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Breath of the Wild: Link by aquanut Breath of the Wild: Link by aquanut
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SO this game is AMAZING!! I feel like BotW really captures the feeling of exploration and discovery in the way people have been wanting from Zelda all these years. It's amazing how much there is to find and how many different ways there are to approach problems and interact with the environment, it's a lot more realistic now and feels so much like really exploring!

(Even after SS I'm still not used to not rolling everywhere anymore, though.)

There is a process GIF and a short message about this picture here!


I'm not very far in the game because I keep getting distracted taking screenshots (and already having to dodge spoilers everywhere), but the first thing I did after leaving the cave--which was an amazing moment that reminded me of how the very first game begins, and was glorious to see with the new scenery--was cross the ridge above the old man and circle the monsters poking them with a tree branch till they dropped their weapons for me to use, then visit the Temple of Time and clear out one of the skull dens by firing arrows from above, and bomb down the rocks blocking the nearby shrine by lugging one of the TNT barrels all the way over there.

Someone else I know started by taking the woodcutter's axe and going downhill from the old man, cutting down a bunch of trees and stealing a bow from the monsters in the area, running along the cliffs and finding the quest objective by accident without even stopping by the temple first. I really enjoy how much freedom there is to take your own path, and how unobtrusive the quest objectives feel this time around.

(I do miss the old style of overworld music, but I'm mostly busy being overwhelmed by the awesome scenery and sense of exploration, and definitely loving to see the Koroks and other shoutouts to earlier games return!)
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Alfazil Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Great work
UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
Aw, you make him so cute!
PINKDIAMOND3000 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Nice Link!
LordofGoodness Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Link actually does look the part of a hunter.
Nintendorkly Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Killed myself with the Master Sword... but without using the blade part
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful choice of colours! ^^
Anonymations Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student General Artist
I looooove everything about this game >v<
ninjaxluvr Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm so jealous! But the fan-art and stories of it's awesomeness keep me going lol
twilightlinkjh Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been at it since day one and have only just cleared the first dungeon. I have 179 Korok seeds and that has been my main objective thus far.  Exploring the map and uncovering ruins and secret areas has been so much fun that I forget about the actual story. It's such a realistic approach but weapon degradation is something that I hope doesn't make it back in the next title.

This painting really does set the tone and feel of the game, great job~
Eternal-Apprentice Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This game is sooooo amazing. I love playing it every second I get. :D 

And this picture looks absolutely fantastic! 
Pokefan181 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
This game seriously looks so good.

And you did an amazing job on this picture! :la:
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