Most Annoying Things in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Ok, I love this game. I think it's a masterpiece and SO much fun to play. But at some point, every game is gonna have something in it that's annoying.

The Top Ten

1 Climbing in the rain

Let me climb up to the top of this mountain so I can get the tower, I saw. The rain says how bout no.

I just want to climb to the top of that hill but nooo, it always has to rain at the worst possible time.

Ahaha first world problems - TristGamer

For me, I always like climbing. I always climb. Oops, the rain comes up. NOO, you slip! Low stamina, you fall, blah blah blah.
PS: Slipping in rain lowers stamina? That's like tripping in rain makes you lose one heart! Seriously?

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2 Weapons always breaking

There's just no way around it. Weapons breaking in the middle of a fight is irritating. And don't you hate it when a weapon you really like finally gives out? On the bright side, this mechanic does make finding new weapons more rewarding & exciting, because you really need them!

What's the glory in new weapons if all of them would break? - Ultron123

I cried when my Hylian Shield broke. - TristGamer

3 Octoroks

They don't miss. Ever. Even when you're at full sprint, they nail you. So annoying.

Yes they miss. I never get hit by them. You have to trick them by making them think where you will be by the time their shot gets to you. Basically just run or walk and then right when he’s about to shoot, just stop. It’ll land where you would have been if you had kept running or walking.

4 The Yiga Clan

Th Yiga Clan members use to only appear when you talk to someone disguised as clan member. But after you raid their base to get back the thunder helm, they will appear out of nowhere to kill you. I cannot tell you how many times I missed an event, just because of the Yiga Clan.

I don't know how many times I've gone guardian hunting to get guardian pieces for guardian armour, when suddenly one of these guys show up and use up daruks protection on their crappy arrows or I got shot by a guardian because my shield only protected me from the yiga clan member - Tisme_draGON

But free bananas... - mattstat716

I hate the mission where you have to raid the Yoga clan, namely because of the swordsmen. If they spot you, every door locks you in, and they attack you, as well as these annoying bowmen. Oh, and fighting them when they appear out of nowhere is equally tedious. At least there’s Kohga.

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5 The Crazy Flower Lady

Lol this was elite - LarrytheFairy

6 Something Almost Kills Link, and then He Dies by Just Rolling on the Ground
7 Sailing

Wind Waker's legacy *cough* *cough*.

Why do we have to use Korok leaves constantly? Can the wind that allows us to paraglide not apply to a boat sail too? That's pretty stupid if you ask me.

8 Dyeing clothes

This just really irritated me. I wasted I don't know how much time & a butt-load of rupees trying out colors, for what? There's not much selection and the colors are garish. I gave myself time to get used to them too. Now every time I pass the dye shop I'm like, "You're a crock."

Anna Wintour would not be happy - TwilightKitsune

9 Link showing almost no emotion

So annoying. I know the developers made him like this so that players could project their own thoughts/emotions onto him. But I personally find it a little detracting to the impact of the story. Makes it less interesting, in my opinion, because everything feels one-sided. And really, it breaks the immersion too (kinda ironic, huh? ). There ends up being an in-game explanation for his seriousness, but that's not till the very end and it still doesn't excuse his almost eternally blank expression. Just a little bit more emotion would have made the story better, in my opinion.

10 No Reward for Finding All the Captured Memories

Really, there is the added cutscenes that you get. One, after you talk to Impa again, and two, after you complete the game. So there really is a reward, get it right! (I only voted for this because I wanted to, In Top Tens words, "Share my Opinion".

The Contenders

11 Horseback archery minigame

It's so inferior to the one in OoT. I did not enjoy it one bit. I would never have played it again, if I didn't want that new tack. Even the music is super lame and annoying. I actually got angry playing this one.

12 Lynels

LOL Lynels are easy, except maybe early game. If you can't kill them, you must be awful

They're so tough. I just use ancient arrows to get them out of my hair. I really don't care about properly defeating one.


This game's Lynels? Yeah, f--- them. I want to rip their head off of their spine. They're cheap difficulty because you can't do sh-- to kill them without an upgraded Stasis. - mattstat716

Lynels are not that hard.

You just dodge and flurry until they ded.

13 Korok Seeds

What's your prize for getting all the korok seeds? A BIG KOROK SEED THAT SMELLS TERRIBLE AND HAS PRACTICALLY NO USE. That is *SUCH* a great reward!

There’s 900 of the damn things. If you want to find them all, be prepared to quit your job and lock your family in the closet. - Zach808

14 Cooking

It was fun the first couple of times, then it got kinda tedious.

15 Revali Revali
16 Horse getting stuck
17 Overworld is literally too big

I don't think so. It's not empty, it's full of stuff to do. You never feel lost or alone either. You never know who or what you'll run into. And you know, sometimes it is fun to get lost.

It's because the game wants you to explore.

18 Zelda Zelda Princess Zelda is a fictional character in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series, created by Shigeru Miyamoto and introduced in its original entry in 1986.
19 "Your inventory is full!"
20 Guardians

They're only annoying until you get the right weapon. Then they're so much fun to take down.

21 Extremely limited arrow supply

Not true. But I understand the sentiment. I am GREEDY when it comes to arrows. I'll run around after a fight picking up any arrows that missed. Sometimes I'll farm arrows from bokoblin archers. They're also one of the main ways I spend my rupees. Anytime I find someone who sells them, I buy their whole stock.

I did not add this entry. Did you not catch the disagreement in my comment?

22 That one "stranded on remote island" side quest

Half of this is optional so its not like it's a valid reason to whine about when its not needed lol - ShyGuySwag

23 Objects randomly de-spawning
24 Your shield breaking while you're shield surfing

This really annoys the crap out of me. You go to shield surf down an awesome slope, but when you're halfway down, your shield breaks and you are sent tumbling down the hill, and maybe even falling to your death.

25 Princess Mipha Princess Mipha
26 The Blood Moon
27 Stamina Wheel
28 Mipha's crush on link

She's a fish. I mean, Princess Ruto having a crush on him in OoT didn't bother me at all because it was just played for laughs and his reaction was appropriate. But Mipha's romantic subplot is all serious. "We should spend some time together." I wanna vomit. I just found the whole thing very off-putting. I liked her as a character though.

It isn't a subplot. Which would mean another plot with a different story that also happens regarding the main plot. But the crush was just a remark on a memory. So what if she had a crush on Link, she is dead (trying to find a way to say that in a nicer way) and it doesn't affect any part of this beautiful game. - TristGamer

29 Voice Acting

The voice acting in Zelda just threw the whole feeling off for me. Zelda never had voice acters, so it doesn't need them. Before, when we just read, we were able to give everyone their own voice and their own way talking so it suited us. It allowed the player to put themselves in the game more. I admit, they're not bad voice actors (except Zelda's) and they did well, but just not in Zelda people, please.

30 Lizalfos
31 Prince Sidon Prince Sidon
32 Calamity Ganon

To easy to beat, but he does lots of damage

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