Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Is Truly Stunning

As for the new 2D Zelda game that the second team is developing, it would be wise for them to expand on their formula and maybe borrow some ideas from "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild". And this rudimentary test iteration of the game bears a striking resemblance to the very first entry in the series.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches March 3 on the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U. Like a lot of well-designed games, Breath of the Wild consistently communicates with the player in more organic, natural ways. The result is a Zelda game that feels fresh and moves the series forward, perhaps more than any title has since Ocarina of Time. For those of you who missed out on a pre-order copy, or who just don't want to play Zelda (though we can't imagine why), there are other titles to make that shiny new console worthwhile.

Breath Of The Wild is one of those rare beasts - a game that has a vast world map but actually packs loads of things to see and do into every corner of it.

Where does Zelda: Breath of the Wild Fit in the Timeline? It's one of the best video games I've ever played.

"Dungeons have always been like mazes, so we needed that compass to let the user know where the bosses were placed", stated Aonuma.

One minute you're combining ingredients at a cooking pot and experimenting to try to come up with different recipes.

At the time of writing Breath of the Wild has a Metacritic average of 98 per cent.

"Breath Of The Wild" storyline which follows a familiar theme that has been applied to nearly 20 years of different "Zelda" role playing games. It seems that Nintendo have pulled off a masterstroke, by timing today's release of the Nintendo Switch with a simultaneous release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

IGN raved that it is "a masterclass in open-world design and a watershed game that reinvents a 30-year-old franchise".

This is largely a great thing- it means the games that do manage to, for instance, cross the 90 barrier on Metacritic, are exceptionally special, classics that shall stand the test of time. That newfound respect has led to something big, and different, and exciting. When you're ready to scan an amiibo, just place it on the thumbstick on the right Joy-Con controller.