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Does Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Look Better Without Cel Shading?

When the first trailer for the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hit, I was equal parts excited and disappointed. Simply put, it looked epic. It was the first time in years I was really pumped to get into a Zelda game.

The disappointment came from the use of cel shading.

Don't get me wrong; Breath of the Wild turned out beautiful. I don't mind games that focus on style over realism, and that's clearly the direction they took. Breath of the Wild is like a compromise between two radically different art directions—it has the cel shading made famous in Wind Waker, but with more realistically proportioned character models. It's a good middle ground, but it wasn't what I wanted. In the back of my mind, I kept thinking how a less anime style would look so much better in Breath of the Wild.

Thanks to gratuitous modding, we can now see for ourselves.



If you didn't know, yes—mods are possible in Breath of the Wild. I've seen some goofy applications of it, such as …

What Skyrim Still Does BETTER Than Other Open World Games (Assassin's Creed Odyssey, The Witcher 3, Breath of the Wild)

Despite the constant cycle of re-releases, Skyrim is getting old by video game standards. Although revolutionary at the time, years of reflection have not been kind to this game. It's hard to play it now and not notice the stiff animations, copy-pasted quest lines, and of course all the bugs and quirks of the engine.

But Skyrim paved the way for bigger, more ambitious open world games to come. In the years following games like The Witcher 3, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took the idea of non-linear gameplay and expanded upon it immensely. Each of these games are masterpieces in their own right, and leave the Elder Scrolls franchise feeling more than a little dated.

10 Reasons Why A Hat In Time Is Better Than Mario Odyssey

Don't get me wrong—I love Super Mario Odyssey. There's no denying the level of polish and care put into that game, and it truly is the best Mario game in years.

It's just that there's this little indie game that's better.

Aragami Switch Review: Great Game, Disappointing Port

I almost bought Aragami for the PC several times, but never pulled the trigger. It certainly looked interesting; a pure stealth game where you jump through shadows and assassinate bad guys. The art style and the premise intrigued me, but for one reason or another I put off buying it.