Thursday, 9 March 2017

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Video Game Review)

Ask anyone what the Legend of Zelda series is about, even if they have not played it, and you will receive the same answer. They will discuss the same story structure, same puzzle orientated dungeoneering mechanics and, for all the times the series has innovated, the same basic essentials. While it has never been afraid to experiment, Zelda has always stuck to a single winning formula, and Breath of the Wild is the first to truly break from that. However, while such an act of attempting to reinvent the wheel normally results in disaster, this is one of those rare occasions where it has paid off. So much so that, at long last, it might take Ocarina of Time’s place as the series’ definitive game. Set in Hyrule once more, the game follows Link after he awakens from a deep slumber, only to discover that the fantasy realm has taken a distinctly post-apocalyptic turn. With only a woman’s mysterious voice and a hooded old man to guide him, he must reclaim his memories and annihilate the nightmare which has brought his home to ruin.

1 comment:

  1. This is a game I'd really love to play but unfortunately can't afford, even though it looks like it's everything I ever wanted in a Zelda game.
    Unfortunately I don't have a Wii U or a Switch so it's not even a question about getting the game at a discounted price, it's a question of when I'd be able to afford an entirely new console.