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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Master Trials

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Expansion shifts focus from puzzles to challenging combat.

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There's little wrong with the first official DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but fans might have hoped for something a little more substantial. Beyond the Korok mask, which makes it easier to find the game's fiendishly hidden Korok seeds, and the travel medallion, which allow players to create their own fast travel points, most of the items introduced in The Master Trials will be of interest only to completionists or those interested in changing the way Link looks. And while the Hero's Path Mode is undeniably useful in terms of figuring out where you have and haven't traveled, it simply eases exploration rather than adding any new places to visit, characters to meet, or challenges to overcome.

The sword trials constitute the most significant new content, and they're surprisingly challenging, due mostly to the fact that you can't save midway through each set of trials. But they don't really add anything in terms of narrative. Ditto for Master Mode, which hardcore players will likely adore for its increased difficulty but which, again, doesn't add much to the world or story beyond more monsters. All of these changes and additions are quite welcome, but players will need to wait for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's second DLC pack in order to get something they can really sink their teeth into; namely, a brand new dungeon to explore and story to experience.

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