How to get Epona in Breath of the Wild

New Video Compares The Final Builds Of Breath of the Wild On The Wii U And The Switch

Tackle the devious dungeons of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with Gameranx's step-by-step dungeons guide, covering every single challenging checkpoint in your journey through the ruins of Hyrule.

In any case, one thing seems to be clear: Breath of the Wild is one very good game.

The game has a typical Zelda start - our hero, Link, wakes up in a mysterious place.

This is perhaps the most interesting slide shown at the conference.

EuroGamer said the risk that Nintendo has taken with Breath of the Wild can not be overstated. Somehow, the adventure never loses momentum over dozens of hours of exploration, the inspired design holds up, making for an unmistakable Zelda game that completely changes everything expected from the series. That means that Breath of the Wild is rated higher than The Last of Us, Uncharted 2, Mass Effect 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto 5, Super Mario Galaxy 2, The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne.


Before the concept for BotW was locked in, there were more freakish ideas tossed about - "Hyrule Wars" and "The Legend of Zelda: INVASION" appear to be more sci-fi takes, reminiscent of when A Link to the Past featured time travel to a futuristic world in early stages of development. From multiple playtests and Breath of the Wild playthroughs, there are a number of notable tropes that weren't added to the game, though Nintendo executives also share why. The game was originally designed for the Wii U, but after the low sales numbers of the Wii U console Nintendo chose to push the title into 2017 to release alongside the Nintendo Switch. This week, our GearedUp podcast goes hands-on with the new console, taking a look at its impressive features, and a few shortcomings.

You can read part one here, and check back soon for part three.

Giant Bomb said the sense of wonder in Breath of the Wild is akin to A Link to the Past, and Ocarina of Time. They're all familiar, but they all fit this brand new version of Hyrule that much better.

How did Nintendo know these mechanics would be any fun? Still, as an avid fan, I can't help but be disappointed that I'll be missing out on some collectables - not that my apartment doesn't already scream "obsessed with Legend of Zelda" already.

Dohta outlined how most action games are made up of the same components: collision, movement, and object states.

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