Break it down.
When it comes to ways that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild flipped the script for the wider series, there is a list of 'em so long that it almost rivals the number of those darn Korok Seeds out there. *shakes fist to the sky* One of the changes that we almost can't believe actually happened, however, was the sheer number of weapons at your disposal and how, importantly, they had a nasty habit of breaking.
This wasn't you're daddy's Zelda game. You're not picking up a sword from your uncle, a mysterious man in a cave, or a hidden chest surrounded by a maze of boulders. Instead, your first steps into the Great Plateau and beyond probably saw you armed with a couple of branches and an old wooden lid as a makeshift shield. Chances are that after a couple of swings at some nearby Bokoblins, those sticks broke and you were left pushing that stamina wheel to its limits in a crazed game of cat and mouse not a million miles away from Hyrule's take on The Benny Hill Show (or Scooby-Doo, if you'd prefer).
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