Beating Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn't especially hard, but it takes a moderate amount of effort – especially if you want to do it in style. That's precisely what YouTuber PointCrow has done – he's bested this classic action-adventure without allowing Link to take a single, solitary step.
Naturally, he couldn't help it that Link walks during cutscenes – those steps don't count – but for the rest of the game, Link uses other means of transport to get around. This includes hopping and backflipping, as well as using items like bombs to get where he needs to be. It's not plain sailing, as you can imagine; there are a few points where Link is simply swarmed by enemies, and without the ability to avoid them, PointCrow dies several times over.
But! He keeps at it. Items such as Majora's Mask make it harder for enemies for spot Link, while the Phantom Armour Set makes him more powerful, which means battles are easier. It's still a hard slog – the total playtime is over seven hours – but it's a pretty impressive feat nonetheless, and a really cool way to add some additional challenge to what is already a fantastic game.
You can watch the run below, but be warned, there's some rather colourful language.
This is the kind of random challenge that people come up with when they have way too much free time.
Coronavirus containment measures found: make everyone in the world sit in containment pods for 2 months and figure out interesting ways to beat Breath of the Wild.
Avoid eating under-cooked bat meat for the rest of time.
I think it would be hilarious if you could just go back to sleep at the beginning and then the game ends lol.
There looked to be some big steps involved in that 😉
It did look to be a fun challenge and he did brilliantly with it from the edits
Folk will literally do anything in front of a camera!
Eventually, someone will beat BotW without opening the game. Get on this! 👏 👏
Oh yeah? Well, Luigi wins his games by doing absolutely nothing! K.O., Weegie green is best green!
I beat this game without Link saying a single word.
@GrailUK I know I sure have 😉😉
I don't even have enough time to play it normally
Man, what a major amount of self control! My reflexes would naturally want use the analog stick.
It would be like telling me to play Super Mario Bros. without running.
Great. Now beat it while walking.... very...... slowly the whole time.
I don't get it I guess. I see the guy running and even loading.
Uh I feel like it should of been not blinking from the whole game..
I bet he doesn't walk or run in real life too. He just hopes, skips and jumps. Hehe
7 hours? How?
I’m at 70 and still have trouble with Ganon.
Yes, I’m bad at the game.
From that screenshot Link couldn't walk being a double amputee with no prosthetics.
There are people with so little imagination that they need achievements to add replayability and new challenges to a game, then there are guys like this.
If only I had as much time in my life as some of these people. Think of all the things I could achieve!
I thought Breath of the wild was a decent challenge, especially without cooking and in Master Mode.
@invictus4000 Surely your workhours compare to his?
@Rubbercookie There's more to life than work. Spending time with friends and family, errands, other hobbies, and especially if you have kids. Making time to game is hard sometimes.
@HXLXIII I guess if you don't have a real life outside of your console/PC, it might be a little easier.
I do agree with some of the comments that Its a pointless waste of time but he has footage to show what he accomplished, however the people I believe who have too much time on their hands are the ones watching the stream, they chose to sit there and watch it instead of doing something productive.
@HXLXIII That's the thing though those games are his job.
These "Youtubers" are so boring..
How utterly stupid.
@SortingHat, it depends. Running or being ready to run helps Mario jump higher. It is much easier to do in Mario levels I am familiar with. For SMM2, it is a risky proposition.
And sometimes you have to run some to race the clock, such as for the world 8 levels in the original SMB.
Oh so he's JUMPING. That's pretty much the same as walking.
I thought he used some glitches that made him hover or something.
That makes it certainly less impressive. Sure, it might make the fights harder. But other than that? Anyone can jump around instead of walking.
@SortingHat Kind of like a New Game+. It would be good in the next game to have a hard mode from the start too without dlc, or to have options for no food during boss fights.
Naw, I found BOTW to be perfectly challenging without being obnoxious. I really don't understand why people so enjoy games that make you replay the same segments over and over and over until you can get through an area without missing a single button press and no RNG screwovers... That just isn't fun for me. In fact, it generally ruins the experience when something is super hard and forces me to replay it many times just to progress.
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