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This Video Skewers The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Sheikah

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Parody

A new YouTube video rightly points out that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Sheikah should probably raise their standards.

The rotoscaped animation, from YouTuber and animator Goat-on-a-Stick features Breath of the Wild’s ancient Sheikah as they complete construction of a shrine, complete with complex, near-impossible-to-solve puzzles. Honest.

We won’t spoil the whole video but it suggests that the Sheikah’s idea of a complex puzzle is a little.. basic. If you’ve ever played Breath of the Wild you’ll know that actually solving these conundrums isn’t all that hard. In fact, a dollar-store padlock would be more effective at keeping intruders out.

Maybe the Sheikah should take a leaf out of the Umbrella Corporation’s book and start using weirdly shaped keys. Or they could make would be tomb raiders/legendary heroes find two red diamonds, then shove them into a tiger statue’s eye sockets. That’d at least give people pause for thought.

Yes, it’s just a game, and blocking players out entirely would result in a lot of snapped cartridges/deleted downloads. But if we’re ever in a medieval castle or ancient tomb and we stumble across a sealed rock door you can bet we’re going to start pulling torches and checking the walls for buttons.

You can find the rest of Goat-on-a-Stick’s videos on their YouTube channel. We’re particularly fond of “Never Underestimate Knife Galsia”, featuring Streets of Rage 2’s most relentless – and infuriating – foe.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.