in a certain In my gaming life, everything has changed. Having spent most of my 20s running a marathon for hours on end, and bleary-eyed from all day gaming, my priorities changed. I can’t overeat right now, even though I still hear the console’s call and yearn to get sucked into the game. Moderation is key, but finding a way to eliminate unhealthy gaming habits can be difficult.Or, at least, until The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
A lot has changed since the game came out in 2017.First, I now have a toddler and my playtime is limited to 15 minutes or half an hour, and breathe It’s the kind of game that leaves the player lost for hours. But in anticipation of the sequel to the game——Tears of the Kingdom, slated for release in May next year — a rerun is necessary. So I started looking for a way to make the big game fit into my little playtime. The trick? Target setting. Now, every time I pick up a controller, even if it’s just for a few minutes, I make sure there’s a very specific task to accomplish, and then I do it. It was as satisfying as getting lost, but more suitable for the time I had.
At first, I was worried that this approach would not work.i tried to replay breathe Once before, dropped it before heading to the Duel Peak stables because I never had time to fully immerse myself in it. But by giving myself a clearly marked to-do list, I’m more drawn to it — and have a clear way to dig. It completely changed the way I play games.
Sometimes, when I have a few hours to play, that can mean dealing with a mythical beast.When I have 15 minutes, it’s probably looking for five Hyrule Bass to upgrade some armor or explore the top of the mountain (I’m looking for all the Korok seeds this time, so there’s one a lot of involved climbing).Part of the fun of the game is like Breath of the Wild There is always something around every corner, and I definitely allow myself to wander. But if I know I don’t have time to fully explore something, I just mark it on the map and move on – then that mark will be my goal for the next game.
It’s an odd systematic way to play this open-ended game of infinite possibilities, and frankly, it may breathedesigner intends. But over time it worked for my brain.I like this game so much, even when I’m playing it Tetrissize of time blocks.
Who knows, this time, I might even actually let myself finish it.