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One of my top Zelda games ever. I beat it about a week ago. Thinking about 100% it but I have such a backlog.
I absolutely love it, but then, I love pretty much all Zelda games including ones other people generally don't like.
There are only a few things I'd really change. One is weapon damage. I don't even mind it as a mechanic, but I'd like the ability to repair the ones I really like, and I would make it take a lot longer to damage them. I know many people just got used to this and accepted it, (as did I because I had to) but I think the system could be a LOT better. You get used to it, and it becomes transparent, but I'm just not a fan.
The next thing is that I'd change back to the classic dungeons, that give you a real, unique device. That was a pure Zelda core mechanic. Sure you can say the sacred beasts take the place of them, but it still doesn't feel quite the same. They could even include both. The little shrines just don't do much for me, and should be relegated to side-quests for 100%ers or something.
Otherwise I think it's a fantastic game. Some of the locations are stunning, and very atmospheric. The Lost Woods as usual delivers in that department, for a dark, moody environment. The Kakariko village is great this time around. I love the parasail. The characters are fun. I actually grew to like the food and health system quite a bit too. (my daughters will hop in, cook a bunch of fancy things, and leave them in the inventory) When I jump back in and play I have all these high-end meals.
Anyway, good game. I like Ocarina, Twilight, and Windwaker more, but this one sits fairly solidly among them.