Zelda 101. Since the 1980s, pots, grasses, rocks, and more have hidden items. Smashing them open for a few rupees or hearts is always worth it. As in BotW, weapons degrade and break over time, making players wary.
In addition to rupees and hearts, TotK gives fruits to produce warming/cooling dishes to guard against the environment (and elemental arrows), Brightbloom seeds to light the dark caverns, and Bomb Flowers to get bombs, similar in Ocarina of Time.
Big, expansive worlds are beautiful, but without speedy travel, they may be a hassle. Otherwise, players would side-hop everywhere. Players can gain horses without finishing races.
Players can use many stones to construct elemental weaponry. Some gamers save ambers, rubies, and diamonds for late-stage goodies.
Gems and Zonaite are best found in the Depths, but Gloom makes it dangerous. On contact, they corrupt Link's max hearts, lowering food and item healing.
In a pinch, players can use Ascend to return to the surface and regenerate all their hearts. If the player feels as though they have taken on too much during their.