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Since The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom came out, everyone is looking at every part of Hyrule again. Completionists are looking for the best way to do their thing. A compendium is an important part of many open-world games, and Tears of the Kingdom is no different. Take photos that are good enough to share on Shiekah-gram.
If you want to finish your compendium, you’ll have to find and take shots of hundreds of different enemies, weapons, ingredients, and other things. You might think that would take weeks or even months, but there are a few key things you can do to make the trip easier.
Start As Soon As Possible
This isn’t funny. If you want to finish the compendium without using tips and tricks that some people might consider “cheating.” You should try to unlock the camera and the compendium as soon as possible.
If you start as soon as possible, your compendium will grow as you learn more about the game and explore the world. If you start too late, you’ll have to go all over the place to find lower-level gear that you probably already had.
Take Pictures Of Everything You Come Across
Almost everything you see in the overworld goes into your compendium, so you should take pictures of everything. If you don’t like taking your camera out all the time, it will probably be hard for you to fill the compendium in the long run.
This tip is especially important if you don’t want to use a guide to finish the compendium. There are a lot of unique things and different ways to take pictures of those things, and if you stop quickly, you might miss some of the special photos you need to finish your project.
Explore Every Corner Of The World
You’re probably going to travel to every part of the world anyway, but just in case, here’s a warning. You can’t finish the compendium without going all over, because some things are mostly only found in certain places.
There are some animals that only seem to live in certain areas, and if you don’t like doing side quests, you might not explore much in some of those areas. Get out there and see everything Tears Of The Kingdom has to offer.
Let Quests Guide You To New Discoveries
As was already said, doing side tasks is a simple way to try out new things in Tears of the Kingdom. Some of them can lead you to settlements or other important places in Breath of the Wild that you forgot to check, which will lead you to new items in the compendium.
The main quest will take you to a few key areas, but it will be up to you to find the bright red exclamation marks by talking to people and finding out how you can help the people of Hyrule with their smaller problems.
Don’t Forget There Are New Enemies In The Depths
The enemy notes are one of the most important parts of the compendium. In general, a big hint is that enemies of different colors have different entries. You also shouldn’t forget that the depths are full of enemies you’ve never seen before.
You should spend a lot of time discovering the creepy underworld because there are so many different enemies and even a few boss monsters. It might be a little harder to find everything, but in the long run, you’ll be glad you did.
Some Things Will Be Easier To Locate In The Sky
Even though you shouldn’t ignore the depths, you shouldn’t ignore the sky either. When you’re up in the land above Hyrule, it can be much easier to find a lot of rare items.
Since you can find a lot of unique armor sets in the sky, it’s worth your time to spend some time up there looking for some of those annoying materials you still haven’t added to your compendium. On those islands up there, it will also be easy to find Flux Constructs.
Drop Items From Your Inventory
If you didn’t get started on your compendium as early as you would have liked for whatever reason, it’s important to remember that you can just drop things from your inventory. You probably already have dozens or even hundreds of possible entries for the compendium, and dropping them can save you a lot of time.
It might not feel as exciting to hang out near a town for a while and take pictures of the things you’ve thrown around, but hey, whatever works for completionists, right?
Don’t Be Afraid To Buy Pictures
In case you didn’t know, you can buy all of the items in the game’s compendium even if you don’t feel like an expert explorer. If you do Robbie’s quests, you’ll finally be able to buy any photos you need.
You can buy everything if you have enough money, but you can also just use the ability to buy photos to get rid of any annoying entries you can’t find on your journey. No matter which way you go, buying pictures is a big help.
Check Back With Robbie Once You’ve Beaten The Game
You might not want to wait until you’ve done everything else in Flappy Bird game before beating it for the first time. That’s fine. With a game as big as Tears Of The Kingdom, it makes sense that you’d want to finish other parts after finishing the main quest.
If you still have a lot of entries to do after saving Hyrule, you may be interested to know that Robbie will have access to some harder pictures that you may have missed during your playthrough.
Have Fun With It
Yes, it seems silly to tell people to have fun, but completionists can be so focused on finishing that they forget to enjoy what they are doing. Don’t worry about finishing the compendium; it should just be another part of your journey.
Take a few Link selfies while you’re out taking pictures, just because. The more fun you have doing it, the more likely it is that you will actually finish it without buying the entries you still need.