Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Buy or Fly! (Gaming)

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Oh my god. This game, this game is a given gift from the gods of Nintendo. Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is directed by Hidemaro Fujibayashi, the mind behind The Minish Cap and Skyward Sword, two of the best Zelda games. So where to start with this game. Well for starters it has one of the best "tutorials" in the last decade. You start off on a plateau and you go to the first four shrines of the game. There you get the primary powers on your Shiekah Slate, which is going to function as your map, inventory, and quest guide. After you complete these shrines you now get access to all of Hyrule. This is when the game gets very extreme. You are now free to roam the open world of Hyrule. If you wanted to you could go face Ganon right away, or you could go and free the Divine Beasts. There is very little forced direction in this game aside from the random times where Zelda will tell you that her power is depleting and to help her. The questing in this game is lovely, you rarely feel like you don't want to do a side quest because most of them are interesting and well fleshed out. The story has Link, whom you play as, being the main defender of Princess Zelda, the daughter of the last king of King Rhoam. You as Link have lost your memory in a grand battle 1000 years ago. Then after being thrust into this world, you have to figure out what to do, where to go, and how to regain your powers as the defender. The weapons that you find WILL break causing you to constantly switch up your fighting style and what weapons you use. There are a few weapon types in BoTW, there are a sword and shield, a heavy weapon, and a bow and arrow. On top of the fact you have these 3 fighting styles, certain weapons have splash effects or laser-like beams. This creates a very fun system to do melee combat. Now the bows and other throwing weapons are, in my opinion, the coolest fighting style other than the Bladesaw. If you pick up the Lizal Boomerang you get to throw it and after it does the 180, you can press the pickup button to grab it mid return. This creates the most fun you'll have with a new weapon in this game. Honestly, I love all of the weapons in this game, they all are fun to use and viable. Now, this isn't the Dark Souls of Zelda but more so the Skyrim of Zelda. The sprawling open world is one of the best I've traveled through since The Witcher 3. It truly feels lived in, with cities and ranches spread out across Hyrule, to the traveling merchants you can encounter. It makes the game just that much more special. The main questline is rather intriguing as you get to meet all of the main races. Each race has their own specific armor set that'll help protect you from the environment. There are also several other armor sets that you can find while adventuring or questing. To make sure that I do not spoil too much this is where I'll end the review. All in all, this is instantly one of the best games to come out this year and even in the past 10 years! This is a 10/10 game of the year contender. 

10/10