Legend Of Zelda - Breath of the Wild
So I have three kids and no time. Getting through games takes significant investment, even then my partner and I take turns playing the same game account because we share the same boat in life. We recently got to BotW, and I'm incredibly impressed. I want a fantasy game, and there was so much buzz around it (especially since Tears of Kingdom recently came out) that we decided to try it.
I love the open world and the elements the design team ran with. I could climb mountains for HOURS. I love the environmental elements and gameplay is simple enough that if we don't pick it up for a week we still remember the controls. DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE WITCHER CONTROLS! Gush to me about your experience and your gripes!!! What's your favorite shrine? Or the thing one tip that you found really useful!
One of my favorite games ever! I still remember when I first started playing it (literally years ago) and was blown away by how BIG it is! It’s beautiful, unique, and endlessly fun to play. I recently introduced my partner to it - he’s not much of a gamer but is a big Zelda fan nonetheless - and he will play it for hours without actually advancing the plot in any way, which I think is a sign of a really well-crafted world. And of course the art and music are both gorgeous. I don’t know if I have a favorite shrine but I love the ones that require you to combine your powers in interesting ways. I also loooove the giant horse, the Lord of the Mountain/Satori, the dragons, the Great Fairies, and the sand seals!