Two Months Later, I’m Finally Ready to Say It: Breath of the Wild Is the Best Zelda Game Ever Made

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I’m a lifelong Zelda fan–one of my earliest video game memories was pouring hours upon hours exploring the sprawling world of Link’s Awakening on my large, monochrome Game Boy system. Since then, I have extensively played every game, and I have set opinions about what the “best” Zelda games are. I was struggling to place Breath of the Wild on my list after my first playthrough. I knew it was high up there–it’s a great game. But now, in the middle of my second playthrough, it’s clear as day to me now. Breath of the Wild is the best Zelda game Nintendo has ever produced.

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JUST… Take My Money Atlus

UGHHHH. So I’ve never played the Persona series, or its parent series Shin Megami Tensei for that matter. Of course, it’s for no other reason than fear of the unknown–I do like JRPGs, but I have been burned in the past by promising releases. However, the Persona series is a gaming series that has been consistently lauded as forward-thinking, innovative and grown-up, and with Persona 5, I just can’t take it anymore. I need it.

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There’s Something Fishy About Zelda in Breath of the Wild

So, with Breath of the Wild just a few days away, I’ve been thinking about the game’s story. Last month’s trailer heavily featured this game’s version of Zelda. Hell, the trailer culminates on a line that I have to assume is coming from the king of Hyrule-“You must save her… My daughter.”

So, this game must be about us trotting around Hyrule on a quest to save Zelda, right? Or better yet, we’ll travel with her and discover Hyrule with our favorite titular monarch! Much has been said about her travel outfit, after all!

Hmmm… It’s just not fitting together for me. I will be talking about content from the trailers, so spoiler warning for the spoiler sensitive.

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