A Weekend with Zelda

It’s been an interesting weekend so far.

I woke up on Friday night and started to feel ill. I spent the rest of the night being sick and not sleeping, woo!

Yesterday I felt rough as anything so I wanted to play Resident Evil VII, but I didn’t think my stomach could handle it, so instead, I spent the day playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

I love Zelda games. One of my favourite and most played games is A Link to the Past on the SNES, so when BOTW was coming out, I was all over it.

For several reasons though despite getting it early on, and buying a Nintendo Switch mainly for it, I didn’t play it all that much.

First off my Switch was being a pain in the arse, I got so far into the game when it started to close ‘unexpectedly’. This was happening on everything I tried to play. I tried all sorts to get it to work and ended up having to send it off to Nintendo to get it fixed. It was back fairly quickly, but when I got it back I mainly played Pokemon Sword and when I finished that I kind of neglected the Switch. The few times when I tried Zelda again and pick up where I left my saved game, it would do the unexpected crash all the time.

We had the idea of creating a new profile on the Switch for me and begin again, which seemed to work. To test I deleted my saves from the original account restarted the game. Annoyingly it’s been fine.

I’ve blasted through BOTW over the past week or so and I’m now just mopping up bits and pieces before going to kick Ganon’s arse yet again – the guy just won’t take the hint that Link will always win…

One of the other reasons I couldn’t play it initially was that I just couldn’t get into it. I’ve played a ton of open-world games that are much bigger, but I just couldn’t get my head into it. There was just something about that my brain at the time couldn’t deal with, but now I’ve properly put some time into it, and I’m loving it.

I hope that the issues with my Switch are sorted, but even now I’m reluctant to buy any new games for it for fear that I won’t be able to play them, I guess I’ll just see how things go when playing the games I already have.

Over the past few weeks I’ve caught up a few games that have been on my to-play list for a while, and it feels good to finally play and finish things that I’ve had for years in some cases.

I will continue more next week, hopefully with RE7, before working on The Next Stage, of course.