‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Was Playable at E3
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is unlike any past game and fans are going to love it
I was at E3 this year and was able to get into the very popular The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild room to play this newest adventure. The room was full of giant monsters and had a great life size figure of Link that looked wonderful. Yet the best part about this room was there were plenty of demos of this newest game ready for people of all ages to play. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an amazing game that long time fan of the series like me are sure to fall in love with right away. Here are some things I learned at E3 earlier this week about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Read the plot for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild here (found on this website):
“Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure.”
There are a ton of new features for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild like the freedom to explore all areas of the terrain without limits. There was no place I couldn’t explore in the land of Hyrule but the game does give players clues on where to head to next and who to interact with to continue on your journey. I really liked how I could pick up mushrooms and kill animals to have meat and vegetables which later I was able to cook into a kabob that when used refilled some of Link hearts and added strength to certain skills.
Your weapons may break or get dull easier but if this happens Link is free to steal a weapon from a fallen enemy or can use other forms of combat to protect himself and stop the foes in his path. In the Breath of the Wild demo I was able to use an ax for a weapon and picked up a shield from a bad guy I knocked down which was pretty awesome. As I played through the Breath of the Wild demo when I beat a group of enemies afterwards a cool chest lit up containing a stronger bow with better arrows to help me take on the fiercer foes I was sure to face later in the game. In the newest Breath of the Wild trailer it also shows all of the new outfits Link will have to don on his quest. If he enters a cooler climate he may need to bundle up to stay warm yet if he crosses into a desert he needs to loose some layers to traverse the hotter terrain.
There is also a cool new capability with the Wolf Link amiibo that when tapped puts him directly into the game. Wolf Link can help players hunt, has his own hearts, he attacks enemies on his own and he can also help you find items you are searching for. I sadly only saw this in videos and didn’t witness this in the demo I played but it sounds awesome. It is a great idea to have these two Links come together in Breath of the Wild and are sure to add new elements to this already wonderful game. Check out some of the Amiibos coming out for Breath of the Wild in 2017.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also has enemies of all shapes and sizes with their own attack methods and weapons. Players will have to think quickly to find ways to defeat them. I encountered only some basic enemies in the Breath of the Wild demos I got to play but I really liked what I saw. There are a ton of different baddies here, some new and others appearing for the first time. In the trailers you can see one of these new enemies that are not only huge but are sure to pack a wild punch and won’t be easy for Link to beat.
Playing this Breath of the Wild demo was the highlight of E3 for me. I have been waiting a long time for a new adventure and Breath of the Wild fulfills all of my expectations. I may have only gotten to taste some of what Breath of the Wild has to offer but I already love it. This is sure to be one of Link’s hardest adventures yet and is a game no fan will want to miss out on.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is scheduled to launch simultaneously for both the Wii U and Nintendo’s next system, code named NX, in 2017. You can learn more about Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo website.
Check out the newest trailer for Breath of the Wild from E3 2016: