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Here's Why You Should Return to Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

By Alessia Amherst , Feb 27, 2017 03:30 AM EST
Horses are not the only tamable animals in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. (Photo : SwimmingBird941/YouTube)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the bravest installment in the series so far as it includes a whole new set of features and mechanics foreign to the series. Because of this, here are some of the best reasons why you should return to Hyrule and start your own personal journey.

There is no denying the extreme excitement and hype that players are feeling right now as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is only a few days away from officially launching. The fanbase has been waiting four years since its initial teaser trailer back when Link was riding through the plains of Hyrule and faced off against a guardian. Judging by its various trailers and gameplay videos, the upcoming installment will include some brand new things for the franchise that makes it worth looking into.

The Legend of the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Has a Crafting System

According to COGconnected (press release), one new thing to look forward to is the new health and crafting system. Gone are the days of randomly smashing vases and grass for hearts. For the first time in the series, Link must collect various items like food and cook up a delicious meal to heal himself.

Link can opt to eat meat raw or experiment and craft some food that has additional positive side effects. There is also the inclusion of the special yellow heart wherein the protagonist gets a temporary health boost when opting to invest in a good bed at the stable stopovers. While these mechanics might not be new to gaming in general, it is still a welcome addition to the franchise.

Link Has Customizable Clothing Options

Next, Link will now have the option to customize his wardrobe as Breath of the Wild offers an expansive set of armor and clothing. Link is now deviating from his standard green tunic to sport some classy robes, pants, capes, armor and so much more. It is worth noting that Link is not only swapping threads as a fashion statement but also as a way to survive the harsh environments of Hyrule. If players are not careful, they may find themselves dying in frosty areas for wearing very thin clothing.

Stealth and Survival Work Hand in Hand

In line with this, the game also has a survival factor since Hyrule is unforgiving with its dangerous monsters and hazardous environments. Be mindful of certain areas like thunderstorms or rainy weather as Link can get struck by lightning or easily slip off a cliff, as per Forbes. It will also be interesting to see how the protagonist will handle other types of maps like the volcanoes or deserts later in the game. The upcoming installment also has a stealth factor as Link will have the choice of fighting enemies head on or taking a smarter path.

With everything Nintendo has released so far, it seems like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is shaping up to be the most extreme game in the franchise. While Hyrule is more dangerous this time, it is also beautiful as it contains a beautiful and scenic view. Fans can finally play the game on Mar. 3 for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

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