The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is finally out. The highly-anticipated game was expected to be one of the best of year, and it certainly lives up to the hype. Here are a few reasons you won’t want to miss The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The Beauty of Hyrule
This particular Zelda is the most alluring game Nintendo has ever made. When you climb to the tops of mountains, you have a chance to look out on much of the mythical kingdom of Hyrule. You’ll see waterfalls, a sunset, forests, lakes, shrines and castles. As you move around, you deal with cold and snow that zaps your energy, rain that makes you unable to scale mountains, and fog that gives cover to monsters. The beauty of the world will leave you breathless.
A Vast, Open World
Breath of the Wild is like a being on an exciting trip that’s full of adventure. And what an enormous world it is. You can play for a month and still not see everything. You can pretty much climb or paraglide anywhere. Plus, open world games that kids can play are rare. And it’s only going to get bigger. The trailer above teases what’s to come.
The Epic Gameplay
You have to use your brain because there’s so much here. And you have to know how to use what’s given to you. Weapons break a lot. Should you use a strong sword that won’t break for a while on a weak enemy? Or should you save it for a stronger enemy? That’s just one question you’ll ask yourself over and over again. When you try to defeat a boss like Waterblight Ganon, you have to use everything in your arsenal — including almost all of your herbs, fruit and veggies — to stay alive. One important tip: Use fire arrows on his eye and whack at him when he goes down. And late in the process, watch out for the red laser!
It’s Difficult, But Mostly In A Good Way
You’ll be defeated many times. But the world is so compelling, you keep coming back for more. Unfortunately, there are no difficulty settings. That means you can’t make the game easier when you encounter difficult enemies. One solution is to go back into the world and get stronger before you try to defeat a boss again. Doing that will really help.
The Amazing Shrine Challenges
You’ll find shrines scattered around the world. Some are well hidden. A few feature battles with enemies. But most make you think, How do I solve this puzzle in a the most efficient way? Nintendo used to make products called Brain Games. But these shine challenges make you think even more than those did. Plus, you’re rewarded with a spirit orb when you figure things out. You can trade these in for more stamina or more health. Here’s a look at how to solve one early challenge.
The Good, Positive Message
As Link, you evolve into the ultimate hero. Sure, I know. That’s the case in just about every game. But Breath of the Wild quietly teaches you about respect, helping others and honesty, too – just like the Scouts. Maybe good doesn’t always triumph over evil in the real world. But in Zelda, if you try hard enough, you’re the hero who saves everyone in the Hyrule — by doing the right things.
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