No Nintendo game has managed to captivate and inspire as much interest in recent memory as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild did after its unveiling at E3 this year. Living up to almost three years of teasing and speculation, Breath of the Wild looks absolutely incredible, and like the dramatic step forward for the series that many have been asking for. All of that is clearly apparent after seeing just a little bit of the game.
But then there are the little things, the smaller things. The finer details that are evidence of Nintendo being back in full form with this game. Here are fifteen such details.
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Armour and weapons
Zelda has always straddled the line between being and not being an RPG. However, Breath of the Wild sees the franchise taking a firm, decided step in the latter direction, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the new weapons and armour system of the game. Rather than just being given a sword at the beginning of the game and then being stuck with that weapon, as has been the tradition for this series for as long as anyone can remember, the game now offers the players the chance to choose from all kinds of weapons- spears, axes, clubs, swords and what have you, littered all throughout the world for you to acquire. And each weapon has its own perks and downsides. A spear is fast and has more reach, an axe is slow but powerful, clubs are big and slow but you can light them on fire to deal more damage to enemies when you hit them. Another example that shows how much thought and depth Nintendo are putting into the new weapons system- need more arrows? You can always look about the battlefield and pick up used arrows that missed their mark and reuse them.
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