The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Info and Review

Tatum Tylke, Staff Writer

This is the basic info about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, including my own opinion on the game. 


Released: March 3, 2017


Mode: Single-player 


Genre: Zelda Breath of the Wild is an open-world, action, and adventure game.


Main Characters:


Link -You, “Main Character”.


Zelda -Hylan Princess Link has to save.


Calamity Ganon -Bad guy.


Mipha -Zora Champion of Vah Ruta. She is the sweetest character in the game if I do say so myself. Her power: healing.


Daruk -Goron Champion of Vah Rudania. He is a funny and carefree character. His power: protection.


Urbosa -Gruedo Champion of Vah Naboris. She is a fierce character, but she has a soft spot for the Princess. Her power: lightning. 


Revali -Rito Champion of Vah Medoh. He is a bit narcissistic and cruel to Link. Revali is my least favorite character. His power: flight.


Impa -Leader of the Sheika Tribe.


Divine Beasts:


Vah Rudania -Located in Eldin Region.


Vah Medoh -Located in Hebra Region.


Vah Ruta -Located in Lanayru Region.


Vah Naboris -Located in Gruedo Wasteland Region.


Main Bad People:

Calamity Ganon -He is the hardest boss in the game, though I personally think Lynels are harder. When you fight Ganon, there are three stages in which you battle him. To describe him, he looks like a large, purple, smokey dragon thing. 


Yiga Clan -Basically, a cult of people devoted to Ganon. They really want to end Link’s life.


Master Kohga -Leader of Yiga Clan.


Hinox -A creation of Ganon. It is a giant cyclops monster-thing that is usually sleeping when you encounter it.


Stone Talus -Another creation of Ganon. A rock monster, if you will. I always get startled when I encounter them because they’re just a pile of rocks.

Guardian- Basically a scary robot-spider-thing that used to be good. It was created by the Sheika (a good tribe of people), and when Calamity Ganon manifested, these robots became evil. 


Lynel -The scariest creature to fight (in my opinion). They will attack you with heat-seeking arrows and roar a lot. Also, they move extremely fast for their size.


Fireblight Ganon -a boss that you fight in the Divine Beast Vah Rudania.


Windblight Ganon -a boss that you fight in the Divine Beast Vah Medoh.


Waterblight Ganon -a boss that you fight in the Divine Beast Vah Ruta. 


Thunderblight Ganon -a boss that you fight in the Divine Beast Vah Naboris. 


The Main Tribes:


Gruedo -Urbosa’s people. They are female warriors who live in the hot Gruedo desert. 


Zora -Mipha’s people. They are fish-like people who live in the wet Lanayru region. 


Goron -Daruk’s people. They are rock-like people who live in the burning Eldin region. 


Rito -Revali’s people. They are bird people who live in the cold Hebra region.


Yiga -They live in the Gruedo Highlands. They are enemies of everyone who is good, especially the Sheika. 


Sheika -Impa’s people. They live in Kakariko Village. 


Main Goals/Objectives/Missions:


Memories: Link has no recollection of his life 100 years ago. One of the first missions is to get all of Link’s memories, of which there are 12. 


Capture the Divine Beasts: Link must defeat the Blight-Ganons to free the Divine Beasts and the Champions of those Divine Beasts. 


Defeat Ganon: The main goal of the game. 


Finish the Map: Link starts out with nothing of the map. All of the Towers must be activated to complete the map. 


Shrines and Towers:


Shrines -They are Sheika buildings that have puzzles inside. You solve the puzzles to get the shrine, which is a teleporting location on your map. 


Sheika Towers -They were also created by the Sheika. These allow you to teleport, as well as get pieces of the map. 


Special Locations:


Stables -You can stop here for a night’s rest and register your horses here too. When registering a horse, you get to name it and change its mane, saddle, and bridle. 


Villages -There are multiple villages located throughout Hyrule Kingdom. Each village has something special about it.


Hyrule Castle -Where Ganon and Zelda are. Dangerous. 

Storyline (told by me):

In simple terms, Link has been asleep for 100 years. Link is over 100 years old, and he still looks considerably young. He was/is a guard who fought alongside the princess and the champions 100 years ago. There’s a lot of emphasis on 100 years, get used to it. 


Intro (also told by me)

The game begins with a feminine voice telling you (Link) to wake up. The voice is Zelda, who got herself into some trouble, blah blah blah, and she needs you to save her. You wake up submerged in glowing, blue liquid. Zelda tells you to get up and you find yourself in a room. She, who is pretty demanding of a guy who’s been asleep for 100 years, tells you to walk over to a pedestal. On this pedestal is a sheika slate, a device that allows you to navigate a map, take photos, and do more fun stuff. 

Zelda explains to you how to use this slate and then wants you to get moving. First, you have to clothe yourself in some drabby old clothes. Then you leave the room you woke up in and enter a hallway of sorts. I’m going to skip over some parts of this because this “hallway” just teaches you how to use your controls. Once you leave the cave —I know, I know. It’s a cave you’ve been living in for 100 years. 100 years of musty air and accumulating dust— you activate a cut scene. You walk up to the edge of a cliff and look around at Hyrule. It’s a pretty nice cut scene if I do say so myself. 

Okay, there’s the intro for you. Not much for two paragraphs, right? Well, sorry, but I’m not going to say anymore. If you have found any of this interesting, great, read on. Even better: get the game. 


Why I like this Game:


Why do I like this game? There are a lot of reasons why. Well, first of all, you get to change Link’s outfits. It might just be me, but being able to customize characters is the best thing about a game. Throughout your adventure, you visit towns where you have to buy clothing that suits the environment. This is an open-world game, so there are freezing cold places as well as extremely hot ones. 

When I say open-world, I mean open-world. The kingdom of Hyrule is a giant kingdom to explore. You climb mountains, swim through rivers, ride horses (Awesome, I know), and a lot more. 

Another reason I enjoy the game so much is because of the graphics. This game has such a realistic look to it, it’s truly amazing. The way the water moves and the sun shines on it looks lifelike. All the animals and plants look true to life as well. 

I think my favorite aspect of this game is that you get to travel. You explore the whole world and meet new people. While traveling you collect plants and find horses for companions. You find villages with different cultures and stables to register and care for your horse. 

I highly recommend getting The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild if you’re a video game nerd like me. Prepare for more Zelda Breath of the Wild articles.