May 24, 2023 5:02 AM Subscribe
What watching my daughter play ‘The Legend of Zelda’ taught me by Tom Bissell [The Washington Post] Bissell contemplates how Tears of the Kingdom offers the sort of unstructured play his daughter might not be able to get elsewhere in Hollywood.
“When we found the abandoned mine carts, the question for my daughter became how many she could glue together and still get them moving along the rusted tracks. Between all the Ultrahand R&D, my daughter was also chopping down trees and fusing together the resultant logs to make lean-to structures, just in case she came back to an area later and it was raining and she wanted to “cook something.” (God help us all, you can cook in “Tears of the Kingdom,” too.) At one point, sensing my impatience, my daughter invoked the Wright brothers as her mathematical proof for the necessity of experimentation. What about all the monsters, I asked, the beasts and creatures she was duty-bound as Link to strike down with sword and bow? “Meh,” she said, shrugging. “Pass.””
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