The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild might be close to three years old now, but there are still plenty of people playing it on a regular basis. Some are happily exploring the land of Hyrule while others are speedrunning the game from start to finish.
If you do keep tabs on the game's speedrunning community, you might have heard about a more recent challenge that's popped up. As detailed by Polygon, there are now speedruns where you race around Hyrule trying to find and feed every dog you can.
A Twitch streamer named Vivoxe is the current world record holder of this speedrun that's been described as one of the most "adorable" categories ever. The standard speedrun techniques like Link clipping walls and bouncing off enemies to gain more flight speed are still present, it's just that the focus is no longer on dungeons, trials or even the enemies.
That doesn't mean the speedrun can avoid the main parts of the game, though. For example, to finish this particular run, players must be able to buy a house and rebuild Tarry Town in order to feed the final dog. See for yourself, in the Twitch stream above.
That's amazing, this is the best game ever made.
In before kill a squirrel is the next run
... But can you pet the dog in this challenge?
Yet another reason why this is my favorite game of all time.
happy to see people still finding ways to enjoy this game. i can only imagine the stuff people will discover and create challenges for in the next few decades
If nintendo ever released some dlc where the dog could become your companion, I’d be happy as Larry. If larrry loved dogs as much as I do
One nitpick I have about the dogs (aside from not being able to pet it) is that it’s called Hylian Retriever when it’s clearly a herding dog. Why not Hylian Sheepdog or Hylian Collie? Retrievers are hunting/fetching dogs.
Oh to have this much time on my hands...
I do love the idea of not really doing the games objectives x x
@Belatarr Speed running is enjoyable for some, and also there has been great stuff to come out of speed running such as charity work that people are doing through things like games done quick. While you might not like it I'm sure there are plenty of people that get enjoyment and don't consider it a waste of time. Many people replay games just purely because they enjoy that game or the mechanics of the game that make it interesting.
@KIRO: You basically get that with the wolf amiibo
@ShadowSniper7 oh! I never knew! Must track one down pronto.
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