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Checkpoint 4/1 – Not Fooling Around

Checkpoint
Written by Austin Griffith

Welcome to Checkpoint, a segment from the authors here at LevelSave designed to quickly let you know what is on our minds, how we are reacting to current news and trends, and some looks into content coming soon from LevelSave.com. 

April 1, 2017

It’s been a long month for me. I’ve had eight dental visits, my wisdom teeth removed, a wedding, and PAX East. Forgive me for my absence.

I’m back.

Checkpoints:

  • I got my hands on Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality at PAX East this year. Spoiler alert: I’ve never, ever seen Rick and Morty but this was the absolute most immersive virtual reality experience I have ever seen. With that being said, I plan to start watching Rick and Morty as soon as I can find somewhere legal to watch it.
  • I’m still deeply in love with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. So in love, in fact, I’ve actually taken a break. As hard as it’s been I haven’t touched Zelda in about a week and a half, instead spending my time with Overwatch and Destiny.
  • Speaking of Destiny, Year 3 is upon us. Bungie announced and launched the Age of Triumph, their final Triumph event for Destiny. With a massive book of challenges to work through before Destiny 2’s release in September, I’ve got quite a lot of work to do if I want to own that exclusive t-shirt.
  • Yes. I want that shirt.
  • In case you didn’t hear somehow that Destiny 2 has been officially announced… it has! It appears the leak we saw from MegaBloks a few months ago was correct: the Cabal have decimated the tower and now it’s up for us Guardians (sans power, abilities, and our old weapons from year one!) to take it back.

Bonus Level:

I had a pretty scary moment while playing through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the World.

While I definitely have no idea how far in to the game in relation to percentage, I’ve taken down three of the four main bosses, acquired some important pieces of gear, and have completed a decent amount of shrines. I am absolutely loving this game. I’ve said it to a few people at this point – this is the best video game I’ve ever played. No, it isn’t my favorite video game of all time, but it is definitely the best I’ve ever experienced.

Now this is where things start to get a little scary.

Having found out that there’s an activity log, I wanted to see how many hours I’ve logged.

I’ve logged 55 hours so far.

55 hours.

Well, shit. Isn’t this supposed to be a 100 hour game? So I’m… more than halfway done? And that’s 100 hours assuming that I play at the normal gamer pace, which I think I’m a bit quicker than? Well that sucks. And that’s really scary.

The realization of finality is what’s had me taking a break from Zelda for the past couple weeks. I love this game so much. I want to enjoy it for as long as I can without getting burnt out on it or running out of content. Knowing that this is the only good game on the Switch right now doesn’t help, either. I pretty much just paid $400 to play this game. I can’t beat it in less than a month.

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Austin Griffith

Austin Griffith is LevelSave.com's Owner and Editor-in-Chief. He began gaming young with Pokemon Silver and Banjo-Tooie and hasn't stopped since. You can find him on Twitter @AustinG909 and on Xbox Live at iKarmakazi. You can email him directly at Austin@LevelSave.com

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