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Last Updated on June 27, 2020 by Marie Bautista
Why The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild For Nintendo Switch Would Make a Great Game For Kids This Quarantine
I have talked about the Nintendo Switch and why it was my game console of choice.
In the Switch, Nintendo combines all the best aspects of gaming, creating a new system that does awesome things.
It is a home gaming system which connects to your TV, a portable system, a motion-sensitive platform much like the Wii, and a multiplayer system which lets you synchronize up to eight Switches, or split your controller and play with a friend.
There has been a surge in demand for the Switch during the quarantine and most kids are craving to have one. Most probably, one of your questions is what Nintendo Switch game to get for your kids this quarantine? Well, here is one of my favorites.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Gaming Universe has gone completely crazy on a good way with the Universe of Zelda, and I absolutely love The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
For the longest time, Zelda games have been trying to be something big and bold, trying to compete with online fantasy games like the MMORPG games and the Elder Scrolls series. However, Zelda has never been quite as big and bold as the creators seemed to want them to be.
That is perfectly fine, however, because the beauty of the Zelda franchise is in its simplicity. The slow but steady journey of Link through the kingdom is the enjoyable part of this franchise, and a gritty reboot is the last thing it needs.
The Charm In Breath of the Wild is its simplicity.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild returns to the franchise’s simple roots, focusing on a more traditional, fantasy story which the players of Zelda most enjoy.
The game starts out with you stuck on a wall-surrounded plateau, completely shut off from Hyrule, sort of aimlessly there. It takes a while before you can finally gain a hang glider which will carry you safely to the ground and your adventure then starts.
This sort of sets the tone for the rest of the game. You find yourself faced with puzzling and complex challenges, having to work hard to keep yourself moving forward. This is drawn out enough to be a challenge, but not so much as to become frustrating.
Breath of the Wild’s Main Mission
The main mission is to rescue Hyrule from slowly falling apart after Ganondorf, a sort of infectious evil and decay, took over.
You learn that your Link has died and been brought back to life for this express purpose. Your progress towards your goal is slow and steady. Your objectives are spread out far and wide and you spend a lot of your time just travelling and taking everything in, which is actually pretty fun. You get to see all the work that has been put into the game at your own leisure, and enjoy the little details.
Why It is Fun Playing Zelda’s Universe
Some of the features seen in larger fantasy games have made an appearance here. It features wandering quests and missions of self-discovery along the way to save the kingdom. This means that you are no longer stuck in choreographed events and forced to play the game like a long walkthrough, the way some previous Zelda games were.
Now you can explore and discover in new ways, without sacrificing the charm of the series.