Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a beautiful experience that can satisfy both old Zelda fans and those who are looking for some novelty. It respects the complexity that Zelda games have made us get used to, while being the first open world scenario developed by Nintendo.
The setting in Breath of the Wild remains faithful to the typical Legend of Zelda scenery, containing the already classic elements, such as shrines, monsters, or mysterious buildings that play an important role in establishing the fantasy atmosphere. And you can see this only from the preview, but the game promises a much more expansive universe that waits to be explored.
The reviewers regarded the new Zelda game as “brave”. Why do they call it like that? They thought that the game is slightly going into a different direction from the old games, but still retaining classic elements typical of the franchise, as well as incorporating new items that make it look like an independent game.
Every popular game series has its traditions and Legend of Zelda does not break the rule. One of the main characteristics of Zelda games is the fact that they are cinematic, and Breath of the Wild respects this. However, there are many other things that make the game stand out from the other ones in the franchise.
First of all, the hearts pieces that the players could collect are gone. They will be able to upgrade their heart containers at certain points in the game. Instead, you will be able to collect many other items that can be more helpful than the hearts. Also, the rupees are mostly gone, besides a few that you will be able to collect at the beginning.
The players no longer have the option to rename their characters, so they will have to stick with Link. For the disappointment of many, music is not as epic as in the previous game, but it is more suitable to match and emphasize the serenity of the landscapes. It is more contemplative and should not disrupt the player from the breathtaking experience of the game.
It is clear that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is atypical, more advanced, and might be showing a new direction that the franchise is heading towards. If you want to see for yourself, make sure you purchase the game starting March 3rd, since it has a lot more to offer than any reviewer could describe.
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