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Few creative mediums let you explore stories like video games. Players don't just watch a story - they participate in it, sometimes steering narratives to wildly divergent endings. But in order for an interactive experience to truly transport players, it needs to have a well-built world for them to live in. Here are some locales that stand out from the rest.

What's that? Oh nothing, just the sound of the 80s, 90s, even the noughties - being so long ago I'm unintentionally emitting a high-pitched continual scream of horror.

Everything is fine. It's fine.

Here, have a GIF of Link evolving over three whole decades as a distraction.

In a few days' time, the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House will ring again with the chords of The Legend of Zelda's memorable soundtracks for the first time in a decade. Symphony of the Goddesses is the result of a close collaboration between the symphony's creator Jason Michael Paul and Nintendo, and it's an honest recreation of the original music of the games -- "as first-party as it gets", says the producer behind it all.

The dream of home automation. A much-talked about subject, but one few realise to any practical extent. Not so for the ingenious Allen Pan who, after being inspired by the Nintendo Switch and the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, decided to rig his house to respond to tunes from Ocarina of Time, played from -- you guessed it -- an ocarina.

"I'm getting stressed," I told my coworker Alex Cranz after a week with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, "because I might never run out of crap to do in this game." The Switch launch title's map is huge, with shrines and monsters and side-quests in every direction. Areas that look out-of-bounds turn out to be ancient mazes or survivalist island challenges. For a casual gamer like myself, it's daunting at times -- which is where a guide comes in handy.

Breath of the Wild, the 19th game in the Zelda franchise, has been universally praised for its massive (and, sorry, breathtaking) open-world environments, and for injecting life back into a 30-year-old franchise. But something else sets the Nintendo Switch's moonshot launch title apart from previous installations: The Hero of Time has a goddamn iPhone.

Hero of Time is a one hour arrangement based on Koji Kondo's score to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Officially licensed, and recorded by the 64-player Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, Hero of Time promises to "breathe new life" into the classic Ocarina of Time score - on vinyl!

Here's all the details of how you get your hands on a copy, and a special eight minute preview you can listen to right now.

Imagine, if you will, being sucked into a parallel universe in which the original Nintendo Entertainment System was exactly the same, but games like The Legend of Zelda were rendered in 3D. Don't know what I mean? Watch this clip.