Your Late to the Party Quarter’s Worth
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Your Quarter’s Worth is coming through with another past due review on something everyone should’ve already been hip to.
This week we have a serious case of How’d we miss that? after playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Thirty-five years ago this year a little game called The Legend of Zelda released in the United States on the Nintendo Entertainment System. On March 3rd, 2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, came out on Nintendo’s Switch and Wii U consoles, the eighteenth sequel to the original adventure.
Breath of the Wild is an enormous sandbox adventure game that has been hailed as the best game for the Nintendo Switch–that’s some high praise! There are even multiple articles telling gamers what other games to play after they’ve completed it.
A friend hit me with his Switch copy of the game and told me he thought I’d dig it. He was right. Breath of the Wild lives up to its hype
Those of us old enough to remember blowing out cartridges probably don’t spend as much time gaming as we once did. Insanely lengthy binges like a Grand Theft Auto or Final Fantasy game are difficult to accommodate in a responsible, real world schedule—especially if we no longer live with our moms.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a superb experience that possibly warrants calling out of work for a few days/weeks. It also delivers bite-size hour or less play-throughs without leaving gamers disappointed and disjointed.
Experienced gamers will enjoy climbing mountains and paragliding from summits, fighting huge baddies, and seeking powerful weapons. Kids will be content cooking meals and elixirs, taking pictures, and finding and riding horses. The sandbox experience is top-notch and far larger than anything most of us have played before.
One could complain about cell rendering of the characters–especially the Great Fairy. They could also call the horseback riding and combat mechanics clunky at times, but overall The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a near flawless game. There’s enough throwbacks and Easter eggs for old-school purists, as there is intensity and excitement for the under ninety-second attention span of the Roblox generation.
Despite its few, but somewhat noticeable flaws, Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air. It’s perfect for those who want to grind in binges, as well as though with minimal time to invest in guilty pleasure gaming.
That’s it for this Your Late to the Party Quarter’s Worth. We’d tell you more about the game, but we need to keep it brief, so we can go play more. We’ll see you again if we can put the Switch controllers down long enough to watch, read, or play something else.
Until then, stay geeky.
Game review by John Andreula
John Andreula is a neutral good, fire bending, Dragon of the Earth who has yet to reach Super Saiyan, but is actively pursuing the level in his Kung Fu training. John’s also an occasionally paid writer, adventurer, reformed collector and salesman of things. He enjoys long walks in nature with his family, naps, and most geeky things.
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