Breath of The Wild Still Looks Amazing in Fan Demake

Bonkin' bokoblins but old-school

Modern-day gaming is so… much. It’s so excessive. I mean just listen to these buzzwords: 4K Ultra HD, 120FPS, 12 teraflops, ray tracing, yadda yadda blah blah blah. Who needs it? Apparently not The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the imagination of ncxaesthetic, who imagined a more relaxed gaming experience. One without 4K, high framerates or haptic feedback. Instead, they wanted to answer one question: what if Breath of the Wild were a Gameboy Color game back in 2001?

Unsurprisingly, the game is still gorgeous. Can you make out the features on mountains way in the distance? No! But who needs that when you have gorgeous pixel art. You can practically hear an 8-bit rendition of the game’s opening song just from this shot. Ncxaesthetic has also explored the idea more in recreations of scenes from the shrine of resurrection, which can be found on their Twitter.

This isn’t the first time someone has taken a look at Breath of the Wild through an 8-bit lens. Back in 2018, Nintendo Wire posted a video on its Youtube channel showing the opening to the hit game in retro glory.

Now maybe you are a fan of what those buzzwords at the top entail. To be honest, I am too. Is it a lot, sure. But there’s nothing quite like playing a game in HD at over 60fps. If you’re like me, you’re probably looking more towards the future of Zelda, mainly whenever sequel to Breath of the Wild is releasing. Bad news, but there’s no way of telling. Until then, let’s rewatch the trailer from last year’s E3 and reminisce.

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