After almost 80 hours playing through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I finally completed it this week! As it was my first ever Zelda game I thought I would give my thoughts and feelings on my experience playing the game as a newcomer to the franchise.
Understanding the Story
Coming into a game like Zelda so late can be daunting as there have already been so many games released over many many years. Breath of the Wild is extremely newcomer friendly in that sense, the beginning of the game explains the purpose and story of the game and at no point did I feel like I was left behind or out of the loop with the storyline.
Action and Adventure
The gameplay is extremely fun! I really enjoyed exploring the open world. Fighting monstors, collecting resources and unlocking Shrines and Towers. The game gives the player so much to do outside of the main questline! Sometimes you might feel like hunting, foraging and cooking, other times you might want to do side quests or collect armour sets. So even when you have completed the game the adventure is not over, if you really wanted to give yourself a challenge you could try and find all 900 Korok seeds that can be around all over Hyrule!
Combat and Weaponry
Combat in the game is not difficult, it is relatively easy to grasp and as you make your way through the world the enemies level with you. Go back to earlier parts of the map later on and the enemies there will still be easier to eliminate. The weapons you find and collect will not last forever though. They all have a lifespan of use and will break permanently after so long. You can go and get items repaired before they are destroyed but I found that it was so easy to be over encumbered by weapons you find along the way that repairing swords and such was not necessary. Once you unlock a home you can store weapons and shields there if you want to keep them safe!