Admittedly I've not touched Zelda for some time now. Completed the main story, and as much as I hate to admit this, the game lost some appeal for me after the final boss - The game just felt far too short and under-whelming, and knowing that all you have left to do is side-quests and shrine hunting just makes it hard to want to play at the moment. Don't get me wrong, the game is amazing, as I've said numerous times now, but just short.
What do you expect when you just power through the main story arc and don't do the rest? I don't play single player games, I pretty much only ever stick to competitive multiplayer games, but Zelda drew me in for a long
time. Didn't buy the DLC, but roamed around and found all I could - and did all the shrines. Loads of playtime, and it wasn't empty.
Thing is, to me it didn't even felt like I had powered through the main story though.The majority of the shrines had been found, albeit some hadn't been completed due to the challenge within, most of the armor sets had been sourced, and I'd done quite a lot of the side-quests. I wanted the feeling of something new and the rewards within, so did the four divine beasts...then it just get to that point that after having done all 4 and finding the Master Sword, I just wanted to experience the Ganon fight...As fun as the fight was, it just felt pretty easy, hell, there's even some Lynels I don't dare face yet. I understand and also appreciate the fact Nintendo went for a different route, but the majority of the 'main' story admittedly came from flashbacks. That's why I'm hoping the DLC pack add a lot more to the game.
Don't get me wrong, like I said I love the game and still plan on playing it a hell lot more, but like I said, I've got about 6/7 new games since completing Zelda, and atm Zelda sits on the backburner for me.
I remember reading an article on how Breath Of The Wild was the most multi-player game in years, and at first I didn't understand, but then reading the article and experiencing it first hand, it made sense. With how open the game is in every way possible, it meant that everyone was combining together to help each other out, sharing their different experience, tips, tactics, solutions, locations etc...Hell, even my lass isn't a big fan of gaming, but she helped me a sh*t ton in Zelda, and even became geekily obsessed with it.
Am the same as you though - recently the majority of my gaming time was only spent on games such as Battlefield 4, and I felt I could never get in to a single player game due to work and whatnot, but Zelda was a game I just couldn't put down, in a way I thank the Switch for getting me back in to gaming as such, So as I said, I'm not slating the game entirely, just voicing my opinion that the main quest of the game was not what I expected of a Zelda game, but I guess with the new direction the game has gone comes the new direction of story and whatnot - you make the story by what you do, the people you come across etc...
DLC pack 2 needs to hurry up though.
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