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Were Guardians formidable enough in BotW?

Discussion in 'Breath of the Wild' started by Spirit, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Spirit

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    The Guardians in BotW are pretty scary things and are responsible for a fair few of my deaths.

    Even though i can tank their hits and one shot them now I still don't like messing with them.

    But what about you, did the Guardians strike fear into your heart?

    Do you avoid fighting them?

    Or did you think they were a joke.
     
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    They definitely striked the proper tone of fear. Even now with my fully awakened Master Sword one mistep means a laser to the face. Repeatedly if I get stuck under it. When I first started the game I got lost in Hyrule Field searching for a star fragment (not knowing they disappear at sunrise so I just kept going and going) and ended up chased for several feet by one Guardian only to run smack into a second one that killed me. They were a really cool part of the world and they made for a number of thrilling battles and escapes throughout my adventure.
     
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    I took time to learn how to fight them, so not anymore.
     
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    For the first hour? Sure. Then you learn that parrying is a thing and they become a joke.
     
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  5. Moe the Moblin

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    as you play botw you learn optimal strategies for dealing with enemies and with no way to make sure they stay dead (I've looked EXTENSIVELY into this) they just become annoying more than anything
     
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    I think they were, especially early on, while you’re exploring. Also I think it was the Central Tower; kept getting targeted and shot while attempting to climb and activate.

    Really, early in the game I think most enemies were formidable.
     
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    They were pretty adequate in the beginning but the problem with they way BoTW was is although most things are hard at first everything is easy when you have certain weapons and armour.

    I still think that they should have had an industrial theme or dubstep so whenever you hear Skrillex you look around in panic expecting to be Lasered!
     
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    In the beginning I was like WTF?! But now I know how to dodge properly it's very easy to kill them. They're funny and I love chasing them and hunt for their materials :D