The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

breath of the wildPlatform: Nintendo Switch, Wii U

Rating: T

Genre: Action Adventure

First Released: March 2017

Part of a Series? Yes and No. While you do not need to play any of the other Legend of Zelda games to have an understanding of Breath of the Wild, I highly recommend playing some of the others at some point so you can pick out the fun references that the game has! (I highly recommend Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess. So good!)

Brief Synopsis:

Link has been sleeping for 100 years. And now, Hyrule needs him, before it is too late.

Commentary:

OH MAN GUYS. I DID NOT BELIEVE THE HYPE ON THIS GAME. BUT OH MAN. I AM NOW ALL BOARD THIS HYPE TRAIN. CHOO CHOOOOOOOOO.

Okay, now that that’s out of the way, LET’S TALK. I am not normally one for open world games, I am just way too easily distracted and end up forgetting what’s going on and just collecting all the shiny things I can (I’m looking at you Xenoblade Chronicles. That’s right.).

But for some reason with this game it’s different for me. It doesn’t feel like you’re ignoring the main quest when you’re wandering. You just feel completely immersed into the world and want to explore and see what you can find along the way.

At any point, you’re able to continue the main quest so feel free to speed through the game’s story if that’s your thing. Me, I prefer exploring and doing everything the game has to offer before moving on. But that’s what’s great about this game, there’s no wrong path to take!

Some cool things to know:

  • If you have amiibos, use them! You can use most amiibos once a day to summon items to help you in your quest be it food, weapons or even Link’s legendary horse, Epona! (To summon Epona it requires the Super Smash Bros Link Amiibo). Just don’t summon them while you’re on a hill because otherwise you’ll have to chase after your items. Don’t…ask how I know this…
  • Climb everything! You can climb so many things you wouldn’t think possible in this game. Don’t be afraid to climb outside the box. You can also cut down trees if you need to cross a ravine *hint hint*
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with cooking!
  • Need more help? Try IGN’s Wiki to answer more questions!

 

Now go forth and explore! Explore, my pretties! Check it out today!
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Ashe

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