E3 2016: You Can Skip To The Final Boss In Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was shown off for the first time at E3 this week. With it’s huge overworld to explore, a beautiful art style, the ability to equip weapons with stats, and an emphasis on loot, it feels like a natural evolution of the long running series. But according to producer Eiji Aonuma, if you want to skip all those story and dungeon bits, you can skip all the way to the final challenge of the game as soon as the game starts.
“Users may not actually get the full story depending on how they play this game and how they strategize and solve puzzles,” he said in an interview with Polygon. “Users are able to go to the very end goal without revealing why Link woke up the way he did and where he did. Whether you want to reveal the storyline and find out why Link woke up, or you want to just go straight to the goal, that’s an option totally up to the user.”
Of course, while that is quite a feat, Aonuma did warn that it wasn’t advisable, due to it being quite a challenge. “Anybody who can go straight to the goal without doing anything else — there’s two possibilities,” he said. “Either they’re a really good gamer, or they could be somebody that’s a little bit crazy. But it’s not impossible. I created the game like that.” He then went on to say that it would actually be quite a bit of fun to see who will be able to beat the game first.
Personally, while I know I’m going to be one of those players who tries to explore every nook and cranny of the game’s world and take in every bit of the story, I appreciate that the team is willing to add that much freedom, and it makes me all the more excited for the final release. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release in 2017 for the Wii U and the relatively unknown Nintendo NX.
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