The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom brings back the excitement of video games
Long lines, sold-out reservations, and gamers stopping social media use to avoid spoilers for the game
The video game landscape has changed a lot in the last 10 years. In fact, many gamers claim that after the massive digitalization of game stores, the magic of video games has been lost. But, beyond the giant leaks that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has suffered, it seems that the game has achieved something unique.
Tomorrow, May 12, the highly anticipated game The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be released for the Nintendo Switch console. However, this game surprisingly has regained our imaginations. And we can see this in different gamers lining up to buy the game as if this was the beginning of the 2000s.
The magic is back!
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the most acclaimed games in history. Breath of the Wild offered us an open world full of possibilities, mysteries, and beauty. Even at the time of its release, we could already see glimpses of this greatness in video games that have been lost in the last 10 years.
For the most part, this is due to the massification of the digital landscape in the video game industry. Now buying a game is simply buying it in an online store, downloading it in minutes, and start playing. Thus, losing that illusion that in its day, many of us had at the time of the launch of a new game or a new console.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has generated great expectation among fans of the saga, who have not hesitated to queue in New York to buy it. As we have seen on different social networks, several fans have been lined up in front of video game stores for days to be the first to get the game! Some, like in the old days, have even camped out with tents and sleeping bags.
As Alex has shared on Twitter, he assures that they don’t mind waiting hours or days to get their hands on the game as it is a unique and unrepeatable experience. It’s a very important moment in the industry. Therefore, it is impossible to think that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has returned that magic of video games that a decade ago all gamers felt!