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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. NF 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: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  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. Dec 22, 2017
    10
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Master Trials is a great DLC! The master sword trial is incredible! In the master mode, theThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Master Trials is a great DLC! The master sword trial is incredible! In the master mode, the master sword trial is like a nightmare... I love the riddles of the locations of the armors! You really need to open your map and look for it. This DLC is awesome! But I think the pack 2 of the DLC will be more awesome! Great!!! Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2017
    10
    Nintendo nos trae nuevo contenido para el que ya es el mejor juego de la historia. Un juego perfecto casi infinito y ahora con nuevos retos yNintendo nos trae nuevo contenido para el que ya es el mejor juego de la historia. Un juego perfecto casi infinito y ahora con nuevos retos y desafíos además de algunos cofres sorpresa... Genial!! Expand
  4. Sep 18, 2017
    8
    Este primer pack que nos trae el DLC de Zelda BotW está muy bien ya que te reengancha al juego aportando nuevas formas de jugarlo y nuevasEste primer pack que nos trae el DLC de Zelda BotW está muy bien ya que te reengancha al juego aportando nuevas formas de jugarlo y nuevas experiencia. Como fan y seguidor de la saga puedo decir que tanto el Santuario de la Espada como el Modo Experto son las dos experiencias más destacables de este primer pack. Ambas proporcionan un inmensa cantidad de horas de juego y hacen que te entren ganas de volver a jugarlo completo y de volver a descubrir cada rincón del reino de Hyrule. No obstante, no todo lo que se puede decir de este primer pack es bueno, ya que el resto de contenido es muy atractivo debido a la nostalgia que nos proporciona a los más seguidores de la saga ya que tenemos en su mayoría ítems que nos recuerdan a personajes de otros juegos de la misma, y aquí es donde viene la parte negativa desde mi punto de vista para este primer pack. Los nuevos objetos (entiéndase las ropas) aunque te ofrecen tiempo de entretenimiento ya que te dejan pistas de dónde encontrarlas pero has de buscar, luego no proporcionan nada lo cual que empuje a utilizarlas ya que sus efectos al ponértelas son exactamente los mismos que proporcionan otras que ya existían en el juego original, quitando la máscara de Majora que evita que te ataquen lo enemigos, aunque en cierta medida ya esto se podía conseguir comprando en la tienda de Kilton todas las máscaras de los enemigos, la diferencia es que con esta no has de estar cambiándote cada vez que el enemigo es uno diferente.

    En conclusión, para mi jugador diría que tanto el Santuario de la Espada como el Modo Experto son los dos grandes alicientes de este primer pack del DLC ya que el resto de contenido no son más que "coleccionables" que tiran un poquito de nostalgia para los más seguidores de esta saga.

    Mi nota como jugador es de un 8 (Notable Alto), debido a que a mí me ha impulsado a rejugar el título y echarle a este Zelda BotW otras 180 horas más de juego.
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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. Jul 5, 2017
    7
    I quickly lost interest in hard mode. The "cosmetic" items are not any more than a curiosity, and the map enhancement is useless for me. ButI quickly lost interest in hard mode. The "cosmetic" items are not any more than a curiosity, and the map enhancement is useless for me. But the trials have been really fun so far. They are challenging enough to make you say "hey, no fair!", but beatable. They force you to manage your health and resources much more carefully than is needed for the BOTW campaign, and you get more of some fun aspects like Aerial combat, and fighting in the dark. All of the trials have been good fun, and have re-kindled my interest in the game after having put it down a few weeks ago. Expand
  7. Jul 11, 2017
    0
    See this DLC like you first saw the Switch: Cheaply made and overpriced for what you are getting. Nintendo's practice so far for this systemSee this DLC like you first saw the Switch: Cheaply made and overpriced for what you are getting. Nintendo's practice so far for this system has been a poor and lazy effort. Expand

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