The Legend of Zelda has always been one of the most beloved and successful game series. Ever since its conception in 1986, the franchise has always laid emphasis on giving players the freedom to choose the way they want to progress through levels. Even during the first few generations of the game, it let you play with an aerial perspective, which was quite different from its counterparts at the time.
For example Mario only let you follow a linear style of gameplay whereas in Zelda, you could do things at your own pace and at your own leisure. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes that core belief and expands upon it.
Breath of the Wild is an open world action and adventure title that was developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U. This title was one of the first to be released on the Switch and at the time of writing this article has sold over 4.70 million copies.
The game follows Link, who has been the protagonist in all Zelda games, as he wakes up from a hundred year slumber. From that point onwards, Link must go travelling in the wild open lands of the kingdom of Hyrule in order to find and defeat Ganon who has been sealed in a castle and has been growing powerful.
The game’s developers have stated in the past that they wanted to make this game as close to the real world as possible. Therefore, at the beginning of the game, the players are given very little instructions and must learn things by trial and error. For the first time in a Zelda game, items will wear and eventually break after excessive use.
The developers went as far as to make the environment system affect Links health, For example, in a cold environment; Link will begin to lose power unless he’s wearing protective clothing. There is a massive world to be explored in this game. There are a lot of missions and side quests in this game for the player.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild released on the 3rd of March for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U and since then has seen the release of one DLC called The Master Trials. Another DLC which has been titled The Champions’ Ballad is due late 2017.