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Much has been said, and much more will likely be said in the coming years, about why The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is an incredible game. We think so, too — we just hit 90 hours of gameplay over the weekend, and as you might be able to tell in our extensive Tears of the Kingdom coverage, we can't get enough of it.

That said, no game is perfect, and it can be fun to find something wrong with a project that borders on perfection. Tears of the Kingdom really has no right being so big and detailed — where 90 percent of publishers would have been content to explore Hyrule with the first chapter, the skies in the second, and the underground in the third, instead Nintendo has done it all together passionately in one fell swoop.

It almost makes you worry about the chances of there being a sequel (of course there will be, The Legend of Zelda will never go away, it always ends up coming back), given this entry in the series has so many ideas, and curates each one with such precision and artistry. And yet, at the threshold of 100 hours of a game we have no intention of finishing anytime soon, there are some small things that got on our nerves, some improvements to be made in the future that would turn a near-flawless game into a perfect one.

Against a background of such beauty, one might think that drawing up a list of things that don't work in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom would be quite difficult. But, in the context of a game to which the vast majority of things succeed divinely, those that go wrong are felt at a superficial level. These are small nitpicks and little else, and it’s important to keep that in mind with everything we say here.

With that said, here’s everything we didn’t like about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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For Zelda guides and tips, like how to find and activate all Skyview Towers, or an explanation of all Zonai Devices, make sure to read our full Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough.