Never before has any video game felt as open and free as the latest installment in the Legend of Zelda franchise. As usual, you play as Link and are on a quest to save Princess Zelda and the world. This time, you're dropped in a field with an ancient-looking phone and some shorts. Slowly, you can gather your resources, meet allies, and hone your skills before taking on the Big Bad, Calamity Ganon. Oooooor, you can just charge right in.
The freedom to do whatever you want in the game is exhilarating. You can challenge tough enemies right away or choose to run away from everything until you find better weapons. Or you can just go for long horseback rides and watch the sunset while sitting next to a waterfall in the jungle. The game is fun and scary and stressful, but it can also be peaceful and serene. It's really all about how you prefer to play it. I, for one, really enjoyed hanging out in the tundra hunting moose and cooking up grub. Other people like to play with the physics with often interesting results. This game can take anywhere from 50 to 182 hours to complete, depending on how much of a completionist you are.
Download it from Nintendo for $59.99 or buy it from Target for $49.49.