Returning To The Great Plateau In Zelda: TOTK Felt Like Coming Home

Soapbox: Returning to the Great Plateau in Breath of the Wild Sequel is a Nostalgic Joy

As fans eagerly await the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, one particular area from Breath of the Wild has been on fans’ minds—the Great Plateau. This starting area has become a tutorial masterclass, which is why it comes as no surprise that it continues to be highly regarded by players. The good news is that fans can revisit this area in Tears of the Kingdom and it remains just as fantastic.

Undoubtedly, changes abound in Tears of the Kingdom, so it’s quite refreshing to see a few things left untouched. The Great Plateau is one such area that remains, for the most part, uninhabited and offers players a chance to hit the recall button on memory lane. As players traverse the area, they’ll see a few familiar sights mixed with a few new structures to explore.

Nostalgia aside, there are other reasons why players love revisiting the Great Plateau. For starters, it’s a quieter location compared to the rest of the map packed with monsters and other creatures. It’s an opportunity to take a leisurely stroll and do a bit of sightseeing. One must-visit spot is the Shrine of Resurrection, which has become a husk of its former self but still allows players to relive the beginning of Breath of the Wild.

There is undoubtedly a sense of familiarity returning to the Great Plateau and the nostalgia only grows as players realize that thanks to the sequel’s new abilities, traversal is much more interesting. It’s a neat trick for a sequel game that offers enough changes to ensure it’s a different gaming experience while still scratching the itch for that feeling of going back home.

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