GAMING

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ beautifully remasters the world of Hyrule

This review is based on the Nintendo Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild seems to have abandoned the classic Zelda game structure. The newest entry in the venerable franchise has adopted major elements from open-world games. How does it reconcile the classic style with the modern elements while managing to stand out from similar entries in the genre? Simple story lets gameplay shine Breath of the Wild begins with Link awakening after a hundred year slumber in the Shrine of Resurrection. Shortly after, an old man guides Link through the initial area of the game, slowly revealing events of the past. Essentially, a hundred years prior to Link’s awakening, an evil force known as Calamity Ganon had attacked the familiar kingdom of Hyrule. In an attempt to defeat Calamity Ganon, Princess Zelda deployed a cast of heroes to face Ganon, but fell one by one. Knowing Link was imperative to Ganon’s defeat, she saved the then fatally wounded Link and had him preserved in the Shrine of Resurrection while she faced Ganon alone. Now trapped as Ganon’s prisoner, Princess Zelda’s only hope is Link who must rescue Hyrule from Ganon’s evil grasp. As the game progresses, more elements of the story unlock to reveal a deeper narrative. There are smaller, other aspects of the story that gradually reveal more of past events, allowing for a few interesting plot  developments. These plot developments aren’t exactly


MUSIC

The Deadbeat Club S1E5 – Cherry Peel – Of Montreal

This week, The Deadbeat Club grabs their favorite vinyls and sits down in the lounge with their lo-fi album of choice: Cherry Peel by Of Montreal. We breakdown song by song, and look into the Beach Boy-esque aesthetic of this album from barbershop quartet feels to A+ instrumentation in B- songs. A lyrically complicated piece, sit down a listen as we fight for meaning on this episode of The Deadbeat Club podcast.







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