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Games to Play While in Quarantine

April 8, 2020

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Everyone knows “The Legend Of Zelda” right? The brave princess that needs to be saved by her warrior, Link. This game has the same storyline as Mario. You play as the boy who is saving his princess. It’s cliché, but nonetheless very interactive with an amazingly detailed storyline that could possibly make you emotional. As you play you feel as though you have escaped and entered the troubled kingdom of Hyrule. Besides the storyline, what makes this game so amazing?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” was released March 3,2017; I know I’m late to the review game but bare with me. Because it is now 2020, the game is only 40 dollars, but when it was first released it was 60 dollars. This is a pretty average price for Nintendo switch games, and of course the price goes down the older they get. I would say it’s a fine price for the game considering it has a lot of hours built into it. If you only want to beat the storyline then you have 60 hours of playing time. But if you really love the game and totally want to conquer it, then it is 120 hours. I will touch more on everything you can do in the game later.

The storyline is basically just four divine beasts and then Ganon which is the main boss. You can technically go ahead and try to beat Ganon, but if you beat the four divine beasts then Ganon will be weaker when you get to him. Each of the divine beasts are in different cities that have different people in them. These people help you get to the beasts so you can beat them. Besides the basics of the storyline, there is so much more to the game. There are shrines that are like little puzzles you can beat that help you teleport, dragons that you can steal scales from if you hit them with an arrow, an enchanted foggy forest that has a powerful weapon in the middle of it, and so much more. 

So far I have put in 55 hours into “Breath of The Wild” and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good story line with an open world you can explore. The game is loved by many switch players, and “Zelda” fanatics adore it. If you’re looking for a new game to waste many quarantined hours on, “Breath of The Wild” is on Amazon.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

If you scroll past your feed on Instagram, there is a high chance you saw someone post about their “Animal Crossing” island. “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” brings the beloved game to a deserted island. This game is similar to “The Sims” because you can make your own town and decorate houses, but it is MUCH cuter. Your character that you play through is the only human and your neighbors are animals with their own personalities. For example, I have a little fox on my island right now that wears sunglasses and is french. 

The game is a new hot topic because it was just released March 20, 2020. Because of how new and popular this game is, the price range is around 60 to 80 dollars. There is even a newly designed “Animal Crossing” theme Nintendo Switch console that runs up to 500 dollars. Keep in mind that an average Nintendo Switch runs up to 300 dollars. There is no denying that the game is a hit considering all its players have been loving it, but what is the whole point of the game?

The whole point in my opinion is to relax. You can do fun activities like pick fruit from trees, plant flowers, decorate your house, fish in the ocean, help neighbors and make DIYs. By doing these things you get “nook miles” and “bells” which are basically the currencies in the game. You can buy things or upgrade your house when you earn enough of either one. 

The greatest part of the game is the fact that it literally has countless hours on it. You can constantly make your island grow with new people and stores. If you get bored of your island, you can always visit your friend’s island through the game’s “Dodo Airlines.” In my opinion this is a really cute concept because dodos can’t fly yet they are pilots in the game. 

“Animal Crossing” was released at a great time considering most of us are stuck at home now. Video games in general are a great way to escape whatever stress is happening in the world around us. This game brings you to a deserted island where the only worry you have is making sure your tulips are growing nicely. If you want to hop on this awesome bandwagon and make your own island, I highly recommend “Animal Crossing” to any switch user.

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