any redeeming qualities at all?
Well, besides being attractive, that is.
If you need somebody to do a lot of forward rolls for some reason, he’s your go-to guy for that.
He’s still managed to defeat Ganon every time
There are. But they aren’t funny.
I love the way they deal with link the same way I’d casually feed pigeons or cats.
One thing I have to admit, is this Link is the manliest of Links yet. He might even qualify in the category of “Manly men doing manly things” category of manliness finally.
1. When you first meet him he’s basically waking up from cryosleep. That’s pitch black/Demolition man stuff right there.
2. He’s a mountain climber and veritable mountain man.
3. He has no problem running around shirtless for a change.
4. Snowboarding x-sports shinannigans (I recall shield surfing jumping into paragliding, turning into a bastard sword swing in the middle of an enemy encampment.)
5. He cooks steak, and he will -only- cook outdoors, and primarily meat he hunted himself (that alone qualifies him for standard manliness).
6. Kratos-inspired fighting giant enemies, and climbing over some other larger enemies to attack their weak-points.
7. He will literally beat back undead hordes with their own still-twitching arms. That’s downright metal.
8. 007-like encounters with enemies spies (Yiga) who will flirt with him and then try to kill him.
I think he might have finally earned some recognition, unless it just qualifies as trying to hard.
9. Basically fighting skynet crossed with demon spiders.
10) Gets the Master Sword
Which normally wouldn’t add manliness points, but since it drains 12 and 3/4 hearts… Mind that might be a gag in a future comic. I could see it now, Commander just picking it up no problem, maybe sweating a little bit but overall perfectly fine
Yeah, that’s no problem for Rock. Link just needs 52 HP to get it out, while CB has been shown to eat multiple hits of 9999 and not really show anything.
… and I just game to a horrible/awesome realization…
The best snowboarding mountains are in the northwest, with the best game, on the west there’s an enemy encampment across a river, and it has a cooking pot…
You can literally starts your medevial snowboarding, jump off a cliff, paraglide, slow-time-arrow shoot a giant elk, land back into snowboarding, scoop up the meat on the way down, jump the ice canyon, switch to a paraglider, catch an airdraft up,drop a bomb to the explosive barrals before you land, and drop out of the paraglider to a sword dive on a straggler for an action movie effect as everything explodes around you, all for the purpose of cooking your freshly killed gourmet steak.
… and since Zelda is constantly telepathically talking to Link, I can totally see this scene going down and then her talking right into his head, “Link? What are you DOING? You’re supposed to come help me!” and Link being, “Naw, to busy being manly for a change!” (deranged suddenly deep laughter, and an anonymous fairy whispering to Zelda, “I think he’s been trying really hard to overcompensate after that Gerudo incident.”
Seriously, most of the game is about Link just doing cool stuff wherever he wants in a Just Cause III kind of way, just because he can, because it’s a Bethsheda scale game that you can speed run in 40 minutes (20 minutes of tutorial plateau, 20 minutes of Rushing the main castle and cooking some health aids and grabbing some royal guard gear for the final fight) because you really don’t *need* to do anything to fight calamity other than just fight him.
It would be fun to see the Desert Voe Outfit on Ganondorf just for his reaction.
Technically that would be traditional garb for him. I could see him and link bonding over desert voe garb (Gannondorf being nostalgic while link being “yay, no more frills!”)
More like G being “What the hell, that gear is straight-up illegal to sell to outsiders. Someone’s going in the slammer for this.”
(He calls it the slammer when he is extra angry at crimes.)
I’m not exactly sure obeying regional laws ever been on G’s radar?
To be fair, setting things on fire tends to be the solution to many puzzles in Hyrule.
That said, Link’s pretty good at puzzle solving. I once read an Awkward Zombie comic where Link solved a Rubik’s cube in seconds. Makes sense to me ^_^;
It’s not just a puzzle, but a BOX-SHAPED puzzle. If there’s one thing Link knows best, it’s pushing little boxes around.
I admit half my excitement for you playing this game is that you may someday draw Ganon in the armor this game says is traditional gerudo menswear.
The other half is seeing hilarious comics like this.
I love the way your Zelda comics portray Link as some sort of feral child.
Odd – I just noticed that this comic and two of the January 2017 ones aren’t in the Archive tab… at least I know it’s an easy fix.
…And several from August/September 2016 aren’t archived, either.
This is highly inaccurate and not even close to representing how its done in the game. He is doing this while wearing more than just shorts. I don’t even know what to say. Did you even PLAY the game?
Clearly, Coelasquid used the proper amiibo to get the Ocarina of Time outfit.
Me, I just go with what works. Currently, that’s Hylian Trousers, Amber Earrings, and the Desert Voe Spaulder. Not much more than “just shorts”, yet I won’t argue with 68 Defense.
No Stay-Puft marshmallows?
That’s the same bag, they fire was Told not to burn plastic.
I feel this statement on a soul level. The only reason I figured it out was I accidentally kicked the first apple you see on the game into the fire and saw it start smoking and I figured it out.
You also have to light the fires under pots, then grab stuff from your inventory, then walk up to the pot until it gives you the cook option. Making elixirs is also crazy, don’t put a ton of bugs into an elixir, one bug, and then chuck in random monster parts, from what I can tell it always has the same effect, but the better quality monster parts you stick in, the better the elixir’s chance of critting or something? That’s all I got.
Coelasquid I didn’t know where else to post this or whether or not you were aware of it but some of those comic dub channels are posting your comics on youtube and dubbing over a voice over it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI2KoJquENU at 12:35
I would have posted this to your twitter but I don’t have one so this is faster.
I kind of want to see you do Link in full Barbarian armor with the Lizal Boomerang… maybe undergoing the tutelage or Lord Humongous…
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