The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gave gamers dozens of hours of gameplay, exploration, plot, quests, and side-quests. The first The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC offers a new challenge mode called Trial of the Sword for players hoping to test their combat and survival skills. Interestingly enough, on the day of its release, one player already managed to beat it in just over four hours.
The gamer, AbdallahSmash026, was able take time collecting apples and fish, hunting down bird eggs, and regretted a missed opportunity to catch a fairy, and yet he still was able to beat The Trial of the Sword in four and a half hours. The new game mode pits players against ever-increasing odds, offering challenges that incorporate combat, survival, and strategy. Each challenge should be more difficult than the last, with more dangerous enemies and environments as players progress.
It may be a testament to AbdallahSmash026’s skill and mastery of Breath of the Wild’s combat, but four and a half hours may seem like a pretty short amount of time for some gamers. Since the main game in Breath of the Wild offered so many hours of gameplay, it may be a disappointment to fans that the first DLC doesn’t offer a very large expansion to the game.
While a skilled player might be able to go through The Trial of the Sword in just a few hours, it may not be the worst news that there’s only a few hours of content. As expressed in the title’s positive reviews, a lot of what makes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild such an incredible game is the ability to play around, try things again a different way, and experiment. Players can use The Trial of the Sword as a combat playground. There’s also the increased difficulty option available for the rest of Hyrule in the DLC that can give players even more combat gameplay anywhere they go in the game.
Since Nintendo offered The Master Trials DLC Pack as a $20 bundle with a later DLC, The Champions’ Ballad, set to include more story content relating to the Breath of the Wild’s four champions, players shouldn’t be too disappointed. $20 for four hours of content isn’t horrible, and with extra content coming later this year, players can rest assured there are more great adventures on the way.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Master Trials DLC are out now on Nintendo Switch and Wii U.
Source: AbdallahSmash026 – YouTube