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More Thoughts From Me: Back to the Wild

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been out for awhile. Six years! And soon, we’ll be getting a sequel to the game: Tears of the Kingdom. Its been awhile since I last played Breath of the Wild, so I thought I’d play it again. Here are my thoughts on revisiting Breath of the Wild and what I’ve been doing.


I originally played and beat Breath of the Wild on the Wii U. It was a few years before I got the Switch version and I’ve never beaten the game on the Switch. I could have gone back to my save and tried to beat the game. But I decided not too. I thought it would be fun to start all over again. I’m not sure if I’ll try to beat the game though. Its just fun playing this game again!

When I started playing Breath of the Wild on the Switch recently, I decided not to do things the normal way. So at first, I avoided the plot. I just went off wandering around. I ran into a big stone creature earlier than usual and quickly ran away. Then I found the fire arrows a bit sooner. And, best of all, I traveled toward a mountain, climbed it, and found a Korok seed puzzle that I had never seen before! Breath of the Wild continues to surprise even after all these years.

Of course, I couldn’t avoid the plot forever. So I went and got everything done that I had to do to get the glider. It was time to get out of the starting area!

Once I glided into the main Hyrule area, I decided again that I’d avoid the main plot. I haven’t gone to plot destination yet. I’ve been wandering around gathering materials, visiting shrines, and just messing about. I even found a huge abandoned coliseum that I didn’t remember. I traveled far into the mountains and back again finding lots of items to cook and craft with.


Just wandering around in Breath of the Wild is amazing. If I keep playing the game, I’ll have to go to the plot destination sooner or later, but I want to put that off as long as possible. I want to keep searching finding stuff that I’ve never found before!

Most of all, this is training for Tears of the Kingdom. I wonder what surprises are in store for us with that game.

Have you played Breath of the Wild recently? If so, is it as fun as you remembered?

More Thoughts From Me is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed here are mine and mine alone. Is it May yet?!


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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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