Why I’m giving Breath of the Wild one more chance

I just don’t get Breath of the Wild. After two failed attempts to immerse myself in what’s considered one of the greatest games of all time, I’m clearly missing something. With Breath of the Wild 2 hype mounting ahead of its release in 2022, I feel like I’m at school again, listening to my peers relaying catchphrases from a TV show that I haven’t watched yet – “I’ll watch it next week, ”I say, before being immensely disappointed upon viewing that it’s not all it was cracked up to be (to me anyway).

I’ve felt that way as my peers praise Breath of the Wild. “It’s not like a Zelda game,” they say, “people love it because it’s not just for Zelda fans. ” I just can’t help but disagree. On the two occasions I’ve played the opening hours of Breath of the Wild, I’ve had the same recurring thoughts: “who is this wee beardy man”, “where the hell am I meant to go” and “how do I cook? ” After a few hours of confused wandering, I’ve lost interest and put it down – never returning to the wonders that Hyrule supposedly holds.

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