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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)

Zeruda no densetsu: Buresu obu za wairudo (original title)
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After a century of hibernation, Link reawakens to once again save a ruined Hyrule from a great evil.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kengo Takanashi Kengo Takanashi ... Link (voice)
Yû Shimamura Yû Shimamura ... Princess Zelda (voice) (as Yu Shimamura)
Kôji Takeda Kôji Takeda ... Daruk (voice) (as Kouji Takeda)
Noboru Yamaguchi Noboru Yamaguchi ... Revali (voice)
Mayu Isshiki Mayu Isshiki ... Mipha (voice)
Rei Shimoda Rei Shimoda ... Urbosa (voice)
Hiroshi Naka Hiroshi Naka ... King Rhoam Bosphoramus Hyrule (voice)
Shôko Tsuda Shôko Tsuda ... Impa (voice) (as Showko Tsuda)
Hideaki Nonaka Hideaki Nonaka ... Great Deku Tree (voice)
Kumiko Watanabe Kumiko Watanabe ... Yunobo (voice)
Takuya Masumoto Takuya Masumoto ... Teba (voice)
Kosuke Onishi Kosuke Onishi ... Prince Sidon (voice) (as Kousuke Oonishi)
Arisa Sakuraba Arisa Sakuraba ... Riju (voice)
Atsuyoshi Miyazaki Atsuyoshi Miyazaki ... Master Kohga (voice)
Kosuke Takaguchi Kosuke Takaguchi ... (voice) (as Kousuke Takaguchi)
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After a century of hibernation, Link reawakens to once again save a ruined Hyrule from a great evil.

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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This is the first game in the Zelda series to feature full voice acting segments. However, as per the series' tradition, Link remains silent. According to the makers, Link is the literal 'link' between the gamer and the game, and his side of every conversation is left out as much as possible so that the gamer can project his own thoughts and responses onto Link. The Japanese version actually had Link write diary entries in the Quest Log as he progresses through the story, but these were edited and changed to quest updates for the English version. See more »

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Princess Zelda: Link... Open your eyes... Wake up, Link.
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Truly unique.
9 March 2017 | by RockoDaFoxxoSee all my reviews

IMDb isn't really a site designed for people to rate video games, but this entry is too much fun to not talk about, so I'll write a review anyways. If you look deeper into my ratings you'll notice how I gave all the Zelda games I've played a perfect 10. I love the series' storytelling, quirky characters, engaging puzzles and charming level designs, but I do often wonder if these games deserve such a high rating. They do slightly suffer from repetition (Ganon must have multiple lives!), and there are a few irritating glitches that can hinder my overall enjoyment. Which is fine because, after buying the Nintendo Switch and trying this game out for a few good hours, I think this game is worth all the hype. And what hype it has!

In short, this game is an absolute blast. Open-world games have been done before (Skyrim), yet every little detail, every little technique, and the various ways you could go about on your adventure make this huge world feel fresh and exciting. There is so much to do in this game, and it never gets boring! Link could climb up steep cliffs, transport to towers, paraglide, and enter "Shrines" to solve puzzles by using magic in clever ways. Even the horse-riding was fun! I love how immersive this world is, because everything (graphics, controls, gameplay) is so flawlessly executed and so absorbing. It breaks a few video game conventions we're so used to, making this game an exciting, entertaining ride filled with smooth game-play and fun characters.

I haven't gotten too deep into the game yet, so I can't really comment on the main storyline too much. So far it has the typical Zelda formula, but with an interesting techno-twist that doesn't feel misplaced. The character interactions are natural, and the quests push the story forward instead of making them feel like filler. So far a good start.

Overall, this game is innovative, breathtaking, challenging, imaginative and endlessly addicting. I believe this is one of Nintendo's most well-crafted games they've made, and I'm not saying this out of pure nostalgia. If you're a Zelda fan, a casual gamer, or someone that thirsts for adventure, this is a great choice.


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