Game In Progress: Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’s finale puts its incredible adventure in perspective

Welcome back to our Game In Progress coverage of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. In this final entry, Gameological editor Matt Gerardi makes for Hyrule Castle and takes the opportunity to look back at the adventure he had along the way. We’re not quite done with this game yet, though. Check back tomorrow for a discussion about whether it ranks among gaming’s all-time greats.

Your assault on Hyrule Castle hammers home just how genius Breath Of The Wild‘s structure is. When I started this journey and got my orders from the Old Man on the Great Plateau, I laughed as the words “New Objective: Destroy Ganon” zipped onto the screen. That moment is loaded with significance—a knowing joke to tickle longtime players, a symbol of the freedom BOTW allows, a wink at the slow-burning openings of past Zeldas—and from that point …

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