The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

Since 1986, The Legend of Zelda series has taken gamers by storm and won over their hearts time and time again. This classic game series is still performing well and making its mark to this day. The newest entry, Breath of the WIld, is performing spectacularly. All throughout the world people are raving about this new title as it made its debut on the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd, as well as the Wii U.

An open-world Zelda game is somewhat of a refreshing feeling to the franchise. The ability to craft and upgrade armor, cook, have items break, explore and perform side quests, discover shrines, and more is what makes this game so enjoyable. Did I mention that the map is GINORMOUS as well? It’s one of the biggest, if not the biggest Zelda maps that I have ever seen.

The landscapes, terrain, biomes and music make this game quite beautiful. I could spend hours just sittting at the top of a mountain gazing out into the distance and listening to the music of the game….well until I died of frostbite that is…but you get the point! The dynamic time and weather make the game enjoyable from many different perspectives too. The vast amount of different types of items and enemies are a welcoming presence to the beloved series as  well. I enjoy being able to have multiple types of melee and ranged weapons, as well as runes to use at my disposable. It’s more fun than having that generic “bow” or “sword” for the entirety of the game.

The amiibo support for the game is quite good too. Using all of the different Legend of Zelda amiibos allows you to unlock different in-game items from weapons, food, clothing, Epona, and more! Did I mention Epona?!?! Needless to say, this game has some awesome features to it. It also rewards players for exploring in the way of discovering shrines, camps, treasure chests in more in the search of upgrades and rare items. The shrines are what allow players to upgrade either their stamina or increase their heart space.

I’ve only played Zelda for a short time compared to others, but with that time I haven’t been able to put it down. It’s a game that will suck you in and will make you want to keep playing until it is over. The vast majority of content in this game is also welcomed too. It has a huge amount of hours that can be sunk into it with just exploring alone! Throw in side-quests and main-quests and you have yourself a bad-ass Legend of Zelda game that we deserve!

There’s so much to do in this video-game that it almost becomes overwhelming at times, but in a good way. If I’m not out fighting enemies, I’m exploring shrines or finding rupees to upgrade and or sell for better gear and equipment. The fact that I can do whatever I want, whenever I want, under no restrictions is what I love most about this new open-world game from Nintendo. I feel that they have done a fantastic job with it!

Available on both the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch, this game is selling well all throughout the world. If you would like to pick it up, I suggest heading to any game retailer such as Gamestop, Toys-R-Us, or Best Buy. Here is a link to Gamestop’s website with Zelda for sale. I would suggest this game to both newcomers of the series, and die-hard fans as well. I feel that this new take on Zelda will become a fan favorite in the near future and I hope that Nintendo continues to make games like this for the series in the future!

Verdict -> 10/10 would definitely recommend! 

“This review was done from the perspective of the Nintendo Switch version”

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-Frankenstein_Gaming

For Honor Review

For Honor

For Honor, a game set in a time where Vikings, Samurai, and Knights battle for supremacy in an everlasting struggle of power and land. This game has brought about a new kind of play. It’s many different modes of play, awesome customization, and genuine historical attributes make for an exciting game right out of the box. For Honor involves hours of customization options from the color of the armor, to the paint and tattoos, gender and more. You can also change your abilities or “feats” and change the type of equipment that you wear for increased bonuses within the game itself.

Having a separate story mode section of the game is an amazing feature as well. It tells the story of how the rift between these three factions came to be. Each of the 3 chapters has 6 sub-levels to make for a decent offline mode for a game that focuses primarily on multiplayer and dueling.

Of the game modes, there are Dominion, Duel, Brawl, Skirmish, and Elimination. These are all different types of play and allow for a wide variety of interaction between gamers. These game modes involve 1v1’s, 2v2’s, large scale battles that involve both NPC’s and the players to capture and hold territories, as well as classic Deathmatch style play. There’s much to do as the world map updates every six hours to show how factions are doing. You can deploy your own war assets to help your favorite faction advance and perform better in their overall ranking and ground that they control.

You can use any of the 12 individual heroes to take online no matter what faction. Each of the factions having four heroes to start with is a nice touch. I’ve also read that with the Season Pass and future DLC there are plans to add even more! These different heroes all have interesting styles of play and allow for players to change the way the game is played. They all have different abilities, stances, mechanics and more.

My personal favorite faction, the Knights, is a classic take on this historical piece of history. I enjoy playing as the agile Peacekeeper, which seems like a homage to Assassin’s Creed in a way. Of the other factions, I also enjoy the Samurai Orochi class. This is a very-skilled fighter with agile movements, range, and is just an overall fun class to play. Many of the feats for both the Orochi and Peacekeeper seem overpowered currently, however, I feel that Ubisoft has done a good job with making the classes balanced for each faction.

In my opinion, Ubisoft has done very well with this new IP and I’m sure that it will continue to do well. It is currently released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. With future DLC plans, a great playerbase, and hours of gameplay, this is a game that you will not want to miss out on!

I hope you enjoyed this review, positive criticism and feedback on how to improve is welcomed!

See you out there Monster Squad!

-Frankenstein_Gaming