One of my favorite things in Breath of the Wild so far:
The Hilo Rao shrine is located on a sandbar in the middle of the Hylian River (or River Hylia? It’s a river called Hylia). Once you get there, the Shrine is pretty much the only thing on this “island” so you run towards it, only to have this chick stop you and yell at you because–guess what! there are flowers all around the shrine you and SHE PERSONALLY PLANTED ALL OF THEM so you BETTER NOT STEP on them.
My brother was a good boy on his file and just wove through the flowers to enter the shrine and begin his trial. I, however, was a punk and tried to see if you could parasail in from a nearby tree. It went like this:
I tried it, but fudged my jump so I fell a little from the tree before opening my parasail. Landed in the flowers. She yelled at me.
Straight up fudged my jump and fell from the tree onto the flowers. She yelled at me.
Successfully timed my jump, but a final confirmation that they planted the tree so you cannot parasail in, because I landed on the flowers. She didn’t yell at me…. exactly…
First she was depressed at my ineptitude.
Then she released her cries to the wind.
Then she tore around the island like Taz from Looney Toons.
This. This moment. One of the most amazing moments of my life. Looking down in the ocean and seeing a pillar of over 40 sharks swimming below you. No cage separating you. The apex predators of the ocean sharing it’s space with you, just 5 feet away. It made me breathless. // IG: @ashleydiscovers