I finally got a chance to play the new Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild last night. I was at a friend’s place and together we switched off during different explorations and battles. For a first impression, the scenery is AMAZING! The battles are something else. The smaller ones that include lone campsites and creatures were cool. It did sort of ruin a moment when a sword or two shattered and we didn’t have anything else to try. My biggest disappointment was going into my first shrine and being greeted by a robot with two swords. Let’s just say that we nearly killed it, for over an hour, but it just kept crushing poor Link! NEED MORE HEARTS!!! One hit kills, man! Move!
Now, being a die-hard Youtuber, I had watched a ton of other people play, knew the ending, all that jazz. I just didn’t know any of the controls. Let me just say that it’s very different to know what you’re supposed to be doing, and then realize you don’t even know WHAT you’re doing. First of all, the controls kept jamming for some reason. Link wold often crouch in mid-fight, or creep up against a wall and not move anywhere else. Or he would just wander around in circles. That was frustrating. We died countless times because of that!
Then there are the huge Guardians wandering around in the fields. One got trapped in a group of trees. So Link made a run for it. Can he move any faster??? I really wanted to find a horse so I could get around a little better. My friend said she used to have one, but it was being so picky where Link wanted to go that she let it loose. For the love of… WHERE’S A HORSE!!! Move, Link!!
I can see where I would need to go over more times just to get a better feel for the game. So I didn’t get very far. I really don’t think I even left a particular area. I wanted to explore so bad! Darn those mini bosses… Then, of course, I’m hearing “Oh, don’t go there, you don’t want to fight him!” Or… “I want to save that weapon. They all break in the game!” Yeah, I know. Sigh.
Paragliding is awesome, BTW.
Overall impression? I liked it. It’s really smooth looking and I love the animation and style. But I don’t think I’ll be getting it anytime soon just because I don’t have the time to invest in it. Secretly wishes I did…