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Jay Ray
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Hmm, a half hour wait at a busy restaurant isn’t that unheard of. Well, if they cook your food fresh and not just pull it from a bain-marie.

Infernofire
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I think the weapon durability system is in Breath of the Wild is an alternative to 1. weapons and enemies leveling with you or enemies (like in oblivion for example) 2. The game rarely throwing stronger enemies at you but the weaker enemies stay pitifully weak, since enemies do not level with you. The problem with system 1 is that it’s quite annoying to die to a measly rat when you’re equipped with the best armor and weapons in the game. The problem with system 2 is that the game becomes way to easy, since most of the you’ll be… Read more »
Lord Pug
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It’s cool to disagree, I think it’s great to hear different opinions. However it’s hard for me to respect the opinion of someone who thinks linkin park and my chemical romance are great. Its like saying Applebee’s and the French Laundry are similar

Vaughan MacDonald
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Anyone else notice that Jim is becoming more and more and more disruptive in all the podcasts he’s in?

EtosiGiR
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I would gladly pay a $10 fee every month to take away $1 from Laura Kate’s Patreon. Provided of course that the $10 bucks didn’t support something worse. Most things are worse than Laura Kate so I don’t really know how this all hashes out but yeah. As in the last “Yeah” from Dredd 2012.

Dany Rivest Gaudreault
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Dany Rivest Gaudreault

Lets make bets about the zelda score my guess would be 8,5 with annotation as good as uncharted 4

drownedsummer
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A seven the review went up a few days ago.

Edit: This isn’t the page for the latest episode is it.

Dany Rivest Gaudreault
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Dany Rivest Gaudreault

Yeah i know its kinda low but hey he still give great points even if i disagree wit some of it

drownedsummer
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A seven isn’t low.

Dany Rivest Gaudreault
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Dany Rivest Gaudreault

For botw it is imo ive would probably rate it around 8 or 9

Cristian Popa
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This really shows what big babbis Jim, Laura & Gav are since they don’t even complain about the Fallout 2 GECK time pressure.

Remus
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I learned this urgency lesson DM’ing aswell. Don’t tell your players the world is about to explode if you want them to focus on anything else. Otherwise you loose all options for character development and side questing.

Sequoiasaur
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Strangest combat story I have for Breath of the Wild: I woke up a moblin and bokoblin, and the moblin didn’t have a weapon, so it grabbed the bokoblin and threw it at me! I was thinking “what the hell just happened?” as i stabbed the bokoblin in midair with my spear.

drownedsummer
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I took on the three Bokoblin’s next to the temple of time on fairly low health using the bow. While grabbing the meat they were cooking I set my arrow on fire and the noticed a mushroom next to a tree and promptly set the grass on fire and killed myself.

darksteel6
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Link to the Past is one of Gavin’s favorite games eh? Wonder what he thinks about Yahtzee’s video on that game?

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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I don’t know, unlike you though diamond not everyone feels like it matters what way past their prime YouTubers think of games they like. They’re capable of having their own opinions.

darksteel6
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I don’t care what people think of games I like and frankly i’m not sure why you think that I do, i’m not sure where on earth you got that idea from.

darksteel6
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No duh, I know that, i’m just curious is all.

George
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Jim, the image of the water vapour rising off your asa was…delicious…mmmmmmm

😉

And I really laughed ludo narrative disco biscuits.

Chris
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Hey Jim! Do you think you’ll do a metabombed of Zelda? Or is there no comedy gold to mine from the 0/10 from people who haven’t played it and the 10/10 defenders?

Chris
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Hey Jim you forgot about the one huge criticism of Breath of the Wild… FUCKING RAIN!? RAIN!? FUCK YOU RAIN!
(Ps. I love Zelda to bits. been playing non stop. a solid 9/10 game, but i love it so much I would give it a 10 in my heart of hearts… but every time rain comes around and stops me climbing the thing I was climbing I mutter “fuck you” every time)

Myles Adams
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halfway up a huge arse pillar. Rain, thunderstorm, more rain, I just found a ledge, unequipped my metal, and came back in 10 minutes.

MJC
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When I was playing today, I had to do a bunch of climbing and right as I got to the top and didn’t need to climb any more, it started raining. All I could do was laugh thinking about Jim’s tweets and Video Game Show What He Done.

Geebun
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I find it kind of unfair to dismiss Nier : Automata as an “anime butt” game while it is the second highest rated game this year after Zelda with superb gameplay that rivals Bayonetta as far as character action go, an amazing soundtrack worthy of the original and from what I’ve seen a pretty insane and interesting story.

….2B and A2 being in the game helps too…

MrAptronym
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Its a shame, but that is definitely what’s gotten the most attention, and I am sure Gavin isn’t alone in getting put off by it.

Automata has a lot going for it, it’s witty, fast paced and has both a phenomenal soundtrack and sound design. The plot and gameplay do some interesting things that I’ve never seen before. However, the attention has definitely been on 2B’s B-hind and buying trophies, which is sort of a shame, because there is so much to talk about with this game.

Lord Pug
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Nier is great. It’s quirky and high brow sci fi. As I said above one reviewer really loves Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance. Like they are on the same playing field as Radiohead. The thing with critics in certain field, they don’t have proper training. I’m not saying all, but a lot of them play video games and that’s their full “training”. If you were a critic or journalist for New York Times or Post, etc, you have to have a degree and proper apprenticeship. I find that lacking in lots of video game journals. Again before I get… Read more »
MJC
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You spelled Horizon: Zero Dawn wrong.

Seriously, Horizon Zero Dawn is the second highest rated game this year after Zelda. Not Nier.

Geebun
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Nier is at a 90 average on metacritic and Horizon is at 89. Sure Nier doesn’t have as many reviews so it might change in the long run but so far I made no mistakes.

FlamingoJet
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“Metacritic”

Geebun
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What’s wrong with that? Like its existence or not, it still shows a good average of what the industry think about a game(as long as there’s enough reviews for it to mean anything).

FlamingoJet
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Lol, no no it doesn’t and that’s why it’s mocked by everyone.

If you pay attention to Metacritic seriously, you are a fool

Geebun
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My only point was that A LOT of reviews scored it highly and that it was much more then just an anime butt game. That’s all I meant to say. I know some people take the score way too seriously and some publisher do some scummy bullshit because of it but if you use it well, it’s really not that bad of a website. it’s still just an average of scores and a quick way to see a lot of people opinions on a game. It’s the rottentomatoes of games. I’m not not going to see a movie I’ve been… Read more »
FlamingoJet
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I do, fuck Metacritic and it’s astroturfing, lying, bullshit.

It is a joke.

To my knowledge Rottentomatoes, doesn’t allow that kind of bullshit.

darksteel6
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Well Gavin wasn’t big on FF 15 either, so I don’t really seem him liking it anyways, in general it seems like he’s not a huge fan of JRPG’s(i’m the same way, I find them much less interesting then western RPGs).

Geebun
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but if I remember right, he’s a fan of bayonetta so the over the top character action side of things might win over the open world-ish JRPG side. Plus, I never said he was “wrong” for thinking he won’t like it but just saying it’s because it’s a anime butt game after seeing one gif seems like a bad reasoning.

darksteel6
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Bayonetta was a beat-em-up though so I don’t really see the similarities between it and Nier.

I think it’s more then just that gif, Gavin in general isn’t big on JRPGs and there’s a ton of open-world games coming out right now, so he simply does not have the time for it.

Geebun
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Nier : Automata is made by Platinum games and while it has more RPG elements then their other titles, it does share the same character action core.

I’m not sure about you but after playing the demo, the early game(haven’t put that much time into it yet) and watching trailers…I see a lot more Bayonetta than Final Fantasy in it.

Geebun
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Nier : Automata is made by Platinum games and while it has more RPG elements then their other titles, it does share the same character action core.

Dariush
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Man, they are just 3 guys that pretend to be clever, and try to sound as they really are, but in the end, they just are sex driven animals. Its all about butts for them.

David Sayers
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I think the point was less ‘Nier: Automata is bad because anime butts’ and more ‘If you want to sell me on Nier: Automata, don’t lead with anime butts.’

YoDude
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I’m so glad the narrative pacing in open world games taken up. It drives me crazy in games with tons if shit to do when the main story doesn’t have breaks in it. Morrow in had excellent pacing where you as a Blade plant needed to leverage a reputation whereas in sat Skyrim or Fallout 4 you had to DO THE MAIN THINGS. Especially in Fallout 4! I had to head canon that my character had pretty much given up hope on finding her son but kept trying anyways out if desperation which allowed me to enjoy quests and exploration… Read more »
MJC
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I actually found Fallout 4 really easy to deal with: Once the game went “you need to deal with our incredibly shitty Sims knockoff mechanics to advance the main quest” I immediately stopped caring about finding the son.

…Come to think about it, I immediately stopped caring about playing Fallout 4 at all.

YoDude
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That’s some hardcore edge there. I bet you smoked a heroin out if a light bulb in highschool.

darksteel6
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I liked the town-building mechanics a lot more then I thought I would.

YoDude
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Same. It was weirdly kinda fun.

SilentPony
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Actually my favorite armor mod in Fallout 4 was the one that gives you a full suit of Powered Armor that looks like a Big Daddy(both variants) from Bioshock, complete with a new power fist that looks like a drill, and a rivet gun.

darksteel6
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The Joycon sounds like a real pain in the ass, I have big hands like Jim and I can see it being uncomfortable to hold, so looks like if I ever do get a Switch in a year or two i’ll also have to get a Pro Controller.

Michael Campbell
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According to Jed, they are only a pain in the ass at first, then they slip in 😛

FlamingoJet
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That’s what she says.

drownedsummer
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So far I’ve not tried using them seperatly apart from when forced to do so as part of the system setup.Using the dock which turns them into a standard controller they seem fine although it does feel slightly flimsy. I plan on getting a Pro controller but probably at the end of the month.

darksteel6
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I’ve never bought a single console around launch, I just don’t see the point, I say better to wait until there are more games available(i’m always up for another No More Heroes game).

Plus in a year or so I won’t have to deal with console shortages.

drownedsummer
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I was going to hold off then I watched Laura playing Zelda. Basically if you aren’t interested in Zelda it really isn’t worth it at the moment.

darksteel6
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Do you have a Wii U? Yahtzee recommended that people get BOTW on Wii U instead of the Switch since it’s cheaper that way.

FlamingoJet
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It isn’t though. Retail price of a Wii U is just about the same cost as that of the Switch. Then you have to factor in all the accessory bullshit and game.

Andrzej Sugier
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It’s cheaper if you already have Wii U, that was the point of the above sentence.

FlamingoJet
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That’s the ONLY way it’s cheaper.

Michael Prymula
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It does seem like we’re getting an avalanche of open-world games, fortunately it’s not so bad for me since I have zero interest in Zelda or Persona(not too sure about Nier Automata, as I agreed with Jim’s not-so-positive review of the first game and i’m concerned this game will have the same problems)

Wildlands is the game that’s really sucking up my free time lately.

I personally like trophies and achievements.

Autotune is a perfectly valid technology, it’s not inherently bad.

There are widespread issues with the Switch as this video shows:
https://www(DOT)youtube(DOT)com/watch?v=Cb-srOfRqNc

MJC
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Autotune is a perfectly valid technology when it’s not being used to try and make someone who can’t sing worth shit sound acceptable enough to sell albums and concert tickets.

Michael Prymula
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Right, that’s the case with artists like Future(though even with Auto-Tune he sounds like shit). But I think it works pretty well for people like Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Katy Petty, and Kesha, as they are both perfectly capable of singing well without auto-tune as you can see from their live performances

J Resurrección
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I mean Future and other rappers who have use/use autotune don’t do it to “pretend to sound better” anyway thats why it’s so heavily done, it’s just a vocal effect that they like, not pretending to be singer.

drownedsummer
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Why not just edit the original post?

Michael Prymula
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It does seem like we’re getting an avalanche of open-world games, fortunately it’s not so bad for me since I have zero interest in Zelda or Persona(not too sure about Nier Automata, as I agreed with Jim’s not-so-positive review of the first game and i’m concerned this game will have the same problems)

Wildlands is the game that’s really sucking up my free time lately.

I personally like trophies and achievements.

Autotune is a perfectly valid technology, it’s not inherently bad.

There are widespread issues with the Switch as this video shows:
https://www(DOT)youtube(DOT)com/watch?v=Cb-srOfRqNc

Za_Docta
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Is that CrowBCat’s breakdown?

Michael Prymula
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yes

InfamousDS
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Probably. diamond doesn’t have to have opinions, since YouTubers have them ready in advance of him needing t make an argument. If no YouTuber is readily available, you get insulted and talked down to.

Michael Prymula
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not really no.

Who the fuck is Crow B Cat?

RifleAvenger Sashiro
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“Who the fuck is Crow B Cat?”

The account that posted the video you’re using as a source.

Michael Prymula
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Xbox One is not “dead” Gavin, far from it LOL

SilentPony
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That’s right! For something to be dead it had to have been alive in the first place!
ZING!

MJC
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Ah, this logic must be why people always try to convince me that the PS Vita isn’t dead.

Michael Prymula
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Judging by the sales it’s most definitely alive.

You heard about the Xbox Games Pass? now there’s a good deal if I saw one, 100 games for 10 dollars, holy shit.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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That’s not a move that stinks of desperation from a platform holder that knows they have no good exclusives coming and that they are losing on multiplatforms to the PS4 or anything.

Microsoft is at this stage in the consoles cycle where Sony was last gen, they are behind and likely going to start resorting to gimmicks to try to catch up. Until they just buckle down and focus on their next system while Sony gets over confident the way Microsoft did with the 360 and the roles reverse again.

Michael Prymula
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you’re right it’s not, it’s a smart move which many people have praised.

You’re forgetting that Sony eventually caught up last-gen aren’t you? So if they can, Microsoft can too.

Sony already is getting overconfident as evidenced by their statement that they are trying to compete with PC(yeah that totally won’t backfire on them).

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Sony didn’t catch up last gen. The PS3 consistently undersold the 360 in every market outside of Japan and multiplatform titles outside of Japan sold better on the 360. They didn’t catch up until the start of the new cycle, which is what I think will happen this time. Sony’s PS5 or whatever they do next will overreach and will be overly focsed on the features they are convinced people liked this gen (probably VR for them, like it was Kinect for Microsoft at the launch of the Xbone) and meanwhile Microsoft will have gone back to the drawing board… Read more »
Michael Prymula
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with the Switch obviously being badly rushed with how many defects it is, that seems unlikely.

Neto Houraisan
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We all know that Gav’s only waifu is the Dancer of the Boreal Valley. 😉

Anton
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Hot, but not cuddly 🙁

GhostUrsa
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I can relate to Gav’s issue with feeling rushed in a game that doesn’t actually have time, though in this case the story does a good job of giving good canon as to why Link isn’t quite in a rush. The game treats Link like a new player in a way where he also has to discover ‘why’ things didn’t work and Zelda is fighting solo. Ganon’s threat feels is more like a mild dread that something sinister is coming than a massive sense of urgency.

Dave
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I might be in the minority here but I actually appreciate the weapon degradation system in Breath of the Wild. The reason why is because it encourages me to do the following:
1. Experiment with different weapons
2. Be smart with how I approach combat, and look to see if there’s an alternative to a direct approach. For example in one case I was able to use the magnet ability to swing a metal box around a camp to take out the enemies in the area.

Za_Docta
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It’s good that you put the qualifier that you might be the minority.
That’s a taste thing. Me, I like to experiment with weapons until I find one that I like and then stick with that one weapon and master its every aspect and keep it fine-tuned, a la Dark Souls.
So having no repair function doesn’t work so well for me.

Michael Prymula
Member

It sounds really goddamn annoying to me, at least in games like Dead Island and Dying Light you can repair degraded weapons.

GhostUrsa
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In BotW’s case, the same weapon/shield can in almost every case be easily tracked down for another copy. There is even a gameplay feature that allows you to activate a sonar that shows you when one is near so you can stock up or replace one that was broken. The only time this isn’t the case is with specific items you’ll pick up during the story, which is pretty easy to identify “hey, this is a one time use. Be careful!”

J Resurrección
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Those story ones are repairable if you are talking about the champion weapons, you just go back and have the right material and can make a new one.

XyraFhoan
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Some of the “one time use” weapons can be replenished by NPCs too. There’s a particular spear you can get from the Zoras and when it breaks, you can nab another.

Personally I have some elemental greatswords from shrine treasure chests that I cherish and virtually only pull out to swing once before switching to a cheap weapon, though. I’ll be pretty damn sad when I break them.

InfamousDS
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And all “loose” pick-ups respawn every week or so at midnight in-game time. I think vegetables respawn faster than that and animals respawn indefinitely unless they are rare like Fairies and Blupees.

I ended up seeing and getting the same torch several times while attempting the Lost Woods, because I would get frustrated, leave, and come back (once was during the actual reset time).

SilentPony
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I’m hearing an echo on all of Jim’s dialogue. Not that I mind. Double dip Jim is best Jim.

Anton
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Read that as “Double DP Jim is best Jim”

SilentPony
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Its like having both my ears penetrated twice by Jim.

FERN.H.W.
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Headcannon.

Link has brain Damage from the regeneration, he can’t talk anymore.

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