I’ve been missing, found only in Hyrule for like a week now.
In the best ways it reminds me of Spelunky. There are rules to how things work, enjoy.
Breath of the Wild is my first Zelda game, and it has set a bar I’m confident the rest of the series cannot touch. They might be good games. They might be great games. Heck, they might be better games, but for what I’ve needed and wanted this week, I don’t think there could be a better game.
I was hospitalized for four days last week, and on day three some exceedingly kind friends of mine delivered a Switch to me, affording me the opportunity to play. As I recover, and try to get back into the swing of things, Hyrule has been perfect. It’s helping me relax and get into the groove of things at my own pace.
When I want to save my best weapons, and hate that I don’t have room to pick up another really good weapon, I realize the issue I’m having isn’t too small an inventory. It’s too many lemons. I need to stop hoarding. There will always be more weapons than I can use. I don’t need to save them, or worry about it. Most of my favorite fights in the game are when I’m in a scrappy spot, throwing a bomb to disarm an enemy to steal their weapon anyways.
I’ve got a mission to bring a flame from one place to another, I get started and part way through it begins to rain. ‘Oh, I remember this, this is the thing everybody said sucked,’ I thought immediately. Then I sat in town, looking around. Watching the world pass. Exhale. What’s the rush? After a minute or two, the rain subsided, and I was back on my way.
Sure, I’ve got a world to save, but every single plot beat so far has been characters telling me to take it easy. I’m not ready yet, and that’s fine.
Explore. Experiment. Cook. Solve little puzzles. Pick a fight. Avoid a fight. Bring a kid an arsenal of weapons. Don’t worry about it. I wonder what’s up on that mountain? Let’s find out. Maybe it’s a Korok seed, maybe I’ll see a shrine, maybe I’ll just enjoy the climb. I always enjoy the journey.
(Dang, was really hoping post 666 of this thread would be a Diablo or a DmC game etc.)