I've mentioned previously that my 5 and 7 year olds have become more and more obsessed with Zelda. Every discussion we have is about arrows, weapons, koroks, Kilton, who's been where, who's fought who, etc. Quietly my wife has watched in the background. Early on she thought it was a childish waste of time, geeky, dull, etc. Safe to say she's not in to games.
But over time, as she's watched the kids play she's got more and more interested in the scale of the game, the detail, the varied landscape, the rambling and especially the puzzles in the shrines. Last night she started the game herself! It's so fun to watch and remember all the stuff I experienced over 2 years ago. Starting with nothing, being so underpowered and under equipped that running from fights is the best option, working out how to use magnesis and stasis, strategising how to beat a camp of baddies, having fun with cooking, seeing the first active guardian and finding out the hard way just how powerful they are. Getting stuff wrong time and again and learning a little with each death. Oh, and of course earning the paraglider, still my favourite part of the game, suddenly the whole world and adventure opens up.
Best game ever, and that's unanimous in my house!