Reviewers Share Fun Experiences With 'The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild'

By Michael Augustin , Updated Feb 27, 2017 03:42 AM EST

Fans of Nintendo's "Zelda" series are very much aware of how "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" sets itself apart from previous installments in the franchise. Reviewers who had early access to the game have reportedly encountered several surprises that left them enchanted with the RPG. The open-world adventure is scheduled to launch together with Nintendo Switch next week.

Most of the critics who have gotten some hands on time with the title apparently enjoyed its new approach. Forbes reports that some have expressed that the game delivers a sense of wonder and it is described to be a beautiful experience overall. Several articles have collected different moments and gameplay situations, wherein the player felt that it was a welcome change for the developer to tweak their beloved franchise into this new immersive game. Please note that some of these might contain spoilers.

Unlike previous titles in the series, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" requires players to catch and tame a wild horse. The older games gave players access to Epona after they have progressed further into the game. Gamers will need to sneak up or surprise the creature and attempt to calm down the horse before the stamina wheel is used up. Players can also dismount some enemies and steal their ride, which no longer needs to be tamed. Players might sometimes experience that their captured steed are sometimes a little hard-headed.

Some reviews tell stories of how they discovered some environmental hazards through trial and error. The game reportedly features a dynamic weather system that sometimes brings about unpredictable weather like lightning storms. Players are advised to be careful when they are outdoors and have equipped metal accessories. Electricity is obviously attracted to metal and one hit from the skies will definitely kill Link. Players should switch out to wooden weapons and accessories if combat is unavoidable during bad weather in "Breath of the Wild."

Recent reports have indicated that positive reviews for "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild", has apparently boosted pre-orders of the Nintendo Switch. According to Express, the console has already generated the necessary publicity to help its sales, but the RPG's stellar reviews help it further. The game launches for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U on March 3, 2017.

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