Well I beat the main story, still a ton of side stuff to do though. I've only completed 48 of the 120 shrines.
Think I will try and get the rest of the memories as I've heard you can get an extra scene at the end if you do so. Still a lot of undiscovered things too as even though I've unlocked the full map there are a ton of places I've yet to truly explore.
Not sure where I'm at hour wise but I really took my time at certain points. I probably could have beat the game last weekend but I purposely spent the last several hours just exploring.
Jimi Manuwa vs Corey Anderson (Light Heavyweight Bout) Gunnar Nelson vs Alan Jouban (Weterweight Bout) Brad Pickett vs Marlon Verra (Catchweight Bout) Arnold Allen vs Makwan Amirkhani (Featherweight Bout)
Preliminary Card (Live on UFC Fight Pass @ 1:30PM EST)
Joe Duffy vs Reza Madadi (Lightweight Bout) Darren Stewart vs Francimar Barrosa (Light Heavyweight Bout) Daniel Omielanczuk vs Timothy Johnson (Heavyweight Bout) Leon Edwards vs Vicente Luque (Welterweight Bout) Marc Diakiese vs Teemu Packalen (Lightweight Bout) Bradley Scott vs Scott Askham (Middleweight Bout) Lina Lansberg vs Lucie Padilova (Women's Bantamweight)
Man I'm really loving this game, the world within is huge. Even though there are only four "dungeons" (not exactly dungeons) the exploration and side quests will keep you busy for some time. I also get the feeling the Season Pass DLC will add more dungeons too.
While gameplay is different it really does remind me of Skyrim in the sense that you can just lose hours of the day just walking around and exploring just seeing what you can find.
Right now I've done 1 of the 4 dungeons and should hopefully clear the 2nd today and completed I believe 16 of the shrines.
Crazy that for such an undersized Middleweight how well Gastelum has done at the Weightclass. I know Belfort isn't nowhere near what he used to be but still far from an easy win. I do think that the end is near for him though.
Vitor Belfort vs Kelvin Gastelum (Middleweight Bout) Shogun Rua vs Gian Villante (Light Heavyweight Bout) Edson Barbosa vs Beneil Dariush (Lightweight Bout) Jussier Formiga vs Ray Borg (Flyweight Bout) Bethe Correia vs Marion Reneau (Women's Bantamweight Bout) Alex Oliveira vs Tim Means (Welterweight Bout)
Preliminary Card (Live on FS1 @ 8PM EST)
Francisco Trinaldo vs Kevin Lee (Lightweight Bout) Sergio Moraes vs Davi Ramos (Welterweight Bout) Rani Yahya vs Joe Soto (Bantamweight Bout) Michael Prazeres vs Josh Burkman (Lightweight Bout)
Nintendo’s new Switch is the single most important product launch in the company’s history. So it should come as some relief that the console outsold the wildly successful Wii in its first two days on the market in North, Central and South America. Those are the best two-day sales numbers in Nintendo (NTDOY) history.
What’s more, the Switch’s big launch title, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” broke the record for best-selling standalone game in the same period, beating out the groundbreaking “Super Mario 64.”
Good to see as the system really is great, I just hope they are able to sustain the momentum and really deliver a vast library of fun games. Indie developers are loving the system and seem to unanimously agree that it world's better to develop games on than the Wii U so hopefully the list of companies developing for it will continue to grow.
As long as Super Mario isn't delayed, they should also be in a good position come the holiday season.
My problem with Finn Balor in that spot (though I do think he'll get it) is that neither of those guys should lose at that point. Joe is just being built as a credible threat and Balor will be making his return. The match as always would be awesome though.
Here's hoping Neville/Aries makes the main card as that match should be awesome.
Good ppv, shitty main event. Woodley was content most of the fight not to throw anything and Thompson was looking to counter which basically cancelled each other out. I think Thompson won rounds 1,2, and 4 but round 2 had next to no action from either fighter so I can understand it being a coin toss. Woodley did get the decision but even he was shocked by it. To his credit he did come within a hair of finishing Thompson in the biggest moment of the fight with under a minute left in the 5th but he still shouldn't have won. Then again neither guy fought like they deserved to be champion so I'm not really even upset that Woodley got the nod.
Vannata/Teymur was easy FOTN, surprised by the 30-27 scores but regardless the right guy won. Also got to assume Overeem has a bonus check coming his way, crazy to see Mark Hunt faceplant out cold like that. Evans looked solid in round one but he just got outworked by Kelly's combos as the fight wore on. Was surprised to see Kelly having the advantage in striking. Great debut for Calvillo too, that transition from Anaconda Choke to back mount was a pretty insane sight to see.
Prelims had some good moments too. Come from behind wins seemed to be the theme of the early fights. Alcantara got outstruck 99 to 8 I believe the tally was in the first round and wasn't fairing much better in the 2nd and he pulls off a beautiful leg lock submission out of nowhere. Then you have Elkins who got busted open badly early and just beaten down for about 2 1/2 rounds and then pulls off a highlight reel KO out of the blue.
Well still fairly early on but I'm loving it so far. Lot of different components I've already seen that make this stand out from your standard Zelda releases (not in bad way).
- YOUR WEAPONS AND ARMOR WILL BREAK. While you may find things that don't later in the game I can at least say that early on everything you have can break after so many uses. While traditional Zelda games had you start with a wooden sword and work your way up to better equipment you don't start this game with a sword at all. In fact I was using tree branches for a good bit. You can carry multiple melee weapons and multiple bows so it is important to not waste your strongest items on weaker enemies, as breaking them may put you in a bind down the road.
-Crafting is a thing now. As it stands there doesn't appear to be anymore saving your rupees and buying potions as I've not even seen the first rupee drop. Instead you collect bugs, herbs, and various other things to craft your own potions. So kind of like the early goings of the Elder Scrolls game, GRAB EVERYTHING. EDIT: I stand corrected I finally had my first rupee drop but man are they scarce early on.
-Open World means live or die how you want. While I'm just getting to the part where I believe it is time for me to start tackling dungeons, you can do them however you want. I remember reading an interview about the game that said as much but if I wanted, I could go fight the end boss now. Sure I would absolutely get destroyed but it is an option. The same supposedly rings true with all the dungeons, they can be done in different orders if you so wish.
Like I say right now I'm not super far as I've just completed the 4th shrine and have officially learned what is going on in the world, but from what I've already seen I really look forward to diving further into the huge world.
-Like I mentioned, they kind of leaving you hanging on certain aspects since there isn't much of a manual included with the system. I had to verify how to charge the Joy Cons, and how to shut the power down. The easiest way to charge the Joy Cons are by connecting them to the system itself (handheld) as they charge there. You can buy a separate charger or a charger grip but with a 20 hour battery life I can't see a scenario in which I completely wipe the battery with no breaks in between. Plus since they even charge when playing in handheld mode, worst case I could just play that way if I want to charge the controllers. For those who want to avoid handheld mode altogether, well again the battery life is 20 hours so it shouldn't be a problem.
-The system itself when docked in the base isn't even as tall as a DVD case and it is only a little bit wider. So it really fits well into any entertainment center setup with ease. The Joy Cons docked into the grip for the controller are about as wide as a CD case at its peak but not quite as tale. Fits comfortably in my hand though I do see myself using a rubber comfort grip when those come out in a few weeks for an even better fit. The games themselves are about half the size of DS games which themselves were pretty small. For internet you will have to use a wireless connection unless you buy an adapter that allows you to run an Ethernet cable to a USB port. Speaking of online, it will be free to play games online until the Fall at which point it will be $49.99 for a year subscription.
-The interface is pretty basic but effective. You have a list of users that each have their own page indicating their friend code, friends list, nickname, etc. You have a news tab where you can watch trailers or read about the newest games, this is also where you'll find some additional information for the Switch that wasn't included in the manual. There is a photo album to look at any in game screenshots you take. There is a controllers tab that easily gives you a status on your Joy Cons as well as your system if it isn't docked. This also lets you switch out or add Joy Cons if you have additional ones. Next you have your standard system settings where you can view how much available memory you have as well as changing or setting parental settings, themes, tv settings, internet settings etc. Lastly you have the Sleep mode tab that lets you put the system to sleep if you wish to suspend gameplay while you take a break.
-Also should be noted outside of game volume if you are playing in handheld mode the system itself makes no noise whatsoever which is always a plus.
-The controller is your standard dual analog control scheme, though the analog sticks are smaller than typical systems they still feel pretty natural. On the left side you have four buttons just below the analog stick (Up, Down, Left, and Right arrows) as well as your button for capturing photos. You also have L and ZL buttons on the top of the controller. There is also a - button slightly above the analog stick. The right side features four buttons just above the analog stick (Y, X, A, and B) as well as your home button that takes you to the home screen. On the top of the controller you have R and ZR buttons. There is also a + button slightly above the Y and X buttons. My only complaint with the controls themselves so far is it feels like the two top buttons on each side could have benefited from being further apart as I sometimes find myself pushing the wrong trigger. Still whether playing with the middle grip or in handheld mode both feel natural.
Those are just some basic impressions and layout stuff, I'm sure I'll have more as it relates to the system.
Liking the system a good deal so far. Smaller than I expected, which works perfect for my setup. My only complaint honestly is they really went as bare bones as possible in terms of the manual for the system, which isn't like Nintendo at all. A few things I ultimately had to look up to make sure I was right.
I actually like the way the controller feels with the two joy cons and the middle section together so I won't be buying a pro controller this time out. I will probably pick up one other game just to have something my kids can enjoy for the time being and went ahead and ordered a spare set of Joy Cons.
Anybody has any questions just ask, otherwise I'll probably have a more detailed first impression list a little later on.
Damn it, for the third time now Nurmagomedov vs Ferguson has been cancelled. Khabib was hospitalized and then released but will not be sanctioned to fight. UFC is trying to get Michael Johnson in as a replacement but no word yet if Ferguson will accept or if the NSAC will sanction the fight.
Sucks I was actually looking more forward to that fight than the main event.
Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson (Welterweight Title) Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson (Interim Lightweight Title) Rashad Evans vs Daniel Kelly (Middleweight Bout) Lando Vannata vs David Teymur (Lightweight Bout) Alistair Overeem vs Mark Hunt (Heavyweight Bout)
Preliminary Card (Live on FS1 @ 8PM EST)
Marcin Tybura vs Luis Henrique (Heavyweight Bout) Mirsad Bektic vs Darren Elkins (Featherweight Bout) Iuri Alcantara vs Luke Sanders (Bantamweight Bout) Mark Godbeer vs Daniel Spitz (Heavyweight Bout)
Yeah I feel like Kirkman included the Tiger in the books just to create a pain in the ass for the show. There is no way in the world that would ever come across as anything but cheesy. As for the ocean side group, pretty sure there was an interview that said we hadn't seen the last of them.
CGI nonsense aside though I have enjoyed most of what I've seen this season. I assume we will be fully emerged in the "All Out War" story arc by the time this season wraps and heading into the new season.
Yeah it basically killed his career. He changed things around for this camp, and you could see he looked a little looser and more like his old self. Ultimately though you can't undo all the bad habits he picked up in the span of months working with different coaches again.
He started working with Edmund starting in either late 2014 or early 2015, sometime after the Brendan Schaub fight. In that time he put together a record of 17 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw. Of his 17 wins 16 of them were finishes. His losses were to Fabricio Werdum in a title eliminator which he lost by decision and a fight with Big Foot Silva in which he hurt his knee stopping a takedown and was unable to get up leading to a TKO. He has had a uncharacteristic fight with Cheick Kongo that he would have lost by decision had Kongo not been deducted a point.
He is actually 5-5 now in his last 10, losing 3 in a row for the first time in his career. While being coached by Edmund he went 1-3 with his lone win coming in controversial fashion after eyepokes rendered Matt Mitrione unable to see allowing Browne to get on top of him and TKO him.
Browne went from a guy with pretty diverse striking to a mediocre boxer who just plodded slowly forward.
There have been some pretty rough CGI this season. The scene last night with Rick on top of the junk pile looking out at the rest of the junkyard was laughably bad.
Not a big fan of the new group. Not sure why they felt the need to create an entirely new group just for the show when if anything the book already have a bit of an overload of factions as is. Guess we'll see how it plays out.
Derrick Lewis is an enigma. Guy is as one dimensional as they come, has piss poor conditioning, yet keeps finding a way to win. Though I think his chances against most of the top 5 are pretty bleak at best. Browne looked better than he has his last few fights but still is pretty much a lost cause at this point.