I can’t believe another week is coming to a close… We’ve been working our way through Breath of the Wild and I’ve come to realize a thing or two about it.
Games give us feels. Whether it’s the graphics, the music, or overall atmosphere, we often get that “good feeling” in the pit of our stomach when we play games, especially new ones.
When I first saw the trailer for Breath of the Wild, I’ll admit that I teared up a bit. I couldn’t believe how simple and atmospheric the music sounded and the graphics were just… breathtaking, to say the least. They’re so realistic and it amazes me that such technology exists.
Kris has been doing the majority of the playthrough because I always watch her play Zelda games. I’ll play on my own some other time, but I love to take it all in from the backseat (and laugh when she dies).
Our second day of playing the game, Link was hunting boars in the forest. It was daytime in the game, the grass was glowing in the sunlight and swaying in the wind. Birds were chirping in the background along with the soft, soothing music of the meadow. Flowers were blooming and the whole scene looked so peaceful, calm, and warm.
I had the sudden urge to go outside and soak up the sun. I had a strong desire for summer to officially come and get the chill out of the air. I wanted to go out, explore some woods, and just breath in the fresh air.
Granted, I’m not a social person in real life and even though I’m a gamer and joke about how the sun “burns,” I absolutely enjoy the outdoors. In the summer, I’m always taking my work outside with me whether it’s to read by the pool or get some blogging done on my deck. I love to take my dog for a walk, let my turtle roam around in the grass, and just listen to the birds and lawnmowers (yes, I love the sound of lawnmowers).
Despite my already loving the outdoors, I can’t wait for the warmer weather now more than ever.
The only downside to this is that I know my neighborhood isn’t as beautiful as the scenery in the game.
How do video games make you feel? Are you loving the open world in Breath of the Wild? Let me know in the comments below!