Breath Of The Wild Has Been Added To The Zelda Series Timeline, But There's A Catch

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has now been given an official placement on the Legend of Zelda series timeline, but things aren't quite as simple as we might have hoped.

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Snookies121873d ago

Do people actually keep up with this timeline? I hear so much about Kingdom Hearts being confusing. Zelda's timeline confuses me more than Kingdom Hearts ever will, lol.

Evilryusam1872d ago (Edited 1872d ago )

the timeline for KH is much more simple then LoZ, however it's not that the timeline is confusing about KH. It's the flow of events that is hard to keep up, in that regard it's much more frustrating for new players getting into KH, then it would be for a new comer to enjoy any LoZ.

FinalFantasyFanatic1872d ago (Edited 1872d ago )

My understanding of Zelda is that it branches off a lot in its timelines (with significant passages of time between most games). I'd like to think BoTW takes place in one of the time lines where the fails.

Kh has so many games with the events tied closely together it's hard to keep up.

Sirk7x1872d ago

It's because most of the games weren't designed with a timeline in mind, and they forced them into place after fans kept demanding answers.

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CobraKai1872d ago (Edited 1872d ago )

I always felt that all previous Zelda games took place prior to BotW. Playing the game, they make references to multiple past entries.

3-4-51872d ago

It's not that complex...some people just can't keep track of things easily.

FinalFantasyFanatic1872d ago

Nintendo already explained it anyway so we at least know the order of events that each game falls into.

CorndogBurglar1872d ago

That may be true. But if it takes the developers explaining the official timeline then yes, it is overly complex.

CorndogBurglar1872d ago

When people, including the people making the games, have trouble figuring out the timeline and where things fit, then yes, it is difficult.

This kind of proves that. Even the developers aren't sure where to place BotW.

And before this, it took them releasing a timeline to explain where all the games fit. So lets not act like "people just can't keep track of things easily". Before they released an official timeline no one knew 100% where every game fit. And if you are claiming that you did then you are lying. That's pretty much the definition of a complex timeline.

JunMei1872d ago

That answer really pisses me off. Maybe they'll solidify it in the future.

inxine1872d ago

"Actually, the decided history has been tweaked many times.”
what's the point of a timeline then.

Sirk7x1872d ago (Edited 1872d ago )

Fans demanded it. They didn't even confirm there was a timeline and start putting games into place until 2011. Sure, some titles were direct sequels to others, but some of it is like punching a wrong puzzle piece into place to make it work, especially when time travel splits it into three separate universes. BoTW completely denied all of it.

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So, Which Zelda Games Aren't On Switch Yet?

"Thanks to the wonders of the Nintendo Switch Online retro games libraries (and some pretty top-notch remasters along the way), the Switch is now home to a whopping 16 different Zelda titles by our count, covering everything from Link's first outing to his latest adventures, plus remakes, remasters and spin-offs." -Jim Norman of Nintendolife

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GoodGuy0951d ago

Still odd Twilight Princess and Wind Waker HDs still haven't been ported yet unless they're doing GC for NSO.

closed_account51d ago (Edited 51d ago )

Yea, currently Windwaker HD is my only huge regret left of not owning a WiiU. Seeing as how they brought most everything else major, I'm confident they will. The Starfox game is another missing game, but it never looked that good to me compared to the rest of the series.

-Foxtrot51d ago

I really can't believe they haven't done a remake of Ocarina of Time, or at least use the 3DS version as a jumping off point.

closed_account51d ago (Edited 51d ago )

Yes!! An Ocarina remake would sell like hotcakes, and once it's proven sales, a Majora's mask remake would be a shoe-in bc of the nature of its many shared assets.

FinalFantasyFanatic50d ago

Seems like a sure seller to me, I'm surprised that Zelda's anniversary was so bare bones, I was really hyped for some sort of HD collection that had may/may not include OoT, Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess and Wind Waker.

-Foxtrot49d ago

Yeah it was super lacklustre for the anniversary

Even some kind of old school collection I’d have liked to see

Links Awakening
A Link to the Past
The Minish Cap
Oracle of Seasons / Ages

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Everything in Tears of the Kingdom is Temporary, and it’s Annoying

Shaz from GL writes: “Tears of the Kingdom retreads many of the same waters as Breath of the wild, taking away much of its magic and outlining its many frustrating elements”

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closed_account61d ago

Wow, I had no idea creations start disappearing like that. I haven't played yet and the building of machines seemed pretty awesome.. but if they get destroyed after a short period of time, what's the point? I would want to keep my favorite creations across the entirety of my adventure. :\

I sure hope they rework this on the next console after Switch. I'm actually surprised this didn't lower some of the 10/10 scores.

phoenixwing60d ago

the rabid nintendo fans would probably have sent death threats if it got lowered

senorfartcushion59d ago

Always thinking of rabid fanbases means that you’re rabid too.

GryestOfBluSkies60d ago

You can save your creations to have them automatically rebuilt, as long as you have the resources for it

Vx_59d ago

one of the most boring games of the year

Christopher60d ago

I mean, I've always hated weapon deterioration and that's normal for the game, so those creations have a limited lifespan built in. As far as creations in the world, I think it's a bit much to expect those to last. That's a lot for the game to remember and track let alone with how many things can and are created.

closed_account60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

Too much to expect for a Switch, sure. But it would be nice to retain at least 10 creations longterm if they ever remaster this for the next console. Like a gta garage almost. Clear out the ones you don't want anymore. I'd like an airship that I can continuously fly around the world. Be able to take several out at once. (I can imagine leaving them in strategic spots, set like a cross-country rally. People streaming their fastest times.)

I really think I'll just wait for a next gen remaster. I'm still playing Breath of the Wild and enjoying it. I've read that it can be hard to go back to after Tears bc of the re-used world, so I'd like to continue getting the most out of Breath of the Wild.

As for the quickly degrading weapons, I always hated that too. Wish they lasted longer, or you could cast a spell to retain at least 3 or so of your favorites. it is what it is though, and I'm not going to stop playing just bc of that. I really like the atmosphere of the game.

**Edit - For reference, you can retain many, many creations on Lego Worlds even on a Switch, albeit not vehicles. Also the rest of the game isn't nearly as complex as the Zelda games, the draw distance is horrendous and over all a buggy mess. Still, I'm confident that a next gen Tears of the Kingdom remaster could handle a garage worth of creations.