Legend Of Zelda, Breath Of The Wild
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“The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild” has been a hot topic in gaming for years now, particularly because of the delays from Nintendo. But now that the game has been confirmed for release with the Switch, there is the pressure of living up to all the hype.

According to Kotaku, the game opens with immediate action as Link wakes up in a cave and then wields an ax just three minute later. Players will then have an the option to choose between talking to an old man that will start them on a quest, simply venture around the forest, visit a camp of enemy creatures, dive into the lake or run through a field. From the opening scene, it is clear that players will have their freedom to explore the open world of “The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild.”

The publication noted that in a lot of ways, “The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild” did not feel much like a “Zelda” game at all. It was random at some point, and it quickly became obvious that it was too vast to ever offer a common experience for all players. There are also a lot more things to consider this time around, such as stats for weaponry that can break, as well as messages regarding how many hearts an apple can provide when cooked and when uncooked or how mushrooms can affect recipes and in turn affect stamina.

There are a lot of ways to reach a certain point in the game, but each way is carefully crafted and well thought out. Each method poses its own set of difficulties, benefits and limitations. Players can only go so far depending on their current level. GameSpot noted that rushing into battle is not an option at the beginning, except some minute enemies.

Despite ni report of having finished the game yet -- understandable because of its big sprawling world -- it is evident that “The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild” is as enthralling as it is surprising. Most players will get a unique experience, and in the sense it might be best not to follow a guide. The freedom that the game provides is very reminiscent of the first “Zelda” game, but it is widely different as well.

“The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild” will launch on March 3 alongside the Nintendo Switch. It can be preordered here.


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