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The story's unhealthy, but the game is good.
Reviewed in Canada on September 9, 2021
The game had a nice feel with some nice tie-ins to previous Zelda games. The open-world concept is nice, and the graphics and flow are good too. I do find the controls frustrating. I keep accidentally crouching when I want to run (because they're the same button), and this leads to me getting hit when I'm fighting something, and I'm not that good with the controls in general, but all in all, it's a nice experience. The general story is unhealthy though. The whole 100 year bit is fine. The 10,000 year bit is okay, but Zelda's a wuss. She spends all her time in flashbacks (recovered memories) moping, whining, pouting, and complaining. I might be doing the same, but this sets a horrible examples of what a "girl" should do. This isn't working, but I'm not giving up - that part is good. And I'm going to whine about it the whole way - that part sucks! I don't need to hear/see that. It's a real downer, really. And link's way too feminine. If he isn't going shirtless, it's hard to tell he isn't a girl. That part's messed up too. But the game is otherwise a good game.