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.
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]
This DLC brings up to this already prefect game something that I personally really appreciated : difficulty. With master mode or the trials of the sword, we encounter a new challenge to face, and it's damn hard, but it feels good to do. The lack of difficulty was the only thing I could blame about botw, and it's now fixed.
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.
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.
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 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.
To start off The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is quite possibly one of my favorite games of all time and was from the very moment I played it. So with that being said I had very high hopes of this first dlc. There is a lot of things to like about this dlc and all the additions are smart and have great uses within the game but the one thing holding back this dlc from true greatness is that I can't shake the fact that most of the additions should have been in the game out the gate. In example the new ability to fast travel to custom point and the mask that helps find korok seeds. Having played the game for already upwards of 200 hours I just feel as though a majority of this stuff would've simply been more helpful if I had these tools during my 200 hours of play not after the fact. The hero's path is also a cool addition but honestly after I looked at it once or twice the luster of it was gone. The biggest saving grace of this dlc though is undoubtedly the master trials however. It's undoubtedly one of the best quests in the game with quite a bit of length to it and it features probably the most adrenaline packed fun the game has to offer. Also the masters sword having double power by the end of it all is a great reward. 60 damage isn't the highest dps weapon by any means but given the masters sword non-breakable nature it more than makes up for it. Overall my suggestion for this dlc is that if you haven't played the game at all then you should totally buy this dlc with it for the helpful tools that it allows you to have as you play through the game for the first time or if you really are just that huge of a BotW fan than I recommend it as well. Otherwise though if you have already dumped as many hours into the game as I have I would suggest simply waiting for the second dlc to come along with the new story content and enjoy the whole thing as one big expansion. 7/10
This DLC was disappointing. They took things that should've been in the base game and turned them into paid DLC. Not only that, but the sword trials are the worst in series history anyway. They were not fun at all.
Master Mode is garbage that is not worth touching since the base game was already more tedious and annoying than all other 3D Zelda games and most 2D ones. I've beaten hero mode in past games, but I have no desire to touch Master Mode at all in Botw.
In short, this DLC is just poor design.
DLC 1 was just costumes that rehashed set bonuses and features that were left out intentionally due to a rushed launch so it could bolster the switch. It should have been free. This DLC offers some content, but nowhere near $20 worth, possibly $5, but anything more is a slap in the face. They have done DLC right before, this is not one of those times. The motorcycle requires fuel for some reason, they also decided that the backstory would include almost no backstory even though it is highly advertised. They only add one more heart/stamina upgrade when they should have maxed hearts and given one more stamina wheel. If they had at least done that and added some actual story it would have been well worth the price, but $20 for 4 short videos and a motorcycle is a joke. Main game $60 for at least 60-200 hours worth of gameplay. DLC 1+2 is way less then $10. They also rehash every divine beast boss fight and give you limited gear, even then they are laughably easy. They aren't even trying anymore. How do people rate this so high? Oh right fanboys once again skewering the number to be much higher then they should. Give em a one for trying, but it should have been more like Fire Emblem or Warriors the DLC offers replay-ability and not just cash grabs abound.
SummaryThe 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...