The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is nearing 5 years of release, and fans continue to discover new game mechanics. It is these elements that make players can enjoy a gaming experience of their own, such as the alternate dialogues carefully prepared by the developers. They allow you to customize the adventure according to the path unique to each player, and you will have to persevere to unlock all the iterations available.
This type of mechanic helps bring realism to Breath of the Wild, and the same goes for other aspects of the game, like its weather system. If you’ve played Nintendo’s little gem for even a few hours, you’ve probably encountered a thunderstorm or two, and in some cases even a rain that seems endless. One player in particular took the time to test the effects of these climatic events on the environment, and his discovery is talking to the community.
As mentioned above, a player took the time to experiment to find out the extent of realism of Breath of the Wild’s weather system. During a significant thunderstorm, a very large puddle formed at a specific location on the map. By returning to this place several times after the rain had passed, the player noticed that the water was gradually drying up, to eventually evaporate almost entirely after 199 days in play, as you can see here:
Did you know that after a rain in botw, the water slowly dries out?
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It may seem like just a detail, but Breath of the Wild’s atmospheric system realism has been widely praised by critics since the game’s release. This discovery continues to prove the game’s admirers right, and testifies to its replayability : Every time a player starts a new game, they are likely to find something new. Something to make fans wait while waiting for Breath of the Wild 2 …
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