YvoCaro plays: boss battles

Back to Zelda Breath of the Wild on the Switch. Gathering all of my courage, it was time to face Thunderblight Gannon. Ugly thing, though he seemed to have taken fashion notes in the disco era, by the way! I had taken preparations, leaving Naboris behind to stock up on arrows. I had scanned my Zelda amiibo to get some more weapons, and cooked lots of hearty meals and electricity resistant ones.

My family was warned to leave me alone for a bit and not distract me, as I would need all of my wits about me. Do you know what has saved me time and time again in this game? The ability to press the + button mid game to eat a meal and replenish my hearts. Otherwise I wouldn’t have had a hope in hell to win the fight. But I managed, though I can’t count the times that Link dropped his weapon or shield.

Beam me up, Scotty!

Boy, was I glad! It felt good to have conquered all four Divine Beasts. I was surprised though to be invited back to the shrine of resurrection to get a deeper power. When I found out I would have to conquer four enemy groups in one single blow in hand to hand combat, I decided to let it go for now. Maybe EX The Champions’ Ballad is something I can do when I finally manage the Perfect Dodge.

Don’t ask me how I have survived for so long without mastering it….I tend to attack from a distance with arrows or bombs. Yes, it takes a lot of patience to conquer a group of Bokoblins this way, but I just can’t seem to get the Perfect Dodge under control. I guess I’d better get to practising, something tells me I might need it when I want to face Gannon.

Totally unrelated, but have you ever noticed the connection between Breath of the Wild and Star Trek? Every time Link travels from one Shrine or Tower to another, I can’t help but think: Beam me up, Scotty!

Hiding behind my cannon

In Dragon Quest Builders I faced other sub bosses. I’m still working up to the big boss of Chapter 3, Kol & Galenholm. But boy, this chapter sure has a lot of fighting. It seems there’s more fighting then in the other two chapters. And my modus operandi is the same here: if possible, hit enemies from a distance.

I had thought up the recipe to make a cannon, and later to make it even stronger making a magic cannon. I put it in my pocket, faced my foes in a quest where I had to save a damsel in distress, and put it calmly in position. Worked like a charm: only by pushing X I fired the cannon at the three robot-knights in quick succession, and down they went. That’s my kind of fighting!

Last week I mentioned the witty writing in Dragon Quest Builders, and I couldn’t resist sharing this screenshot with you as proof. I love this kind of understated humor: YvoCaro gently puts the book down…as if merely by touching it she might be infected by the madness that is written in the book!

That’s it for another week of YvoCaro plays. Of course I’m still checking into Pocket Camp regularly, but other then that I’m waiting for Atelier Lydie & Suelle on the Switch. Four more weeks to go!

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