I got a Nintendo Switch for my birthday! I was totally surprised by this gift; I did not see it coming at all. I also got a copy of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The game has a really weird beginning, which is to say, there isn't one. Link just wakes up in a cave and wanders outside. The map in the lower/right directs you to go to an abandoned building, and then to an abandoned tower. Only this tower pops up out of the ground when you go on it.
At this point, an old man appears and says, hey, you activated a bunch of towers and buildings all over the world. And gee, there are horrible monsters attacking the castle. They've been in control of the castle for 100 years now. You should probably do something about them, yeah? You can't reach the castle without a paraglider, though. The old man says he'll give you his paraglider, if you go through four shrines.
The first shrine is marked on your map. The other three aren't. Old Man assures you that you can easily see them from the tower, but I couldn't see them. I couldn't see anything that looked like a shrine. And so I got stuck. The first hour and a half was me wandering around randomly, looking for the shrines. Finding the shrines is awful, but going through them is fun. Each shrine is 2-3 room puzzle area. You're given a power, like "magnet power" or "ability to freeze time", and forced to solve puzzles with the new power. It was cool.
I'm 90% sure I did the shrine hunt wrong. I figured one shrine had to be up in the snowy mountains, only that area is freezing. You lose 1/6 of your health every thirty seconds or so. When you die, you restart at the last save point. I found one of the areas where the game autosaves, and I timed it so I reached that area, a few seconds before I died. That way, I went as far as I possible could, and dying put me right back in the same spot. I eventually found the shrine there by dumb luck.
(Apparently, the "real" strategy is to reach the highest peak on the mountain. If you do that, Old Man gives you a jacket, which stops you from freezing.)
I eventually broke down and used the Internet to find the last two shrines. After that, Old Man tells you to meet him on top of the abandoned building. At this point, you get the story of the game. A team of six heroes worked together to save the world, when the bad guys appeared 100 years ago. Four of them are dead; their machines were turned into monsters that I'm guessing you'll have to destroy in order to beat the game. The other hero is you, who took a 100 year nap. The other hero is Princess Zelda who is, uh, somewhere.
Old Man points you in the direction you have to go, and that's as far as I've gotten so far. The game is somewhat interesting, although I'm still a little sour that I couldn't find the shrines at all. Also, I wonder if I'm going to get a sword or weapons at any point, because I'm pretty much defenseless against all the monsters who are roaming free.