Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Zelda series has been with me for a long time. I first played it on the original gameboy with The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening. The sense of adventure and exploration in that game is fantastic. I never played the SNES version (at least not on a SNES) but the next game I played was Ocarina of Time. It was this game that really got me turned on to the series – and since then I have played every major Zelda release.

So the recent news about Breath of the Wild was really interesting to me. Thankfully – it looks fantastic. It appears that the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is going right back to basics – taking a lot of inspiration from the very first Zelda game on the NES, and that’s a good thing. Having a huge world that you can traverse in any order you like – with little in the way of tutorials and hand holding – it’s very much an exploration game.

As an artist, I love the visual style as well. I like the Wind Wakers cartoon aesthetic, but this slightly more grown up style is lovely. It has helped to create a world I am looking forward to visiting. I’m planning to get this on the Nintendo NX when it’s released next year. It’s gonna be epic! 🙂

Let me know what you think on Mastodon, or BlueSky (or Twitter X if you must).

Related Posts

03 Aug 2016

Legend of Dad – A HTML5 Game made with Phaser

In April I entered the #LowRezJam, a game jam about making a game in a limited resolution. I had to make a game that fit within a screen that was 64×64 pixels. Quite small. I spent 5 days on it....
30 May 2005

My Next Game

I have been working on my next game for a while now. It’s going to be an updated version of Bubble Bomb. This may seem like a strange choice since Bubble Bomb is essentially ‘Yet Another Colour Matching Game’ (YACMG?)....
17 Jul 2023

A Lifetime of Zelda Gaming

One of the first video games I ever finished was the Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. It wasn’t even my game; it belonged to a friend - and I borrowed their Game Boy too. But despite that, I fell in...
03 Feb 2012

Legend of Zelda: The Lost Oracle

Anyone who knows me knows that I love some Zelda action. So I’m in love with this trailer for a new Zelda game..? The Lost Oracle is what every fan wants and, unfortunately, not something we’re likely to see. The...
12 Oct 2007

Roll – Flash Game

My blogging has been rather slow for the last few weeks. I have a number of small posts lined up for publishing but haven’t had the time to finish any of them. Thankfully it hasn’t just been laziness – I...
27 Oct 2017

Pixel Peak – a Teeny Weeny Skiing Game

The start of August this year brought with it the #LowRezJam. A game jam where game developers make games with a size limit of 64×64 pixels. That’s really small. Really really small.I took part last year, and really enjoyed it,...