For a good while now Nintendo UK has been running a social media campaign encouraging gamers to share their #ZeldaMoments from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It's now released a rather charming video in which some of those with the best submissions were seemingly given a nice t-shirt and a chance to talk about their experiences.
We certainly know of all sorts of gamers - with varying degrees of experience and different approaches - that have loved Breath of the Wild. The video does a pretty good job of reflecting that reality.
Share some of your favourite Zelda Moments in the comments below.
In this writer's case there was the frantic 'review playthrough' in the race to the credits ahead of an embargo. Approaching Goron City for the first time I missed the 'proper' route with elixirs etc, and instead went on a high stakes dash across hot territory, racing to get there before Link finally succumbed to the heat. Dashing from spa to spa, dodging falling rocks, I ended up gliding down into the town, nearly dead, desperate to find the right building. It turned out I swung right into the clothing store, and the Goron actually had a shocked look and said "how did you here?!". The fact my brother was watching and helping as I took this unconventional route made it even more memorable.
Haha, I had a lot of good moments with the game. Wish video sharing came out sooner.
"Goron City for the first time I missed the 'proper' route with elixirs etc"
That's exactly what I did, those hot springs were a life saver.
Did they include any Miiverse pics? I had a ton of great pics in my Miiverse journal, several of which I posted on here already. I never got my email though, probably in some spam folder somewhere for some email address I don't use. I really need to stop making email accounts and then never going back to them, it's a bad habit.
I think one of my first memorable moments is when I was fighting some enemies around a fire. In the same fight, I was standing kind of back when an enemy picked up a stick, lit it unwittingly, walked past a bomb barrel, and blew himself up. Also, another enemy was trying to get near me, but I lured him into the campfire, and with only a little life left, he burned himself to death. All within the first 1/3 of the game. That is when I knew I was going to love this game
The first 20-30 hours of the game were filled with awesome moments. After that, it kinda started getting old and extremely repetitive.
"Share some of your favourite Zelda Moments in the comments below"
I’ll never forget the time I was scaling a mountain, gruelingly slow, slogging all the way to the top...then as my stamina was plummeting, with my last gasp, I accidentally hit “B” rather than “X” and fell to my death.
One of the most memorable moments I've had was THAT island... you know which one. First time I ran into it my jaw dropped and I had to relearn everything I took for granted in order to survive
That and cheap tactics
First time a zora speaks you you when you try to cross a bridge. First time you hear that guardian piano music on Hyrule field and realise they're not all immobile and you need to RUN. First time you get any of the cutscenes. It was just all so magical
My most epic Zelda moment was freeing Naydra from the top of Mount Lanaryu. I was rather new to the game still with just a few hearts to my name. With only a few low level elixirs to resist the cold, it was quite a fun challenge. I was amazed how gigantic Naydra was.
There are TOO MANY BEST MOMENTS in BotW!!!!
One of my favorite ones was when after getting off the Great Plateau, I went straight to Hyrule Castle!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!!! It was so HARD. Constantly dying, learning the perfect dodge on my own after dying so many times in the Castle and getting to the Sanctum with only 3 hearts!!! Craziness! When you get to the Santcum, you fight all 4 Divine Beast back to back if you dont beat them in the main story. That was CRAZY but SO MUCH FUN!!!! Love Breath of the Wild!!!!! ^__^
My most memorable moment was defeating a Guardian Scout MKIV. I'd gone straight from Kakariko to Hateno, did not have many good weapons, champion powers, stasis+. I found the shrine by the shore of hateno and got decimated. I immediately tried half a dozen more times, and after breaking almost all my gear and consuming all my food, I managed to defeat him, and get really good weapons to boot!
Oh, and there was a time near the highland stable where my giant horse glitched out: I got thrown off of it and the horse zoomed straight ahead before smashing into a wall. Wish I'd had video capture for that...
I remember my son playing it and he attacked a camp... A Moblin picked up a Bokoblin and threw it at Link! At first we thought nah, that didn't happen... then he did it again & my boy was almost crying with laughter. Great moment for us!
The most memorable part for me was definitely Eventide Island. I had no idea when I was making it over to the island what was in store for me. It was quite early on in my adventure and I had wandered way way off the path I had been on, by pure fluke I spotted the island in the distance. Out of curiosity I made my way over expecting a Korok seed or 2. When I was stripped of all my gear and realised what I had to do, I totally felt like Robinson Crusoe.I knew right then I was at a special part of the game so I really made the most of it. Spent ages on there.
@GC-161 You monster. I don't know what's worse, your avatar or your attached pic
For me, my most cherished BotW memory is probably the simplest one: Walking through the Dueling Peaks and listening to the calm water side music. It's when I suddenly realized "man, I'm really playing this now! I'm finally exploring this huge and interesting world!".
A close second was the way to Zora's domain, having walked what felt like a really long path with many enemies, thinking I'm almost done, only to have Sidon inform me I'm almost halfway there
There are tons of possibilities in Breath of the Wild. I keep encountering strange and new things even after almost 300 hours of fun.
One of the best was eventually just a few days ago, when I've had only one bomb arrow out of all weaponry against Windblight Ganon and killed him like that
Such a brilliant game, for me it captured the same magic feeling I got from final fantasy 7 back in 1997.
Not many games ever achieve that connection with people.
All of my favourite moments were played on Wii U and shared on Miiverse, so...
Not my favourite but one of the strangest glitches. Early on I climbed on the inside of a mountain.
One of the most memorable was seeing a Lynel for the first time from a distance. Zooming in and he looked menacing. Then went up to take him on and he killed me with one strike.
My favorite moment happened just yesterday! I finally started the Hard mode and I ran into the Lynel at night on the great plains. I was able to sneak up on him in the grass. I threw a stalkoblin arm at him and he came and stood right beside me trying to figure out where it came from. I took a screenshot but forgot to do a video. I was laughing so hard about it.
I got my email a couple weeks ago.
For me, I think my moment was more of a portion.
The Great Plateau, for me, will always be the best part of the game. That's when everyone's jaw first dropped at Link's ability to jump, how cool the Sheikah Slate was, the sheer beauty of Hyrule, and learning how to play the game. The discoveries, the experiments, the risks, and the smaller-scale experiences of that very first part of the game will always be my favorite.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE I had something similar happen in the Lost Woods, where a tree containing a treasure chest didn't have it's textures loaded, so the treasure chest seemed to be floating and I was able to climb on an invisible surface.
Getting shot in the back by an electric arrow fired off by a lizalfos....then tumbling down what felt like the tallest mountain in the Gerudo highlands. Just funny.
Same as someone else or a few others here, seeing a lynel for the first time. Haven't played the game in a while now, but I did get the DLC back in the summer, I kind of don't want to play it because of how great the game was the first time around...
After hundreds of hours in this game I thought I'd seen everything. Today I was wandering and engaged a lynel who teleported, complete with a specific visual effect. I had no idea this was in the game. I was so shocked I forgot I could capture a video. I hope I see it again.
Good way of showcasing the extremely open and freeform game design of this game. Every playthrough of Breath of the Wild is incredibly individual and personal, and becomes extremely memorable as a result. Also helps that it never suffered from the "checklist"-itis that plagues so many other open world games.
For me, I remember struggling to cross a freezing river when getting to a certain shrine on the plateau. I didn't have warm clothing or spicy food, either, so I was trying to juggle staying warm with actually get across the river. Which involved positioning a tree I pushed down and then getting it to float across. Only problem was that lost my fire the moment I jumped, so once I was clear of the river, I had to make a mad dash for the shrine entrance to avoid freezing to death, madly cramming whatever random mushrooms or fruit I had on my person into my mouth on the way. I think I had half a heart left by the time I actually got there.
I eventually realized that there was a way easier way to get across, but, well, it makes for an interesting memory.
I also remember the first big bokoblin camp I came across. Those stupid things just kept killing me. Kind of like a Souls game, I had to play for an hour of two before the combat really clicked with me. That was where I also learned about the importance of considering my surroundings and finding natural checkpoints to make mobs easier to deal with.
One of my favorite moments in this game is when I killed Fireblight Ganon using just auto-bombs. What a good day that was☺️.
My Zelda Moment was Skyward Sword
I have put in many more hours on Wii U and Switch Breath of the wild
but played through Skyward Sword twice and it still has better dungeons, combat, and characters but Breath of the Wild has the best over world ever in a Zelda game.
Shortly after I got the game, my wife was watching me play. I was fighting a camp of enemies and did a perfect dodge which triggered a flurry rush. She commented how it was pretty cool that you could do that. I decided to show her how time also slows down when you pull out your bow in the air so I said, "Watch this." and jumped off a nearby cliff. At that exact moment Link got shot in the back with an arrow and tumbled down the mountain dying at the bottom. She slow clapped as the Game Over screen appeared and we both had a good laugh.
Coming out of resurrection cave for a first time and looking at the horizon. Second one was realisation that Plato was only small fraction of the game.
Of course nobody in the video played the Wii u version...
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