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Major Discovery: BotW’s Adventure Log = Link’s Diary?!
At this point, our beloved game Breath of the
Wild has been out for around half a year already. If you have played the game,
you are probably very familiar with the Adventure Log feature in BotW that
helps you keep track of all your missions and side quests. Or else its pretty much impossible to remember if you were catching chickens for this guy or collecting weapons to show that kid who’s boss.
But here’s the thing- Have you ever thought about the Adventure Log’s origin? Who or what
is helping Link keep track of his missions?
If your answer is the Sheikah Slate or the
“system”, which is what I’ve always thought, I’m gonna go ahead and assume you
own an European/American copy of the game. Because apparently, in the Japanese
version of the game, there is evidence that shows that LINK is the one who
wrote the adventure log to keep track of his own journey.
“Ok… So what?”
So Link wrote the Adventure Log. Big deal. It’s
not like this is gonna change the gameplay in any way.
…True. However, Link didn’t JUST record his
missions in the Adventure Log. According to the Japnese version, Link would
often type up some of his own thoughts and comments on what he was doing aside
from his current objectives. This could give us a deeper insight of Link’s
Here’s an example:
This is what shows up after you complete The
Hero’s Sword quest. The content of the two versions are very similar, but notice
the use of “自分”
(myself) in pic 1. This is evidence that the adventure log is written by Link,
who’s talking about himself in first person narrative, instead of “the system”.
With that in mind, the Japanese version can be translated to:
Finally retrieved the legendary Master Sword. (I) Don’t know if it’s just an
illusion, but the sword itself seems to be delighted about this.
this moment, Princess Zelda is still inside Hyrule Castle, fighting to suppress
still holding on to the faith in me, believing that I will definitely come for
with the power (that I have) now, can she really be saved (by myself)…?
You see what they did there?
The English version replaced every first person pronoun Link has used with “you”!
As someone who owns an American copy, and has
never set the system language to Japanese, I was absolutely SHOCKED when I was
told about this (credits at the end).
Remember how we could find diaries of NPCs all
across Hyrule? Link’s was right under our noses this whole time!
Now that you know about this, does your
adventure log seem a bit different from before?
finished visiting all 13 of the locations in the old pictures. I remembered
everything I’ve been through together with Princess Zelda.
those memories (of mine), Princess Zelda always strived to complete the task
burdened onto her…
if it’s just a moment sooner, (I) want to save her as quickly as possible
want to see her smile again, with these eyes (of my own).
The translation on this one is just OFF. I
can’t believe the English version completely omitted the last part, and
replaced it with some kind of mission instruction.
Link has been fighting all this time to see
Princess Zelda’s smile again with his own eyes.
Not to mention those side quest logs. Once you
realize that all of the entries were written by Link himself, the seemingly
trivial information recorded in those suddenly opens up so many more hidden sides of
Link. It basically re-introduced Link as someone with normal human emotions
instead of the silent hero depicted throughout the game.
The caring Link, who was worried about a girl
he only met twice for putting herself in danger:
inside and found part of the Royal Guard’s Series, famous among equipment
those were shown to Parcy, the traveler at the stable, her curiosity about it
seem to be provoked more than ever (by me). (I) Hope she won’t do anything
Link, who felt glad for other peoples’ happiness:
sign of appreciation for bringing the town together and as compensation for the
work done (by me), a hefty amount of gems that were unearthed during the town’s
construction were given by Hudson (to me).
wish the couple could live happily ever after.
The reckless Link, who apparently felt thrilled
when he managed to knock out some monsters with his new companion:
captured the giant horse in Taobab Grasslands
that’s why. It’s indeed a really big horse. It trampled whatever kind of
monster in its way with ease when it galloped. That was really cool.
it was brought back to Straia (by me), he was very surprised.
Link the foodie, who carefully noted down new
recipes he learned along the way for future use:
brought Kiana the goat butter and hearty blueshell snail required for cooking
seafood paella. She shared some of the dish (with me) as thanks!
The playful Link, who tried to mimic the way
Gorons speak- by adding “goron” at the end of every sentence- after he passed
the Test of Will and became one of the bros:
(I) kinda want to write down Kabetta’s Bro Motto, but there’s not enough space goron?
too bad goron…
The empathetic Link, who felt nervous for the
guy in this side quest, then relieved when the couple finally got together:
The last line on the left is the Japanese
equivalent of What the heck…
I guess the statue is a bit too weird even for
our great adventurer.
Finally, we have the entry that shows up after
you complete the DLC trial:
conquered the merciless Trial of the Sword.
believe that) Princess Zelda would be quite happy about how much I’ve improved
As we all know, Breath of the Wild is a game
that focuses a lot on the freedom given to the players. Even the main story line
is broken down into the form of memories, waiting for the players to find. As
the players venture on into the wild, they would eventually find the
information they need to learn about this world. The amazing amount of details
you can find about Hyrule and its people is an important reason why BotW is so
On the contrary, the info available about our
protagonist is very limited. The only piece of description that directly
describes Link is in Zelda’s diary, where she points out that he is a very
quiet person, and that’s it for our hero.
Link had always had the most extensive
character description. Right under our noses.
Nintendo got us. They got us GOOD.
But now we know.
SIX months after the game’s launch.
…Better late than never.
P.S.: Fun fact about BotW Link- he seems to
like the sand seal game a lot. Of all the entires about racing minigames, the
sand seal game is the only one where Link wrote “(I’ll) try to get a better
score next time!”
He’s so adorable I can’t //////
Disclaimer: I did not discover this.
This discovery was made by a Chinese gamer @atomaruU about a week ago. To make sure that her theory
is correct, she cross referenced the English version of the game, only to
discover that the language is completely emotionless and robotic. Therefore, to
allow more people to see who Link REALLY is, I was asked to write this post
based on the Chinese article she published.
NEWS: BTS are going to release a new music game called ‘SUPERSTAR BTS’ soon!
It’s available normally in both Korean and English. It’s a rhythmic tapping game. Two big companies have had a similar music game app too: Superstar JYPNation and Superstar SMTown but BTS are the first to have their own version.
ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! Pre-orders for Under The Covers Volume II will go live TOMORROW, October 11! The first music video from the album will be out on Thursday, and you’ll get a new music video each Thursday (three total) until the album drops on Friday October 27! We love this album & can’t wait for you to hear it!!!
Day 2 of The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending ArenaKickstarter reveals!
And things are glorious!!!!!
First up we have some fully-painted figurines for the Fire Ferrets and Wolfbats. They look SO awesome. Keep in mind the figurines in the game come unpainted, but this shows the possibilities for what you can do on your own. I’m definitely going to be painting mine!
Next, we have the team boards for the Fire Ferrets and Wolfbats. Finally a closeup! Note that on these renders the element order of the pro-benders is water-earth-fire while in all the other promo materials and the demo version it has been earth-water-fire. We’ll see what it ends up being in the final game.
Lastly, our first expansion team has been revealed: the all-female Red Sands Rabaroos! Adi (fire), Ula (earth), and Umi (water) join our main teams as the first of SEVEN expansion teams that are being unveiled over the following two weeks. These mystery teams, along with tonnes of other extras, are only available in the Kickstarter version of the game that comes if you back the campaign. Which, by the way, is already 300% funded in just over a day.
Dark Horse and Nintendo will continue our legendary partnership with The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia. The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is a 320-page exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda franchise from the original The Legend of Zelda to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. The guide describes enemies, items, potions, an expansion of the lore touched upon in the 2013 Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more. The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe.
The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia will go on sale April 24, 2018.
The Pokémon Official Ash’s Kanto cap Pikachu event is now available with the code PIKACHU20. This Pikachu wears its cap appearance from both the Kanto and Johto anime series. This Pikachu also comes with the special Pikashunium Z-Crystal, in which turns the move ‘Thunderbolt’ into a special Z-Move '10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt’. These events are the only way to legitimatly gain access to this Z Crystal outside of the Japanese events. NOTE: Each player can receive only one of these six versions, so you’ll want to choose carefully. Each Pikachu is available during a specific one-week window. The distribution dates for each Pikachu are:
September 19th –25th : Ash’s Pikachu (Original Cap)
September 26th – October 2nd : Ash’s Pikachu (Hoenn Cap)
Making a new one of these! Reblog if you post the following, guys! Gonna try to follow some more peeps here, as I recently unwatched a lot of inactive accounts.
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If you post any of this or reblog it, chances are that I do too! I’m just looking for a lot more peeps to talk to and such. Hit me up, too! I love talking to mutuals ^^
(I actually wrote a whole article
to answer this, anon! It nearly reached six pages on Word, but I had to cut it
down. And I think I took advantage of this Ask to make an analysis. Do forgive
me. I love this game so much.)
Let’s establish, OFF takes place
in a world that is very unnatural and dystopia-like, specters plague the land,
occupants breathe smoke, water is made out of liquid plastic and solid plastic
makes out other objects, and meat is the
only thing edible. Nameless inhabitants with the same dress code live their
life in fear of the ghosts, and under the tyranny of the Zones’ ruthless and corrupted
Guardians, withstanding a never-ending life of work.
You, the Player, control the
Batter, an emotionless holy man who seeks to purify the world.
In general: OFF is about a father
ridding all hopes, dreams and affection for his terminally ill son. We play as
his persona, but we are in the view of his child.
It protects the books, but it can’t read them. Maybe we’re all protecting something, but we just don’t know what… or maybe we’re ruining it. - Elsen, Zone 2
Hugo is sick. It is hinted in the
events of the Room when he mentions being told by his papa, and his sound clip
being a cough. He had to take pills, and he wasn’t allowed to go outside. He looks
like a baby, but he probably didn’t grow up well, he also has no trace of hair
on his head or eyebrow.
Each time you enter the Room, the
surroundings change. First, a smiley face made out of chairs is present; next a
frown with tears, a bunch of computers with floors that hurts, people going to
and fro, but you can’t touch them. And then the room itself turned into a
prison cell. This is a manifestation of Hugo’s feelings towards his dwelling
place, dark, isolated, frightening, and lonely.
Sundays were probably special to
him in a way, considering most of the calendars noted “Sunday” and the Batter
keeps some Days with himself too as well.
There are six personalities
This game delves into psychology and
many symbolisms, which involves the characters themselves. If you would notice,
most characters in the game are male except the Queen and Sucre. This supports
the idea that all the male characters are manifestations of the father’s
different personalities.(I’m referencing the inspirations of this game being, Silent
Hill 2, where every character faces manifestations of their fears, an ill Mary;
Brazil, with Jill and Sam; The Wizard of Oz; Killer7 etc.)
The Batter is dressed in a
baseball uniform, manifesting how Hugo viewed his father as an enemy like the antagonist,
Ballman, in his comic book. He is a Puppet, representing the Decision, being
stripped off of all emotions and empathy so that he can fulfill his goal to
purify. What does purifying mean? To hide. And what are the specters? The truth.
The truth that Hugo is dying. This is to achieve peace. Most parents wish to
help their child continue living life as comfortable as possible despite their incurable
illness. Talking to a kid about death is the most difficult thing to do.
Valerie and the Judge are the father’s subconscious mind, the Judge being the
wise conscience, and Valerie being judgment.
However, the father realized that
the truth was undeniable. The specters were too many and the only way for them
to come to an end was to finally turn the switch off, which belongs to the life
support of his vegetable/comatose son.
Dedan is a tall, foul mouthed, and
ill-tempered man. He is the guardian of Zone 1 which supports all the other
Zones with its production of the elements that is vital for their world to
continue living. He works endlessly to supply the needs and is loyal to the
Queen. Dedan represents the father as the provider, who works hard to support his
family, and protect them. He has regards for time as hinted in the Room:
Chapter 4 and his competencies. Overworking probably took the best of him. And
thus the Batter finishes him.
Japhet is a firebird that
manifests the father’s other role who gives the pleasures and a future to his family.
At some point, Hugo and his mother became engrossed with all the troubles that
they forgot about what the father gave them, ‘peace’, ‘security’,
'entertainment’, that being the abandoned Mall, Library, and Amusement Park. In
the Room: Chapter 4, he was a small humble bird, but then grew into one of
those god-looking mythological creatures full of pride. His taking over Valerie
is a symbol of being held by back his judgment, only to tear it to shreds and to
allow his arrogance to get the best of him, lashing out at his people to hurt
them. He knew of what he became and is guilty of it. Thus following after
But that was me! It was I who made it all like that for you! Are you all so blinded by your pathetic fear of living? - Japhet
Enoch represents the father’s
hard attempts to feed his family sugar-coated lies, telling them that
everything will be okay, denying the truth of Hugo’s illness, even to the point
of chasing the Batter down and breaking through pipes just to stop him from
telling the truth.
Zacharie manifests the father’s
passive attitude. Careless, and being preoccupied with messing you around, he’s
a deceiver. A man who wears a mask and has a heart stuck to his shirt. Sugar is
another representation of Hugo’s mother. And she’s nothing but boss hidden deep
in Zone 0, obsessing over the lies. The two are manifestations of the father
and mother’s relationship. Despite having killed Sugar, Zacharie just simply
remarks, “It’s better that way.”
The Queen represents the mother. Beautiful,
loving, powerful, and the light of Hugo’s world. She’s the Batter’s parallel,
having add-ons of her own, and being much grander as compared to his simple
design. The battle against her is an important one, as we get hints on what
happened. If you would notice, it seemed similar to a couple fighting, referenced
by their dialogue, and the soundtracks played during the chapter, “Woman of
your Dreams” and “The Meaning of His Tears”. Each word she said hurt him. Not
only was she berating him, she was also fighting to keep the lies but lost.
The Batter’s confrontation with Hugo
Each blow of his bat symbolized
the father finally telling Hugo of his situation, however, still giving him the
assurance that “There will be no more darkness”.
Unfortunately, all these events
have already happened, and Hugo was just having flashbacks of his life. And we,
the Player, spectated. We were only allowed to actually intervene when we were
given a choice, to side with the Batter, or the Judge.
The final clash with the Judge represents the
father and his conscience. This very moment was beyond Hugo’s reach, and is no
longer a memory, but was actually taking place in the present. The father had
to make a final decision, and you were in his shoes. Pull the switch and the
father ends Hugo’s life, as well as his. Choose either way and it’s nothing but
regrets, and a life of loneliness.
OFF did a good job in using
symbolism in its narrative. It actually nearly covered most topics. Examples are
bureaucracy, environmental problems, sickness, family, and imagination but
still not resulting in clichés. It’s bizarre, comedic, yet dark. Simple but
still complex. This game never ceases to fascinate me, truly the best horror
But remember, it’s just a theory!
Nothing is right or wrong, it’s all up to you. Thanks for reading.
I noticed this
was pointed out already in @krazehcakes’ post, but I thought the exact same way
before even reading theories online. Screenshots are property of Panzer’s text