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  • Summary: The Master Trials comes with a new Trial of the Sword challenge (previously referred to as the Cave of Trials) that begins with Link having no armor or weapons. There are 45 total rooms in Trial of the Sword, and if you beat them all, then the "true power of the Master Sword will awaken andThe Master Trials comes with a new Trial of the Sword challenge (previously referred to as the Cave of Trials) that begins with Link having no armor or weapons. There are 45 total rooms in Trial of the Sword, and if you beat them all, then the "true power of the Master Sword will awaken and always be in its glowing powered-up state." The expansion also adds Hard Mode, which increases the "rank" of enemies, making them more difficult to take down. Additionally, especially challenging enemies will show up in some places where they might not otherwise have. Additionally, enemies spot Link more easily in Hard mode. [GameSpot] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Aug 4, 2017
    100
    All in all, this initial DLC pack is worth picking up, especially if you’re still toying around with Breath of the Wild. Granted, the next story focused pack is probably the more hotly anticipated of the two, but the gameplay features, additional difficulty, and the Trial of the Sword challenge are nothing to scoff at here. Definitely pick this up, it’s well worth the asking price.
  2. Jul 5, 2017
    90
    With Nintendo having little experience with DLC, there was always a question as to if the developer could do it right, and it seems unquestionable that the team knocked this one out of the park, adding some new content, giving a completely new game mode, and also including cosmetic little bonuses for series fans out there. The next DLC has only been hinted at so far, but it has been shown to be based around the fan-favourite four champions, and if it's even half as good as this then fans are in for a treat.
  3. Jul 3, 2017
    80
    This first DLC is more substantial than expected: the Trial of the Sword is beautiful and hard, and the Korok Mask will help those who wish to totally complete the game. The Master Mode, less harmonius than the original adventure, represent a real challenge, even for true hardcore gamers.
  4. Jul 3, 2017
    80
    The Master Trials doesn’t make any epochal changes to the established Breath of the Wild formula, but by packing in one of the game’s best quests, some welcome new features, and a hard mode to be reckoned with, it more than paves the way way for the starrier story expansion to come.
  5. Jul 4, 2017
    80
    The first of the DLCs of The Legend Of Zelda Breath of The Wild, has two interesting new modes to make the end-game more engaging and new gear to make it more enjoyable.
  6. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Aug 24, 2017
    80
    The experience that it offers is so different that I'm fine taking the plunge on it. Add to that the fun challenges in the Trial of the Sword and this pack immediately heads back in the right direction. [Issue #29, p. 18]
  7. Jul 1, 2017
    70
    Trials is a hodgepodge of stuff that should have been patched in and stuff worthy of extra development time.

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  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. Jul 6, 2017
    10
    Look breath of the wild the master trials may not be the most necessary DLC, but the trial of the sword is a extremely fun extension of theLook breath of the wild the master trials may not be the most necessary DLC, but the trial of the sword is a extremely fun extension of the masterpiece Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2021
    10
    This is the best game I've ever played.
    Perhaps Zelda's legendary wild breath is the best game in human history.
    Action, Hit, Parring, Open
    This is the best game I've ever played.
    Perhaps Zelda's legendary wild breath is the best game in human history.
    Action, Hit, Parring, Open World, RPG It's all imaginary.
    I actually feel like I'm going on a trip in a game.
    I can do everything I want to do in this game.
    Shigeru Miyamoto, he is the god of games.
    I envy Japan for making games so well.
    Zelda's legendary rough breathing character was cute.
    Nexus, the Kingdom of the Winds, Blade & Soul, Ookami, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it was like watching online.
    Action and batting sense are no less than those of Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Ghost of Tsushima and Nih.
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  3. Jul 29, 2017
    10
    My god this DLC is awesome!, The master sword trial is fantastic, hard, challenging and makes you really use all your acquired knowledgeMy god this DLC is awesome!, The master sword trial is fantastic, hard, challenging and makes you really use all your acquired knowledge throughout the game to really go through it, this is a must have for players of Zelda Breath of the Wild. Please enjoy all video games. Expand
  4. Jul 12, 2017
    8
    It's great, just a nice appetizer DLC pack until the second one (which is included in the initial $20) that will have the bigger story beats.It's great, just a nice appetizer DLC pack until the second one (which is included in the initial $20) that will have the bigger story beats.

    I love the new hero's trail system, it's helped me explore everything and find some wayward korok seeds. Master Mode and Trial of the Sword are great hold-overs.
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  5. Jul 16, 2017
    8
    Solid stopgap DLC. The master quest is exceptionally well done and the trial of the sword is the best iteration of the challenge tower yet.Solid stopgap DLC. The master quest is exceptionally well done and the trial of the sword is the best iteration of the challenge tower yet. This however, is only a small snack of content and most of the features of this DLC feel like they easily could have been part of the original game. Still, some added fun in my favorite game in a long time is more than welcome. Expand
  6. Apr 18, 2021
    7
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Master Trials is not for everyone. There’s no new story content, and a lot of the new content isThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Master Trials is not for everyone. There’s no new story content, and a lot of the new content is trivial. A lot of the content just supplements an already perfect game. The Trial of the Sword, arguably the biggest part of the expansion, is a great challenge that anyone looking for a tough new experience should definitely try. Expand
  7. Nov 6, 2019
    0
    Given how awesome the base game is, this DLC is just pathetic. Combat in BOTW is bad and makes these trials a drag. It's not difficult likeGiven how awesome the base game is, this DLC is just pathetic. Combat in BOTW is bad and makes these trials a drag. It's not difficult like Dark Souls, it's just repetitive and boring. Couldn't even force myself to finish it, it's that bad. Expand

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