Nintendo announced the Legend of Link: Breath Of The Wild is, hands down, the most immersive game in Nintendo’s history.
I can’t say the same for The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker or Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. I’m not talking about the fact that I spent hours with both games, but just how far I have come from playing the first two games in a row.
I am also not talking just how much I like this game.
I know it’s a sequel to a game that made me cry in tears in a Nintendo Store in 2011, but it’s just a game.
It’s a new entry in a series of great Zelda games, and it is truly a unique experience.
The Legend is a game about a boy named Link.
He’s a kid who’s never really known anything else.
His parents died when he was still young, so he spends his time trying to make his way in the world as a hero.
His mother is an Oracle, and she has a secret.
The game begins with a young Link running down a snowy mountain.
The snow is falling.
He hears a mysterious voice saying, “The sun will rise again.”
The wind is blowing.
The trees are alive.
Link’s eyes glimmer, he sees things, and he gets to save the day.
I have a hard time imagining a more satisfying and fulfilling ending than that.
The story starts when Link is about three years old.
He travels to the land of Hyrule, the land he loves, and finds his father’s lost ring.
He sets off to the mountain where the ring was, but a mysterious stranger interrupts.
The boy cries out, “Don’t let me see you.”
The stranger responds, “Then you must die.”
He tells Link to run, and Link does.
He then runs to a small island that looks like a large town, and the stranger asks him to return.
He says, “I’m coming.”
Link is so happy to be here and is eager to return to the town, but the stranger stops him.
“Don, I’m going to die,” the stranger says.
Link has to decide if he wants to die or not.
So he runs away, and his mother is waiting for him.
The mother then tells Link he must return to her home and tell her everything that happened.
The next day, she sees a little boy.
The father tells her that the child has died.
The child says, “(The) sky is shining.
The sun is rising.
And the wind is not.”
The mother, now a mother, goes to the shrine.
The girl she saw before is crying, and now she sees her own son, the one she loved.
She tells the boy that he can see the sun rising.
The little boy is crying so much he can barely speak.
The woman comes to the boy, hugs him, and asks, “Are you okay?”
The boy says, yes.
The grandmother then tells the little boy, “Now, tell your mother that you will not go.”
The little girl says, Yes.
Then the little girl runs away.
The game begins when Link finds a small village.
He goes into the house and finds the boy and his father are sitting at a table.
He asks the father, “How old are you?”
The father says, 12 years old, and tells Link, “There are only three days left.
One for the day you live, one for the sun and moon and stars, and one for us.”
Link goes into a cave and finds a tree.
He picks it up and runs to it.
He finds a little girl there.
She asks, How old are your parents?
Link replies, They’re my grandparents.
“She says, Then, what is it that you need to do to make them happy?”
The grandma says, I want to teach you the path of life.
“I want you to learn how to protect yourself.
I want you and your father to be happy.”
The grandpa then says, What will you do if you don’t?
“The girl says to Link, The tree will fall.
She cries out for her grandmother.
The old man tells Link that he must protect the tree from the tree, so Link does that.
She says to him, The sun will set.
He runs into the woods and looks for the wind.
He sees a beautiful little girl and runs away from her.
Link runs into a nearby lake and sees a baby bird.
He cries out to the bird, “A baby bird!
A baby bird!
“The bird runs towards him and tells him, “You will be a hero!
“The boy runs after the baby bird, and with his mother’s help, he gets the bird out of the water and into the boat.
He climbs aboard and the baby begins to swim.
Link grabs the baby and goes to help him swim. He shouts,