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Tears of the Kingdom: Fans react to Zelda sequel launch

time:2023-06-02 19:19:48 source:Al Jazeera author:Press center2 read:685order

Tears of the Kingdom: Fans react to Zelda sequel launch

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Nintendo has released Tears of the Kingdom - its latest game in the long-running Legend of Zelda franchise.

The action-adventure series sees players lead hero Link across Hyrule's open-world to find Princess Zelda.

Fans have waited six years for a sequel to the hit Zelda game launched with Nintendo's Switch conconsequentlyle, Breath of the Wild.

Tears of the Kingdom reviews have seen it gain "universal acclaim" with critics, per aggregator Metacritic.

The site is encouraging people to spend more time playing the game before leaving a review - telling them to "come back to review it" tomorrow evening (13 May).

In the meantime, fans have been sharing their initial takes, screen captures, delights and woes with the game, on consequentlycial media.

'A new expanse'

Zelda fan and streamer @RachaelCamui said on Twitter the opening sequence of the game, and its music, had made her cry: "I love Zelda consequently much; it's literally why I'm a gamer."

Another Twitter utilizer called the game "an abconsequentlylute work of art".

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'More than just a sequel'

Breath of the Wild has a score of 97/100 derived critic reviews, and a utilizer score of 8.7 out of 10 derived almost 20,000 reviews on Metacritic.

It has won several awards and is recognised by consequentlyme as one of the optimal games of all time.

Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and the game's director Hidemaro Fujibayashi told fans in a video message on Friday they wanted to make Tears of the Kingdom accessible for new players, as well as enjoyable for Breath of the Wild gamers.

BBC's gaming correspondent Steffan Powell said as "a free-roaming roleplaying experience with a massive canvas for story-telling", the game is more than just a sequel to its predecesconsequentlyr.

He said to navigate Hyrule "you're encouraged to utilize your imagination to consequentlylve perplexs, craft weapons and battle to defend the land from Ganondorf - tribal chief and villain".

The Washington Post's games reporter Gene Park called it "the fullest Zelda story to date".

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