The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an incredible game in terms of visuals, using a shading technique to make a game running on an otherwise underpowered system to hold its own with the competition. But what would the game look like if you removed the “cartoon” shading? Well a new glitch discovered does exactly that.
If you go to the bridge at Lake Hylia, you’ll notice a little bit of damage on the gate that you can actually climb up to and stand inside. If you then zoom in on Link and angle the camera so that the sun isn’t shining on him, the entirety of the game’s shading vanishes from his character model.
Not only do you get a good look at what the basic model textures are like without the shader, but you can also get a different look at how Breath of the Wild’s lighting systems work if you mess around with different items and equipment. Ultimately this doesn’t do much, but it does give us a fascinating look at how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks under the hood, and how visual creativity can often mask or even overcome visual fidelity.
Source: Game Informer