The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Official Game Trailer — Different Hyrule, Same Hyrule

By | June 19, 2016

Do you remember?

For older gamers, Zelda holds a special place.  A place that warps us in whenever we hear the magic word.  You could be a father of two, working 12 hours a day, but when you hear that familiar chord, you go back to when you were young, kinda like Link and his time-reversing Ocarina.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild showcased its Official Game Trailer at E3 2016.  And boy, was it a time machine!

The trailer wants us to see the open world.  The vastness of its playing space.  The rolling hills, the barren deserts, everything you’ve encountered in past Zelda games, but bigger, much bigger.  And also in much more new-gen beauty.  But it’s the same feeling we got the first time we ran out across the fields of Hyrule in Ocarina of Time?

Do you remember?

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Yes, it was a hub to other worlds, but getting on that horse and riding…just riding…made us feel…free for the first time as kids…or teens…or young adults.

That’s the power of Zelda and the trailer for this new game captured it beautifully.

The trailer also tells us the main battle play hasn’t changed much, which is good.  We also see the same puzzle-solving adventures, which is another good.  All good so far.

We also see Link being a resourceful little bachelor.  He has to cook and eat.  He has to find ways to survive while on his quest to save the love of his life.

We all identified with Link.  The poor kid who had to learn things the hard way.  Often orphaned, left alone.  Searching.  That was Link and that was us, in many ways.

We love The Legend of Zelda, and can’t wait for this one.

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