2 years old: Breath of the Wild is perfect for casual gamers too

Today, on March 3 2019, one of the most amazing games of all time, is two years old. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild was released on 03-03-2017, together with the Nintendo Switch.

As coincidence would have it, I’m currently playing it again ever since My daughter got her own copy. Just hearing the familiar music or the jingle of a chest opening is enough to drag me back into the game.

Breath of the Wild for Casual Gamers

If you’ve followed LadiesGames you’ll know I’m very much an Animal Crossing fan. Hearing me saying BOTW is one of the most amazing games might make you wonder. But I want to make the case that you don’t have to be a hard core gamer or a Zelda fan of old to enjoy this open world adventure.

According to my Switch I’ve put in more than 135 hours. I’ve not yet faced the end boss and I’m only half way through finding all the shrines. I’m scared half the time to face the mini bosses like Lynels, Hinox and Talus. But I so enjoy the exploring, the cooking, the side questing and the storyline in the Memories.

If you haven’t played the game yet, or have gotten your Switch just recently, be sure to check the game out. And if you do start playing it, you might want to download this app to your mobile to check off all you have to find and all puzzles to solve. Plus, the interactive map is amazing.

Breath CompanionBreath Companion

Nintendo shared a special compilation of the beauty of exploring Hyrule in Breath of the Wild. Check it out for yourself. You might even want to go right back in the game.


  1. Happy Birthday to the Nintendo Switch and its incredible game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!

    The inability to give Link another name is really new to me in this Zelda game.

    No matter, the game still managed to establish that personal connection between me and Link and Zelda.

    Other things that made me remember and treasure BOTW was its lovely story and excellent music.

    Even until now, I still enjoy the game and have no problems spending another more hours with it.

    1. You know, seeing the compilation Nintendo made in its tweet really gave me goosebumps! So I’m back in the game, trying to discover some more shrines and trying to muster enough courage to take on one of the mini bosses.
      About the music: I wish they’d release it on iTunes or such!

  2. I just started playing Breath of the Wild – and I think it’s a great “companion piece” to Animal Crossing! That may be because I’m playing it in the same manner – just letting the game guide me, not searching for “how to” videos, not rushing to complete anything, just exploring, just enjoying.

    My previous Zelda experience is Wind Waker, which was ok but didn’t give me that excited feeling to come back to. I get the same sense of discovery booting up Breath as I do New Horizons, and I like that. Escapism is good in our current situation.

    1. You know, you’ve described it so well, that’s exactly the way I play BOTW too. I never got into any of the other Zelda games very much, played Windwaker together with my husband, but he did most of the hard parts. In BotW the sense of exploring is so, so special. I don’t think I know of any other game that makes me feel quite that way!

We love to hear from you!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.