Predictable Bottlenecks and Other Frustrating Things We Better Not See in Breath of the Wild

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has big shoes to fill, while simultaneously carrying the responsibility of injecting life into a series that has arguably lost its shine.

Some would insist that Zelda's recent meanderings are simply a matter of structure. Can a series with dated core mechanics make it in today's gaming market? Will nostalgia carry Link for another title, or will Nintendo's proclaimed innovations prove that their base structure is still golden?

Only time and reception can answer these questions, but here are some frustrating issues found in recent Legend of Zelda titles that we hope Nintendo has at least reinvented -- if not ditched altogether -- in the franchise's newest installment.   

Published Feb. 3rd 2017

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