There's A Tiny Spot In Zelda Where Cel-Shading Doesn't Work

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a very distinctive cel-shaded look. That, for some reason, breaks if you climb inside one tiny little space.

Rangers_of_the_North noticed it around a month ago (thanks, @MaxOfS2D) after climbing into the area, which you can find halfway up the gatehouse on the bridge over Lake Hylia.

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As soon as you enter, the trademark shading is disabled, leaving Link looking like a terrifying children’s doll.

Actually, he looks more like a 1997 Square Enix cutscene.

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Image: Marxally

There are more shots linked in the Reddit thread here.

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