Hello! I'm Ahmed, and I have been playing Nintendo games since before I could read and write.
Naturally, I was very excited to demo the upcoming Legend of Zelda game Breath of the Wild at the Nintendo World Store in NYC.
I even wore my only green piece of clothing to commemorate my journey.
I was given about half an hour with the game, guided by a Nintendo representative.
The store had five demo stations, but I got to play on the big screen, all praises be to the three Goddesses.
Most of the demo is set in a sprawling open field. It seemed huge, but apparently what I played was only 2% of the final map.
Even from a few minutes with the demo, the game has very noticeable customization options when compared with usual Zelda games. I kept taking off Link's pants just 'cause I could.
It's a beautiful game. And I'm not just talking about dressing Link up in his birthday suit.
The gameplay has been fine-tuned as well. At one point, I jumped off a cliff and did a Neo-in-the-Matrix with a slo-mo shot.
Also of note, Link uses a cell phone? At least that's what it looks like.
Some incredible things I did that I didn't have a chance to take photos of:
-I jumped on my shield and surfed down a cliff.
-I used a magnet rune to move around metal blocks and solve puzzles.
-I beat up Moblin-type things with a two-handed axe, a tree branch, and a sword.
-I fast-travelled to a bunch of towers.
-I made sure Link never wore pants.