Zelda Is My Next

Recently I wondered what I might play between the epic Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (finished in March) and the upcoming sure-to-be hit Tears of the Kingdom (releasing in May). I thought I’d play more XC3 side stuff instead of starting a new game in April; I did to a point. But now I’m ready for more Zelda!

The final TotK trailer, and the accompanying reaction and analysis YouTube videos, made me hyped for Zelda. I even bought the Zelda Encyclopedia by Dark Horse this week. 😀

I can’t wait to dive intoTotK. Yet it dawned on me: I still need to play the only mainline Zelda I’ve yet to play: Skyward Sword.1

I’ve got no excuse not to play it. I have a Wii U and Skyward Sword for Wii. And I own Skyward Sword HD for Switch.2 So this week I inserted the small cartridge, created a new save file, and officially started a new adventure!

Now Playing Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

It’s unlikely that I’ll finish the game before TotK releases. No problem. Upon release, I plan to focus on TotK. Since my wife will also be playing it,3 I plan to enjoy Skyward Sword “on the side” when my wife has TotK fired up. We’ll see how well that works out.

When I first played through Breath of the Wild on my Wii U, I went fast and mostly stuck to the main quest: four divine beasts, Ganon, roll credits. I did minimal side stuff, sadly.

But this time, I plan to savor Tears of the Kingdom. I won’t 100% it, but I’ll enjoy far more side quests and such. If it’s at least as good as BotW, then I don’t want to miss out on all its richness. So if I only did like 80% of BotW, then I want to play about 95% of TotK.

So that’s what’s up lately with my gaming. I enjoyed more Xenoblade 3, then I played some BotW again, and now I’m exploring Skyward Sword. The rest of my backlogged JRPGs will wait for me as I’ll soon set out in Tears of the Kingdom. And at some point, I’ll return to XC3 to get the last one or two heroes and play all the DLC.

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  1. Whether Majora’s Mask is mainline or not, I’ve never played it. ↩︎

  2. It’s been backlogged. ↩︎

  3. We’ll share a cartridge. But eventually we might buy a 2nd copy. ↩︎