It's time. Let's talk about your Breath of the Wild experience.
My one prevailing regret over the past couple of weeks is that I haven't found more time to play Zelda. That's probably a bit of poor time management, in the sense that I hadn't finished some other games in time. But then life does get in the way sometimes, and the beauty of the Switch is that I can turn train rides, toilet breaks, time without internet into a few moments of Zelda.
It's been interesting listening to how Mark has transitioned from initially hating the open area to completely falling in love with Zelda. I'm not that enamoured by it, but then I don't have a history with the series. Zelda was the top of my Pile of Shame, the series that I'd neglected for decades. I grew up with PCs, not a Gamecube or a SNES or an N64, and so I missed out (and consequently never looked back).
Breath of the Wild was the perfect entry to Zelda for me, though. Having seen many speedruns, videos and retrospectives on Zelda, I don't think I could go back and enjoy them today.
But Breath of the Wild feels almost like a Western RPG with Nintendo's touch. It feels like the kind of game I'd want Zelda to be, a slightly more charming open world than The Witcher. Not as dark, but not limited in size and scope either.
How have you found Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? For me, it's certainly the best game a console has launched with this generation.