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Riding the Backlog - Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Part 2)

By Chris Pranger

Session 2: The Great Snowy Plateau
Greetings, fellow travelers! I’m on my exercise bike, ready to play some Breath of the Wild. Eager, in fact. The past few nights have been a struggle not to just turn the game on for some quick play sessions. I want to stay good and only play while on the exercise bike, so the fact I succeeded says a lot about my willpower.

When we last left off, a Stone Talus proved Link’s greatest threat, a very sad state of affairs. My goal is to find the other three shrines on the Great Plateau so that I can get four total Spirit Orbs and trade them with an old man for his paraglider. You know, as you do.

I’m faced with a tricky decision though. Breath of the Wild supports amiibo, those cool little plastic statues that Nintendo aggravated us with for a few solid years. In BotW, Zelda-related amiibo spawn treasure chests that contain some pretty cool items, including clothing that can only be obtained via certain amiibo. For instance, if I want th…

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