Breath of the Wild: open world mechanics and the post-game

Warning: contains spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017).

I sat back in bewilderment as the end credits rolled on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I’d spent the last 70+ hours hunting, fighting and exploring my way through the vast open world of Hyrule, eyes wide with excitement, and the closing minutes had still succeeded in topping off my epic adventure with a suitably grand finale.