The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo Entertainment developed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in 2017. It is a part of the long-loved saga. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available on Nintendo Wii u and switch. You can learn more about the game (ratings, developers, platforms) on our The Legends of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Info. Now let us start our game analyses with The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Game Story. After that, we will move on to The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Gameplay.
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Game Story
Breath of the Wild game story takes place in the Kingdom of Hyrule after the Zelda timeline. Hyrule is endangered by the vile Ganon and is beaten by a Princess using the blood of the Goddess and the help of her appointed Knight 10,000 years before the game begins.
With Ganon defeated, Hyrule flourished as an advanced civilization. Four Divine beasts and an army of Guardians protect Hyrule. These four divine beasts were given to four champions whose purpose was to weaken Ganon upon his return and the Princess fought him to seal him away.
The Kingdom of Hyrule
The Kingdom of Hyrule has become a medieval state 9,900 years later. Later, the Hyrulians identify signs of Ganon’s reappearance by understanding the forecasts of ancients and proceed to excavate relics of the Divine Beasts and Guardians. After that, Daruk of mountainous Goron, Princess Zora, archer of the birdlike Rito called Revali and Urbosa of the desert dwelling Gerudo pilot the beasts to weaken Ganon while Zelda and Link battle him. After that, Ganon possesses the beasts and guardians turning them against the people of Hyrule. He further kills King Rhoam and the Champions while extremely wounding Link and destroys the castle town. Zelda whisks Link to shelter, hides the Master Sword and uses her magic to detain Ganon in the castle.
Link Without Memories
Furthermore, Link awakens with amnesia 100 years later and meets the spirit of King Rhoam who tells him that Ganon has grown strong while confined in Hyrule Castle. Link sets out to rout Ganon and starts recovering his memories by travelling to past destinations. Afterwards, during his travels, he comes across and purges the Divine beasts of Ganon’s monsters with the aid of different Hyrulean clans. Link recovers his Master Sword and opposes Ganon in the castle. Link uses the Beasts; Zelda’s Bow of Light and his Master Sword to defeat Ganon and seals him away in the castle. After that, with Ganon sealed away, Link reinstates peace letting spirits of King Rhoam and the Champions to rest. Feeling the spirits around them, Link and Zelda look at each other fondly and smile.
So, if certain conditions are fulfilled in Vreath of the Wild Game Story, like freeing all the Divine beasts and retrieving the Master sword, a secret finale is unlocked. Here, Link and Zelda come to the understanding that Hyrule needs to be reconstructed. And, that they are the ones to do so. While they set out to rebuild Hyrule, Zelda discloses to link that she has lost her supernatural powers but is still happy.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gameplay
Players control Link in this action-adventure Role Playing Game in an open world environment reconnoitring Hyrule. For the first time in the entire Zelda series, the gameplay is non-linear with no specific start or endpoints of objectives or areas. Players rarely have any directions or guidelines and they can to freely explore. With the introduction of a consistent Physics engine, players have the ability to approach a situation in many different ways which depends on the player’s perspective. This means there are multiple ways to solve to a single problem and not just a single solution.
A newly introduced chemistry engine works by considering the physical properties of objects. This helps determines how objects interact with each other and with the player based on their physical properties like metal objects thrown at foes can attract lightning. These new design elements ensure an unstructured and interactive world that encourages non-linear story completion.
Abilities and Equipment
Players can run, swim, climb, glide as Link. Players can procure different items from the environment. Armour and weapons and shields degrade with use. Items have multiple uses. For example, fires can be set by wooden weapons and armour and makeshift snowboards can be made from shields. Combining food and materials players can create elixirs and meals to replenish Link’s health and stamina and provide temporary bonuses. The Sheikah Slate allows players to mark waypoints on the map. The Slate can have upgrades if the player buys upgrades along the game.
Also, Powers like remote bombs, the ability to manipulate metal or form ice blocks on watery surfaces is available to the player. Furthermore, a really usefull power can stop objects temporarily in time which will be useful to have in the slate. Lock-on feature enables Link to precisely target enemies with specific buttons dedicated to certain offensive and defensive moves. Players have the choice to defeat enemies without any weapons by interacting with the environment to their advantage.
There is a lot to do
Along with the exploration part, players undergo quests or challenges which gifts them certain benefits. By activating towers and shrines, waypoints are added to the map enabling players to warp to them at any time. New locations or territories are revealed by activating towers. Also, location names in the territories are added only once the player explores them. Special structures called shrines are scattered all around Hyrule where players can play puzzle and battle against robots challenges.
Furthermore, small puzzles all over Hyrule reveal Korok seeds which can be used to trade in for weapons, shields and bows. Towns are places where side quests, quests, shops selling clothes and weapons can be found. Also, conversing with travellers can also offer side quests, hints for objective completion. Players can summon Epona, Link’s horse and Wolk link from previous Zelda games by scanning Amiibo figures with their console.