Against all odds, Twitch chat has managed to complete yet another video game. Well, kind of. It's not quite as straightforward this time around, but it still is quite the feat. With the help of his followers, streamer Pointcrow was able to conquer Nintendo's highly-praised action-adventure title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
As explained by Polygon, the content creator gave viewers the ability to input commands into chat (as we've seen in the past in series like Twitch Plays Pokémon) – allowing them to perform various actions like parries and backflips with the assistance of macros. One difference was that Twitch only had control over Link for five minutes at a time, and Pointcrow took control in between.
Often he tried to give the chat achievable goals like defeating Bokoblins and even a Guardian, but did admit to teasing viewers by putting Link in front of enemies such as Lynel.
Rather than give a Sisyphus task to my viewers that might take months, if not years, I wanted to make something achievable in a realistic amount of time. And we did!
All up, the game took around 25 hours to play through, and Pointcrow estimates about 17 of those hours were controlled by the viewers in the chat. Link is believed to have been killed in action about 80 times – mostly due to fall damage, and at the very end, the streamer allowed the viewers to land the final blow on Ganon. You can see the action play out in the recording above.
What game do you think Twitch should play next? Did you participate in this latest experiment? Leave a comment down below.
I'm behind the times, and barely understand this, but, er, I... er... nope! No idea what is going on here!!!
runs to Google 😆
This is dumb. Just let Twitch play the entire gane
I don't get the appeal of this stuff
goes back to yelling at clouds
I find this pretty fun, even if I don't fully understand the system : multiples voices and commands seem to happen at the same time (Up Down Left Left backflip, etc)... So how do the system select the move to make ? Does it select the one that have he larger number of occurences ?
Anyway, looks like kinda fun xD
So basically they did nothing and the streamer beat the game for them.
Really, people are doing some weird crap now. I blame social media
Weird, never heard of such a thing. Nothing I'd watch, but sounds funny at least.
My Mrs has sunk over 200 hours In this game..and still hasn’t finished.. how have they finished it in 25???
@graysoncharles I don't think it's possible to do that with BOTW, the controls are too complex. It would be possible for Pokemon or Dragon Quest, or any turn based game but not for BOTW.
That's pretty cool so many can play the best game ever made. Wish I was apart of this.
that guy is so annoying i could only cope with a minute of the video before having to turn it off
So PointCrow let chat control the game entirely and all they did was run off a cliff endlessly or try and run into danger to get killed. He knew they wouldn't manage it alone so he would take over for 5 minute intervals, then chat, then him, then chat again and so on, so they could at least make progress when a particular section was impossible to complete with 300+ people controlling Link. It was actually very entertaining to watch, especially that finale where everyone spammed the release arrow button!
I guess this proves that anarchy can sometimes get people somewhere...?
@graysoncharles well, there's a reason nintendolife has extra taglines under the title
Did he use a hacked Switch to create those macros? Won't he get banned or have his non-hacked / ban-dodged Switch account banned?
That was interesting
I didn't saw the whole video but liked some bits
He put them in front of a Lynel once and the chat spammed backflips to safety lol
They've found some bomb arrows, immediately proceeded at unloading them at Link's face
Anyway it's also really cool when it works, like when they've beat one of those "small guardians inside shrines" by spamming side-steps and Y's
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