The long awaited game, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, after numerous delays since first being announced in 2013, will finally be released on March 3rd. It is developed and published by Nintendo and will be the final Nintendo produced game for the Wii U. It is developed for both the Wii U and the new Switch consoles and will be the first title released on the Switch.
An Early review of the game are coming in and they are very promising. The first thing to note is the universal praise being garnered by the game. Peter Brown, from GameSpot, who earlier played the game has admitted that the game could be the best Zelda game of all time. If that doesn’t hype you up for the game, I don’t know what will. From the information out so far, let’s look at the best aspects of the game.
The game is set in the fictional world of Hyrule and follows Link, the main protagonist, who awakens from a 100-year slumber to find a mysterious voice that compels him to fight the Calamity Ganon. The 19th edition of the Legend of Zelda series, the game takes a departure from conventions, being set in an open world with high definition visuals and the ability to play through the game’s dungeons in any order.
Design and Graphics
This is by far the game’s strongest suit compared to its predecessors. The world of Hyrule is beautiful and teaming with things to admire. The attention to detail in the game is really something else. The design of the world of Hyrule is so colorful, and captivating that times, you really wonder if you are inside an impressionist painting. From the tiny insects scurrying away through the various terrains or the remnants of ancient civilizations, to the gobsmackingly beautiful architecture, this game is just a level above the others.
One of the interesting features of this game is the limited tutorial time. The previous Zelda games were a drag at the beginning as you were forced to do the menial tasks to learn the mechanics of the game. This time, the tutorial is much more succinct and well interwoven into the gameplay to make it an enjoyable and interesting experience.
This is the hardest Zelda game from the last 30 years period. Once you leave the starting area, you are pretty much guaranteed to die and die often. This is partly because of the open nature of the game, you are given access to all the areas of Hyrule, even the ones that you are under-equipped to be in. You also have to contend with a complex process of finite equipment lifetimes, as well as limited physical strength. Even the puzzles are complex, entertaining and a lot of fun to figure out.
All in all, this Zelda game will undoubtedly be one of the best ever if not the best. It gains and holds your interest with amazing storytelling, smart pacing, and beautiful design. This is a Zelda game like none before, and it certainly the most entertaining one. It is bound to be an overwhelming success when it is released on March 3rd.