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Breath of the Wild: Excitement and Frustration

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) introduces some excellent interacting systems in open-world gameplay but abandons them in the narrated part of the adventure. Gameplay revolves around solving a multitude of bespoke puzzles, some really well embedded into the open world and some less so. The sense of exploration and discovery is strongly present.

I'll dive into a handful of moments that defined the game for me, in both positive and negative. I'll try to make the text tactically a bit vague to keep the spoiler element to a minimum. Still, if you want to experience Breath of the Wild completely by yourself, it's perhaps best not to read further until you do.

In 2017, I heard from multiple people that I should try out Breath of the Wild on the new Nintendo Switch. For months I was sceptical and hesitated. Finally in December 2017 I gave in and got myself a Nintendo Switch with the new Zelda, Breath of the Wild.
I had already seen a couple of thorough reviews of t…

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