For such a successful series, Nintendo could have been forgiven for maintaining the same familiar game mechanics that have served the series well since it first made the jump to 3D over 20 years ago. Instead, they’ve torn up the rule book and, in doing so, have created a game that many are now hailing as the greatest of all time.
Breath of the Wild sees you take charge of Link and face the familiar task of defeating the evil Ganon. However, whereas past entries in the franchise have shuttled you from dungeon to dungeon, Breath of the Wild leaves it entirely up to you how you approach the game. You can either race through each of the intricately designed dungeons, or take a more leisurely approach and spend your time building up your arsenal of weapons and power ups.
Thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s capabilities, Breath of the Wild is also the first Zelda adventure you can enjoy on your TV and on the move, meaning that you never need worry about finding a good point to stop!