The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I wanted to write this review because this Zelda is unlike any other Zelda game I have ever played, and yet it is hard to begin because it is hard to know where to start! But I shall do my best!
Skipping over the hype for the game before I ever played it (I tend to ignore this, I have been burned by this before. “Oh my God, this game/film is amazing”, followed by me after me playing/watching it, “Meh. Was hyped too much”. Hype ruins it for me because I go in expecting greatness but get something subpar afterwards), I first played this game in May of 2017. A friend came to visit and he brought his Switch and copy of Breath of the Wild (and 1-2-Switch, but that’s a story for another day!), and I played it as a “Make the most of it, it will be a while before you own this game” so I kinda took it for granted.
But, 5 short months later, my wife (at the time fiancee) bought me a Switch and Breath of the Wild for my birthday. I played it again, this time as the owner of the game, and with the foresight of someone who would play it for more than a single day. And boy oh boy, did my view of this game change in more ways than one!
When I say to someone “Virtual Reality”, people will think of the Vive, or the PS4 VR headset, or even the Oculus Rift! And people also think “video games” rather than anything else. We have all seen those YouTube videos of people playing with the Vive, headset on and controllers in hand, able to “move” around the virtual environment like you are really there. There are even some hilarious ones where the virtual environment moves in such a way that the person actual falls over, brain convinced that the actual world is moving around them. Cool stuff, in my opinion! The fact that visual stimuli can make your brain think it’s actually happening to you. Very cool. I even have a few VR headsets myself, ones I can put my phone into, and I enjoy using them (except that horrible horror game called “Sisters”. No thank you, sir!).
In summary: Virtual Reality? Very cool. Everyone should try it.
Confused as to the blog title? Allow me explain.
For those who don’t follow me on Twitter, I recently tweeted that I had booked off a week from work so that I could 100% focus on my writing. I will doing very little else for that week other than writing. My goal? To at least double my word count for my latest writing project. How much is that you ask? I currently have around 50,000 words. This means by the end of that week, I should (if all goes as planned) around or over 100,000 words.
I have dubbed this week “Writing Week”.