The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the first 3D open-world game in the Zelda series. Link can travel anywhere and be equipped with weapons and armor found throughout the world to grant him various bonuses. Unlike many games in the series, Breath of the Wild does not impose a specific order in which quests or dungeons must be completed. While the game still has environmental obstacles such as weather effects, inhospitable lands, or powerful enemies, many of them can be overcome using the right method. A lot of critics ranked Breath of the Wild as one of the best video games of all time.
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Breath of the Wild is the most enjoyable Open World videogame I have ever had the pleasure of playing, its world is just so fun to explore, at this point I've played the game for hundreds of hours and I enjoyed every single second of it.
It's a very rewarding experience, and the world is very dynamic and absolutely massive with so many secrets and details, everything works as intended, which results in a masterfully crafted world full of life.
Finding shrines, doing puzzles, clearing camps and endlessly exploring the lands always feels fresh, there's a good amount of content within this game, and despite its repetitive nature, the game never actually gets repetitive.
As for the combat, it's decent, it might feel clunky at first but everything gets better once you get used to the controls, and the weapon durability system is actually necessary, the game forces you to explore and collect random unique weapons than just using 1 weapon all the time, and personally I find it pretty clever.
When it comes to the physics, I have to say... oh my freaking god, the attention to detail is groundbreaking, and the way every little thing coexists and interacts with each other is absolutely revolutionary. There has never been another game that has so much attention to detail and insane physics that are a vital part of the gameplay, in a way, this entire game feels like an amusement park where you can do everything you wish to do, for example: you can freeze and enemy like an ice cube, you can stop an enemy from throwing a rock, you can make them throw their weapons and pick it up youself, objects made of wood get set on fire quickly and melt, you can blow air on a raft and guide it to go to a certain direction, you can bake cooking ingredients by throwing them in the fire, you can cut down a tree and walk on top of it to go to the other side, you can get struck by lightning if you're under a tree or hold weapons made of metallic parts, holding a torch warms you up in the cold areas, staying in the shadows cools you down in the desert... and so much more, literally everything you can imagine, and wow, just wow... this game genuinely left me speechless and surprised me for the most part, I have never explored a world so alive ever before.
There are so many things you can do, so many ways to interact with the world, use the environment as a tool or a weapon, play around with the Runes, solve puzzles in very creative ways and so much more. This game makes you think outside of the game, it treats the player as a smart person and gives you time to think before you act.
The only issue I have with the game is the lack of enemy variety and re-skinned boss fights, for a world as big as this, you'd expect a large variety of monsters to roam around but that's not the case unfortunately.
Breath of the Wild is a revolutionary game, a classic that changed the Open World formula forever, which inspired many other games to follow its steps. All I can say is that this is one of the best videogames ever created, pure joy from beginning to end, what a beautiful and special videogame.
Final Rating: "Masterpiece" ~ 10/10.