Game In Progress: Exploration is its own reward in The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Welcome back to our ongoing Game In Progress review of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. Over the next few weeks, Gameological Editor Matt Gerardi will be playing through the Switch version of Nintendo’s latest fantasy epic and checking in with reports along the way. This second installment, which is as spoiler-free as possible, covers everything from leaving the Great Plateau to his first encounter with the closest thing the game has to a dungeon—a span of around 25 hours. As always, we invite you to read, comment, and play along as we march our way toward Calamity Ganon, whatever the hell that means.

Can exploration be its own reward? That’s the question at the center of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild‘s ambitious reconsideration of what an open-world game has to be. Nintendo has taken that template, one that was abused …

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