- Similar to Breath of the Wild, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s NPCs have some unique and hilarious interactions with naked Link.
- These interactions either come as a text bubble that pops above the NPCs’ heads or as a response in the conversational text.
- Every NPC has a distinct reply that reflects their personality, making Tears of the Kingdom feel much more immersive.
In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, NPCs have memorable interactions and dialogues when they see Link fairly underdressed. Although the Hyrulean hero cannot be completely naked, some NPCs still can’t tolerate the bold pair of shorts and hand out various remarks, ranging from embarrassment to utter confusion. The same was the case in Breath of the Wild, and continues to make the series an even more interactive experience.
There are several games, like Skyrim and Breath of the Wild, where NPCs share their thoughts on the severely underdressed main character. Tears of the Kingdom takes it to another level, where many NPCs interact differently with Link’s sense of fashion. For example, the Zonai Constructs cannot comprehend the reason behind Link’s appearance, and a text bubble appears over their head stating, “You look cold.”
As for the human NPCs, Purah shares her disappointment with Link, saying, “You’ve got a lot of people who look up to you, so while I appreciate you exercising freedom, maybe show a little restraint.” However, Paya, who is already awkward around Link, struggles to point out Link’s look, saying, “You’re, um…just a bit… a bit too… um… just a bit underdressed, don’t you think?”
On the other hand, NPCs like Beedle, Pirou, and Varke would openly criticize Link’s look, calling him bold or telling him to put on more layers. Poor Beedle is even prepared to sell you some clothes, but sadly he has none for sale. The traveling Gerudos, who barely meet another man in their life, can’t help but avoid looking directly at Link, as this is not something even they anticipated.
These interactions are not just limited to Link’s pair of shorts; Sheikah characters tend to get extremely upset when you walk around dressed as a Yiga. There are even NPCs like Nobo, who don’t appreciate when you stand on top of their tables. While these interactions do not affect the gameplay, it is a great feature to make the game feel much more immersive.
On a side note, players have found other ways to make Tears of the Kingdom feel more exciting, like building mechanisms to shoot NPCs into the sky or creating a flying battleship to outwit enemies in aerial combat. Tears of the Kingdom has also kept an eye on player feedback, releasing the update 1.1.1 that fixes a major main quest bug.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for Nintendo Switch. It was released on May 12, 2023, and is a sequel to 2017’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
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