Unfortunately, the saying, “Work smarter, not harder,” ended up not being the case for one particular streamer who spent a considerable amount of time in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch, before discovering the game’s tutorial.
Twitch variety streamer, negaoryx, recently posted a video on Twitter that featured her stumbling upon Breath of the Wild’s combat tutorial found within the starting zone. The kicker? The discovery came after negaoryx had already spent 95-plus hours in the game!
The hilarious minute-and-a-half video is well-worth your time.
Have you ever sunk 95+ hours into a game before coming back to the starting zone and accidentally stumbling into the tutorial?— negnog (@negaoryx) December 20, 2018
lol yeah no me neither pic.twitter.com/TSFBNNYE1N
“Was I supposed to find this at the start of the game,” negaoryx asks at the beginning of the video, sporting a bewildered look on her face.
As the video goes on, negaoryx learns of Link’s moves and tactics – such as side stepping, backflips, and the ability to parry attacks – all of which kind of blow her mind.
“Do a backflip? You can backflip in this game,” she questions out loud, followed by a jaw-dropped expression at the ability to charge attacks.
To her credit, while she may not have used the “crucial skills” that may have helped her throughout her journey in the kingdom of Hyrule, her progress in the Breath of the Wild has been an impressive one, having completed three out of the four of the game’s Devine Beasts prior to discovering the tutorial.
Considering the amount of players who take it upon themselves to complete games by utilizing the bare minimum, often hardest strategies - such as beating Dark Souls 3 at level 1, or reaching the level cap in World of Warcraft without leaving the starting zone – it could be considered even more impressive that negaoryx has achieved what she has in Breath of the Wild, having no prior knowledge of the moves that may have made her life easier.
At any rate, we’ve all been there. These “ah-hah” moments are just a part of gaming; these days, coming with the added benefit of videos like negaoryx’s being created for our enjoyment. You can catch negaoryx’s continued journey in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on her Twitch channel.