First Impressions: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild: First thoughts

A month after the game comes out, Rachel and I finally played Breath of the Wild! We have the Nintendo Switch version, since we finally got one of those as well, and we have yet to be disappointed. We’re total Zelda geeks and we’ve been anticipating this game since it was first announced several years ago.

We were beside ourselves when we first turned on the game. I think mainly because we were both still in shock that a Nintendo Switch had joined the collection of our other Nintendo consoles. We turned on the game, the voice started speaking to us, we heard the music, saw the graphics, and both of us were in dead silence. We couldn’t believe the technology that was before us.

I was tearing up from how pretty the game was! My disbelief at having the joy-con in my hands probably didn’t help either, haha! Obviously we’ve seen images and a few gameplay trailers here and there of the game, but we still were not prepared for the voice acting and gorgeous graphics showcased on our television.

Then the gameplay began. It’s really hard to stay on task in such a huge world. What a beautiful open world they created, too! Most often than not, we’re doing one task and then get distracted by something shiny and end up somewhere else. Before we know it, we’re way off the map.

Oh, thank goodness for that map! Despite the fact that I died by accidentally falling off the Sheikah Tower when first learning how to use the scope and map, it’s really a lifesaver. We’re so easily distracted from the main quest, but you could really just spend hours exploring the land, not doing anything to further the story, and still have a fantastic time out in the world.

Rachel Mii Double Jump
I’ve been keeping a tally on how many times she dies in the game. And don’t worry, I’ll add the total to our review when we post it. Anyway, I can’t wait to see more of the game. We haven’t made it too far yet, but I can’t wait to see some actual bosses and really get to the heart of the story.

While seeing the bosses will be amazing, I’m sure, I’m looking forward to learning more about the characters. We’ve seen images of plenty of different races all over the Internet, like the Gerudo and Rito, and I cannot wait to meet them! To me, the characters are the best part of any video game story. We just recently met Impa, and I was thrilled to see her!

Rachel Mii Double Jump
I also can’t wait to see Zelda. I can’t wait to just beat the game so we can see everything, but I want to take it nice and slow and take it all in.

How much are you in love with Breath of the Wild? Let us know in the comments below!

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2 thoughts on “First Impressions: Breath of the Wild

  1. I’m so happy for you two for finally having a Switch and Breath of the Wild to enjoy! It’s great that you’re having so much fun already. And don’t worry, my first death was walking off the tower too… Haha…

    You’re in for an adventure!

    • The game is awesome. It was definitely well worth the wait. And the deaths are hilarious. I want to play all the time, but I really want to just beat it so I can say I saw everything, lol.

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