The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review March 2017

The Legend of ZeldaEven though The Legend of Zelda is a major game franchise, there haven’t been too many Zelda games if you think about it. But since a new Nintendo console just came out, we are indeed going to receive the newest iteration in the series, this time called The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. As you go through the game, you will experience an immersive and unique Hyrule. Unlike any previous versions of Hyrule, and has never been more interesting and enticing to explore. They did a very good job at bringing in a sense of immersion, but at the same time you have a very good story.

Without adding any spoilers, it’s safe to say that the story is amazing and it will keep you going all the time. It’s also told via flashbacks, which does mean that you can complete dungeons in any way you want and you can even come back if you want. It’s a delightful adventure and it certainly pays off because of that.

Unlike other Zelda games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild comes with complete freedom and a great open world. You have the shield and sword right off the bat, which means that you get to explore the world in all of its glory and have fun. There will be a few challenges when it comes to engaging bosses, but that’s because most bosses are insanely fun to go against and they do have their own mechanics to worry about.

Graphics:

The graphics are good, with the Nintendo Switch doing a good job at running the game as well. There are some minor visual tear problems and some hiccups at times, but overall the game works great. It’s a nice achievement, considering what the console does and how well the game plays.

Legend of ZeldaIt’s safe to say that there are lots of cool challenges inside the game, in fact you have around 100 small shrines that will impress you with their uniqueness and sheer value. There are mountainous regions, lava reaches and so on.

Puzzles are nice, but you don’t have to open up doors and stuff like that. The game play is rather creative and exciting, which in the end is what matters the most for sure. You will find that the weapons are perishable, so you always have to find new, better ones. They also added an interesting survival element into the mix, which works great and that does offer more depth to the game as a whole. The environment can also be rather challenging so you always have to find a better way of dealing with it, if possible. It’s nice to have so many interesting options and game play mechanics here, at the end of the day it all comes down to you to have the right approach and figure out the solution.

Conclusion

Aside from the minor performance dips and the low quality voice acting for a few characters, The Legend of Zelda’s new entry will receive nothing but praise based on my experience. The world is impressive and visually stunning, you have a lot of depth and you also get an extremely satisfying game play as well. The art direction is great and the game is fair, even if it can be tough at times. Certainly worth a shot if you like gaming in general or role playing games in particular, as you will have a blast.

9/10

Check out our Nintendo Switch Review to find out more about Nintendo’s new console!

Justin
 

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