Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, behind the scenes! / by Larry Charles

Nintendo dropped some wonderful video content on Youtube detailing the design and development process behind creating their latest Legend of Zelda game Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch. As it currently stands, the game has a metacritic rating of 97. I only say that because it should let you know that you're going to see video content about how a team developed a game with such a high metacritic rating and learn a thing or two.

If you're interested in learning more about the process of video game development, or more specifically what went into developing this game, you definitely want to watch this playlist. There are four videos in total and each one explores a different topic. In particular, I want to illustrate a moment that was intriguing to me from the following videos which talks about breaking away from the tried and true Legend of Zelda franchise mechanics.

Going into developing this game, the team took a step back to evaluate their product. Wondering if some of Legend of Zelda's tried and true mechanics exist because they are the best idea, or simply because they were the best idea given the technological limitations when they were designed. Asking this question alone is risky, especially if you plan on exploring it. When you are working on such an appreciated and adored franchise such as this one, fans are up in arms when they even hear that you may be changing the formula in any way. Even still, the development team made some major changes to the game and ended up being right, according to critics and fans alike. I wont ruin any more of it. I've gone ahead and pulled out the videos you should watch and comprised them into a playlist. Clicking on any of the videos will play the entire playlist for you, but if you only want to see specific videos, I've also pulled them apart for you below...